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Combat Zone Announces Main Event for April 15th

Combat Zone Announces Main Event for April 15th

Marotte to defend 145lb New England Featherweight Title Manchester, NH — Late in the week Combat Zone announced its Main Event for its Easter Eve Show (April 15th) that kicks off the new year for New England’s longest running promotion. Returning to defend his featherweight title in the Main event is Hampstead, New Hampshire’s Brendan Marotte […]

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NEF 27 PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

NEF 27 PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

NEF 27 PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS Lewiston, ME. — February 11th is an important day in history for fans of combat sports in Maine. 52 years ago to the day, Muhammed Ali put Sonny Liston on the floor in a remarkable fight that sky rocketed Ali’s legendary status, cementing the hero as the greatest that ever lived. […]

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New England Fights (NEF)

New England Fights (NEF)

NEW ENGLAND FIGHTS CONTINUING HISTORY Lewiston, ME — One of the juggernauts of northeastern MMA,  New England Fights , calls Maine its home. The state may be Vacationland to some, but to NEF’s ravenous fan base, it is a mixed martial arts hotbed, pitting its best fighters against one another inside a cage. The venue? None […]

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Event Review

LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 27: Resurgence

LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 27: Resurgence

NEF 27: Resurgence begins at 7:00 pm EST. Stay tuned for round-by-round results throughout the event. NEWS: Due to weather conditions, Chris Jacobs will not be present for his fight with Aaron Lacey. Though this is a heartbreaking turn of events, both fighters were primed and ready to go, and both should be commended for […]

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WHAT WE LEARNED FROM CAGE TITANS 32

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM CAGE TITANS 32

Plymouth, MA – The Cage Titans promotion hosted it’s 32nd card at Memorial Hall Saturday evening, which boasted a 15 fight card to start 2017. A more intimate venue, it was quickly evident who the factions in the audience were rooting for.  One side of the hall would explode while the other booed making it […]

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Bellator 163: “McGeary vs. Davis” Live Review

Bellator 163: “McGeary vs. Davis” Live Review

Bellator 163: “McGeary vs. Davis” Live Review Coming to you live from Mohegan Sun Arena; we have Bellator 163 with a stacked line-up. I’m excited to see a few of my teammates fight tonight. Follow along and keep checking back in for the updates.   James Boran  vs.  Vinicius de Jesus 170 lbs Winner: Vinicius […]

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Interview

Adversity is a trait Santiago knows all to well

Adversity is a trait Santiago knows all to well

      Adversity is a trait Santiago knows all to well   Albuquerque, NM — There was never any one key moment in Wilfredo Santiago’s life that made him want a change, rather a life long struggle of pain induced by crime, drugs, and gangs. Spending nearly all of his teens and young adult […]

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12 Rounds with CES’s Greg Rebello

12 Rounds with CES’s Greg Rebello

MassMMA contributer Joe Zarrella (@joezarrellaMA) had the chance to speak with CES heavyweight fighter Greg Rebello (@grebello73) Name: Greg Rebello Age: 34 Division: Heavyweight Hometown: Cranston, RI Home gym: Sityodtong, Tri-Force Round 1 – Occupation outside of the gym? Personal trainer.  I got into it when I first started fighting as it was an easy […]

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No Resurgence Here: Aaron Lacey Hasn’t Stopped

No Resurgence Here: Aaron Lacey Hasn’t Stopped

“Relentless” Aaron Lacey is an intelligent, well spoken, down to earth individual. He has a fiancee, of whom he speaks often and warmly. He has a future step-daughter, a responsibility that he takes very seriously. He loves superheroes (more of a DC guy than a Marvel guy). And his passion is to clobber a person, or […]

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News

Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan talks UFC, retirement and what’s next

Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan talks UFC, retirement and what’s next

On January 12th, Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan announced via Facebook that she was officially turning in her gloves from her professional fighting career. Morgan, who is widely remembered for her impressive performances inside the cage and as a part of Team Rousey on season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter, made this tough decision after her […]

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Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Gets UFC Nod

Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Gets UFC Nod

CES veteran Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath will make his UFC debut on March 4th at UFC 209 Woodley vs. Thompson 2.  The bantamweight, who fights out of Rhode Island, will bring his 11-3 professional record against Albert Morales (6-1-1). Soukhamthath stated in a post on Instagram that he is the first Lao fighter to […]

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A FIGHTER IN NEED

A FIGHTER IN NEED

Unbenounced to most of the New England Mixed Martial Arts family, One of our own has struggled immensely for the past year and a half. This news hits home as this individual is a good friend to me and familiar to most all of you in the community. Current MassMMA writer and former top ranked […]

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Pro Rankings

2017 New England MMA Pro Rankings

2017 New England MMA Pro Rankings

2017 New England MMA Professional Rankings New England Pro MMA Rankings 1st Quarter 2017 125lb Pro Flyweight   Tateki Matsuda 13-7 (Sityodtong) Carlos Candelario 5-0 (Underdog BJJ) John Lopez 8-3 (Underdog BJJ) Darren Mima 9-4 (Blackhole BJJ) Remo Cardarelli 6-5 (Rivera Athletics) Josh Ricci 3-0 (Team Andrello/ Impact M.A.) David Baxter 4-1 (USMMA) Johnny Campbell 12-9 […]

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2016 New England MMA Professional Rankings (August)

2016 New England MMA Professional Rankings (August)

2016 New England MMA Professional Rankings August   New England Pro MMA Rankings  August 2016 Comments comments

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2016 NEW ENGLAND MMA PRO RANKINGS

2016 NEW ENGLAND MMA PRO RANKINGS

2016 NEW ENGLAND MMA PRO RANKINGS (May)   125lb Pro Tateki Matsuda 12-7 (Sityodtong) Darren Mima 8-4 (Blackhole BJJ) Johnny Campbell 11-8 (SSSF) Remo Cardarelli 5-3 (Rivera Athletics Billy Giovanella 9-4 (Connors) Carlos Candelario 3-0 (Underdog BJJ) Andy Aiello 3-1 (Lauzon MMA) Honorable Mention Chad Kelley 3-2 (FAA) 135lb Pro Brian Kelleher (16-7-0) Maxum BJJ […]

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Amateur Rankings

2017 New England MMA Amateur Rankings

2017 New England MMA Amateur Rankings

2017 New England MMA Amateur Rankings 1st Quarter Rankings   125lb: Flyweight   Jose Lugo 4-1 (Rivera Athletics) Nate Russell 4-1 (FAA) Josh Meehan 4-0 (Juniko) Miguel Trinidad 3-1 (Triforce) Justin Valentine (3-1, Underdog) Ryan Kane 4-3 (Juniko) Dustin Veinot 5-4 (CMBJJ) Ryan Burgess 2-2 (Berzerkers) Sheridan Decristoforo 2-1 (TriForce) William Graustuck 2-1   135 […]

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2016 New England Amateur Rankings (August)

2016 New England Amateur Rankings (August)

AUGUST 2016  |  AMATEUR RANKINGS  |  NEW ENGLAND  This quarter, The rankings had quite a shake-up. Many new faces dawn the top ten in each weight class as well as a few new Champions have been crowned in light of some pretty impressive performances as well as some top ranked amateurs moving on to what […]

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2016 NEW ENGLAND MMA AMATEUR RANKINGS (MAY)

2016 NEW ENGLAND MMA AMATEUR RANKINGS (MAY)

2016 NEW ENGLAND MMA AMATEUR RANKINGS   A ton of movement this quarter as the new amateur rankings come out! The recent graduation of many top amateurs into the professional division lends to the fortunate high rankings to some left over. However, lest you think thats the only reason. The first criteria to be ranked […]

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MassMMA seeking Writers and contributors

MassMMA seeking Writers and contributors

| June 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

MASSMMA- The state of Mixed Martial Arts in New England has proven very well this year. Each month we are fortunate to experience either a local or National MMA event within the community.On any given month there may be 2 or three events held on the same month in New England, yet states away from […]

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Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan talks UFC, retirement and what’s next

Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan talks UFC, retirement and what’s next

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On January 12th, Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan announced via Facebook that she was officially turning in her gloves from her professional fighting career. Morgan, who is widely remembered for her impressive performances inside the cage and as a part of Team Rousey on season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter, made this tough decision after her […]

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Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Gets UFC Nod

Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Gets UFC Nod

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

CES veteran Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath will make his UFC debut on March 4th at UFC 209 Woodley vs. Thompson 2.  The bantamweight, who fights out of Rhode Island, will bring his 11-3 professional record against Albert Morales (6-1-1). Soukhamthath stated in a post on Instagram that he is the first Lao fighter to […]

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Adversity is a trait Santiago knows all to well

Adversity is a trait Santiago knows all to well

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

      Adversity is a trait Santiago knows all to well   Albuquerque, NM — There was never any one key moment in Wilfredo Santiago’s life that made him want a change, rather a life long struggle of pain induced by crime, drugs, and gangs. Spending nearly all of his teens and young adult […]

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