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November 20, 2014

COMBAT ZONE 51 11/21/2014 TEASER

After a few months off, Combat Zone is returning to their home in Salem NH with their 51st show to date.  The card features nine fights in which 4 of them are professional bouts.  I have just received the updated fight card to share with you all.  Combat Zone's matchmaker Ryan Fennelly has done an excellent job once again setting up solid match ups.  This will be the last mixed martial arts show in New Hampshire that I am aware of and its going to be a blast so come check it out!  CZ 51 tickets are still available but no longer online for this show, only at the door at the Rockingham Park.  The doors open at 6:30 and I believe fights should start around 7:30pm.  Let me break down the fight card for you in its entirety.  Please keep in mind that this will most likely not be in the exact fight order during fight day.

125 AM Jesse Gutierrez (2-3 Connors MMA) vs. Ryan Kane (2-1 CCFA)

At 125lbs Jesse Gutierrez takes on Ryan Kane in a huge flyweight showdown in the amateur division.   Potential winner will be moving up in the ranks for sure.  Gutierrez trains out of Connor's MMA and has a 2-3 record.  I was not able to find any of his wins for you all but for his losses he lost 2 by ko/tko and one by split decision.  He is a fast paced fighter and is always a pleasure to watch in the cage.  His opponent is Ryan Kane and he trains out of CCFA.  Besides most likely having the best hair of the night he is also a 2-1 fighter.  Fighting under the nickname Razzle Dazzle has been training hard for this fight.  He lost his amateur debut and quickly bounced back with two straight wins.  The first win was by unanimous decision and the second was by ko/tko to strikes against Jessie Pires.  All of his fights have been for Cage Titans but he is looking to branch out.  This fight is going to be a real treat for the fans and I can't wait.  I feel both of these guys will give the crowd what they want and that is a fast paced fight with lots of stand up!

190 AM Kristian Lombari (0-5 Team Fury) vs. Sean Seaburg (0-1 Boom Athletics)

For the second fight Kristian Lombari challenges Sean Seaburg at a catch weight of 190 lbs.  Lombari trains out of Team Fury and has an 0-5 record.  He is still looking for his first taste of amateur victory.  He has lost 3 by way of submission and two by ko/tko.  This is his fifth time fighting for Combat Zone so he is on home turf for this one.  His opponent is Sean Seaburg and he comes into this fight with an 0-1 record.  He trains out of Boom Athletics and CZ fans will remember him in his last fight against Dave Spero which was a grudge match.  Spero ending up getting the W by submission in Rd 1.  Seaburg is also looking for his first amateur victory still.  Good news fight fans as one of these two fighters will be walking away with their first amateur victory and how sweet it will be!

150 AM David Brown (1-2 LVRT) vs. Jeff Beal (0-0 Dynamic Martial Athletics)

Then David Brown takes on Jeff Beal at a catchweight of 150lbs in the Combat Zone cage.  Brown trains with Lake Valley Region Tudo and has a record of 1-2.  Brown lost his first two fights and recently just one last weekend up in Maine by ko/tko.  His opponent is Jeff Beal and he trains out of Dynamic Martial Athletics.  He will be making his amateur debut.

145 AM Dylan Lockard (1-0 PMA) vs. Josh Harvey (2-0 Young's MMA)

Next up is Dylan Lockard against Josh Harvey at 145lbs.  Lockard trains out of PMA in New Hampshire and won his first battle for ECFC back in June against Kevin Carrier  by unanimous decision.  In his first bout Dylan showed great takedowns and controlled the rounds.  His opponent is Josh Harvey and he has a 2-0 record.  He trains up in Maine with Young's MMA and is looking to improve his record to 3-0.  He won his first fight by decision and then won his second fight by submission in Rd 1 against Alex Johnson.  This is going to be an awesome battle between two tough fighters who will both be fighting for their takedowns.

145 AM Danny Abad (2-2) Chainsaw Army vs. Lloyd Fernandes (2-2) PMA

Danny Abad returns to the Combat Zone cage against Lloyd Fernandes at a weight of 145lbs.  Abad trains out of New York with the Chainsaw Army and has a 2-2 record.  Abad lost his first two fights by rebounded with two straight victories.  He is a tough fighter who never gives up in fights and it is starting to pay off with his record.  In his last two fights he won by submission and he is anxious send a message to anyone that calls him out.  His opponent is Lloyd Fernandes and he trains out of PMA with a 2-2 record.  I wasn't able to find his complete info but he won one fight by decision and won his second by submission.  He then lost his 3rd fight by decision against James Hoyt.  This should be another good battle and I can tell you that Abad has never been in a boring fight that I have seen.

185 PRO Ibrahim Eid (0-1) vs. Tim Caron (0-0 Burgess MMA)

In the first professional fight of the evening Ibrahim Eid comes to NH from New York to challenge Tim Caron in a 185 battle.  Eid comes into this fight with an 0-1 record.  He lost his first bout against Julio Jinojosa by ko/tko to strikes in just 53 seconds in Rd 1 in Texas.  His opponent is Tim Caron who trains with Burgess MMA.  Caron will be making his pro debut and as an amateur he had a perfect 3-0 record.  He won two by decision and one by submission.  Caron does a good job at getting his takedowns and controlling the fight in his previous fights.  This will be a great fight to kick off the pro section of the card.

155 PRO Pete San-Antonio (0-0 Mohawk Valley) vs. Ricky Sylvester (2-0 ATT)

The second pro fight of the evening is between Pete San-Antonio against Ricky Sylvester at 155lbs.  San-Antonio trains with Mohawk Valley MMA and will be making his pro debut.  As an amateur he had a great career and finished with a record of  10-6.  In his amateur career Pete had 6 decision wins and 4 by way of submission.  With that many fights he will be more than ready for his pro debut.  His opponent is Ricky Sylvester who fights out of American Top Team.  He comes into this fight with a perfect 2-0 record.  He won his first fight by ko/tko against Andrew Hughes in just 13 seconds.  Then in his second fight against Tollison Lewis he won by a nasty armbar in Round 1.  This fight is going to be a fight of the night contender.  I see this one being a ground battle and I don't think it is going to a decision.  I am definitely pumped for this fight.

145 PRO Vovka Clay (1-0 Triumph MMA) vs. John Santos (2-1 Team Fury)

For the third pro fight of the night Vovka Clay takes on John Santos at 145lbs.  Clay trains out of Triumph MMA and has a 1-0 record.  Clay won his pro debut against previously 11-7 Bill Jones by decision back in 2013.  I thought Triumph was nuts for taking such a tough fight but I was wrong and Clay won the close battle.  With almost a year in passing Clay is anxious to get back in the cage.  Clay is a submission specialist with most of his wins as an amateur coming by submission.  He is going to be a handful for Santos in this one.  Santos trains out of Team Fury and has a 2-1 record.  Santos lost his first fight against Joey Gomez by ko/tko.  He then bounced back with two straight wins by ko/tko.  In the fights that I have seen him in Santos is very aggressive and can end the fight at any time.  I know I have been saying it a lot but this fight has potential to be fight of the night for sure.  With both of these caliber of fighters I don't expect this one to go to a decision.

145 PRO Taylor Trahan (5-1 Team Link North) vs. Chris Foster (7-3 DCNU)

The main event is Taylor Trahan against Chris Foster at 145lbs.  Trahan fights out of Team Link North and has a 5-1 record.  Trahan has 3 wins by decision and 2 wins by submission.  I was fortunate enough to see his last 4 fights and I can tell you that he is no joke.  He never gives up and knows how to get his takedowns and win the rounds.  His last 4 fights were against very tough fighters and this one is going to be no exception.  His opponent is Foster and he has a 7-3 record.  He fights out of DCNU in Connecticut.  He has won 4 of his fights by ko/tko and the other 3 by decision.  In his last fight he fought Rob Font and lost by ko/tko in Rd 1.  In the other two of his losses he lost by submission.  As you can see this is another solid match up for Combat Zone and worthy of a main event.  This one can go either way because each fighter is used to dictating the fight and making it go their way.  I love the fact that this fight can go either way and it is hard to predict the outcome.

There you have the full breakdown of every fight that is happening this Friday at Combat Zone 51 in Salem NH.  Warchild and I will be making the trip up North to cover the show for you all.  He will be taking photos and I will be doing the live play by play.  This will be the last event for Combat Zone will be having for this year.  Stay right here as we provide you with the fight videos and all the latest happenings in Cage Titans as go into the next year.  Special thanks to Cage Titans for hooking us up with the latest fight card and for putting together what should be another fabulous show for us fight fans.