Cage Titans XXVII on January 30


December 27th, 2015

After 5 amazing sold-out events last year, Cage Titans puts 2015 behind them and looks forward to an even better 2016. With that being said, there is no better time to start than when they return to Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, January 30th. There will be three titles on the line, fan favorites returning to action and hungry up and comers all taking the cage looking to start the new year off with a bang! In one of the most anticipated fights of the night, Jeff Perez and Don Shainis battle it out for the 145lb title. Shainis, who was the 155lb champ, vacated his belt at that weight and now looks to take his undefeated record to this new class and reign supreme there. As for Perez, he is a former, defending champion and when the 145lb belt became vacant, he offered to take on anyone in order to capture the belt once again. What more could you ask for, two of the very best fighters in New England squaring off in a title fight matchup that has “Fight of the Night” written all over it! (UPDATE – Perez was forced to withdraw due to injury so Kris Moutinho decided to postpone going pro and not vacate his belt so will now defend it against Shainis)

In addition, the flyweight title will also be on the line when top contenders, Ryan ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Kane takes on Rich Santiago. This grudge match has been brewing for a while and after exchanging many verbal taunts, they finally get to meet inside the cage. Obviously on fight night both want to walk away with the belt, but not seeing their rival leave with it around their waist, as well as having bragging rights, adds even more fuel to this fire.

And the final title fight of the night will see current 155lb champion, Joe Giannetti defend his belt against Jose Rivera. These two guys are familiar foes as they fought last January, with Giannetti picking up the second round submission victory. Since then though, Rivera has been on an absolute tear stopping all 3 of his next opponents via chokes while positioning himself for this desired rematch. As for Giannetti, no one has yet been able to figure him out, sporting a 6-0 record with all wins via stoppage, and he predicts the same result when he defends his title this go around with Rivera.

In other action, Keegan Hornstra returns to the cage to take on the very active Sean Lally. The hard hitting Lally had a busy 2015 going 3-1, with all stoppage victories, and is looking to make quick work of his first opponent here in 2016. As for Hornstra, he has been out of the cage for a year and a half and hopes to pick up where he left off when he was winner of 2 out 3 fights, with both wins via first round finishes. Adding fuel to the fire, this is a fight that Hornstra specifically asked for and Lally feels it is his place to send Hornstra back to the sidelines wishing he never made the return to action.

Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC Fan Page for those 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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XXVI Recap


November 12th, 2015

Cage Titans held its final event of 2015 this past weekend at Plymouth Memorial Hall with another sold-out event. The night had a little bit of everything and kept the fans engaged the entire evening. The Undercard featured an unprecedented 13 fighters making their cage debuts and each and every one of them made the most of it. As for the Main Card, we saw the crowning of a new champion in the lightweight division with Joe Giannetti keeping his perfect record intact and taking home the vacant title. After that we were witness to an incredible battle between Sean Nichols and Devin Carrier in what many were calling ‘Fight of the Year”. In the Co-Main event, Will Santiago lived up to his reputation as a heavy-hitter and captured the Welterweight belt by landing a bomb of an uppercut, leading to a guillotine victory. And finally, closing out the night we saw a high-level chess match between UFC vet Tateki Matsuda and crowd favorite Johnny Campbell that ended up going the distance with Matsuda edging out the decision on the judges scorecards.  Below please find results of all the fights as well as various media outlets that covered the event.

UNDERCARD FIGHTS

Fight 1: 125lb AM – Jared York (0-0, TriForce) vs Tim Hagan (0-0, Nostos)
WINNER HAGAN VIA TKO RD1

Fight 2: 155lb AM – Derek Trahan (0-0, Santos BJJ) vs Alex Dolan (0-1, Victory)
WINNER TRAHAN GUILLOTINE RD1

Fight 3: 135lb AM – Andres Rodriguez (2-1, Sityodtong) vs Rob Rios (2-3, Underdog)
WINNER RODRIGUEZ VIA UD

Fight 4: 135lb AM – Jessie Pires (1-7, Team BKJA) vs John Payne (1-2, Lauzon)
WINNER PIRES VIA TRIANGLE RD2

Fight 5: 185lb AM – Sean Stone (0-0, WMMA) vs Sean Bettencourt (1-1, Victory)
WINNER BETTENCOURT VIA SPLIT DECISION

Fight 6: 125lb AM – James Palmer (0-0, F5 Fight Team) vs Richard Santiago (2-4, RAC)
WINNER SANTIAGO VIA RNC RD1

Fight 7: 145lb AM – Aaron Hughes (0-0, TriForce) vs Joe Smith (0-0, Lauzon)
WINNER SMITH VIA UD

Fight 8: Hvy AM – Rob Brown (1-1, Santos BJJ) vs Zeal McGrew (0-0, Redline)
WINNER BROWN VIA TKO RD2

Fight 9: 170lb AM – Stephen Langlais (1-7, Team BKJA) vs Antoine Caparotta (0-0, SSSF)
WINNER CAPAROTTA VIA AMERICANA RD1

Fight 10: 140lb AM – Carlos Valladares (F5 Fight Team) vs Julio Martinez (0-0, Juniko)
WINNER VALLADARES VIA UD

Fight 11: 155lb AM – Dan Napolitano (0-0, Franklin Martial Arts) vs Bobby Baker (0-1, Victory)
WINNER NAPOLITANO VIA TKO RD3

Fight 12: 115lb AM – Melissa Ann Infurna (0-0, MassBJJ) vs Hilarie Rose (1-1, USMMA)
WINNER ROSE VIA TKO RD1

MAIN CARD

Amateur 155lb Lightweight Title Fight (Vacant)

Joe Giannetti (5-0, SSSF) vs Jacob Weeks (3-1, SBG East)
WINNER GIANNETTI VIA D’ARCE RD3

Pro 155lb Lightweight Fight

Devin Carrier (0-0, Lauzon) vs Sean Nichols (1-3, Sityodtong)
WINNER NICHOLS VIA UD

Pro 190lb Catchweight Fight

Ralph Johnson (10-14, FAF) vs Roger Bracket (5-4, Lakeville MMA)
WINNER BRACKETT VIA TRIANGLE RD1

Pro 145lb Featherweight Fight

Scott Gorgone (2-0, MassBJJ) vs Manny Bermudez (3-0, SSSF)
WINNER BERMUDEZ VIA TRIANGLE RD1

Pro 170lb Welterweight Title Fight

Sean Lally (4-1, Juniko) vs Will Santiago (4-3, F5)
WINNER SANTIAGO VIA GULILOTINE RD1

Pro 125lb Flyweight Fight

Johnny Campbell (11-6, SSSF) vs Tateki Matsuda (10-7, Sityodtong)
WINNER MATSUDA VIA UD

AWARDS

Amateur SUB of the Night

Rich Santiago

Amateur Fight of the Night

Bobby Baker vs Dan Napolitano

(T)KO of the Night

Hilarie Rose

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MEDIA

Reviews

Combat Sports Nation – Review and Results

WesternmassMMA.com – Review and Results

Mass-MMA.com – Review and Results

Regional Fight Sports – Cage Titans 26 Review

 

Cage Titans XXVI on November 7th


September 5th, 2015

On Saturday, November 7th  Cage Titans returns to Plymouth Memorial Hall for Live MMA Action. The card will be headlined by a double Main Event with the first half being Tateki Matsuda taking on Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell. Adding to the intrigue of the match-up is that fact that these two fought before over 3 years ago back on Cage Titans 8. At the time, Campbell was just an up and comer while Matsuda was a seasoned pro and they battled it out over 5 rounds for the Cage Titans 135lb title. Matsuda edged out the decision that night and later went on to the The Ultimate Fighter show and the UFC, as Campbell continued fighting locally rattling off entertaining wins. Matsuda now having been to the big show before is hoping that a win here will project him right back, while Campbell is right on the cusp of getting there and if he can pull out the victory, it may be that final push he needs.

The other half of the double Main Event feature is an explosive match-up for the vacant Welterweight Title between ‘The Unpredictable One’ Sean Lally and ‘The Brown Bomber’ Will Santiago. Lally has been on a tear this year picking up wins in each of his 3 outings, with all coming via first round stoppage. (2 KOs, 1 Sub) As for Santiago, he is also a powerhouse and known for knocking guys out quick, with many happening in under a minute. (:21, :27 and :39 seconds) Though we are scheduled for 5, its easy to say that this title fight probably is not going the distance as something has to give when these two unstoppable objects meet!

In other action, the vacant 155lb amateur title is on the line when Joe Giannetti takes on Jacob Weeks. Both these guys are studs on the ground and are always hunting to put their opponents away, as all of their combined wins are via stoppage. (Giannetti – 3 Subs/2 TKO and Weeks – 3 Subs) This sets up to be a high level jiu-jitsu fight with the winner being whoever can impose their will on the other.

Also set to take place, two undefeated prospects meet when Manny Bermudez battles Scott Gorgone. These guys had stellar amateur careers (Bermudez 7-1 and Gorgone 4-0) and have continued their winning ways in the pro ranks, both going 2-0 so far with all of their combined wins coming via 1st round submissions!

Plus, the professional debut of Devin Carrier when he locks horns with Sean Nichols. Carrier is one of the most exciting Cage Titans’ fighters, picking up Fight Night awards in all but 1 of his amateur fights, and will continue his crowd pleasing style in the pro ranks. As for Nichols, he is never in a boring fight himself and brings a very high energy every time he gets in the cage. Both guys are very similar and it’s no secret that they both prefer to stand and trade leather so this is one you will not want to miss either.

Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC Fan Page for those 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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XXV Recap


August 30th, 2015

This past Saturday night, Cage Titans held the company’s 25th event at beautiful Plymouth Memorial Hall. The show sold-out before the doors even opened and the crowd set the ton for an amazing night by getting loud and into the fights! The fight between David Espino and Max Barrett was the highlight on the undercard as both guys stood toe to toe for all 3 rounds, on their way to picking up Fight of the Night honors. As for the Main Card, the amateur title fights were front and center and each one of the three delivered. First up, the first ever female title was on the line and we saw what many are calling, ‘the best women’s fight they have ever seen’ when Devon Estes and Sarah Click fought tooth and nail for 3 rounds before Click landed a clean shot knocking out her opponent. Next up was champion Don Shainis defending his belt against Devin Carrier. Carrier truly raised his game but feel just a little short as the champion, Shainis, got the nod from the judges. And finally, in a champion vs champion showdown, 125lb & 135lb champion, Kris Moutinho went up to 145lbs to challenge champion of that weight class, Jeff Perez. A close fight came down to Moutinho having the edge in wrestling getting the unanimous decision victory and becoming the first ever three division champion! Below please find results of all the fights as well as various media outlets that covered the event.

UNDERCARD FIGHTS

FIGHT 1: 185lb AM – Jon Ciampa (0-0, Connors MMA) vs Kris Silck (0-0, Hard Knocks/SSSF)
WINNER SILCK TKO RD3

FIGHT 2: 125lb AM – Miguel Trinadad (1-0, TriForce) vs Jose Lugo (1-0, Rivera Athletics)
WINNER TRINADAD GUILLOTINE RD1

FIGHT 3: 145lb AM – Billy Keenan (4-1, Redline) vs Arslan Otchiyev (2-1, Speed School)
WINNER KEENAN VIA SPLIT DECISION

FIGHT 4: Hvy AM – Gravin Guillen (2-3, Indy) vs Jay Philips (0-0, SSSF)
WINNER PHILIPS VIA RNC RD1

FIGHT 5: 125lb AM – Mike Brown (3-4, Boston Combat) vs Ryan Kane (3-2, GFMMA)
WINNER KANE VIA UD

FIGHT 6: 155lb AM – Harry Beard (0-0, Connors MMA) vs Chris Mehu (2-1, Gate City)
WINNER MEHU VIA TKO RD2

FIGHT 7: Hvy AM – Jerrie Hall (0-0, Team Link) vs Jeff Soivillien (2-2, SSSF)
WINNER SOIVILLIEN VIA UD

FIGHT 8: 145lb AM – Max Barrett (5-4-1, GFMMA) vs David Espino (3-2, Trifecta)
WINNER BARRETT VIA UD

FIGHT 9: 170lb AM – Tommy Arrington (0-0, Speed School) vs Steve Young (1-0, FightZone)
WINNER ARRINGTON VIA DOCTOR STOPPAGE AT END OF RD1

FIGHT 10: 170lb AM – Scott Sullivan (1-1, MAXX) vs Bobby Gasdia (2-0, SSSF)
WINNER GASDIA VIA KO RD1

FIGHT 11: Hvy AM – Phil Kelly (2-1, Redline) vs Brendan Battles (0-0, GFMMA)
WINNER BATTLES VIA TKO RD1

MAIN CARD

Amateur 115lb Strawweight Title Fight (Vacant)

Sarah Click (4-2, GFMMA) vs Devon Estes (2-1, Martinez BJJ)
WINNER CLICK VIA TKO RD3

Amateur 155lb Lightweight Title Fight

Devin Carrier (3-2, Lauzon) vs Champion Don Shainis (4-0, Redline)
WINNER SHAINIS VIA UD

Amateur 145lb Featherweight Title Fight

Kris Moutinho (5-2, Rivera) vs Champion Jeff Perez (6-2, SBG East)
WINNER MOUTINHO VIA UD

Pro 170lb Welterweight Fight

Bobby Flynn (3-3, ProElite) vs Louis Torres (1-3, BTT)
WINNER FLYNN VIA TKO RD 1

Pro 185lb Middleweight Fight

Ralph Johnson (10-15, FAF) vs Cheyenne Vazquez (3-0, Sityodtong)
WINNER JOHNSON VIA KO RD1

Pro 145lb Featherweight Fight

Steve McCabe (7-16, Martinez BJJ) vs Peter Barrett (3-0, GFMMA)
WINNER BARRETT VIA GUILLOTINE RD1

AWARDS

Amateur SUB of the Night

Jay Philips

Amateur Fight of the Night

David Espino vs Max Barrett

(T)KO of the Night

Bobby Gasdia

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MEDIA

Photography – CrossFace Productions

Videos – Cage Titans Youtube Channel

Reviews

WesternmassMMA.com – Review and Results

Mass-MMA.com – Review and Results

Regional Fight Sports – Cage Titans 25 Review

 

Cage Titans XXV Announced


July 15th, 2015

On Saturday, August 29th Cage Titans is set to return to Plymouth Memorial Hall for another exciting night of ‘live’ MMA Action. The Main Event will feature 145lb champion Jeff Perez putting his title on the line against challenger, Kris Moutinho. Moutinho is already a two division belt holder, both 125lb & 135lb Cage Titans’ champion and less than 24 hours after winning that second belt the last event, at 135lb, he immediately called-out asking for a shot at 145lbs. In this bout Moutinho wants to prove that he is the best fighter in New England period, with hopes of adding a third title to his collection. As for Perez, the extremely hard-hitting champion has looked unstoppable as of late and in his past three fights won each of them by his opponents retiring on the stool. When this match-up was proposed, the champ gladly accepted the challenger’s call-out but plans on proving why he is top dog at 145, and sending a message to any others that have thoughts of taking his spot.

Also in action, 155lb champion Don Shainis puts his belt on the line verse challenger Devin Carrier. Carrier, aka Mr Fight of the Night, is one of Cage Titans’ most exciting fighters, picking up ‘Fight Night Awards’ in 4 out of his 5 fights. This kid is never in a boring fight and is known for his brawling styling but also added a nice submission game to his arsenal, picking up ‘Sub of the Night’ in his last outing. As for Shainis, the undefeated champ sits atop the divisional rankings and picked up the title by running through every fighter that stood across from him. He is a powerful wrestler that pushes the pace while hunting for the finish and it shows as all of his wins so far in his career have come via either submission or KO. Overall this match-up is sure to produce fireworks and one that you will not want to miss!

And in the final title fight of the night, Sarah Click and Devon Estes battle it out for the first ever Cage Titans female 115lb title. Estes, the submission ace, is coming in hot off of back to back, first round submission wins. Many will remember her from last event when she competed alongside her fiancee, Steve McCabe, and they both picked up armbar victories in under 2 minutes. They are once again fighting together on this card so surely will be looking for those same results. As for Click, the heavy handed striker, is on an impressive streak of her own winning 4 out of her last 5 fights, 2 via KO. Outside the cage she is a member of the US Army and for the first time in almost a year, will be competing in her home state, so definitely looking for a happy homecoming. Two of the best female fighters in the region and a classic grappler vs striker match-up to crown a new champ, you could not ask for a better title fight in the budding female division!

Also in action, fan-favorite Peter Barrett returns to the cage to take on the above mentioned Steve McCabe, a grudge match for the ages between Ryan Cushing and Max Barrett, two former Cage Titans 145lb amateur champions Dan Dubuque and Ruso Khubesjashvili battling it out now as pros and Joe Giannetti and Alex Ortiz squaring off for the #1 contender spot and a shot at the title next event. Be sure to follow along on the Cage Titans FC Fan Page for those 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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