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December 5, 2013

Coliseum To The Cage 'Rukus' 12/6/2013 Teaser

It has been a while since the last Coliseum to the Cage event but they are returning this Friday on December 6th to the SportsZone in Derry New Hampshire. They have an 12 fight fight card which included 4 pro fights and there are several good match ups on this one.  Tickets start at just $30 and can be found here all the way up to $100 bux for the SuckerPunch Skybox!  Their last show took place in March so Warchild and I are very excited to cover the show for you all.  Throughout their hiatus they have revamped their website courtesy of Apocalypse MMA so check it it out here.  If you have never been to the Sports Zone it is a nice gym type area and there are plenty of beer and pizza sold which is always a bonus.  Not enough? Well, the beautiful Brittany Baldi will be in attendance. Let me break down the card down for you...

Tyler Jacques vs Brett Trahan 170

For the first fight of the evening Tyler Jacques takes on Brett Trahan at 170lbs.  Tyler has a 2-3 record in which he won both of his fights by tko/ko.  For his losses he lost two by decision and one by submission.  His opponent Brett has a 4-1 record.  He has won 2 by submission, 1 decision and one by tko/ko stoppage.  His only loss was to Tyler Jacques back in July of 2012 and he is looking to avenge that loss.  As you can see this is an exciting match up and Tyler will be looking to show how much he improved and that his first win over Brett was no mistake.

Mitch Barish vs Adam Neilson 175

At 175lbs Mitch Barish takes on Adam Neilson for the second bout of the evening.  Mitch will be making his amateur debut and I believe trains with Wai Kru.  Adam will also be making his amateur debut.  Not much insight on this one with both fighters being new but it should be exciting.

Tom Hutchinson vs Stephen Desjardins 125

At 125lbs Tom Hutchinson will face off against Stephen Desjardins.  Tom is 1-0 and fights out of Team Triumph.  He fought for NEF against Jason Bell and won by submission in round 2.  I remember the fight well and it was an exciting and Tom looked very comfortable in the fight on all levels.  His opponent Stephen is 2-2 from Team Irish.  He has won a submission and one by decision so far in his amateur career.  He lost one by ko/tko and one by submission.  This is a real good match up and a tough fight for both fighters.  I have seen Stephen fight his last two fights for NEF and he looks very well prepared as well so that should make this a solid fight.

Paul Gaffney vs Bobby Jones 170

At 170lbs Paul Gaffney takes on Bobby Jones.  Paul trains out of Team Link and has an undefeated 3-0 record.  He first won by tko from a slam, then won by tapout to strikes.  In his last fight he had a 3 round war against JT Harold and won the decision.  Now he is ready to put his undefeated record on the line again.  He is a warrior who puts everything he has in each fight and does it all for his children.  He is a real nice guy as well.  I wasn't able to find out much about his opponent so we will have to wait and see how this one turns out.

Aaron Lacey vs Carl Langston 145

Next up Aaron Lacey squares off against Carl Langston at 145lbs.  Aaron fights out of Young's MMA and has a 2-0 record.  He won both of his fights by submission and he looked real good.  His last fight he submitted a good wrestler Caleb Hall up at NEF in Maine.  He will be looking to improve to 3-0.  His opponent Carl is from Balanced Ground MMA and comes into this fight with an 0-1 record.  He lost his first fight up at NEF against Mike Pieterson by submission in Rd 3.  I give the slight edge to Aaron Lacey in this fight but Balanced Ground MMA guys come ready for a fight and are always in it!

Nate Charles vs Ryan Dibartolomeo 155

Then Nate Charles takes on Ryan Dibartolomeo in a 155lb battle.  Nate is from Balanced Ground MMA and has a 1-7 record.  He lost the majority of his losses by decisions and submissions.  In his sole win he won with a very quick knockout of Rob Vandastine.  He will be looking to break his 3 fight losing streak.  Ryan is a 1-3 fighter traveling from Massachusetts.  He won a split decision in his last fight against Nermin Zilic.  Before that he lost 3 fights by decision and 2 to ko/tko to strikes.  This is a good match up for both fighters and I think it will be a good stand up battle.

Xavier Vargas vs. John Gardner 195

Xavier Vargas takes a last minute fight against John Gardner at 195 lbs.  Xavier is dropping down to 195 for this fight and has a 2-1 record.  He won both of his fights by using his fists.  His one loss came by way of the fist as well.  John is from Frosty's First Class MMA and comes into this fight with an 0-1 record.  He lost his only fight to Jeremy Stevens by tko stoppage to strikes in Rd 2 up in Maine at NEF.  He is hungry for his first ammy victory.  This is a nice addition to the card as both fighters have heavy hands which makes for a good time for the fans!

Dave Spero vs Erik Tseronis 170

For the last amateur fight of the evening Coach Dave Spero takes on Eric Tseronis in a 170lb showdown. Dave has a 2-2 record and runs his own school in New Hampshire.  His two losses came by decision and his two wins, one was by ko/tko and the other was a split decision.  He will be looking to break his .500 record.  His opponent Erik has a 3-3 record and trains out of Burgess MMA.  He lost two by submission and one by decision.  He won a decision and two by tko/ko to strikes.  As you can see on paper this is a dead even match up and it will be a good one.  Both fighters are very respectable guys and do so much for the sport of MMA.  I wish them both the best of luck and this fight is definitely a fight of the night potential!

Andrew Hughes vs Ricky Sylvester 170

For the first pro fight of the evening Andrew Hughes takes on Ricky Sylvester at 170lbs.  Andrew is from Team Irish and has an 0-1 record.  He was a 5-1 amateur and recently turned pro at a previous NEF and lost a decision to Joe Palazio.  He is very well rounded and won most of his amateur fights by submissions.  He will be hungry to get his first pro victory.  His opponent Ricky is a 1-1 record.  In his last fight he lost a unanimous decision to JT Harold and now he is turning professional.  I think Ricky will want to keep this fight standing and look for the knockout punch as it seems he is most comfortable standing while Andrew can stand and bang as well but if he needs to he will take it to the ground and try to work that submission.

RJ Letendre vs Dominic Warr 150

RJ Letendre is ready to battle Dominic Warr at a catch weight of 150lbs.  RJ is making his pro debut and fights out the Shop in NH.  He had a 2-1 amateur record with wins over Will Chan and Jesse Erickson.  I saw his last two fights and he did an excellent job at controlling the fight and getting the ref stoppage to strikes.  Dom is from Wai Kru and he is 4-3 as a pro. He is fresh off a submission victory over Keegan Hornstra at the last Cage Titans.  Dom loves to stand and bang and this is going to be a good one.  This one definitely has fight of the night potential!

Devin Powell vs Bruce Boyington 155

For the second to last pro fight of the evening Devin Powell faces off against Bruce Boyington at 155lbs.  Devin Powell has a 2-0 record and trains out of The Shop.  He has a decision victory and a submission victory so far in his professional career.  He hasn't fought in over a year but is looking to return in a big way against Bruce Boyington.  Bruce trains with Young's MMA and has a 5-6 record which includes Tapology's 96th Greatest Knockout of All Time.  Also it should be noted that his losses were to New England beasts like Rick Hawn, John Ortolani, Dez Green and Smeef Cotito.  All 5 of his wins have come from striking so watch out fight fans!

Bill Jones vs Vovka Clay 145

For the main event Bill Jones takes on Vovka Clay for a 145lbs battle.  Bill is head coach from The Shop and has an 11-7 record.  The majority of Bill's wins have come from submissions.  For his losses most of them were from submissions as well.  He has fought many tough fighters and always rises to the occasion.  His opponent Vovka is from Team Triumph and will be making his pro debut.  He has a stellar amateur career and went 6-2 with 5 out of 6 wins coming by way of submission.  He is fresh off a win over Dom Cofone by Peruvian Necktie from November 9th and will be looking to get his first professional victory.  This is going to be an interesting one as Vovka is giving up lots of fight experience in this fight from the professional side but however he did see lots of amateur action.  We will have to see how this one plays out and I for one can't wait!

There you have the complete breakdown of every fight Coliseum to the Cage has to offer you all this Friday in Derry NH.  As you can see they are all solid match ups and it will make for a great night of fights.  Warchild will be there taking photos and I will be there doing the writing with the live play by play (as long as I have WiFi).  I would like to give a shout out to Coliseum to the Cage for keeping us up to date on their mma action.  They plan on closing out the year with a bang and this is in my opinion their best card to date.  Come on out and enjoy the mma action and I promise you, you won't be disappointed.  See you all there!