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February 24, 2024

🏟 LIVE REVIEW--🏟 COMBAT ZONE 83--2/24/2024---MANCHESTER NH --[Start Time 6:00PM EST]


--THE LEAD-IN--

Combat Zone has a stacked card for their new venue in Manchester NH.  They start off with some kickboxing, some grappling then some mixed martial arts.  I will be watching the live stream and the commentators are Maddie Levine, Anthony Rita and Brendon Marotte.  Please follow along as I recap the night...

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180 AM KICK Chorobi Sagna  vs.  Nadav Moskovic

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE KICK RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Chorobi Sagna defeats Nadav Moskovic via unanimous decision.

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GRAPPLING Tim Caron  vs.  Jesse McElligott

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE GRAPPLING RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Tim Caron and Jesse McElligot resulted in a draw.

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135 AM KICK Leon Goodale  vs.  PJ Perrone

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE KICK RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Leon Goodale defeats PJ Perrone via unanimous decision.

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135 AM KICK Erika Medina  vs.  Meaghan Hanley

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE KICK RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Erika Medina defeats Meaghan Hanley via split decision.

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170 AM KICK TITLE Kevin Barzola  vs.  Kyle Adams

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE KICK RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Kevin Barzola defeats Kyle Adams via unanimous decision.  He gets the strap!

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165 AM MMA Hunter Darling  vs.  Nick Johnson

Rd 1: They both are content to slugging it out this entire round.  Hunter gets the takedown as the round ends.

Darling 10-9

Rd 2:  Once again they are happy with just standing and banging.  Nick presses Hunter up against the cage.  Hunter breaks and gets in a big combo.  

Darling 10-9

Rd 3:  Nice back and forth stand up to start the round off.  Nick presses Hunter up against the cage and gets the slam.  Hunter very quickly gets back up and they are back to the center.  

Johnson 10-9

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Hunter Darling defeats Nick Johnson via split decision.

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155 AM MMA Evan Pariseau  vs.  Will Smith

Rd 1: They collide and go to the ground.  Evan gets a belly down armbar and the ref stops the fight as the arm popped.

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Evan Pariseau defeats Will Smith via tko stoppage to armbar at 14 seconds in Rd 1.

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135 AM MMA Sean Nichols  vs.  Angel Sanchez

Rd 1: Sean gets the takedown and is in the guard.  He has him on the mat for minute or so and Angle works his way up.  Sean is looking for another takedown as the round ends.

Nichols 10-9

Rd 2:  Sean is pressing Angel up against the cage.  Angel reverses it and Sean ends up getting a takedown as the round ends.

Nichols 10-9

Rd 3:  They stand and strike for a minute.  Sean closes the gap and has the back of Angel.  He rips him down to the mat.  He is looking for the rear naked choke but only has 1 leg hooked at the time.  

Nichols 10-9

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Sean Nichols defeats Angel Sanchez via unanimous decision.

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170 AM MMA Dimitri Kabouris  vs.  Gavin O'Connell

Rd 1: They clinch and fall to the mat.  Dimitri is trying for a triangle from the bottom.  They scramble and Gavin is on the bottom looking for a takedown of his own.  Dimitri is on top getting in some ground and pound as the round ends.

Kabouris 10-9

Rd 2:  They collide and go down to the mat.  Gavin is on top and looking for some ground and pound.  Dimitri tries to stand up and Gavin pounds him back to the mat.  He gets in some more ground and pound and gets the stoppage.                                                                                

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Gavin O'Connell defeats Dimitri Kabouris via tko stoppage to strikes at 2:34 in Round 2.

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205 AM MMA Logan Bond  vs.  Bruce Pacy

Rd 1: The heavies come out swinging.  Bruce gets in the better of the exchanges.  Logan slips and Pacy dives in.  Logan reverses and works his way up as the round ends.

Pacy 10-9

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Rd 3:  Logan gets the takedown and controls the round on top.

Bond 10-9

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Logan Bond defeats Bruce Pacy via unanimous decision.  

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145 AM MMA Isaiah Longs  vs.  Julian Connerton

Rd 1: They start out striking.  Isaiah gets the takedown and Julian pops right back up.  Nice leg kick from Isaiah.  Julian spins and grabs the back and rips Isaiah to the mat.  

Connerton 10-9

Rd 2:  Both fighters are swinging hard.  Isaiah gets the takedown and Julian works his way up rather quickly.  

Longs 10-9

Rd 3:  Julian gets the takedown.  Isaiah tries to get back up and Julian rips him back down twice during the round.

Connerton 10-9

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Julian Connerton defeats Isaiah Longs via unanimous decision.

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185 AM MMA Joe Peters  vs.  Richard Bilodeau

Rd 1: Richard gets the takedown and has Joe's back.  He tries for the rear naked choke and Joe gets out.  Richard tries for it again and Joe turns into it once again.  They are back to their feet.  Joe gets a takedown and is on top for the rest of the round.

Bilodeau 10-9

Rd 2:  Joe gets in some good shots to the liver.  Joe gets the takedown and Richard gets back to his feet and tries for a kimura.  Joe slams him back to the mat ands stays on top for the remainder.

Peters 10-9

Rd 3:  Joe gets the takedown and controls the round for a few minutes.  Richard bucks him off and they are back to their feet.  They are both swinging away and Richard connects with a big right as the round ends.

Peters 10-9

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Joe Peters defeats Richard Bilodeau via unanimous decision.  

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145 AM MMA TITLE Danny Buteau  vs.  Fred Allen Sfeir

Rd 1: Danny presses Fred up against the cage.  He gets in some knees to the body.  Fred reverses and presses Danny up against the cage.  Danny gets the takedown and has Fred's back.  Danny has his arm around the neck and runs out of time.

Buteau 10-9

Rd 2:  Danny gets the quick takedown.  Fred fights out of it and gets a takedown of his own.  Danny works his way up and Danny knocks Fred to the mat with a calf kick.  

Buteau 10-9

Rd 3:  Danny gets the takedown and Fred stands back up.  Danny hops on the back and Fred gets out.  Danny hops on the back again as the round ends.

Buteau 10-9

Rd 4:  Danny controls this round.

Buteau 10-9

Rd 5:  Danny connects with a kick and Fred injured his arm or wrist.  He turns and the ref jumps in to stop the fight.

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Danny Buteau defeats Fred Allen Sfeir via tko stoppage to strikes at early in Round 5.  Danny becomes the new 145 ammy champ!

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170 AM MMA TITLE Tristan Wood  vs.  Sean Wakefield

Rd 1: Tristan closes the gap and Sean takes his back.  He flattens him out and gets the tap.

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Sean Wakefield defeats Tristan Wood via tapout to rear naked choke at 1:42 in Round 1.  Wakefield becomes the 170 lb amateur champ!

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145 PRO MMA Vincenzo Iannuzzo  vs.  Anthony Vasta

Rd 1: They both work their striking.  Vincenzo tries for a takedown and Anthony attempts to pull guard.  Vincenzos stays up and they break.  Vincenzo connects with a right that drops Anthony in one shot.

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Vincenzo Iannuzzo defeats Anthony Vasta via ko at 2:07 in Round 1.

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HVY PRO MMA T. Jean-Jacques  vs.  Guilherme Viana

Rd 1: Viana starts of us off with some leg kicks.  Terrance seems to be getting the better of the stand up so far in this round.  Viana starts turning it on towards the end of the round.

Viana 10-9

Rd 2:  Viana is turning it on now.  Terrance tries for a takedown but can't get it.  Guilherme gets in a good right that stuns Terrance.  Terrance is wobbly but keeps coming forward.  Viana connects with a few more that sends Terrance to the mat.

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Guilherme Viana defeats Terrance Jean-Jacques via tko to strikes at 3:05 in Round 2.

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155 PRO MMA Jacob Bohn  vs.  M. Al Kinani

Rd 1: Both fighters are swinging for the fences.  Mo is getting the better of the exchanges.  Bohn just keeps coming forward!  He is eating a lot of punches.  He ends up getting the takedown and passes to full mount.  Mo is doing a good job at defending until Jacob works a guillotine from the top and it looks pretty deep but not enough for the finish.  He ends up sweeping and it sinks in deeper and Bohn gets the tap.

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Jacob Bohn defeats Mo Al Kinani via tapout to guillotine at 3:40 in Round 1.

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125 PRO MMA TITLE Harris Bonfiglio  vs.  Tyler Smythe

Rd 1: They are playing the clinch game.  They break and Harris gets in a series of knees to the body.   Harris gets the takedown and Tyler works his way up.  Harris gets a takedown again and passes to full mount.  He tries to take the back and Tyler slips out and gets in a hammerfist as the round ends. 

Bonfiglio 10-9

Rd 2:  They clinch and Harris gets in some more knees to the body.  Tyler gets in a knee of his own as they break.  Tyler backs Harris up against the cage.  Tyler is winning the exchanges.  Harris shoulder tosses Tyler to the mat.  He is trying for the anaconda but can't get it.  They are back to their feet.  

Smythe 10-9 but real close

Rd 3:  They are both working the clinch.  Harris scoops up Tyler and slams him to the mat.  Harris has a kimura grip and takes the back.  Tyler does a great job at defending.  Tyler gets a slam at the end of the round.  

Bonfiglio 10-9

Rd 4:  They clinch for a bit and Harris gets Tyler down to the mat.  Tyler takes his mouthpiece out for a breather then puts it back in.  They are back to their feet and work the clinch game again.  

Bonfiglio 10-9

Rd 5:  Tyler gets in some good strikes.  They clinch briefly and then break.  They are both swinging.  Tyler gets hit with a knee to the liver.  Harris takes the back but Smythe defends it and survives the round.

Bonfiglio 10-9

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Harris Bonfiglio defeats Tyler Smythe via unanimous decision.  Bonfiglio becomes the 125 lb pro champ!  What a war!

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155 PRO MMA Carson Frei  vs.  Nick Fiore

Rd 1: Frei slips and Nick takes the back.  Carson defends it and they are back to their feet.  Nick is trying for a takedown and gets it but Carson is right back up.  Carson gets a takedown and is dropping some heavy hammerfists.  Nick gets up and gets a takedown.  He has the back and Carson stands up and Nick falls off the back.  

Frei 10-9

Rd 2:  They clinch and Nick is trying for a takedown.  Carson makes him pay with some strikes.  Carson controls the rest of the round.

Frei 10-9

Rd 3:  Nick gets the quick takedown.  Nick is dropping elbows from the top.  Nick works a rear naked choke and sinks in the rear naked choke.  Carson fights it but in the end goes to sleep.

πŸ‘Š COMBAT ZONE MMA RESULTS πŸ‘Š  Nick Fiore defeats Carson Frei via technical submission to rear naked choke at 2:04 in Round 3.  Nice come from behind win!

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πŸ†--WESTERNMASSMMA.COM AWARDS--πŸ†

--FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:  Smythe and Fiore 5 round war!

--KO/TKO OF THE NIGHT:  Iannuzzo ko!

--SUB OF THE NIGHT:  Fiore come from behind submission!

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--THE WRAP UP--

This wraps up another awesome Combat Zone event.  The show looked very well done and the match making was great.  Shoutout to Jerome Brasheers for an excellent job with the match making.  The stream worked very well for me with only the audio dropping out once but they fixed it pretty quickly.  

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