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June 13, 2015

NEF 18 6/13/2015 Event Review

We made it to the show with a few minutes to spare no thanks to being stuck in minor traffic on the way.  The fight fans are already sitting awaiting the carnage in the cage to start.  I quickly said Hi to my NEF friends and then found my seat.  The ring girl for tonight is Nicky Couch once again and Pete Czymbor is the host with the most.  The refs are Chris Burke , John English and Kevin MacDonald for the night.  NEF had the national guard come out and do a demonstration for the National Anthem.  It was different and I enjoyed the change.  There are a total of 20 fights on the night so let us get started.

145 AM Carl Langston 4-8 (Young’s) vs Alex Johnson 2-1 (Ruthless)

Alex rushes in and they clinch.  Alex gets the shoulder toss takedown but can't keep Carl down.  Alex is trying for the guilliotine but can't get the finish.  He gives up on it and they are swinging away.  Carl is getting in some good kicks to the body and hard shots to the head of Alex.  Alex is looking for the single leg but instead eats some knees to the body.

Carl 10-9

Rd 2:

Carl gets in 3 knees from the clinch.  Carl has Alex backed up.  He connects with a front kick to the liver and Alex goes down.  Carl gets in one punch to the head and the ref stops the fight.

Carl Langston defeats Alex Johnson via ref stoppage to strikes at 49 seconds in Rd 2.

265 AM Sonny Ora Spratt 0-1 (Shatterproof) vs Nick Gulliver 0-0 (First Class)

They are swinging from the getgo.  Nick is getting in some heavy shots.  An uppercut connects and Sonny goes down.  Nick takes his back and moves to full mount.  He is trying to get the finish with ground and pound.  He positions to a rear naked choke and gets the tap.

Nick Gulliver defeats Sonny Ora Spratt via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:21 in Rd 1.

185 AM Heath Hanson 1-2 (Independent) vs Ruben Redman 0-2 (Mass Effect)

Ruben gets the better of the exchange.  He is looking for the finish with some heavy ground and pound and he gets it.

Ruben Redman defeats Heath Hanson via verbal tapout to strikes at 32 seconds in Rd 1.

160 AM Pat Kelly 2-0 (Young’s MMA) vs Dr. Steve Bang 1-0 (CMBJJ–NEU)

Steve connects with a jab.  Pat returns with some heavy hands that connect and drops Bang.  He gets the ref stoppage.

Pat Kelly defeats Dr. Steve Bang via technical knockout to strikes at 31 seconds in Rd 1.

170 AM Alex Bronish 0-0 (Berserkers MMA) vs Alex Payson 0-0 (MMA Athletix)

Bronish rushes in with some strikes and Payson gets the takedown.  Payson is bleeding back and ref has the doctor check it out.  Fight resumes and both fighters are working their strikes from the guard.  More blood is pouring out of Payson's face.

Payson 10-9

Rd 2:  Payon gets the takedown.  He pulls his leg out and gets full mount.  He is laying down some ground and pound going for the finish.  The ref has seen enough and stops the fight after too many unanswered shots.

Alex Payson defeats Alex Bronish via ref stoppage to strikes at 1:54 in Rd 2.

145 AM Dustin Shorey 0-1 (Shatterproof ) vs Rob Robinson 0-0 (First Class)

Rob pulls guard and it is to the mat.  Dustin is in guard briefly but Rob makes some space.  Dustin is looking for the takedown and gets it. They scramble and Dustin takes the back but can't secure his position.  Dustin pushes Rob back down to the mat and is in the guard position again.  Dustin gets in a few shots to the body as the round ends.

Shorey 10-9

Rd 2:  Rob goes for the takedown and gets it.  Dustin has him in a guillotine and is trying hard for the finish.  Rob moves to full mount and is getting in some shots to the head.  He moves to rear naked choke and gets the tapout.

Rob Robinson defeats Dustin Shorey via submission to rear naked choke at 1:31 in Rd 2.

265 AM Title Billy Leahy 2-1 (CMBJJ/Young’s) vs Ryan Glover 1-0 (Berserkers)

They are swinging away.  Bill gets in some heavy knees to the body.  Both fighters are swinging for the knockout.  Bill connects with two solid rights.  Ryan ties Billy up against the cage briefly.  Billy gets in two more punches from the clinch.  Ryan pushes Billy up against the cage and connects with a right.

Leahy 10-9

Rd 2:  Billy starts us off with a jab.  Billy connects and lets out a flurry of punches.  Ryan goes to the mat briefly but gets right back to his feet.  Ryan keeps coming forward no matter what.  Billy gets in a few more punches as the round ends.

Leahy 10-9

Rd 3:  Ryan comes forward and eats a few punches in the process.  Billy reverses the clinch and eventually after a minute they break.  Both fighters are breathing heavy.  Glover pushes Billy up against the cage as the round ends.

Glover 10-9

Billy Leahy defeats Ryan Glover via unanimous decision.  He becomes the first NEF heavyweight amateur champ.

155 AM Dom Cofone 5-5 (Independent) vs Jason Lachance 1-1 (MMA Athletix)

Jason goes low for a takedown and Dom stops it.  He takes Jason's back and is cranking his back.  Dom works the head and arm choke but can't get the stoppage.  Dom works some punches as the round nears.  Jason slips out an has Dom's back as the bell sounds.

Cofone 10-9

Rd 2:  Jason connects with a kick and Dom gets the takedown.  Dom moves to full mount and is getting in some ground and pound.  He moves to arm bar and gets the ref stoppage.

Dom Cofone defeats Jason Lachance via tapout to armbar at 1:27 seconds in Rd 2.

170 AM Mike Bazanson 0-0 (Team Kaze) vs Jeff Dustin 0-0 (Mass Effect)

Mike is doing a little showboating and loosening up.  He connects with a straight right that sends Jeff back.  Mike gets in a few big shots. Mike eats a punch and literally dusts it off.

Bazanson 10-9

Rd 2:  Mike connects with a combo.  Mike connects with a looping right.  Bazanson connects with some more shots and Jeff goes down.  Mike connects with a few knees to the body and lets him back up.  Jeff's eye is completely swollen shut.  Mike connects with a few more unanswered shots and the ref stops the fight.

Mike Bazanson defeats Jeff Dustin via ref stoppage to strikes at 2:49 in Rd 2.

125 AM Justin Witham 0-2 (Shatterproof ) vs Ryan Burgess 0-0 (Independent)

Ryan connects and gets the takedown.  Justin kicks him off and they are back to their feet.  They fall to the mat and Ryan takes his back.  He is looking for the rear naked choke but can't get it.  Ryan controls the rest of the round.

Burgess 10-9

Rd 2:  Justin gets the takedown and takes the back.  Justin pulls his head loose and is looking for the finish.  He falls off and Ryan has top position.  Justin is trying for the rear naked as the round ends and Ryan barely survives.

Witham 10-9

Rd 3:  Ryan takes Justin down.  He moves to full mount and both fighters are taking a rest.

Burgess 10-9

Ryan Burgess defeats Justin Witham via unanimous decision.

155 AM Corey Hinkley 2-3 (CMBJJ) vs Cory Trial 0-1 (Ruthless)

Cory connects and drops Corey to the mat.  Wow what a knockout!  They are taking him out on a stretcher.  Very scary hope you are ok Corey.

Cory Trial defeats Corey Hinkley via brutal knockout at 7 seconds in Rd 1.  Corey is quick to come to and is being taken out on a stretcher as a precautionary measure.  New NEF record for fastest knockout Cory Trial.

135 AM Mike Crespo 2-2 (MMA Athletix) vs Caleb Costello 2-3 (Team Irish)

Crespo starts us out with a kick.  Caleb gets in a leg kick of his own.  Mike connects with a good combo.  Caleb rushes in with a knee and they clinch briefly then break.  Caleb connects with a combo as the round ends.

Crespo 10-9

Rd 2:  Caleb connects with a combo.  Mike counters with a right.  Mike connects with a pair of kicks.  Mike connects with a right to the eye and Caleb counters.  Mike gets in 3 punches.  Caleb pulls guard and tries for a gulliotine but runs out of time.

Crespo 10-9

Rd 3:  Caleb gets the takedown.  Crespo gets some space and is trying to reverse it.  Caleb has his knee pressed against Mike's throat.  Both fighters are twisted and at a stalemate.

Caleb 10-9

Mike Crespo defeats Caleb Costello via unanimous decision.

S.HWT AM Gravin Guillen 2-2 (Independent) vs Dave Smith 1-0 (Berserkers)

They collide and Smith takes Gravin down.  He moves to full mount and looks for armbar.  He gets the tap.

Dave Smith defeats Gravin Guillen via tapout to armbar at 1:30 seconds in Rd 1.

125 AM Title Norman Fox 4-1 (MMA Athletix) vs Dustin Veinott 3-3 (CMBJJ)

Fox rushes and they fall to the mat.  Dustin is in guard trying to posture up.  He gets in a few punches as Norman gets to his feet.  Norman gets the takedown and gets pushed off as the round ends.

Veinott 10-9

Rd 2:  Both fighters connect with a jab.  They clinch and Norman goes for a takedown. He is stuffed and Dustin connects with a jab.  Norman gets the takedown.  They are twisted and Dustin is getting in punches from the bottom as the round ends.

Norman 10-9

Rd 3:  Norman caught a kick and pushed Dustin down.  Dustin gets up and a kick catches Norman in the cup.  Norman is getting in some strikes and kicks to win the round.  Norman connects with a superman punch to the back and a punch to the head.

Norman 10-9

Dustin Veinott defeats Norman Fox via split decision.  Veinott becomes the 125 NEF champ.

155 AM Title Ricky Dexter 3-0 (Team Irish) vs Josh Harvey 3-1 (Young’s MMA)

Harvey gets the takedown and works an armbar for the tap.

Josh Harvey defeats Ricky Dexter via tapout to armbar at 1:01 in Rd 1. Harvey comes in the new NEF 155 Champ!

205 PRO Michael Hansen 2-1 (Berserkers) vs Cody Anderson 1-2 (Triumph)

Hansen backs Cody up to the cage.  Cody connects with a left.  Cody gets the takedown and is now in half guard.  He moves to full mount and dropping bombs!  He gets the stoppage.

Cody Anderson defeats Michael Hansen via ref stoppage to strikes at 3:11 in Rd 1.

155 PRO Jesse Erickson 4-4 (CMBJJ–NEU) vs Zenon Herrera 0-0 (Independent)

Jesse gets the takedown via trip and is working the side.  He looks for armbar then moves to full mount.  He is getting in ground and pound looking for the finish.  He gets the verbal tapout.

Jesse Erickson defeats Zenon Herrera via tapout to strikes at 2:13 in Rd 1.

135 PRO Derek Shorey 2-1 (Shatterproof ) vs Jeremy DiChiara 1-0 (Wulfrun)

Jeremy gets the quick takedown.  Jeremy is getting in some shots to the head.  He gets in some good elbows  as well.  He works an americana for the tap.  They are checking his elbow.

Jeremy DiChiara defeats Derek Shorey via submission to americana at 3:02 in Rd 1.

185 PRO Ryan Cowette 2-2 (MMA Athletix) vs Crowsneck Boutin 0-0 (Choi)

Crow gets in two hard kicks to start us off.  Crow gets the takedown and as Ryan is getting up he gets in two knees to the body.  Ryan hooks him and Crow powers him back down.  Crow moves to full mount and is dropping heavy hammerfists.  Crow has his back and is looking to sink in the rear naked choke.  He can't get it and moves to the side and back to guard.   Ryan tries to get up and Crow pushes him back to the mat and makes him pay with some elbows.

Boutin 10-9

Rd 2:  They clinch up against the cage and Crow trips Ryan and drags him to the mat.  They work their way up and Crow presses Ryan up against the cage.  Crow connects with a combo.  Crow keeps coming forward with punches.  They are resting for a bit and ref breaks it up.  They are both swinging away as the round ends.

Boutin 10-9

Rd 3:  Crow connects with a looping right.  Crow has him backed up and connecting with big punches.  Cowette is bleeding more and doctor checks it out.  Fight resumes and Ryan tries for a guillotine but can't get it.  They clinch up against the cage.  Not much action and ref breaks it up.  Ryan connects with a head kick.

Boutin 10-9

Crowsneck Boutin defeats Ryan Cowette via unanimous decision.

150 PRO Bruce Boyington 10-8 (Boyington's TKD) vs John Raio 2-7 (First Class)

Both fighters are feeling each other out.  Bruce connects with a kick that sends John flying.  Bruce covers and goes for the finish and John pulls him close.  Bruce is working some ground and pound.

Boyington 10-9

Rd 2:  John rushes forward with strikes.  John gets the takedown and is in the guard.  Bruce pushes Raio off and they are back to their feet.  He gets the takedown and is working the side.  Bruce moves to full mount.  He lets out a barrage of hammerfists and gets the stoppage.

Bruce Boyington defeats John Raio via tko stoppage to strikes at 3:30 in Rd 2.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Crowsneck Boutin vs. Ryan Cowette, what a bloody war!
SUB OF THE NIGHT:  Josh Harvey quick sub win for the strap!
KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:  Cory Trial with the brutal KO!

It was a great night of battles and the crowd seemed to enjoy every one.  Fights started at 7pm right on time and ended around 11:45.  One thing I noted is the mic Pete Czymbor was using had NEF logo all around which added to their professionalism.  The show had it all, it had title fights, brutal ko's and some real slick submissions.  The majority of the fighters finished their opponents and didn't let it go to a decision.  NEF also announced that Paul Gorman will be stepping back into the cage and I also heard that Jesse Erickson will be fighting on their upcoming September card.  Stay tuned for more NEF news as we got your mma hookup!