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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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Better Call Saul…Framingham’s Fighter is Rising

| April 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Better Call Saul…Framingham’s Fighter is Rising

When Saul Almeida (19-8, Sityodtong) stepped into the cage last Friday at CES 42 against Josh LaBerge (11-6), Almeida had hit a three fight losing streak.  His opponent, LaBerge, had  collected another head in his last bout, and  his  only loss in recent memory was a decision to the current CES featherweight champ by decision. […]

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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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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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“The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Answers Call to the UFC

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
“The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Answers Call to the UFC

LAS VEGAS – Local CES star Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath (11-3); 0-0 UFC) will make his UFC debut after years of hard fought battles on New England’s local fight circuit.  Soukhamthath makes his premiere against Albert “The Warrior” Morales (6-1-1; 0-1-1 UFC) on the first fight of the UFC 209 card this Saturday. Soukhamthath, […]

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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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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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12 Rounds with CES’s Greg Rebello

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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

| 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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12 Rounds with Cage Titan’s Peter Barrett

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
12 Rounds with Cage Titan’s Peter Barrett

                                                                                                    Photo Credit: @slipperysworld Twitter Name: […]

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Bessette Ready to Defend CES Featherweight Title

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bessette Ready to Defend CES Featherweight Title

BOSTON–Matt “The Mangler” Bessette (20-7) steps back into the cage for CES MMA this weekend to defend his featherweight world title at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI.  He will welcome newcomer Kevin Croom (17-7) to the CES featherweight division as the card’s main event. The 32-year-old Bessette has a lengthy resume which includes appearances […]

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BESSETTE GETS NEW OPPONENT IN LIGHT OF INJURY TO GONZALEZ, TITLE STILL AT STAKE

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
BESSETTE GETS NEW OPPONENT IN LIGHT OF INJURY TO GONZALEZ, TITLE STILL AT STAKE

 LINCOLN, RI — Matt Bessette will still fight for the CES MMA vacant featherweight world title August 12th, Now just against a new face. Stephen Cervantes (6-1) out of Chris Luttrell’s Gym in New Mexico is also a Jackson Wink fighter. The young 21 year old takes the fight on just 3 weeks notice. His most […]

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DANNY ABAD FIRES BACK AT MAROTTE

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
DANNY ABAD FIRES BACK AT MAROTTE

ABAD FIRES BACK AT MAROTTE…. “I’VE DUSTED BETTER GUYS, I’LL EMBARRASS  HIM!” ALBUQUERQUE, NM —“If I was this kid I would be very nervous! I can expose homeboy anywhere. His camp has probably been wild trying to figure out what to work on. I just have too many ways to win.” —Say Danny Abad The brash […]

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