Headlining the event will be New England’s undefeated finisher Manny Bermudez (8-0) taking on All-American wrestling standout Tony Gravely (8-3) in a bantamweight showdown. Bermudez of South Shore Sportfighting is unbeaten since October of 2012, dating back to his amateur days, and after winning six consecutive amateur fights (all by submission, 4 in the first round) made the move to the professional ranks in June of 2015. Since turning pro he has continued to enjoy that same success and in less than two years time has gone undefeated racking up 8 wins, with 6 first round finishes by submission. As for Gravely, he enters the match-up with a impressive wrestling pedigree as a two time NCAA Division 1 Southern Conference Champion and two time National Qualifier at Appalachian State University. Transitioning to MMA and now training at Tech MMA, he had an equally as impressive amateur career going 6-1 before turning pro in 2015. Competing an amazing 11 times over an 18 month span he has now amassed an 8-3 pro record and established himself as one of the top fighters in his home state of Virginia with plans of coming to Massachusetts to hand Bermudez his first loss.
As for the rest of the all pro, 9 fight Main Card, it will feature the highly anticipated return of Frank Sforza, after a two year lay-off, who is taking on Hawaiian Spencer Higa. Also in action, Cape Cod’s Brendan Battles takes on Maine’s Crowsneck Boutin and the always exciting Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell battles Ohio’s Raymond Yanez. Next up, fast-rising prospect ‘Skeletor’ Joe Giannetti puts his unblemished record on the line against Virginia striker, Gary Sheppard followed by former amateur champion Ryan DiBartolomeo taking on Quincy’s David Espino. And finally, rounding out the Main Card will be fan favorites, Jimmy ‘The Tooth’ Manning, Sean Bettencourt and Jeff Perez all in match-ups soon to be released.
As for the undercard, it will be highlighted by two amateur title fights. Up first will be a battle to crown the first ever Cage Titans women’s flyweight champion when LaNeisha Vinson travels up from South Carolina to take on Plymouth’s Kylie O’Hearn. Then the vacant lightweight title will be up for grabs when Brazilian Top Team’s Brian Cosco faces-off with undefeated Zach DiSabatino.
Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans Fan Page for many more fight announcements as well as specific match-up highlights, new fights added to the card and fighter interviews, each and every day leading up the event.
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