Cage Titans XX Announced


July 18th, 2014

Cage Titans comes to Plymouth Memorial Hall for its 20th event on Saturday, August 23rd and its looking like an amazing night of action is in store. The Main Card has been announced with some exciting match-ups including 4 amateur champions all defending their title belts.

In the Main Event, Cage Titans’ 145lb champion Frank Sforza from South Shore Sportfighting returns after a 3 year lay-off to take on #9 ranked Taylor Trahan from Team Link NH. Before his hiatus, Frank sat atop the rankings with an undefeated professional and amateur record and was the first fighter to win a Cage Titans title as both an amateur and pro. Across the cage from him will be BJJ specialist Taylor Trahan who will be looking to spoil the happy return of Sforza. Trahan just recently cracked the rankings by upsetting ranked fighter Joe Pingitore by late 3rd round submission. Sforza typically uses his wrestling background to take fights to the ground but it will be interesting to see how this one plays out seeing Trahan has such a dangerous submission game!

In the Co-Main Event, Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell from South Shore Sportfighting battles it out with ‘The Peruvian Prince’ Fernando Perez out of Team Boxe. The always entertaining Cupcakes has been on a tear as of late picking up wins in the Main Event at the past two Cage Titans events over top ranked opponents, Kody Norby and Robbie Leroux. Perez has been hot as of late as well and is coming in on a 3 fight win streak, all fights in his home country of Peru. Perez poses a formidable challenge to Cupcakes as he is both dangerous on the ground and standing. As for Cupcakes, his unique style of stand-up is his strong suit and has proven in his past two fights he is not easy to get to the ground. Early predictions are saying that this is going to be a stand-up slugfest and the fans are sure to be in for a treat with this match-up.

In another featured bout, #2 ranked Remo Cardarelli from Rivera Atheltics will face-off with former top 5 ranked Anthony ‘Skwirl’ Carmenatty. Remo is a fast rising star locally and in his past two outings took out 2 top ranked opponents, last show dispatching his opponent in just 1 minute of the first round.  With beating 2 of the top 5 already and the other 2 unavailable, Remo looked for the next best challenger and he found it in Carmenatty. Carmenatty has been on the local scene for 5 years and as a fun fact, was the first fighter to ever step inside the Cage Titans cage, he was the first fight of Cage Titans very first card.  Though he has been inactive as of late, the tough veteran has fought a whose who of local guys and was ranked #5 prior to being removed for inactivity.

Other pros in action…After a successfull pro debut last event, ‘Slippery’ Peter Barret from CCFA will look to continue his winning ways when he takes on grizzled veteran Franklin ‘Turtle’ Isabel out of CNBJJ. Isabel has shown over his 8 year professional career that when he is on his game, he is as tough as they come. As of late though there has been none tougher than Barrett so it will be interesting to see if the vet Isabell has one more in him or it will be just another notch on Barrett’s belt. And rounding out the pros, ProElite’s ‘Brutal’ Bobby Flynn returns after almost a year off and takes on Ralph Johnson. Johnson is a dangerous striker who is coming in fresh off a first round KO back in June and Flynn will most likely have to rely on his boxing background to keep Johnson at bay in what should be a exciting battle.

As for the 4 amateur Cage Titans title fights, the first champion defending his belt will be 125lb champion Kris Moutinho from Rivera Atheltics who takes on undefeated challenger ’Sleepy’ Norman Fox from MMAathletix in Maine. Next up will be the 170lb champion Rich Hunter from DCNU putting his belt on the line against Team Link Hooksett’s Paul ‘Piglet’ Gaffney. The the heavyweights will take center cage after that when Team United’s Mario Gonzalez defends his title against former champion Nick Fonteccio from Connors MMA. And the final title fight of the night will take place between champion Dan Dubuque from DCNU and challenger Ricky Proctor from Lauzon MMA.

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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XIX Recap


June 24th, 2014

This past Saturday night, June 21st, Plymouth Memorial Hall played host to Cage Titans XIX. The fighters truly delivered and the fans showed their appreciation by rocking the rafters at the Hall. From thrilling back and forth 3 rounders to amazing knock-outs to stunning submission, this show had it all! Below please find results as well as various media outlets that covered the event.

AMATEUR FIGHTS

FIGHT 1: 125lb AM – Buun Tengamnuay (0-1, Boston Combat) vs Sheriden Decristoforo (1-0, Triforce)
WINNER DECRISTOFORO VIA UD

FIGHT 2: 135lb AM – Chris Suarez (1-4, Team United) vs Andres Rodriguez (0-0, Sityodtong)
WINNER RODRIGUEZ VIA TKO RD2

FIGHT 3: 185lb AM – Pat McCrohan (0-0, Gillett’s MMA) vs Joseph Cameron (0-0, Boston Combat)
WINNER MCCROHAN VIA TKO RD2

FFIGHT 4: 170lb AM – Carlos Correia (2-0, DCNU) vs Dan Phelps (2-1, Triforce)
WINNER CORREIA VIA UD

FIGHT 5: 160lb AM – Nick Mahoney (0-0, Redline) vs Rick Hacking (0-0, SSSF)
WINNER HACKING VIA UD

FIGHT 6: 165lb AM – Derek Peterson (0-1, Gillett’s MMA) vs Billy Connors (1-0, Boston Muay Thai)
WINNER CONNORS VIA KO RD1

FIGHT 7: 160lb AM – Ryan Kane (1-1, CCFA) vs Jessie Pires (0-4, Team BKJA)
WINNER KANE VIA KO RD1

FIGHT 8: 135lb AM – Fabio Lima (1-1, Boston Combat) vs Randy Costa (1-0, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER COSTA VIA TKO RD2

FIGHT 9: 145lb AM – Jeff Watts (4-2, Parts Unknown) vs Max Barrett (3-2, MAXX Training)
WINNER WATTS VIA TRIANGLE RD1

FIGHT 10: 160lb AM – Jose Rustrian (2-3, Boston Combat) vs Ricky Proctor (2-1, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER PROCTOR VIA TKO RD1

MAIN CARD

Amateur 155lb Lightweight Title Fight

Jimmy Manning (3-2, CCFA) vs Dan Lopez (5-3, Boston Muay Thai)
WINNER MANNING VIA RNC RD2

Amateur 125lb Flyweight Title Fight

Davis Roast (3-0, Sityodtong) vs Kris Moutinho (2-1, Rivera Athletics)
WINNER MOUTINHO VIA RNC RD2

Pro 175lb Catch Weight Fight

John Downey (3-8, Alpha Breed) vs Ryan White (4-2, SSSF)
WINNER WHITE VIA TKO RD1

Pro 145lb Featherweight Fight

Lionel Young (6-12, Wai Kru) vs Peter Barrett (Pro Debut, MAXX Training)
WINNER BARRETT VIA TKO RD3

Pro 125lb Flyweight Fight

Theo Desjardin (4-6, Team United) vs Remo Cardarelli (2-0, Rivera Athletics)
WINNER CARDARELLI VIA RNC RD1

Pro 135lb Bantamweight Fight

Kody Norby (3-1, Ronin) vs Johnny Campbell (6-5, SSSF)
WINNER CAMPBELL VIA SPLIT DECISION

 

AWARDS

Amateur SUB of the Night

Jeff Watts

Amateur Fight of the Night

Carlos Correia vs Dan Phelps

Amateur KO of the Night

Billy Connors and Ryan Kane

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MEDIA

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Video – Courtesy of ProVizion Video

Reviews

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Full Results

Mass-MMA.com

Live Review

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XIX Event Announced


May 5th, 2014

Plymouth Memorial Hall will host the 19th installment of Cage Titans this summer on Saturday, June 21st. The undercard has yet to be released but the entire Main Card has been including an unbelievable Main and Co-Main event plus a total of 4 amateur title fights, 2 vacant belts up for grabs and 2 champions defending.

In the Main Event, Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell from South Shore Sportfighting will take on Kody ‘The Norwegian Assassin’ Nordby. Kody has been out of the cage for a little over a year but before taking the time off, sat atop the 125lb divisional rankings and held a title belt at that weight class. Looking to get right back in the thick of things, he specifically asked for Cupcakes and wants to make a statement that he is back! As for Cupcakes, he is a Cage Titans fan favorite for his exciting fighting style and just picked up a huge win in the Main Event last show in a Fight of the Year Candidate. Cupcakes always brings the fight and will look to show Nordby it wasn’t a wise decision calling him out.

In the Co-Main event, Remo Cardarelli from Rivera Atheltics battles Theo Desjardin from Team United. Remo was featured in the co-main event back in April and after a tough first round, bounced back and choked out the former #3 ranked fighter in New England. Remo now comes into this bout ranked at #2 and never looking for an easy fight, looks to get one step closer to the #1 spot by taking on another top 5 ranked fighter. Ranked #5, his opponent, Theo will have a large edge in experience, having been fighting for over 5 years at 3 different weight classes, and has found a nice home in the 125lb division going 3-1 as well as being a former title holder fighting there. The winner of this fight will surely be looking at a Cage Titans title fight after this one!

As for the amateur title fights, the first vacant belt on the line will be at 125lbs since current champion Ken Murphy is planning on turning pro. Fighting for the belt will be #4 ranked Kris Moutinho from Rivera Athletics and undefeated Davis Roast out of Sityodtong. Next up we will crown a new 155lb champion when BJJ ace Jimmy Manning from CCFA battles it out with Muay Thai specialist Dan Lopez from Boston Muay Thai. Then the heavyweights will go at it as former champion Nick Fonteccio from Connors MMA trys to reclaim the belt from current champion Mario Gonzalez out of Team United. And finally, 135lb champion Manny Bermudez from South Shore Sportfighting returns to the cage to take on challenger Allen Edgecomb.

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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XVIII Recap


April 10th, 2014

This past Saturday night, April 5th, Cage Titans invaded Plymouth Memorial Hall for Cage Titans XVIII. The night’s festivities had the fans on their feet the whole time from the show’s opening tribute to MS to the 3 round back and forth Main Event war between ‘Relentless’ Robbie Leroux and Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell.  Overall the undercard featured 7 amateur fights that would set the stage for the evening’s 145lb amateur title fight and 5 pro fights that made up the Main card. Below please find results as well as various media outlets that covered the event.

AMATEUR FIGHTS

FIGHT 1: 125lb AM – Buun Tengamnuay (0-0, Boston Combat) vs Dave Baxter (0-1, USMMA)
WINNER BAXTER VIA TKO RD 2

FIGHT 2: 155lb AM – Evan Aubrey (1-1, Wai Kru) vs Jacob Weeks (1-0, SBG East Coast)
WINNER WEEKS VIA GUILLOTINE RD2

FIGHT 3: 125lb AM – Ryan Kane (0-1, CCFA) vs Dan Krall (1-1, Battlecrew)
WINNER KANE VIA UD

FFIGHT 4: 145lb AM – Jose Rustrian (2-2, Boston Combat) vs Jeff Perez (2-2, SBG East Coast)
WINNER PEREZ VIA TKO RD3

FIGHT 5: 135lb AM – Ryan Pompeii (1-0, TriForce) vs Randy Costa (0-0, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER COSTA TKO RD1

FIGHT 6: 140lb AM – Chris Suarez (1-4, Independent) vs Max Barrett (2-2 MAXX Training)
WINNER BARRETT VIA TKO RD1

FIGHT 7: 160lb AM – Barry Liseno (0-2, Independent) vs Jimmy Manning (2-2, CCFA)
WINNER MANNING VIA TRIANGLE RD1

MAIN CARD

Amateur 145lb Featherweight Title Fight

Dan Dubuque (3-1, DCNU) vs Billy Keenan (4-2, Redline)
WINNER DUBUQUE VIA UD

Pro 195lb Catch Weight Fight

Pat Schultz (8-2, CCFA) vs Steve Skrzat (7-7, Rivera Athletics)
WINNER SKRZAT VIA TKO RD1

Pro 170lb Welterweight Fight

Keegan Hornstra (1-8, Team KAOS) vs Frank Falso (Pro Debut, Team United)
WINNER HORNSTRA VIA TKO RD1

Pro 185lb Middleweight Fight

Ralph Johnson (6-8, FAA) vs Mike Rodriguez (Pro Debut, Team Trifecta)
WINNER RODRIGUEZ VIA TKO RD1

Pro 125lb Flyweight Fight

Chad Kelly (2-0, FAA) vs Remo Cardarelli (1-0, Rivera Athletics)
WINNER CARDARELLI VIA RNC RD2

Pro 135lb Bantamweight Fight

Robbie Leroux (6-2, Clinch MMA) vs Johnny Campbell (5-5, SSSF)
WINNER CAMPBELL VIA SPLIT DECISION

 

AWARDS

Amateur SUB of the Night

Jimmy Manning

Amateur Fight of the Night

Ryan Kane vs Dan Krall

Amateur KO of the Night

Randy Costa

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MEDIA

Photography – Courtesy of RichO’s Photography

Video – Courtesy of ProVizion Video

Reviews

WesternmassMMA.com

Full Play by Play and Review

Mass-MMA.com

Live Review

The MMA Corner

Results

Post Event Video Interview with Cage Titans’ Mike Polvere

Regional Fight Sports

Full Review

 

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Schultz gets his Farewell Fight
Article from Mass-MMA.com
By: Dan Bonnell

PLYMOUTH, MA– We all retire from something at one point and it’s always a tough decision. In most cases, a retirement is planned and it all goes according to plan and your off to start a new journey. Pat Shultz had a plan, His plan was derailed. Although he competes in an independent sport, it takes two to fight. Shultz’ opponent took his moment away. Reminding us of the true warrior Pat Shultz is, He was prepared to fight heavier, prepared to fight a different opponent, but circumstances beyond his control didn’t allow for it to happen. Sometimes, things happen for a reason and are a blessing in disguise.

A week later Shultz was offered his farewell retirement fight in his home venue of Plymouth Ma. at the beloved Plymouth Memorial Hall. Promoter Mike Polvere of Cage Titans Fighting Championships contacted Shultz in an attempt to right a wrong for him. Plymouth Memorial Hall has been a home for many fighters on the south shore and more specifically, Pat Shultz and his Cape Cod Fighting Alliance. “I think it’s great to have Pat fighting back at Plymouth Memorial Hall. For Obvious reasons, he is the owner of CCFA which is in Plymouth and he is also a very popular athlete in the area and the cape. Bellator was a great potential stage for his last fight, but i can see only one place better and that is Memorial Hall, right in his back yard” says Polvere.

Pat Shultz will be fighting Steve Skrzat at 195lbs. The two middleweights have had their share of dishing out Ko’s in their career and are sure to put on a fight to remember. Shultz had this to say about the bout. Continue reading…