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November 12, 2022

🏟 LIVE REVIEW--🏟 NEF 50--11/12/2022--PORTLAND MAINE--[Start Time 7:00PM EST]


--THE LEAD-IN--


NEF returns tonight looking to close out the year with a bang. They bring an action packed card full of 16 battles in which 6 of them are professional ones. The main event will be Ryan Sanders against Jon Piersma and the co-main is Ras Hylton and Jordan Mitchell. The show is taking place at the Aura club in Portland Maine and the show starts at promptly 7pm. If you are still looking to watch the event the link is here to buy it for $29.99. If it isn't combatsportsnow.com then don't trust the link. There are a ton of spam links out there trying to trick people on Facebook and Twitter so please don't fall for them. Pete Czymbor is the host with the most for the evening. The national anthem has been sung and the fights are about to be begin. Please follow along as I recap the night.


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155 AM Ed Davis (Titan Athletics) vs. Patrick Mitchell (Team Ellison)

Rd 1: Ed connects with a right and Pat dives for a takedown and was stuffed.  Pat gets back to his feet and and Ed connects with a right that drops him.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Ed Davis defeats Patrick Mitchell via ko punch at 1:00 in Round 1.


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165 AM Armon Bryant (CMBJJ) vs. Tristan Wood (Karasu Tengu)

Rd 1:   Tristan gets the takedown and passes to full mount.  Armon gaves up his back and gets some space.  They are back to their feet!  Tristan gets in a solid combo. He gets another takedown and gets in a few punches as the round comes to an end.

Wood 10-9

Rd 2:  Tristan connects with a right and gets the takedown.  He is in side mount and works a guillotine for the tap.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Tristan Wood defeats Armon Bryant via tapout to guillotine at 42 seconds in Round 2.


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145 AM Eddy PeΓ±a (Vision Quest) vs. Danny Wahlberg (USMMA)

Rd 1:  They come out swinging!  Pena is getting the better of the exchange so far.  Danny comes to and gets a takedown.  He takes the back and gets the tap!

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Danny Wahlberg defeats Eddy Pena via tapout to rear naked choke at 2:43 seconds in Round 1. What a come from behind win!!


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145 AM Soren Mercer (Titan Athletics) vs. Rosen Iliev (Brown U. MMA Club)

Rd 1:   They both come out swinging.  Soren connects with a right and lets him back up.  Soren gets a takedown and passes to full mount.  He gets in a few punches then gets the arm triangle for the tap.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Soren Mercer defeats Rosen Iliev via tapout to arm triangle at 1:59 in Round 1.


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145 AM Chris Strout (First Class) vs. Nicholas Mulrey (South Shore Sportfighting)

Rd 1:  Nick gets the takedown then as Chris is standing back up gets a very quick d'arce for the tap.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Nicholas Mulrey defeats Chris Strout via tapout to d'arce at 41 seconds in Round 1.


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150  AM Cassidy Bedard (CMBJJ) vs. Lindsey Kelley (Evolution Athletix)

Rd 1:   They both come out swinging!  Cassidy gets the takedown.  She gets in some ground and pound and takes the back.  She works for a rear naked choke and it looks like Lindsey will hang on and make it until the next round.  She is forced to tap.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Cassidy Bedard defeats Lindsey Kelley via tapout to rear naked choke at 2:40 in Round 1.


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225 AM Cody Dular (Team Benson) vs. Robert Gray (Team Krane)

Rd 1:   As expected they both come out swinging.  Gray connects with a right that drops Cody.  He lets him back up.  Gray connects with another right that knocks Dular out cold.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Robert Gray defeats Cody Dular via ko punch at 30 seconds in Round 1.


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135 AM Aaron Rodriguez (Ascension Athletics) vs. Teddy Politis (Evolution Athletix)

Rd 1:  Teddy gets the quick takedown.  He controls the round on top.  With a few seconds left in the round Aaron swings his legs up but the upkick didn't look like it connected.

Politis 10-9

Rd 2:  Teddy gets another takedown and is in half guard.  They work their way up and Teddy connects with a left that drops Aaron.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Teddy Politis defeats Aaron Rodriguez via tko to strikes at 1:23 in Round 2.


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205 AM Jared Turcotte (CMBJJ) vs. Regian Marcus Lourenco Da Silva, Jr. (Karasu Tengu)

Rd 1:  Jared comes out swinging and connects with a right.  He gets in a few more punches and Junior's eyes roll back.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Jared Turcotte defeats Regian Junior by ko punches at 13 seconds in Round 1.


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155 AM Zach Faulkner (Recon) vs. Chase O’Brien (Wai Kru)

Rd 1: Zach gets the takedown and Chase gets the reversal.  They are back to their feet.  Chase gets in a good right and Zach has him pressed up against the cage.  Zach gets in a head kick.  

Faulkner 10-9

Rd 2:  Both fighters exchange some kicks.  Zach is pressing Chase up against the cage.  They are back to the center.  Chase slips on the mat and Zach takes the guard.  Zach controls the round on top and gets in a little ground and pound.

Faulkner 10-9

Rd 3:  Chase gets in a combo.  Zach is pressing Chase up against the cage.  Chase gets in huge right that stuns Zach.  He is trying to finish but the bell rings.

O'Brien 10-9

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Zach Faulkner defeats Chase O'Brien via majority decision.


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165 PRO Justin Kangas (First Class) vs. Brian Cosco (Brazilian Top Team/Sityodtong)

Rd 1:   Brian gets the takedown and has the side.  He gets an keylock for the tap.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Brian Cosco defeats Justin Kangas via tapout to keylock at 1:18 seconds in Round 1.


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150 PRO Darren Gibbs (Allegiance Jiu-Jitsu) vs. Nathaniel Grimard (Nostos)

Rd 1:   Darren gets in a leg kick that sweeps Grimard to the mat.  Darren is in the guard now.  Nate tries for a heel hook and Darren defends.  Darren works a kneebar and gets the tap.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Darren Gibbs defeats Nathaniel Grimard via tapout to kneebar at 1:39 in Round 1.


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155 PRO Tymar Miles (Train to Go) vs. Mohammad Al Kinani (Evolution Athletix)

Rd 1:   Mo starts us out with a leg kick.  Another big right connects from Mo.  Mo gets in 3 knees from the clinch.  Tymar falls to the mat and Mo is dropping some major ground and pound.  He gets the ref stoppage.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Mo Al Kinani defeats Tymar Miles via tko stoppage to strikes at 1:57 in Round 1.


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145 PRO Carl Langston (Clifford’s TKD) vs. Matt Denning (Denning’s MMA)

Rd 1:  They come out swinging.  Carl connects with a head kick.  Matt gets Carl to the mat and gets the rear naked choke for the tap.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Matt Denning defeats Carl Langston via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:01 in Round 1.


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265 PRO Ras Hylton (ATT Tampa/Dragon Fire/Choi) vs. Jordan Mitchell (Pitbull)

Rd 1:   Jordan slips to the mat and Ras finishes him off with some ground and pound.

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Ras Hylton defeats Jordan Mitchell via tko to strikes at 16 seconds in Round 1.


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170 PRO TITLE: Ryan Sanders (Vision Quest) vs. Jonathan Piersma (Synthesis BJJ)

Rd 1:   Both fighters exchange kicks.  Jon goes for the takedown and gets it.  Jon is controlling the round working the side.  He passes to half guard and finishes the rest of the round on top.

Piersma 10-9

Rd 2:  Jon tries for a takedown and gets the leg trip for the takedown.  He is in the guard and is controlling the round once again.  He gets pushed to the side mount.

Piersma 10-9

Rd 3:  They both exchange some leg kicks.  Jon closes the gap and uses the cage to get another takedown.  He gets his leg free and is now in full mount.  Jon works some ground and pound and controls the round.

Piersma 10-9

Rd 4:  Jon gets another takedown and controls the round on top.  Ryan works his way up as the round ends.

Piersma 10-9

Rd 5:  Ryan gets in a few good strikes and Jon goes for the takedown.  Ryan ends up on top and Jon scrambles and ends up to the side.  The ref stands them up with a minute left which looks like it was for grabbing of the cage.  Jon gets another takedown and finishes off the round on top.

Piersma 10-9

πŸ‘Š NEF 50 RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Jon Piersma defeats Ryan Sanders via unanimous decision. Piersma is the new NEF 170 lb champ!!


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πŸ†--WESTERNMASSMMA.COM AWARDS--πŸ†

--FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  Pena/ Wahlburg

--KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:  Gray KO

--SUB OF THE NIGHT:  Mulrey D'arce


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--THE WRAP UP--


NEF put on another solid show.  The action was not stop and they just kept he fights coming.  There was only 2 fights out of the 16 that went the distance.  If you love finishes like I do then you weren't disappointed!  NEF also announced an upcoming title fight which was between Key Baltazar and Nate Dorr.  They will be fighting on the next NEF show which will be on February 11th in Bangor Maine.  It is rumoring that Bruce Boyington and Glory Watson will also be on that card so it will most likely be another Banger in Bangor!  Special thanks to NEF for allowing us to cover the fight for everyone and thanks for reading all you fight fans.

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