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June 27, 2014


We arrived with ample time and went on a shopping spree at the Rockingham Mall before the event.  Then we meandered over to the Rockingham Park track and found our spots.  First thing we noticed is the 6 foot trophy donated from Chang's Tae Kwon Do school for the fight of the night winner.  Combat Zone had some last minute changes but all of the fights are still intact.  There are 11 fights total tonight including one female bout and four pro fights.  John Vena was the host for the evening and Mark Oliveri was the DJ.  The arena was packed with fight fans. John English and Jimmy Bickford are the refs for the night. The stitchman Rick Pistone is in the house to take care of any bloody fighters. Julie Fisher sang the national anthem and did a fantastic job. The beautiful ring girls are looking hawt and the fans are loving the new ring girl attire (or lack thereof)! Follow along as I recap the evening.

170 lbs. AM Justin Boraczek (2-0 Spero's MMA) vs. Scott Coburn (0-2 Independent)

Justin gets the takedown but is aught in a guillotine.  Justin is now working the guard and peppering the body with some punches.  Scott is doing a good job at minimizing the damage.  Justin postures up and as Scott gets up he knocks him back down.  He works a deep armbar for the tap.

Justin Boraczek defeats Scott Coburn via tapout to armbar at 1:51in Rd 1.

185 lbs. AM Kristian Lombari (0-4 Team Fury) vs. Thomas Cheviot (0-0 Wai Kru)

Thomas goes for a takedown but can't get it.  He goes for another takedown and gets it with a roaring slam.  He is now working the side.  He gets in a barrage of strikes and the ref is forced to stop it.

Thomas Cheviot defeats Kristian Lombari via tko stoppage to strikes at 1:20 in Rd 1.

150 lbs. AM Carl Langston (2-4 Balanced Ground) vs. Jimmy Munoz (1-0 Munoz Karate)

Jimmy misses with a high kick and Carl gets in a nice combo.  Jimmy gets the takedown but is caught in a guillotine.  Carl sneaks out the backdoor and is now working the side.  He gets in a few shots to the head and then moves to half guard.  He works a deep arm triangle but Munoz hangs on and Carl is forced to give up the triangle.  He moves to half guard and the round ends.

Carl 10-9

Rd 2:  Munoz misses and slips with a high kick.  Carl eats a leg kick and counters with the jab.  They clinch and Carl takes him down but they bounce right back to their feet.  Carl takes Jimmy down but Jimmy ends up taking his back.  He can't sink the hooks in and arl then moves to the north south position.  Carl ends up on top and appears to be looking for another arm triangle as the round ends.

Real close round Carl 10-9

Rd 3: Carl starts us off with a leg kick.  Carl connects and knocks Jimmy's mouth piece out.  They clinch and Jimmy tries for the takedown but Carl is sprawling nicely. They scramble and Jimmy takes the back but falls right off the top.  Carl ends up in half guard and gets in some ground and pound as the round ends.

Carl 10-9

Carl Langston defeats Jimmy Munoz via unanimous decision.

155 lbs. AM Brian Cosco (1-0 Ironhouse/BTT) vs. James Squires (1-0 BMAC)

Squires gets the takedown and moves right to the side.  He gets in a knee to the body.  Squires looks for the kimura and then takes his back.  He can't get it and is forced to half guard.  Cosco is doing a good job defending from the bottom.  Squires moves to the side as the round ends.

Squires 10-9

Rd 2:  Squires gets the quick takedown and postures up.  He is looking into getting in some ground and pound and gets hit with an upkick.  They are tied up and the ref stands them up.  Squires gets another takedown and is on top in full mount.  He gets in some heavy shots to the head of Cosco.  As the 10 second mark sounds Squires looks for an armbar but can't pull the arm free.

Squires 10-9

Rd 3:  Cosco gets in a right hand and Squires dives for a takedown but can't get it.  Squires dives again and this time gets the takedown.  They are tied up and Jimmy Bickford stands them up.  Squires gets a takedown by trip and is now in half guard.  Not much ation and the ref stands them up again.  Some confusion to the stand up but eventually Cosco takes the back as the round ends.

Squires 10-9

James Squires defeats Brian Cosco via unanimous decision.

138 lbs. AM Kim Russell (1-1 Balanced Ground) vs. Rebecca Moore (0-0 Connors MMA)

Girls are going at it right away.  Moore gets the takedown and moves right to full mount.  She has a high mount and is getting in some ground and pound.  She is getting in some more ground and pound and is holding her position.  Russell hangs on and survives to the next round.

Moore 10-8

Rd 2:  They are swinging away.  Russell gets in a few good shots before she is taken down.  Kim has a guillotine but it doesn't look too deep.  Moore is out and moves to full mount.  Russell is doing a good job this round and holding her down to avoid taking any damage.

Moore 10-9

Rd 3:  Moore goes for the double leg and gets it.  She moves to full mount and gets in a few punches.  The rest of the round is all Moore controlling the fight on the top in full mount.

Moore 10-9

Rebecca Moore defeats Kim Russell via unanimous decision.  Great amateur debut for Rebecca Moore.

145 lbs. AM LJ Scarella (1-0 BMAC) vs. Mike Scappachio (0-0 Spero's MMA)

LJ gets the takedown and Mike gets right back to his feet.  He sinks in a guillotine for the tapout.

Mike Scappachio defeats LJ Scarella via tapout to guillotine at 32 seconds in Rd 1.

170 lbs. AM Nick Alley (1-1 Team Link Hooksett) vs. Duncan Zechariah-Smith (0-0 BGMMA)

Alley goes for a takedown and Duncan gets in a knee to the body.  One knee goes low and Nick takes a minute and fight is back on.  Nick gets in two outside leg kicks.  He gets the takedown and is in the guard.  Duncan uses the cage and gets the roll.  He gets in some good shots to the head as they are standing.  Duncan gets a takedown right as the round ends.

Alley 10-9

Rd 2:  They are throwing hard!!  Alley gets in a few shots from the clinch.  Nick gets the single leg takedown but Duncan held onto the fence and they deducted a point.  Nick works the rear naked choke for the tap.

Nick Alley defeats Duncan Zechariah-Smith via tapout to rear naked choke at 2:08 seconds in Rd 2.

We are at a brief intermission...

145 lbs. PRO Walter Smith-Cotitio (2-2 Triumph BJJ) vs. Rodrigo Faria (1-0 Balanced Ground)

Both fighters are being very cautious.  Walter gets in a good outside leg kick.  Faria jumps on the back of Smith and then gets the takedown.  Walter gets out and is now on top in guard.  Not much action until Walter stands up.  He gets in a leg kick.  Faria gets the takedown but Smith bounces right back up.  They both get in a strike as the round ends.

Faria 10-9

Rd 2:  Smith starts us off with a leg kick.  They clinch and are exchanging knees.  Smith gets in an uppercut.  Smith connects with a high kick that drops Faria.  The ref stops the fight.

Walter Smith-Cotito defeats Rodrigo Faria via head kick knockout at 1:49 seconds in Rd 2.

145 lbs. PRO John Santos (1-1 Team Fury) vs. Austin Pilotte (0-0 Team Link North)

Pilotte goes for the takedown and is caught in a guillotine.  He can't get it and they get back to their feet.  Austin is looking for the takedown again.  John gets in a solid knee to the head from the clinch.  John gets the takedown and is now on top in half guard.  He moves to full mount and lets out some huge ground and pound.  He is trying hard to get the stoppage but can't get it.  He gets in a few elbows and then gets the ref stoppage to strikes.

John Santos defeats Austin Pilotte via tko stoppage to strikes at 4:26 in Rd 1.

125 lbs. PRO Jay Perrin (0-0 Triumph BJJ) vs. Quincy Humphry (0-0 Wai Kru)

Quincy gets the slamming takedown and is now working the side.  Jay gets out and now they are back to their feet.  Both fighters exchange some knees.  Jay gets the double leg takedown and is now in half guard.  He gets bumped back to guard.  He passes to half guard and is trying to get in some ground and pound.  He gets in a few shots before he gets bumped back down.  Jay gets kicked off but gets right back in there and gets in a hammerfist as the round ends.

Perrin 10-9

Rd 2:  The round starts off with low blow.  Perrin takes about 30 seconds then fight resumes.  Quincy gets in a good outside leg kick.  Perrin gets the takedown.  Quincy is looking for an armbar but can't quite get it.  Perrin picks him up and slams Quincy down.  Jay gets in two quick elbows.  Jay moves to half guard but gets pushed back go guard.

Perrin 10-9

Rd 3:  Quincy misses with a high head kick.  Jay is fighting for a takedown and gets it.  Quincy is trying to work his way up using the cage but Perrin is too strong and won't let him.  Quincy gets in an upkick that partially connects.  Quincy tries to stand up and Jay takes his back.  He falls off and Quincy gets in a knee to the body.  Perrin is fighting for a takedown as the round ends.

Jay Perrin defeats Quincy Humphry via unanimous decision.  Perrin wins his pro debut!!

155 lbs. PRO Lucas Cruz (8-2 CNBJJ vs. Jeff Anderson (11-7 B&F Boxing)

Jeff gets in a flurry of punches then they clinch.  Lucas gets in two solid knees to the stomach.  Lucas slips and they are to the ground.  Lucas takes the back and sinks in a deep rear naked choke.

Lucas Cruz defeats Jeff Anderson via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:51 in Rd 1.

Combat Zone awards the huge trophy to Walter Smith-Cotito.  Congrats!! Awards
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  John Santos against Austin Pilotte.  Great fast paced fight.
SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT:  Lucas Cruz with the deep rear naked choke.
KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:   Walter Smith-Cotito with the head kick knockout!!

It was a great night of fights hosted by Combat Zone.  We saw an awesome head kick knockout and slick submissions.  The next Combat Zone will be held in August.  I don't believe the date has been finalized yet but as soon as I hear it I will get it added to our calendar.  All of our photos of the night will be uploaded to our fanpage on FB.  Thanks to Combat Zone and their team for having us at the show.  See you all next time!!