Tag: UFC

Bessette Gets the Call to the UFC

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bessette Gets the Call to the UFC

BOSTON – A long awaited dream, Connecticut native and CES featherweight champion Matt “The Mangler” Bessette (22-7) finally received his call to fight in the UFC. Topping off the UFC 220 card scheduled next week in Boston, Bessette will be facing off against Latin America’s Ultimate Fighter 2 winner Enrique Barzola (13-3-1). “After never getting […]

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LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 31: The Old Port

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 31: The Old Port

NEF 31: The Old Port emanates from the Aura in downtown Portland, and begins at 7:00 pm EST. Stay tuned for round-by-round results throughout the event. AMATEUR BOUTS Female Bantamweight (135 lbs.) Danae Dostie (Kenney’s MMA) (0-0-0) v. Jayda Bailey (Young’s MMA) (0-0-0) Round 1: Dostie throws a shot off the glove touch, but doesn’t […]

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LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 30: Rumble in Bangor

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 30: Rumble in Bangor

NEF 30: Rumble in Bangor begins at 7:00 pm EST. Stay tuned for round-by-round results throughout the event. Unfortunately, the Aaron Lacey v. Bryan Goldsby Featherweight contest will not be taking place due to injury. AMATEUR BOUTS Featherweight (145 lbs.) Angela Young (Young’s MMA) (2-2-0) v. Jessica Borga (Champions MMA) (5-3-0) Round 1: Some feeling […]

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NEF: RUMBLE IN BANGOR “PREVIEW”

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
NEF: RUMBLE IN BANGOR “PREVIEW”

NEF: RUMBLE IN BANGOR “PREVIEW” Bangor, ME — New England Fights returns to Bangor exactly one year to the date. Many amateur fights highlight the night, Most in particular, A clash between “hairy” Fred Lear and “smooth”Walt Shea for the NEF New England Bantamweight Amateur title. Lear (5-2) carries a two fight win streak. The former […]

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LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 29: Stars & Stripes

| June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 29: Stars & Stripes

PROFESSIONAL BOXING BOUTS Super Middleweight (168 lbs.) Jason Quirk (Portland Boxing Club) (5-0-0) v. Borngod Washington (Independent) (3-19-0) Round 1: Washington is playing turtle defense for most of the round, with Quirk using mostly uppercuts to get between the guard. Quirk hits a late round uppercut that takes Washington off his feet, but Borngod is […]

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Powell and Martin Ready for UFC Fight Night 112

| June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Powell and Martin Ready for UFC Fight Night 112

Oklahoma City — Former local circuit MMA star Devin Powell  (8-2, Nostos NH) and  Sityodtong adopted UFC veteran Tony Martin (11-3) are slated to fight at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee scheduled for June 25th at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City. Maine native Devin Powell returns to the Octagon a second time following a loss […]

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LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 28: Invincible

| April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
LIVE Round by Round Coverage of NEF 28: Invincible

NEF 28: Invincible begins at 7:00 pm EST. Stay tuned for round-by-round results throughout the event. AMATEUR BOUTS Middleweight (185 lbs.) Josh Jones (First Class MMA) (0-0-0) v. Sean Worcester (Independent) (0-2-0) Round 1: Worcester’s defenses are almost non existent, and Jones tees off on his opponent at will, bloodying him within the first ten […]

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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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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 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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Who’s your vote for early “Fighter of the year” nominees?

| September 2, 2016 | 1 Comment
Who’s your vote for early “Fighter of the year” nominees?

        We are more than half way through the year now and on what I’ll call the final few holes of the back nine for MMA in our region. With just a few shows left in September, October, and November. We only have a few months to take a good look at […]

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WHAT IS THE BEST PATH TO THE UFC? DEBATE AND POLL

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
WHAT IS THE BEST PATH TO THE UFC? DEBATE AND POLL

  Does anyone have the answer to this question? There seems to be two popular theories that I’ve encountered over the past 12 years or so. Within those theories, there are even sublet situations in which the fighter can even make a difference for both arguments. In all the years I’ve been involved in MMA, […]

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Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon rematch announced for UFC on FOX

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon rematch announced for UFC on FOX

Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon rematch announced for UFC on FOX Courtesy: Dave Doyle -MMAFighting.com Fresh off a pair of first-round knockout wins, Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon are set to reprise one of the most exciting fights in UFC history. The veteran lightweights will meet at the UFC on FOX 21 event on Aug. […]

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NEF UNVEILS ITS CARD FOR DANA WHITE

| July 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
NEF UNVEILS ITS CARD FOR DANA WHITE

NEF STYMIES NEW ENGLAND MMA WITH LACK LUSTER CARD FOR DANA WHITE VISIT NOT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD BANGOR, ME. — The Boss is coming they said…There’s several ways to look at this, and I’ll explain a couple. Sources explain the push for the event as an opportunity for New England fighters to showcase their abilities […]

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