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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