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July 20, 2019


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It is a balmy 97 degrees in West Springfield and what would be better to do then see some mma action in the cage.  Warchild and I made the trip to the Young’s building at the Big E and quickly found our spot.  There are seats around the cage and then some bleachers in the back.  There is a West Side Grille inside for people to get their drinks and food.  Did I mention that it also has air conditioning in there?  To start off the night Ammo will have 4 grappling matching and following that 12 mma fights.  Out of the 12 fights there will be 2 amatuer title fights and also 5 of them will be pro fights.  If my eyes don’t deceive me I think I spy with my little eye 6 ring girls.  The show is about to start so please follow along as I recap the night.

GRAPPLING Matthew Rodrigues vs. Ronald Roman

Roman wins at 1:12 by kneebar

GRAPPLING CeCecilia Verrilli vs. Kayla Batres


GRAPPLING Gianna Daniele vs. Ayanna Negron

Winner Gianna by triangle.

GRAPPLING Rene Rivera vs. Ray Johns

Winner Rivera by choke at 3:09.

170 AM Cameron Resnisky (The Cage 0-0) vs. Marco Biasiutti (FAA 0-0)

Marco starts us off with a kick and Cameron takes him down to the mat.  Marco works his way up and gets in a knee to the body.  Marco gets in a jab and presses him up against the cage.  Cameron has his back and switches to a single leg.  He takes him down is on the back of him but their legs are tangled.  Marco is controlling the wrist and gets back to his feet.  Marco is trying for a single leg as the round ends.

Rd 2:  Cameron comes out swinging and hits him with a combo that drops Marco.  Marco is diving for a takedown and Cameron is trying to push him down to the mat.  Cameron postures up and is dropping hammerfists looking for the finish.  He moves to full mount and Marco turns and slides out.  

Rd 3:  They come out swinging.  Cameron ducks under a punch and gets the double leg takedown.  The rest of the round Cameron is on top in guard.

Cameron Resnisky defeats Marco Biasiutti via unanimous decision.

145 AM Jonathan Colon (Manchester BJJ 0-2) vs. Keanu Navarro (Xtreme Ambition 0-0)

Both fighters are working their kicks.  Jonathan picks him up and slams him to the mat.  He is in guard and he passes to half guard.  Keanu gets some space and John slams him to the mat as the round ends.

Colon 10-9

Rd 2:  Jon gets in an outside leg kick.  Jon is working his kicks and so far is winning the round.  I spoke too soon as Keanue is doing some jumping knees to the body.  Jon dives for the takedown but can’t get it as the round ends.

Real close round.

Rd 3:  Keanu jumps up with a knee and Jonathan takes him down.  Keaunu uses the cage and works his way up and Jon takes him down again.  He eventually passes to full mount and holds it until the round ends.

Jonathan Colon defeats Keanu Navarro via unanimous decision.

155 AM Joel Valez (0-0 Team Ravenous) vs. Nuridiin Abrar (Boston BJJ Woburn 0-1)

Joel gets in two outside leg kicks.  Nuri gets in a leg kick of his own.  Nuri connects with a kick to the head and the crowd roars.  Joel closes the distance and is pressing Nuri up against the cage.  Joel with 3 good punches.  Nuri gets in another head kick that drops Joel.  He takes the back and works a rear naked choke for the tap.

Nuridiin Abrar defeats Joel Valez via technical submission by rear naked choke at 2:59 in Round 1.

190 AM Imre Pogascas (Casa Jiu Jitsu 0-0) vs. Kenyon Moore (Teixeria MMA 0-0)

Kenyon connects with a head kick and a right punch that drops Imre.  The ref has seen enough.

Kenyon Moore defeats Imre Pogascas via ko punch at 28 seconds in Round 1.

125 AM Brandon Neiford (Team Link 1-1) vs. David Durao (Underdog 2-2)

They are both swinging.  David is pressing Brandon up against the cage.  David can’t get it and Brandon reverses.  David swings out and they are back to the center.  Brandon gets in a right.  They both connect and Brandon connects with another right as the bell sounds.

Real close round, I give slight edge to Neiford

Rd 2:  Right back where we left off.  Brandon connects with a right.  He ducks under a kick and gets the takedown.  He has the back and David slips out.  Brandon pulls guard and David is on top in guard.  Brandon gets in a right from the bottom.  David is trying to take the back but is pushed off and they are back standing.  David connects with a right that rocks Brandon.  He gets in a head kick and the ref stops the fight.

David Durao defeats Brandon Neiford via ko punch at 2:37 in round 2.

145 PRO Bradley Sustad (1-10 Cortland Fitness) vs. Nate Ghareeb (FAA 0-0)

Nate gets in a knee to the head from the clinch.  He goes down and Nate has his back.  Bradley gets back standing and leans in and Nate connects with a right and knocks him out cold.

Nate Ghareeb defeats Bradley Sustad  via ko punch at 1:08 in Round 1.

140 PRO Carl Langston (Young's MMA 0-3) vs. Will Smith (FAA 1-1)

Carl gets in a kick to the body.  Will is trying for a single leg.  He keeps working at it and gets it.  The rest of the round Will is in guard.

Rd 2:  They both get in a strike and Will is trying for a takedown.  He gets the double leg and finishes it off with a slam.  Carl is trying to use the cage to stand up but can’t get back to his feet.

Rd 3:  Will gets in a leg kick.  Carl gets in a right.  Carl gets in a leg kick.  Carl gets in a good combo.  Will gets in a leg kick.  Another nice exchange for both fighters.  Carl is pressing Will up against the cage.  Will gets hit in the cup and takes a few minutes.  Fight resumes and Carl gets in a kick to the body.  There is another cup shot and fight resumes.  They both exchange leg kicks.  Will goes high for a kick and misses as the round ends.

Will Smith defeats Carl Langston via unanimous decision.

125 AM TITLE Jake Bagley (Nostos MMA 2-0) vs. Nate Russell (FAA 4-1)

Nate gets in a leg kick to start us off.  Jake closes the gap and is pressing Nate up against the cage.  Nate dives for a takedown and Jake stuffs it.  Jake gets in a knee to the body.  Jake has a guillotine and Nate gives the thumbs up.  Jake has Nate up against the fence as the round ends.

Rd 2:  They are both working on leg kicks.  Nate goes for a takedown and Jake stuffs it again.  He gets in some punches to the head and they are back to their feet.  Jake is looking for the takedown and can’t get it.  Nate connects with a right and knocks Bagley out.

Nate Russell defeats Jake Bagley via ko punch at 1:16 in Round 2.

155 AM TITLE Neil Von Flatern (Zen Quest 4-2) vs. Angelo Richardson (Golden Falcon 3-4)

They rush in and Angelo is on the back of the standing Neil.   They go to the mat and Angelo ends up on top.  He is getting in some heavy fists to the head as the round ends.

Rd 2:  Angelo gets the takedown and is pushed back to guard.  Neil is trying to get out and Angelo grabs his back.  He works the rear naked choke and gets the tap.

Angelo Richardson defeats Neil Von Flatern via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:56 in Round 2.

185 PRO Pat Casey (Team Link 5-1) vs. Matt Denning (Independent 5-8)

Pat lets out a flurry of punches.  Matt keeps going down to the mat to try to get the fight on the ground but Pat wants none of it.  Pat gets in another combo and Matt goes down.  He gets in some ground and pound and ref has seen enough.

Pat Casey defeats Matt Denning via tko stoppage to strikes at 1:54 in Round 1.

185 PRO Jon Manley (Manley MMA 11-5) vs. Emmanuel Walo (Driven Gym 13-4)

They are both working their strikes.  Jon gets hit with a body shot and dives for the leg.  He is trying for a heel hook but can’t get it.  They are back standing and Jon is looking for the takedown but can’t get it.  They are back standing and working their strikes.  They both connect with a strike as the round ends.

Rd 2:  Manny gets in a good combo.  Jon is trying for a takedown and Manny knees him to the body.  Manny goes high for a kick.  Jon gets in a strike and is trying for the takedown but he can’t get it.  Jon with a kick to the body.  Manny with a nice left.  

Rd 3:  They are going at it.  Manny connects with a jumping knee.  Jon pulls guard and Manny is making him pay with punches.  Jon works his way up and is trying for a takedown.  He can’t get it and they are back to swinging.  Manny gets in a right and Jon tries for a takedown.  Manny slams Jon into the cage as the round ends.

Emmanuel Walo defeats Jon Manley via uanimous decision.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  Manny Walo vs. Jon Manley fight
KO OF THE NIGHT:  Nate Russell KO
SUB OF THE NIGHT:  Angelo Richardson submission

It was an awesome night of fights.  The atmosphere was great and it was nice and loud in there during the fights.  There were a bunch of knockouts and well matched fights.  Krystyne and Bill did an excellent job on the matchmaking and it showed.  There were many big names in New England there such as Glover Texeira, Nick Newell, Matt Bessette and Richie Santiago to name a few.  I am grateful to have local mma shows in Western Mass and I think I speak for everyone when I say I am thankful for the AC in there!  I hear, they are planning another show for this year but the date has not been set yet.  If you want to keep up with their latest news follow their fan page and ours on Facebook and keep checking the website everyday!