CAGE TITANS 35: PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

CAGE TITANS 35

PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

Plymouth, MA. — Cage Titans returns to the Plymouth Memorial Hall Saturday, August 12th for their 35th installment. If you’re counting 19 fights and thinking that makes for a long night….So am I.   #Marathon.

Atop the card is the most talented man in New England yet to have his shot at the UFC, Manny Bermudez (9-0). Now dropping down to bantamweight, Bermudez will most certainly continue his dominance at a more suitable weight for him to make noise at the highest level. Bermudez has been nothing short of flawless in his first 9 bouts. Seeing the fight cards only twice against severe competition. Bermudez meets maybe his toughest test to date in 34 fight veteran Bendy “My shirt is” Casmir (20-14) of the famed Robert Drysdale team in Las Vegas, NV. Casmir is good, but on paper, he’s won only 1 of his last ten fights in the past 8 years. That puts a bit of a damper on this fight, but none the less, 20 wins is 20 wins no matter how you look at it.

The Co-Main Event features who John Cena emulates and basically plays as a character in half his movies. Frank Sforza (7-0). Frank is a Master sergeant in the Airforce for the United States of fucking America. He actually saves lives and doesnt play a man that does in a movie, He’s also a Rockland, Ma. Police officer and member of the regional SWAT team. Basically a hero, so anyone that fights this G.I. Joe is never going to win. Sforza (7-0) is a former 4-Time State champion wrestler, New England champion and two-time All American. I cant even make this shit up. Frank fights Jeff “Candy Man” Anderson (11-15) August 12th. Jeff is the gate keeper to the greenest pastures of great fighters. You have to beat Jeff to move on to these pastures and not just mow them for him. Jeff has been in the cage with everyone. He’s not bad either. Jeff has gone to decision with the best fighters New England has ever produced. Matt Bessette, Devin Powell, Saul Almieda, Rodrigo Almeida, and the handsome Lewis Corapi. Jeff can certainly fight, He may have the worst management on the planet but thats not what were talking about here. Frank may have his hands full with Jeff.

In a featured bout at middleweight, The hardest hitting man in New England Sean Lally (6-2) takes on Tampa, FL native and Irishman Avery McPhatter (9-8).  McPhatter is 6-1 at welterweight and has fought at both lightweight and light heavyweight. His counter-part Lally rides a three fight win streak in which he  recently dispatched of 44 fight veteran Mitch Whitesell (17-27) via KO to make it 6 wins and 6 KO’s. Ive said it before and ill say it again, Lally hits hard, real friggen hard. When Lally puts his hands on McPhatter, He’ll feel it and change his game-plan real quick. Lally has an agenda, break your face. All the time. If you can get him off that path and make him play your game, your chances increase.

Joe Giannetti (5-0) returns to his more natural lightweight division and meets Judoka Keenan Raymond (3-3) If this fight even happens ill be surprised. Either way its a sure win for Giannetti as Raymond has given up on his MMA career about 2 years ago. A look at his Tapology record will show he’s dropped out of 5 straight fights now and the three before that ended in a first round “injury” with only one going his way. Just speculating… Giannetti was originally slated to fight Peter Barrett…awesome fight, hopefully that one comes back around! Giannetti has enjoyed admiring himself on his social media accounts lately. although 5-0, Giannetti has only fought one notable to date and that notable has yet to win a fight in New England himself. Stay Humble Giannetti.

Lastly, Dan Cormier (5-7) and Johnny Campbell (14-9) finally meet. maybe two of the last experienced bantamweights that have still yet to fight each other locally. Both fighters are well rounded and exciting to watch which makes this a must watch fight that may steal the show. Campbell is always charasmatic in the cage. He truely loves to fight, no matter where the fight goes you can tell Campbell is comfortable and having fun. Cormier is much more methodical. Primarily a wrestler, Cormier has developed a decent boxing game but his height makes it difficult to implement in most of his fights. If you can stop his wrestling, you’re golden. The key to beating Campbell is pressure. put more pressure on him than he does you and stay in his face. He loves the fight though, so it can be exhausting.

 

124 PRO Bendy Casmir (Drysdale BJJ) 20-14 vs. Manny Bermudez (SSSF) 9-0

Prediction: Bermudez via choke rnd 2
150 PRO Jeff Anderson (B&F Boxing) 11-15 vs. Frank Sforza (SSSF) 7-0
 Prediction: Sforza via TKO Strike back mount
185 PRO Avery McPhatter (Shift MMA) 9-8 vs Sean Lally (Juniko) 6-2
 Prediction: Lally via KO
155 PRO Keenan Raymond (Judo Club) 3-3 vs. Joe Giannetti (SSSF) 5-0
Prediction: Giannetti via Guillotine
150 PRO Shawn Rall (Evolve MMA) 1-0  vs  Jeff Perez (SBG East) 1-0
Prediction: Perez via dec.
125 PRO Dan Cormier (Triforce) 5-7 vs. Johnny Campbell (SSSF) 14-9
Prediction: toss -up goes to decision

FULL FIGHT CARD- Everybody knows the rules- Subject to change

 

124 PRO Bendy Casmir (Drysdale BJJ) 20-14 vs. Manny Bermudez (SSSF) 9-0
150 PRO Jeff Anderson (B&F Boxing) 11-15 vs. Frank Sforza (SSSF) 7-0
185 PRO Avery McPhatter (Shift MMA) 8-8 vs Sean Lally (Juniko) 6-2
155 PRO Keenan Raymond (Judo Club) 3-3 vs. Joe Giannetti (SSSF) 5-0
150 PRO Shawn Rall (Evolve MMA) 1-0  vs  Jeff Perez (SBG East) 1-0
125 PRO Dan Cormier (Triforce) 5-7 vs. Johnny Campbell (SSSF) 14-9
155 PRO Fernando Perez (Redline) 7-14 vs. Jimmy Manning (SSSF) 4-0
170 AM TITLE Angelo Richardson (Golden Falcon) 2-2 vs. Bobby Gasdia (SSSF) 4-1
HVY AM TITLE Rob Brown (Santos) 2-1 vs. Jeff Soivilien (SSSF) 4-3
155 AM Quentin Harris (1-1, Independent) vs Chris O’Brien (1-0, SSSF)
120 AM Taylor Thompson (0-0, Team BST) vs Stephanie McTighe (0-0, Sityodtong)
125 AM Nick Amendola (1-0, Golden Falcon) vs Mitch Raposo (1-0, Regiment)
205 AM Rob Knight (0-0, Independent) vs Brian Harrington (0-0, SSSF)
150 AM Rich Szeligowski (0-1, Forge Martial Arts) vs Pat Gilbride (0-0, Lauzon MMA)
130 AM John Lessard (2-2, Redline) vs Carlos Vespaziano (1-1, Juniko)
205 AM Ron Marshall (1-4, Nostos) vs Jideofor Ojukwu (0-0, Boston Combat)
170 AM Ryan Dunn (0-2, Independent) vs Rondel Clark (1-0, Integrated Martial Arts)
145 AM Stavros Batsinelas (1-1, Redline) vs Blaine Waterman (0-1, NEC)
145 AM Kenny Champion (2-2, Golden Falcon) vs Antoine Caparotta (3-2, SSSF)

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