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Combat Zone 61 Results and Review

| April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Combat Zone 61 Results and Review

  Rhode Island’s Douma grinds out impressive win to stop Marotte Manchester NH — A rough week from the matchmaking standpoint spilled over to fight night as not one but two “No-show’s” occurred in the 11th hour leaving two top ranked fighters in Josh Meehan (4-0) 125lbs and Shawn Melanson (3-1) 145lbs unable to showcase their […]

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Hampstead’s Marotte Makes Titles Defense & Headlines Combat Zone 61 Saturday Night

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hampstead’s Marotte Makes Titles Defense & Headlines Combat Zone 61 Saturday Night

[Combat Zone Press Release] courtesy: Lynne Snierson SALEM, NH (April 13, 2017)— The last time he stepped into the cage, he was the hunter. Now Brendon Marotte is the hunted. “That does make things different,” said Marotte (5-1), who as the huge underdog scored a unanimous decision victory over Danny Abad to win the MMA […]

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Combat Zone 61: Resurrection “Event Preview and Predictions”

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Combat Zone 61: Resurrection “Event Preview and Predictions”

  Manchester, NH —Combat Zone makes its second appearance in its new home at the Raddison in Manchester, NH. This Saturday night is a special Easter eve event! A rash of unfortunate events have caused a severe shift from the early released fight card from months ago to now. However, Combat Zone lucked out, and its for […]

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT CES 42 FRIDAY NIGHT!

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CES 42 FRIDAY NIGHT!

From the fighters themselves, what to expect Friday night for CES 42   Lincoln, RI — Thank Christ for AXS TV! In liew of a planned vacation, I wont be able to attend CES MMA’s most stacked card of the year. (Joe Zarella will cover for MassMMA, tune in here for updates) It is with great […]

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Combat Zone releases full fight card for Easter eve event

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Combat Zone releases full fight card for Easter eve event

  Manchester, NH — Combat Zone’s first card of the year has been released. Full of interesting fights and several top ranked fighters from the region that will all hold a significant value within the New England rankings. Headlining will be New England’s top ranked featherweight and most active fighter of 2016, Brendan Marotte (5-1) of […]

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CES ANNOUNCES FULL FIGHT CARD FOR MARCH 31ST

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
CES ANNOUNCES FULL FIGHT CARD FOR MARCH 31ST

*PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF CESMMA (MICHAEL PARENTE) Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 Photo courtesy of Will Paul REIGNING CES MMA Welterweight World Champion Chris Curtis celebrated his win over Gil de Freitas to capture the then-vacant title at “CES MMA 32” in January of 2016. Curtis returns to the CES MMA cage on Friday, March 31st, 2017 for […]

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New England’s Most Avoided Team (Poll)

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
New England’s Most Avoided Team (Poll)

Many teams in New England carry a reputation. Those being hi-lighted today are those that other fighters may avoid all together when matchmakers begin putting a fight card together. Avoiding certain fighters is normal for some competitors but avoiding entire teams in general has become for a lack of a better word, popular? Some well […]

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THE RETURN OF GSP

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
THE RETURN OF GSP

George St-Pierre Will Re-Enter the Octagon Against Michael Bisping   Las Vegas, NV — The dust has barely settled from UFC 209 and MMA fans are already looking forward to the next big fight. After a three-year absence, one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts will be making his long-awaited comeback. George St-Pierre will […]

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Adversity is a trait Santiago knows all to well

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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Combat Zone Announces Main Event for April 15th

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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A FIGHTER IN NEED

| February 17, 2017 | 3 Comments
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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2017 New England MMA Pro Rankings

| February 13, 2017 | 5 Comments
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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2017 New England MMA Amateur Rankings

| February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment
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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NEF 27: Pick-em

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
NEF 27: Pick-em

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NEF 27 PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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