On Saturday, August 12th Cage Titans is back at Plymouth Memorial Hall for another action packed fight card. Headlining the event is the #1 ranked bantamweight in New England, undefeated Manny Bermudez (9-0) battling extremely tough veteran Bendy Casimir (20-14-2) out of Las Vegas. Bermudez has quickly become the hottest prospect not yet signed to the UFC and will look to prove once again that it is just a matter of time until he gets there. Standing in his way and looking to derail the hype train though, is arguably his toughest test to date in Bendy Casimir, who is a veteran of almost 40 fights over a 16 year professional career, competing in some of the largest organizations in the world.

In an other highly anticipate match-up on the Main Card, undefeated Joe Giannetti takes on Connor Barry. This is a fight that has been talked about dating back to when both were amateurs and it was only a matter of time before they got to settle who was the better fighter inside the cage. Since turning pro only a year ago, Giannetti has quickly made a name for himself as a rising star by racking up an unblemished 5-0 record, finishing 4 out of his 5 fights within the first round. Not to be outdone, the extremely well-rounded Barry is another highly touted prospect and is looking to continue his climb through the local rankings with an impressive win here.

This card will also see the return of ‘The Unpredictable One’ Sean Lally when he takes on Florida’s Avery McPhatter. Lally is known as being a complete wrecking ball when the cage door closes with all of his wins coming via finish, 5 out of the 6 coming within the first round and his quickest in just 8 seconds. As for McPhatter, he has been competing professionally for over 7 years and over that time has established himself as a pretty complete fighter with his wins coming in all varieties, 2 KO, 5 submissions and 2 decisions.

Rounding out the rest of the 7 fight Main Card, Frank Sforza and Jimmy ‘The Tooth’ Manning look to keep their perfect records intact in separate bouts, two long-time local fight veterans Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell and Dan Cormier finally meet inside the cage and after a succesful pro debut, Jeff Perez looks to make it two in a row when he takes on Ohio’s Shawn Rall. In addition, kicking things off for the Main Card will be current 170lb Cage Titans Amateur Champion Bobby Gasdia defending his title for the first time against Angelo Richardson.

As always the Undercard will be stacked with a wide variety of hungry, up and coming, amateur fighters just getting their starts in the sport as well as established amateurs looking to position themselves higher in the rankings with hopes of earning an amateur title shot. With that being said, the flyweights will be front and center when Joe Smith takes on William Graustuck and Mitch Raposo battles Nick Amendola with all of the contestants hoping a win puts them next in line to challenge newly crowned champion Jake Kasperwoski. Plus, in a fight that very well could produce a highlight reel Knock-out of the Night, Cage Titans 6 second KO record holder Chris O’Brien takes on the talented and dangerous striker Quentin Harris.

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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Cage Titans returns to Plymouth Memorial Hall for its highly anticipated summer event on Saturday, June 17th. In the Main Event, Manny Bermudez headlines his second straight Cage Titans’ card when he battles Iowa’s Joe Pearson. Bermudez is widely regarded as one of, if not, the best fighters in New England, where he has amassed a perfect 9-0 record with 7 first round finishes. Overall he has looked near unstoppable with the way he has been running through competition and many feel it is only a matter of time before he is competing on the world’s largest stage in the UFC. As for Pearson, the 70+ fight veteran (45-31) has had a tremendous career himself, competing for over 10 years in some of the top promotions in the country, as well as in Japan, and currently holds the MMA record for most wins via triangle. With that type of experience, as you can imagine, this isn’t the first time he has had to play the role of spoiler and will be looking, once again, to upset the hometown favorite.

Also at the top of the card, local crowd favorite, ‘Slippery Pete’ Peter Barrett puts his undefeated record on the line against Michigan’s Drew ‘All Day’ Morais. The undefeated Barrett, 7 finishes with 6 in the first round, is dead set on making quick work of his opponent and picking up another stoppage victory after going to a decision for the first time in his pro career his last outing. As for Morais, he is really starting to find his groove in the cage, going 3-1 in his last 4, and is coming into this contest riding a two fight win streak with high hopes of handing Barrett his first loss of his career. In addition, another undefeated fighter, Frank Sforza,takes on Wisconsin’s Jay Ellis. After being away from the cage for over two years, Sforza is now making up for lost time and after returning last event to pick up a unanimous decision victory, he is jumping right back in there with hopes of improving upon that performance. Standing in the way of that though is Ellis, a 60 plus fight veteran who has been competing professionally for over 12 years and a man that has no issue coming to hostile territory with plans of handing Sforza his first career loss.

In one of the more highly anticipated showdowns, South Shore Sportfighting’s Joe Giannetti battles Bang Muay Thai product Vince McGuinness. This fight will easily keep the fans engaged from start to finish and could be viewed as the perfect example of a classic Grappler vs Striker match-up. Giannetti has been perfect so far in his career winning all 4 of his professional fights by first round submission but knows he has a tall task ahead of him if he intends on making it 5 when he takes on who he refers to as, “The Baddest Dude Around”. As for McGuiness, he is returning to the Cage Titans’ cage after an amazing three round striking performance in the Main Event at Cage Titans XXXII back in January which gained the Florida native a ton of fans up here in New England. When the door closes on fight night for these two, the gameplan for both will be simple, McGuinness will look to once again show off his crisp technical striking and keep the fight on the feet while Giannetti will ultimately want to get the fight to the ground where he should be most dominant.

As for the rest of the 8 fight Main Card, it will feature the always exciting Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell taking on striker Timothy Wheeler and Jimmy ‘The Tooth’ Manning in a grudge match versus Montoyia Swilling. Not to be forgotten, kicking off the Main Card will be two Cage Titans Amateur Title Fights in which flyweight champion, Josh Meehan defends his belt against Jake Kasperowski followed by newly crowned lightweight champion Zach DiSabatino putting his title up for grabs against Gerald Meuse.

As for the undercard, in addition to being stacked when many hungry, up and coming, amateur fighters just getting their starts in the sport, it will be highlighted by one match-up in particular that have fans clamoring, Trevor Gudde vs Marty Navis. Gudde has been very impressive in both of his cage appearances so far in his career, earning a second round TKO in his first outing, then following it up with a ‘Fight of the Night’ Award winning decision victory his next time out. As for Navis, he has been dominating in his last two fights as well, finishing both of his opponents by KO/TKO while also picking up ‘Knockout and Fight of the Night’ honors. With each fighter’s attributes and skill levels, expect them to bring that same level of intensity we have seen from them in their past appearances, if not more, because the winner of this match-up will surely be next in line for a Cage Titans title shot.

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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On Saturday, April 8th Cage Titans will return to Plymouth Memorial Hall for its second show of 2017.

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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Cage Titans kicks off 2017 with its first event of the year on Saturday, January 28th at Plymouth Memorial Hall. An exciting card is scheduled to take place with the long awaited pro debuts of two former Cage Titans amateur champions, Sean Bettencourt and Jeff Perez, as well as crowd favorite ‘Slippery Pete’ Peter Barrett taking on his toughest test to date in Bang Muay Thai product, Vince McGuinness in the Main Event. In addition, the undercard will showcase some of the areas best, up and coming amateur fighters and the main card will feature five professional bouts with a staggering 6 former Cage Titans amateur champions competing now as pros with hopes of continuing to climb those rankings.

In the Main Event, hometown fighter Peter Barrett looks to improve upon his perfect 7-0 record against skilled striker, Vince McGuinness, who is coming up from Florida with aspirations of putting an end to the hype train. McGuinness, the product of world renowned Muay Thai trainer Duane Ludwig is not traveling over 1400 miles to be just another notch on Barrett’s belt and will look to showcase his vicious stand-up and go home as the first man to defeat him. To do that though, it is easier said than done as Barrett has been on an absolute tear since turning pro, rattling off 7 straight finish victories, with 5 of them coming within the first round.

As for the undercard, it will be stacked with a total of 10 amateur fights and two in particular to keep an eye on, due to future title implications, is Tim Flores taking on Will Graustuck in the flyweight division and Jurrell Laronal verse Zach DiSabatino at lightweight. Graustuck was unsuccessful in his bid for the title in his last outing and hopes that taking out Flores here will get him right back in the mix. As for Flores, he has been away from the cage for almost three years and looks to pick-up where he left off when he was a winner of 3 straight back in 2013/2014. As for the lightweights, both Laronal and DiSabatino come into this match-up with perfect, undefeated records and know that a victory will push them to the top of the rankings and one step closer to the Cage Titans belt.

In other pro action…As already mentioned, a total of six former Cage Titans amateur champions (Jimmy Manning, Joe Giannetti, Ryan Dibartolomeo, Jeff Perez, Sean Bettencourt and Peter Barrett) are competing on the card. First up, Jimmy Manning, who was a belt holder at 155lb, looks to keep his undefeated pro record intact when he takes on newcomer David McClendon.  Then two former champs battle it out, when Jeff Perez makes his pro debut against Ryan DiBartolomeo, who is looking to pick up his first pro win as well. Next up is a rematch from the last event when Joe Giannetti hopes to prove that the first time was not a fluke when he takes on Keegan Hornstra once again. And finally, Sean Bettencourt leaves the amateur scene behind along with his middleweight belt to make his pro debut against Florida’s Aaron Goodwine.

Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC 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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Cage Titans XXXI on November 5


October 3rd, 2016

On Saturday, November 5th, MMA action returns to Plymouth Memorial Hall with a stacked fight card set to take place with many of your favorite local fighters and many new faces.

On the amateur side of things, two title fights should be the highlight of the night. The vacant 145lb belt is on the line when TriForce’s John Douma battles Juniko’s Bryan Rossi. Douma is a grinder that uses his smothering, top-heavy wrestling game to drag his opponents into the late rounds. As for Rossi, he is riding a four fight win streak with 3 of those wins coming via devastating knock-outs. This should be a fun fight with two clashes of styles, Douma most likely looking to take this fight to the ground and Rossi looking to land that one clean shot! With that being a fight of complete opposite styles, the 125lb title fight will be a match-up of almost identical opponents when jiu-jitsu aces Josh Meehan from Juinko and Will Graustuck from the UFC Gym square off. Both fighters are undefeated with all of their wins coming from submission and a combined 3 Submission of the Night awards between them. For those fans that have a love for BJJ and the eccentricities of the ground game, this is a fight you will not want to miss!

In pro action…Scott Gorgone retuns to the cage at a new weight class of 155lbs to take on 20+ fight veteran Steve McCabe. Fan favorite, Don Shainis looks to pick up his first professional win when takes on Arslan Otchiyev who will be making his pro debut in a fight that could very well steal the show. Former amateur champion, Joe Giannetti looks to make it two pro wins in a row when he battles heavy-handed Keegan Hornstra while Devin Pilkington and David Espino face-off with both of them hoping to get their elusive first taste of victory.

Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC 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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