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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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Bill Jones Loses the Decision against Marcellino at WSOF 35

| March 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Bill Jones Loses the Decision against Marcellino at WSOF 35

Bill Jones suffered a decision loss to Tommy Marcellino tonight at WSOF 35 in Verona, NY. As self prophesied, Bill won over the local crowd showing the heart it takes to go all three rounds on three weeks notice. The crowd was substantially filled in for the undercard so we didn’t experience the typical lack […]

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Paper Gangstas Need NOT Apply.

| March 18, 2017 | 1 Comment
Paper Gangstas Need NOT Apply.

Tom and Joe from 617 productions put together their 2nd tough man competition here at the Shaw’s center in my hometown of  Brockton. They chose to name this competition The St. Patrick’s Day Massacre. Fitting since the holiday was only  yesterday. This is an all amateur card and it is all boxing so the fights will […]

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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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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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“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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Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan talks UFC, retirement and what’s next

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan talks UFC, retirement and what’s next

On January 12th, Peggy “The Daywalker” Morgan announced via Facebook that she was officially turning in her gloves from her professional fighting career. Morgan, who is widely remembered for her impressive performances inside the cage and as a part of Team Rousey on season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter, made this tough decision after her […]

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Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Gets UFC Nod

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Gets UFC Nod

CES veteran Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath will make his UFC debut on March 4th at UFC 209 Woodley vs. Thompson 2.  The bantamweight, who fights out of Rhode Island, will bring his 11-3 professional record against Albert Morales (6-1-1). Soukhamthath stated in a post on Instagram that he is the first Lao fighter to […]

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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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