New England Pro MMA Rankings April 2015

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New England Pro MMA Rankings

April 2015

As the new rankings cycle through, a crop of new ranking masters join the thankless job of ranking local talent. Thank goodness for those guys! So…This month brings several changes as Some of the nation’s top promotions visited the New England area. Many fighters had the opportunity to gauge their skills against fighters from outside the local circuit. Some fared well, and others now know where their skill levels lie for the current time. In the Flyweight division, Kingpin Darren Mima welcomed the bantamweights most recent break through fighter Johnny Campbell. Mima worked a crisp Striking attack coupled with some heavy top control to dominate Campbell over three rounds for a unanimous decision. Mina takes control of the top spot once again with the win.

Bantamweight Joey Gomez has been unstoppable with 6 straight victories and 6 KO’s. A devastating striker, Gomez has done all but clear out the division here in New England. The only fight remaining that could make sense is a bout with Pedro Gonzalez.

Featherweight had a busy start to the year as Ray wood took his shot at Anthony Morrison to test the water on the national level. A hard-fought battle found Ray on the losing end. Josh LaBerge was ousted from Bellator with a trouncing by Matt Bessette. Finally Chris Foster made his presence known to the featherweights with a great performance against Featherweight champion Saul Almeida. A dominant effort for three rounds found Saul on his heels and looking of takedowns to thwart the vicious speed of Fosters hands. Ultimately, the judges had kept a good eye on the fight and awarded the wrong guy the win. None the less, Foster improves his position with the performance.

Finally, Dennis Olson returned to the cage in a back and forth bout with BJJ black belt Jarrod Lawton at NEF recently. Olson was able to control most of the match and win a split decision to take the win. Olson captures his 14th win and takes the 2 spot at middleweight.


125lb Pro


  1. Darren Mima 6-3 (Blackhole BJJ)
  2. Remo Cardarelli 4-1 (Rivera Athletics)
  3. Chad Kelley 3-1 (FAA)
  4. Andy Aiello 2-1 (Lauzon MMA)
  5. Chris Cole 4-2 (ABD)


Honorable Mention


Kody Nordby 3-3 (Allaire)

Dan Cormier 4-5 (Tri-Force)

Theo Desjardin 4-7 (TUML)



135lb Pro


  1. Joey Gomez 6-0 (Link Hooksett)
  2. Pedro Gonzalez 11-5 (Redline)
  3. Rico Disciullo 5-0 (Sityodtong)
  4. Johnny Campbell 11-6 (SSSF)
  5. Kin Moy 6-2 (Redline)
  6. Brian Kelleher (12-7-0) Maxum BJJ
  7. Dinis Paiva 6-5 (Keith Allen/ CCFA)
  8. Andre Soukhamthath 8-3 (Tri-Force)
  9. Paul Gorman 11-10 (Academy)
  10. Blair Tugman 6-5 (Ultimate MMA)



Honorable Mention


Billy Giovanella 8-3 (Connors)

Joe Cushman 11-6 (Lauzon MMA)

Matt Doherty 3-2 (Redline)



145 lb. Pro


  1. Saul Almeida 17-5 (Carlos Neto BJJ)
  2. Chris Foster 8-4 (DCNU)
  3. Ray Wood 5-1 (Youngs MMA)
  4. Josh LaBerge 9-5 (Lauzon MMA)
  5. Rodrigo Almeida 12-2 (Carlos Neto BJJ)
  6. Brandon Fleming 3-3 (SSSF)
  7. Peter Barrett 3-0 (Maxx/CCFA)
  8. Kyle Bochniak 5-0 (Broadway BJJ)
  9. Vovka Clay 3-0 (Boston BJJ Nashua)
  10. Bill Jones 12-8 (The Shop)




Honorable Mention


Frank Sforza 4-0 (SSSF)

Taylor Trayhan 5-1 (Link NH)

Dominic Warr 6-5 (Wai Kru)

Walter Smith Cotito 3-2 (Link Hooksett)

Robert Sullivan 5-3 (Baltimore)



155lb Pro


  1. Julian Lane 9-3-1 (Nighttrain)
  2. Luis Felix 12-8 (RockStar)
  3. Ryan Quinn 11-5-1 (ATT)
  4. Lucas Cruz 8-2 (Carlos Neto BJJ)
  5. Leon Davis 6-3 (FAA)
  6. Jimmy Davidson 7-1 (Sityodtong)
  7. Jay Bakanowski 3-1 (FAA)
  8. Lewis Corapi 6-2 (Sityodtong)
  9. Gemiyale Adkins 9-8 (Team Balance)
  10. Bekzod Abdurakhmanov 5-0 (Broadway BJJ/Sityodtong)




Honorable Mention


Andres Jeudi 7-3 (Sityodtong)

Pete San Antonio 1-0 (Mohawk Valley)

Jamie Harrison 6-1 (FAFA)

Brent Kinberger 6-4 (Link Hooksett)



170lb Pro


  1. Chuck O’Neil 15-6 (Mass BJJ)
  2. Gil De Frietas 16-5 (Link)
  3. John Manley 9-2 (Link)
  4. Marc Stevens 18-9 (Jiu Jitsu Nation)
  5. Brett Oteri 12-6 (Connors MMA)
  6. Ryan Sanders 7-7 (Youngs MMA)
  7. Jesse Merritt 4-2 (Anubis)
  8. Joe Cloutier 4-0 (Doomsday/Quietman)
  9. Mike Hurlburt 2-2 (Boston BJJ NH)
  10. Nick Drummond 7-1 (Wai Kru)

Honorable Mention


Jared Lawton 4-1 (IABJJ)

Ryan White 4-1 (SSSF)

Mike Winters 7-5 (Bombsquad)



185lb Pro


  1. Harley Beekman 7-2 (Bombsquad)
  2. Dennis Olson 14-8 (Boston BJJ NH)
  3. Chip Moraza-Pollard 9-8 (CCFA)
  4. Tom Egan 7-5 (SBGMMA)
  5. Eric Spicely 6-0 (Triforce)
  6. Mike Zichelle 6-3 (Boston BJJ NH)
  7. Shedrick Goodridge 6-8 (Renzo Gracie)
  8. Nuri Shakir 17-20 (Bucket Brigade)
  9. Cheyenne Vazquez 3-0 (Sityodtong North)
  10. Mike Rodrigues 2-0 (Trifecta)

Honorable Mention


Ryan Hodge 6-10 (F2 Arena)

Terrell Clark 2-1 (Dragon Lair)



205lb Pro


  1. Mike Mucitelli 7-1 (Tai-Kai)
  2. Dirlei Broenstrup 10-3 (Link)
  3. Pat Walsh 4-1 (Wai Kru)
  4. Greg Rebello 16-5 (Triforce)
  5. Jesse McEligott 5-2 (Connors MMA)



Honorable Mention


Steve Skrzat 8-7  (Tri-Force)

Mark Griffin 5-4-1

Kevin Haley 3-3 (Anubis)


Heavyweight Pro


  1. Juliano “Banana” Coutinho 6-2 (Daniel Gracie)
  2. Tyler King 9-2 (Connors)
  3. Josh Diekmann 15-5 (Triforce)
  4. Greg Rebello 17-7 (Triforce)
  5. Josh Hendricks 18-11 (superior Health Club)



Honorable Mention


  • Christian Morecraft 8-3 (CCFA)
  • Eric Bedard 6-5 (Triforce)
  • Matt Thompson 19-9 (Nexus)
  • Parker Porter 6-4 (Underdog BJJ)
  • Randy Smith 14-15-1


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  1. ron perrin says:

    you better keep an eye on this fighter Jay Perrin @135. He is the real deal..Well rounded and a very talented striker and is tough as nails

  2. blair Tugman says:

    Blair Tugman is 7-5 @ bantamweight

  3. Em says:

    Didn’t Anthony Morrison recently defeat Ray Wood at NEF XVI for Wood’s NEF Title? Yet he’s not ranked? Am I missing something, or would his rankings be reflected in the next ranking that comes out?

  4. Bill Mahoney says:

    FYI Sforza would love to face anyone above him

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