On Saturday, April 18th Cage Titans heads back to Plymouth Memorial Hall for its second event of the year. The fight card will be headlined by the long awaited showdown between 145lb champion Frank Sforza defending his title against Taylor Trahan. This fight has been 6 months in the making and both fighters are itching to get inside the cage with one an other. Back at the event in August, following an impressive Sforza 1st round victory, the two were brought inside the cage to announce the title fight but unfortunately scheduling conflicts and injuries prevented the bout from taking place…Untill now!  Sforza, a dominate wrestler with a smothering ground game, typically likes to get the fight to the mat quickly and finish his foes there, as 5 out of his 7 career victories have come by way of either ground and pound stoppage or submission. As for Trahan, he is also known for his ground work, but more as strictly a submission specialist, and the BJJ purple belt has won via submission in 8 out of his 11 career wins.  Being a title fight we are scheduled for 5 rounds but needless to say, these guys rarely go to the judges so expect a ton of action and someone being finished in exciting fashion!

In the Co-Main Event, top ranked flyweights #1 Remo Cardarelli and #4 Andy Aiello will battle it out for the top spot in the region. Lauzon MMA’s Aiello has been around this sport for a very long time, having his first fight 12 years ago back in 2002. Over a long career, he has molded himself into a complete fighter capable of competing no matter where the fight ends up. As for Cardarelli, he is the young lion in this match-up and will be looking to knock-off the tough veteran. Cardarelli is what you would call the new breed of MMA fighter, one that has no specific background, and trains all aspects of MMA as one art. Pound for pound you will not find two better or more complete fighters than these guys and this easily has the making of Fight of, not only the night, but the year!

Highlighting the amateur action will be the two best Middleweights in New England facing-off for the vacant Cage Titans 185lb title, with Shane Mulligan and Pat McCrohan going to battle.  These two have been on a collision course since they first started competing at Cage Titans and it was only a matter of time before they squared off inside the cage. Both guys undefeated, both guys huge for the weight and both guys accomplished wrestlers…These fighters could not match-up any more evenly so its truly anyone’s belt and it may come down to simply who wants it more!

Also in action, fan favorite Peter Barrett, ‘Mr Fight of the Night’ Devin Carrier, the pro debut of Manny Bermudez and defending amateur champ Jeff Perez, all in match-ups soon to be released. Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC Fan Page for those 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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XXII Recap


January 29th, 2015

This past Saturday night, New England fight fans braved the stormy, wintery mix to head out to Plymouth Memorial Hall for Cage Titans XXII, the first event of 2015. Feeding off the energy of the crowd, the fighters responded and put on an extremely memorable night of fights. On the Undercard, Devin Carrier once again stole the show picking up the win via TKO, as well as ‘Fight of the Night’  for the third time in as many fights. As for the Main Card, ‘And Still’ was the theme, as out of the 4 title fights only the 145lb title changed hands. And in the final two fights of the night, both fights lived up to the hype and in the Co-Main event New England’s two most feared strikers, Chip Moraza-Pollard and Ralph Johnson stood toe to toe trading leather and in the Main Event, Johnny Cupcakes showed killer instinct stopping his opponent in the 2nd with a barrage of strikes on the ground.  Below please find results as well as various media outlets that covered the event.

UNDERCARD FIGHTS

FIGHT 1: 135lb AM – Andres Rodriguez (2-0, Sityodtong) vs Will Smith (1-0, DCNU)
WINNER SMITH VIA UD

FIGHT 2: 145lb AM – Jose Rustrian (2-4, Boston Combat) vs David Espino (2-2, Team Trifecta)
WINNER ESPINO VIA RNC RD2

FIGHT 3: 125lb AM – Brendon Stephenson (0-1, Team BKJA) vs Robby Fraser (0-1, SSSF)
WINNER FRASER VIA UD

FIGHT 4: 145lb AM – Chris Labbe (0-0, Team Anubis) vs Devin Carrier (1-1, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER CARRIER VIA TKO RD2

FIGHT 5: 155lb AM – Mark Cardarelli (2-1, Rivera Athletics) vs Angel Rodriguez (0-1, Boston Combat)
WINNER CARDARELLI VIA RNC RD1

FIGHT 6: 125lb PRO – Anthony Carmenatty (0-4, Independent) vs Nick Iaciofano (0-0, USMMA)
WINNER IACIOFANO VIA TKO RD1

FIGHT 7: 180lb PRO – Sean Lally (1-1, CCFA) vs Tunde Odomusu (2-2, Independent)
WINNER LALLY VIA RNC RD1

MAIN CARD

Amateur 170lb Welterweight Title Fight

Carlos Correia (3-0, DCNU) vs Champion Paul Gaffney (4-1, Team Link)
WINNER GAFFNEY VIA UD

Amateur 155lb Lightweight Title Fight

Billy Connors (3-0, Boston Muay Thai) vs Champion Jim Manning (5-2, CCFA)
WINNER MANNING VIA RNC RD2

Amateur 145lb Featherweight Title Fight

Jeff Perez (4-2, SBG East) vs Champion Ricky Proctor (4-1, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER PEREZ VIA DOCTOR STOPPAGE BEFORE RD4

Amateur 135lb Bantamweight Title Fight

Max Barrett (4-3, CCFA) vs Champion Manny Bermudez (6-1, SSSF)
WINNER BERMUDEZ VIA RNC RD2

Pro 185lb Middleweight Fight

Ralph Johnson (9-12, FAF/Wai Kru) vs Chip Moraza-Pollard (8-7, CCFA)
WINNER MORAZA-POLLARD VIA RNC RD1

Pro 130lb Catchweight Fight

Billy Giovanella (8-2, Connors MMA ) vs Johnny Campbell (10-5, SSSF)
WINNER CAMPBELL VIA TKO RD2

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AWARDS

Amateur SUB of the Night

Mark Cardarelli

Amateur Fight of the Night

Devin Carrier vs Nick Labbe

(T)KO of the Night

Nick Iaciofano

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MEDIA

Photography – RichO’s Photography

Video – Courtesy of ProVizion Video

Reviews

WesternmassMMA.com – Review and Results

Mass-MMA.com – Review and Results

Wicked Local – Into the Sunset (Jim Manning) & Chip Pollard Unbeaten

 

Cage Titans XXII Announced


December 23rd, 2014

On Saturday, January 24th Cage Titans returns to Plymouth Memorial Hall to kick 2015 off with a bang!  The Main Event will feature a 5 round showdown between two of the hottest fighters right now in New England, when Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell battles it out with Billy ‘The Wolverine’ Giovanella. Cupcakes (10-5) is coming in off an outstanding 2014 going 5-0 on the year while Giovanella (8-2) comes in on a 4 fight win streak himself, 3-0 in 2014. Both guys plan on starting the new year off right where they left off and look at the other as just another obstacle on their way to the next level!

In the co-main event two of the best strikers in New England will stand toe to toe inside the cage when Chip Moraza-Pollard takes on Ralph Johnson. Chip, nicknamed ‘The Surgeon’ for his precision striking, is known for picking apart any opponent that dare stands with him. As for Johnson, he is the definition of a power striker, throwing everything with ill intentions, with all 9 of his pro victories coming by way of knock-out. Truly a ‘Fight for the Fans’ that has been years in the making and one you will not want to blink during.

In addition, four Cage Titans’ amateur champions will all be defending their titles on this night. First up, 170lb champion Paul Gaffney faces challenger Carlos Correia. Gaffney won the title in a 5 round absolute war from Correia’s teammate back in August. That night in the cage the belt was barely strapped around his waist before Correia, who was cornering, immediately asked for a shot at the new champ. These two will battle it out to see if the belt is going back to DCNU or staying with Team Link NH?

Next up, 155lb champion Jimmy Manning takes on challenger Billy Connors. The Champ Manning, a BJJ wiz, is coming in off back to back, impressive submission victories while picking up the title belt along the way. As for Connors, the Muay Thai specialist, is coming in off stunning consecutive 1st round KO wins, one in 9 seconds and the other in 20 seconds! This is the classic striker verse grappler match-up, what style will be victorious?

In a fight the fans have been waiting for, 145lb champion Ricky Proctor takes on top contender Jeff Perez. Proctor has heavy hands with an extensive wrestling background and uses that style to make quick work of his opponents, ending all but 1 of his fights in the 1st round. As for Perez, the Marine veteran is as tough as they come and earned his crack at the title by KOing his last two opponents in devastating fashion.

And finally, Cage Titans 135lb champion Manny Bermudez battles challenger Max Barrett. This matchup has the feel of an old, schoolyard scrap where you meet up after class and throw down at the playground. Both these fighters grew up and still reside in nearby Abington, literally 5 house away from one an other, and it was only a matter of time these two rising prospects crossed paths. With that being said, not only will the coveted title belt be on the line but also hometown bragging rights!

Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC Fan Page for breaking fight announcements, specific match-up highlights and interviews that will be released every day leading up the event.

 

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XXI Recap


November 5th, 2014

This past weekend on Saturday, November 1st, Plymouth Memorial Hall played host to Cage Titans’ final event of the year. Capping a memorable year of fights for Cage Titans, the fighters on Saturday closed it out with an amazing show for the packed house. The champion verse champion Super Fight was everything it was billed as and was an amazing display between the two best amateur in New England, Manny Bermudez and Kris Moutinho. The Main and Co-Main event saw the fighters dig deep with Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell picking up the TKO finish in the 5th round to capture the 135lb title and Billy Giovanella won via TKO in the 4th round against the #1 ranked flyweight in New England. Below please find results as well as various media outlets that covered the event.

AMATEUR FIGHTS

FIGHT 1: 125lb AM – Jesse Pires (1-5, Team BKJA) vs Rich Santiago (0-3, Rivera Athletics)
WINNER SANTIAGO VIA TKO RD1

FIGHT 2: 195lb AM – Pat McCrohan (2-0, Gillett’s MMA) vs Yorgan De Castro (2-0, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER MCCROHAN VIA UD

FIGHT 3: 130lb AM – Phil Sargente (1-0, USMMA) vs Jake Kasperowski (1-1, Redline)
WINNER SARGENTE VIA RNC RD1

FIGHT 4: 165lb AM – Chris Taylor (0-0, Victory Combat) vs Asi Somburu (1-4, Upstate BJJ)
WINNER TAYLOR VIA UD

FIGHT 5: 155lb AM – Stephen Langlais (1-6, Team BKJA) vs Devin Carrier (0-1, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER CARRIER VIA UD

FIGHT 6: 145lb AM – Grant Mosley (2-1, Florian’s MMA) vs Nico Byrd (2-0, Boston Combat)
WINNER MOSLEY VIA TRIANGLE RD2

FIGHT 7: 140lb AM – Andres Rodriguez (2-0, Sityodtong) vs Robbie Fraser (0-0, SSSF)
WINNER RODRIGUEZ VIA UD

FIGHT 8: 125lb AM – Dave Baxter (1-1, USMMA) vs Mike Brown (3-2, Boston Combat)
WINNER BAXTER VIA RNC RD1

FIGHT 9: 155lb AM – Matt  Tullos (6-0, Connors MMA) vs Aslan Otciev (2-0, K-Dojo)
WINNER TULLOS VIA UD

FIGHT 10: 170lb AM – Nick Kappes (0-0, Upstate BJJ) vs Sean Newell (1-0, Rivera Athletics)
WINNER NEWELL VIA UD

FIGHT 11: 150lb AM – Joe Giannetti (1-0, SSSF) vs Angel Rodriguez (0-0, Boston Combat)
WINNER GIANNETTI VIA TKO RD1

MAIN CARD

Amateur 135lb Bantamweight Title Fight

Kris Moutinho (4-1, Rivera Athletics) vs Champion Manny Bermudez (5-1, SSSF)
WINNER BERMUDEZ VIA TRIANGLE RD5

Pro 135lb Bantamweight Fight

Scott Gorgone (0-0, MassBJJ) vs Anthony Carmenatty (0-3, Independent)
WINNER GORGONE VIA RNC RD1

Pro 185lb Middleweight Fight

Stephen Stengel (5-11, Independent) vs Mike Rodriguez (2-0, Team Trifecta)
WINNER RODRIGUEZ VIA TKO RD1

Pro 160lb Catch Weight Fight

Sean Nichols (1-2, Sityodtong) vs Alex Dunworth (1-1, Rivera AthleticS)
WINNER DUNWORTH VIA GUILLOTINE RD1

Pro 155lb Lightweight Fight

Louis Torres (1-2, IronHouse MMA) vs Peter Barrett (2-0, CCFA)
WINNER BARRETT VIA TKO RD1

Pro 135lb Bantamweight Title Fight

Juan Puerta (8-3, ATT) vs Johnny Campbell (8-5, SSSF)
WINNER CAMPBELL VIA TKO RD5

Pro 135lb Bantamweight Fight

Billy Giovanella (7-2, Connors MMA ) vs Remo Cardarelli (4-0, Rivera Atheltics)
WINNER GIOVANELLA VIA TKO RD4

AWARDS

Amateur SUB of the Night

grant Mosley

Amateur Fight of the Night

Devin Carrier vs Stephen Langlais

Amateur KO of the Night

Rich Santiago

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MEDIA

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Video – Courtesy of ProVizion Video

Reviews

WesternmassMMA.com

Review and Results

Mass-MMA.com

Review and Results

 

Cage Titans XXI Announced


September 25th, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st Cage Titans invades Plymouth Memorial Hall for a completely stacked night of MMA action. Headlining the event will be the two top ranked, pro flyweight fighters in New England, Billy Giovanella and Remo Cardarelli, battling it out for bragging rights, the #1 ranking and the first ever Cage Titans pro 125lb title. #2 ranked Giovanella (7-2) comes in with an extensive wrestling background and has paired that nicely with jiu-jitsu becoming a very dangerous ground fighter. Once on the ground, he can finish the fight with brutal ground and pound or slick submissions and it shows as 5 out of his 7 victories have come via TKO stoppage or submission. As for #1 ranked Cardarelli (4-0) he is part of the new breed of MMA fighters coming into the sport with no specific background and just training all aspects of MMA since the start.  With that being said, Cardarelli also seems to be strongest on the ground as all 4 of his pro fights have ended with him winning via submission.

In the co-main event, Johhny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell battles Juan Puerta for the vacant 135lb Cage Titans championship. Campbell is one of New England’s most exciting fighters and comes in winning 5 out of his last 6 fights. Puerta, a former Boston resident, resides now in Georgia training with American Top team and plans to come home and put on a show for his family up here. The submission specialist, Puerta, has finished 5 out of his 8 victories via sub and is on a 5 fight win streak. The typical striker verse grappler match-up in this one so winning will boil down to where this fight ends up taking place, on the ground or on the feet!

The featured amateur fight of the night will be between 125lb amateur champ Kris Moutinho taking on 135lb amateur champ Manny Bermudez. Upon pretty much cleaning out their divisions, this ‘Super Fight’ is between the two very best amateurs in New England, both #1 ranked in their respective divisions. Moutinho (4-1) picked up the Cage Titans title and top ranking by beating undefeated prospect Davis Roast via 2nd round submission and then defending the belt by stopping another undefeated challenger in Norman Fox via first round TKO. As for Bermudez (5-1) he is where he is by stopping practically everyone who has stood with him in the cage, winning all 5 of his fights via submission, with all but one of them coming within the first round. Moutinho’s wrestling verse Bermudez’ jiu-jitsu, this fight has classic written all over it!

Other fights already announced so far include 145lb amateur champion Ricky Proctor defending his title against #1 contender Jeff Perez. A fight that will surely produce fireworks, Perez is coming in off 2 straight impressive TKO stoppage wins while Proctor has produced 3 finish victories himself, all coming within the first round. Plus #1 ranked, 155lb champion Jimmy Manning is putting his belt on the line against undefeated, Kevin Schneider. Manning, a BJJ wiz, is coming off back to back submission finishes while picking up the title and top ranking along the way. Schneider, a GnP specialist, has been on a tear since starting his career, climbing the rankings ladder with a relentless style going 4-0 so far.

Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC Fan Page for breaking fight announcements, specific match-up highlights and interviews that will be released every day leading up the event.

 

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