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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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Dearly Destructive Dexter Shows Up

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dearly Destructive Dexter Shows Up

Ricky Dexter wants to punch someone. The problem is, he sometimes has a hard time finding people who will show up. While his fighting career started in 2013, Dexter “competed” long before that. “I fought a few bar fights. I was in the navy, so I’d get in some scraps. Stupid masculine sh*t. I was […]

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World Series of Fi… (Bill Jones is Back in the Cage)

| March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
World Series of Fi… (Bill Jones is Back in the Cage)

Two things are shook up everyone’s life in New England this week: A snowstorm and Mark Hoxie’s return to writing for Mass-MMA. It’s not really a return; rather, the end to a hiatus and the realization that my WordPress password is still good. I spent a few years judging amateur MMA here in New York […]

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Shadowboxer: Once Again, Jon Lemke is the Underdog

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Shadowboxer: Once Again, Jon Lemke is the Underdog

Let us make it clear that Jon Lemke lives in the shadows, with ghosts, and demons. Some of Lemke’s demons are from his past… of his own making… and through his tenure as a United States Marine (where he ended up on the Marine Corps boxing team), and his career in mixed martial arts, he […]

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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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Man in Motion: “The” Ryan Sanders Climbs Higher

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Man in Motion: “The” Ryan Sanders Climbs Higher

At NEF 27: Resurgence, the final fight on the card was the shortest. After a good mix of stoppages and decisions, the crowd settled down for a main event that screeched to a halt less than a half minute into the first round, when John Ortolani signaled to the referee that he was done fighting […]

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Almost Perfect: After Young’s Dominates, Lacey Looks Forward

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Almost Perfect: After Young’s Dominates, Lacey Looks Forward

After NEF 27: Resurgence was in the books, everyone with a fight on that card who trained at Young’s MMA had walked out with a victory. Everyone except Aaron Lacey. Fight after fight, dominant performance after dominant performance, four stoppages (Fred Lear, Victor Irwin, Josh Harvey, Ryan Sanders) and two wins by unanimous decision (Angela […]

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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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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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New England Fights (NEF)

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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No Resurgence Here: Aaron Lacey Hasn’t Stopped

| February 6, 2017 | 1 Comment
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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CAGE TITANS XXXIII Card – 1/28

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
CAGE TITANS XXXIII Card – 1/28

CAGE TITANS XXXIII Plymouth Memorial Hall January 28, 2017 Main Card Lightweight – Pro – Vince McGuinness (5-5, Bang Muay Thai) vs. Peter Barrett (7-0, Sityodtong) Catchweight (130lb) – Pro – Michael Whaley (2-4, Warrior Warehouse) vs. Johnny Campbell (11-9, SSSF) Catchweight (180lb) – Pro – Aaron Goodwine (1-0, Gracia Tampa) vs. Sean Bettencourt (0-0, […]

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CES 41 Preview and Predictions

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
CES 41 Preview and Predictions

Contact: Brad Barth (@bgb35) Joe Zarrella (@joezarrellaMA)   CES 41 Preview and Predictions Main Card LINCOLN, RI – CES MMA kicks off 2017 on January 27 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI.  The fight card includes 12 bouts, and features a world title fight in the featherweight division.  The Friday night card will be […]

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Combat Zone Live Review

| November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Combat Zone Live Review

Manchester, NH – Combat Zone revisits its roots tonight as they return to the Radison Inn in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire on the very popular Elm Street Strip, Commonly known as “Manch Vegas”.  Combat Zone finishes off the year with a stacked card and a very cool main and co-main event. Per usual, Combat Zone […]

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Bellator 163 vs CES 39

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bellator 163 vs CES 39

Bellator 163 vs CES 39 This Friday will be a huge night in New England MMA. Bellator MMA is back in town at Mohegan Sun Arena with a killer national line-up being broadcast on Spike TV. Just two hours up the road in Plymouth, Massachusetts; CES is joining forces (think Voltron here) with Cage Titans […]

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