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June 19, 2015


We are live at Reality Fighting and they have put together a great card for the night.  The fights are taking place at the beautiful Mohegan Sun.  I apologize for not having a teaser but we literally just got the updated card about half hour ago.  One thing that anyone will notice when they attend a Reality Fighting show is that they use a much bigger sized cage than the other locals use in New England.  It is very much like the CES MMA cage that they use.  There are big screens and stadium seats so no matter where you are you are guaranteed not to miss the action.  They have a total of 12 fights tonight and one grappling match.   Another exciting thing on the night is that there are two female fights, one pro and one amateur.  The refs for the night are Kevin MacDonald and Big Dan Miragliotta.  The fights will be starting at 7:30pm so please follow along with us...

155 AM Nick Marouski (Independent) vs. Austin Schall (Dexter Vale Tudo)

Nick starts us out with  jab.  They clinch and Nick gets the takedown by brutal slam.  Nick is now in guard but since due to Mohegan commission rules they can't punch to the head of a downed opponent.  Austin is threatening with a triangle but can't quite get the legs locked.  He pushes Nick back and they are back to their feet.  They traded punches at the end.

Marouski 10-9

Rd 2:  Nick gets the single leg and picks him up onto his back and slams him down.  Austin is trying for an armbar from the bottom.  Nick picks him up and slams him down to some space and pull his arm out.  Nick backs off and lets him up.  Nick picks Austin up and slams him down again.

Marouski 10-9

Rd 3:  Austin just misses with an uppercut.  Nick dives for a takedown and Austin connects with an uppercut.  Nick doesn't care and gets another big slamming takedown.  He moves to full mount and then gets pushed back real quick.  Austin tries for another armbar and Nick slams his way free again.  Austin uses underhooks and pulls Nick back to his feet.  Austin had a guillotine trying for the finish but runs out of time.

Marouski 10-9

Nick Marouski defeats Austin Schall via unanimous decision.

145 AM Chris Violette ( Team Burgess) vs. Jose Rivera (Thornton Martial Arts)

Chris starts us out with an outside leg kick.  Jose gets in a nice 3 punch combo.  He backs him up into the corner of the cage.  Jose pulled guard and has a guillotine choke for the finish.  Chris pulls his head free and is now working the guard.  They work their way back up and exchange before the round ends.

Violette  10-9

Rd 2:  Jose starts us off with a high kick.  Jose gets in a left hand.  He gets in an uppercut and then gets the takedown.  Jose tries for a guillotine again and can't get it.  Chris moves to his side of Jose and as they are working their way up Jose gets in the 3rd guillotine of the fight and that did the trick.

Jose Rivera defeats Chris Violette via tapout to guillotine at 2:33 seconds in Rd 2.

170 PRO Corey Menafra (Kurt Pellegrino MMA) vs. Kemran Lachinov (Team Link)

Kemran reaching far and connecting with some looping strikes.  Corey gets the takedown but they bounce right back up.  Corey slams Kemran down again but again right back up.  Corey gets in an overhand right that connects.  Corey gets in a triple punch combo.  Again Corey connects with 3 straight punches in a combo and Kemran goes down.  He is trying to get the finish with ground and pound but can't get it.  He takes his back but needs to get the legs hooked.  He eventually gets them hooked but Kemran survives the round.

Menafra 10-9

Rd 2:  They start swinging for the fences.  They clinch up against the cage for a minute with no action and Big Dan breaks it up.  Kemran connects with another left.  Both fighters are starting to feel fatigue.  Corey connects with a flying knee and the crowd goes nuts.  Kemran connects with a barrage of strikes and Corey goes down.  He is trying for the finish but Corey weathers the storm.  Kemran slams him down again and finishes him off with ground and pound for the stoppage.

Kemran Lachinov defeats Corey Menafra via ref stoppage to strikes at 4:37 in Rd 2.

115 AM Destiny Quinones (Kai Next Level MMA) vs. Marisa Messer-Belenchia( Ultimate MMA)

They are clinching up against the cage.  They both fall to the mat and Marisa is on top working the side.  Marisa is trying for full mount and can't get it as the round ends.

Messer-Belenchia 10-9

Rd 2:  Marisa is clinching Destiny up against the cage and gets in some strikes to the body.  Marisa gets the takedown.  Marisa moves to full mount and is working for a submission as the round ends.

Messer-Belenchia 10-9

Rd 3:  They clinch in the center and fall to the mat.  Marisa is once again on top controlling the fight.
Messer-Belenchia 10-9

Marisa Messer-Belenchia defeats Destiny Quinones via unanimous decision.

145 Grappling Jon Marcheterre (Strikezone) vs. Curtis Watkins (CT United/Soul Fighters)

Curtis gets the takedown and now has the side.  Curtis moves to full mount and is trying to get a submission.  Curtis moves for an armbar and gets the tap.

This is just an exhibition grappling match and Curtis Watkins gets the nod at 2:45 in the match.

140 AM Joe Albani (CT United/Soul Fighters) vs. Mike Piacentini (Kipp's Basement)

Mike gets in a kick to the body to start us off.  Mike slips to the mat and tries to get Joe to the mat but he backs off.  Mike gets the takedown and Joe rolls him.  Joe stands up and gets pushed down and Mike stands up swinging!  He gets the takedown and then pushes Mike down.  He moves to full mount and gets pushed back.  Mike threatens with a kneebar and Joe twists out of it.  He makes Mike pay with some ground and pound and gets the stoppage.

Joe Albani defeats Mike Piacentini via ref stoppage to strikes at 2:49 in Rd 1.

145 PRO Phil Dolg (Kurt Pellegrino MMA) vs. Dan Dubuque ( DCNU)

A cup shot pauses the action and the fight resumes.  Dan is trying to work his jabs.  Phil has a good exchange.  Dan gets in a solid uppercut that sends Phil back.  Blood is starting to pour down Phil's face with a cut under the eye.  Phil goes for a low takedown and get it it.  Dan gets in a spinning backfist.

Dubuque 10-9

Rd 2:  Dan gets in an inside leg kick.  Phil gets the takedown and takes Dan's back.  Dan slips out and is now on top.  The work their way back standing and break to the center.  Dan keeps coming forward with some strikes.  Dan rushes forward again with some kicks.

Dubuque 10-9

Rd 3:  Dan connected with a kick to the shin and Phil is limping.  Dan gets Phil down and is hammering him with elbows from the side.  They are back to their feet and Dan keep peppering the bad leg.  Phil goes to the mat and tries to get Dan back down.  Dan gets him to the mat again and the crowd erupts as the round ends.

Dubuque 10-9

Dan Dubuque defeats Phil Dolg via unanimous decision.

170 PRO Kevin Horowitz(Maxum BJJ) vs. Tyler Rose (Ultimate MMA)

Kevin takes Tyler down and Tyler gets the roll an looks for the kimura.  He can't get it and moves to full mount.  Kevin gives up his back and Tyler takes it.  Kevin stands up and slams Tyler down and Tyler did not let go of that leg lock.  Kevin stands up and Tyler suplexed him back down.  Tyler gets another takedown at the last second.

Rose 10-9

Rd 2:  Kevin goes for a takedown and Tyler makes him pay with some elbows to the side of the head.  Kevin gets the hip toss takedown and Tyler is standing back up.  Kevin gets another takedown and is now at Tyler's side.  Kevin moves to crucifix and gets pushed off.  Tyler stands back up and Kevin slams him back to the ground.  Kevin takes the back and is trying for the rear naked choke finish.  Kevin is getting in some ground and pound as the round ends.

Horowitz 10-9

Rd 3:  Kevin dives for a takedown and Tyler stuffs it.  Kevin connected with two hooks.  Kevin connected with a combo.  Kevin connected with a spinning kick.  Kevin is looking for the takedown and Tyler is making him pay with elbows.  Kevin can't get it so backs off.  He connects with another head kick but not much power behind it.

Horowitz 10-9

Kevin Horowitz defeats Tyler Rose via unanimous decision.

145 AM McLynn Cadiente (CT United/Soul Fighters) vs. Harris Bonfiglio(Carlson Gracie CT)

They come out blazing!  McLynn connects with a right that drops Harris and he is hurt bad.  He finishes him off with some ground and pound for the stoppage.

McLynn Cadiente defeats Harris Bonfiglio via ref stoppage to strikes at 25 seconds in Rd 1.

140 PRO Janice Meyer (Cortland MMA) vs. Jessy Miele (IMBCT/ Kore CT)

They clinch up against the cage and Jessy grabs a hold of the neck.  She takes her down and moves to full mount and lets go of the guillotine.  She finishes her off with some ground and pound for the stoppage.

Jessy Miele defeats Janice Meyer via ref stoppage to strikes at 1:51 in Rd 1.

140 PRO Manny Milan (Renzo Gracie Latham) vs. Johnny Lopez (Underdog BJJ)

Lopez starts us off with a spinning backfist.  Johnny goes for a takedown and can't finish it as Manny holds onto the cage.  He gets in a knee to the head.  Johnny misses with a head kick.  Johnny gets a quick takedown as the round ends.

Lopez 10-9

Rd 2:  Manny rushes in and Johnny backs him up with a combo.  Lopez connects with a right and is pushing Manny up against the cage.  They break and are back to the center.  Manny gets hit in the cup and takes about 30 seconds.  Manny rushes in with a combo.  Manny looks for the takedown but is stuffed.  Johnny looks for a takedown of his own but instead gets in a knee to the body and shots to the head.

Lopez 10-9

Rd 3:  Johnny gets in an outside leg kick.  Johnny connects with a right hand.  Johnny rushes in and Manny connects with a combo.  He gets the takedown and is working the side.  He is getting in some shots to the side.  Johnny turns and gets out with 3 seconds left.  Manny is looking for the takedown and runs out of time.

Milan 10-9

Johnny Lopez defeats Manny Milan via unanimous decision.

185 PRO Tim Caron (Team Burgess) vs. Jason Ward (Westchester MMA)

Both fighters are working their kicks.  Ward gets in a left hand.  Caron gets in an outside leg kick.  Ward gets in a combo.  Ward with an outside leg kick that connects.  Ward connects with another punch.  Blood is coming from the top of Ward's forehead.  The continue to exchange kicks the rest of that round.

Caron 10-9

Rd 2:  Caron just misses with a head kick.  Caron connects with a leg kick and Ward counters.  Caron with another combo.  Ward gets in a snapping kick.  Ward connects with a combo.  Caron gets in a kick and a punch to end the round.

Caron 10-9

Rd 3:  Both fighters are working their kicks.  Tim rushes in with a combo.  Ward misses with a spinning back fist.  Caron connects with a kick and then a right that drops Ward out cold.

Tim Caron defeats Jason Ward via ref stoppage to strikes at 1:53 in Rd 3.

135 PRO Walter Smith-Cotito (Team Link Hookset NH) vs. Jeff Haddad (Underdog BJJ/FAA)

Jeff misses with a head kick.  Jeff gets in a combo.  Jeff connects again and Smith counters.  Both fighters are swinging hard.  Smith misses with a jumping knee.  A nice looping right from Haddad.  Smith connects with a combo.  Blood is starting to drip from Haddad's nose.

Haddad 10-9

Rd 2:  They come out with high intensity once again.  Haddad just misses with a kick.  Smith with a nice kick to the body.  Haddad with another nice combo and backs Smith up.  Smith a kick that was checked.  Smith connects with a cup shot and Haddad takes a minute.  Haddad gets hit and comes back with a counter combo.

Haddad 10-9

Rd 3:  Jeff rushes in and they both punch their way out.  Haddad comes forward with a nice combo and Smith is right back with a combo of his own.  Haddad catches a kick and slams Walter to the ground.  Smith keeps coming foward!  Haddad is bleeding from the ear.  Smith is taking over this round with his strikes.

Smith-Cotito 10-9

Jeff Haddad defeats Walter Smith-Cotito via split decision.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  Haddad vs. Cotito such an awesome fight!
KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:  Tim Caron and his KO stoppage.
SUB OF THE NIGHT: Jose Rivera and his 3rd time is the charm guillotine!

Such a great night of fights!  It is always a pleasure to cover Reality Fighting at Mohegan Sun.  Haddad came back after a 3 year lay off and didn't even look like he missed a beat.  Tyler Rose also came back from an injury and he didn't win the rounds but still looked great in there and never gave up against a tough Horowitz.  Also on the lookout is newcomer amateur Marisa Messer-Belenchia  as she looked fantastic against her opponent who had 5 fights already. January 2nd is the next Reality Fighting event and we will keep you posted on all the latest happenings.