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

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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

Cage Titans XVII Trailer from ProVizion on Vimeo.

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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…

April 5th Event


March 5th, 2014

Cage Titans will once again return to its home venue, Plymouth Memorial Hall, on Saturday, April 5th. The Main event for the evening will feature a little bit of a grudge match between two of the top 135lbers in New England, when ‘Relentless’ Robbie Leroux out of nearby Clinch MMA in Fall River battles it out with South Shore Sportfighting’s Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Campbell. These two cross-trained together and after a hard sparring session Campbell took exception to how things went down, and ever since has been asking for the chance to settle things. Typically what happens during training stays in the gym, but this time they will be putting it on the line in front of everyone on fight night! Leroux has an extensive wrestling background, winning multiple state titles, and heavy hands while Campbell is well-know for his elusive quickness and unorthodox striking. Neither guy has ever been in a boring fight and the added bad blood should result in what could very well be the Fight of the Night. In the co-main event two fast rising pro 125lbers will square off when #3 ranked Chad Kelly out of Fighting Arts Academy takes on former top ranked amateur Remo Cardarelli from Rivera Athletics. Chad comes in riding a 5 fight win streak, dating back to his amateur career, and trains at one of New Englands top schools alongside World Series of Fighting Star, undefeated Nick Newell. Remo comes in to this fight with a new training camp, now training with UFC veteran Jorge Rivera, and is looking to knock off Kelly in hopes of taking his spot in the rankings.

Also in action two former Cage Titans amateur champions, 145lb Peter Barrett and 185lb Michael Rodriguez, will be making their professional debuts in seperate fights that night. As for Rodriguez, he will be taking on Big Ralph Johnson. Standing 6 foot 5, Ralph has a great stand-up game and ko power in both his hands as all 6 of his pro victories have come via first round KO/TKO. Rodriguez, standing 6’4, went on a tear as an amateur picking up 4 victories, 2 being first round KOs, earning the number 1 ranking in New England and the Cage Titans title. He has shown that his skills are on another level and ready for the pro ranks but will have a big test in front of him in Johnson. You hear the term ‘don’t blink’ all the time in the fight business but this match-up is surely one that definitely should hold true to the over-used hype phrase. As for Barrett, in his pro debut he will be taking on seasoned veteran Christian Rivera. Rivera has been fighting professionally for over 7 years, as both a MMA fighter and boxer, and has fought some of the best guys the region has had to offer. Barrett is a brawling striker and left the amateur ranks behind after knocking out TWO undefeated, #1 ranked fighters in his last two outings, winning and defending his ammy title. Rivera is the type of fighter that is not afraid of standing toe to toe with anyone and will be looking forward to welcoming Barrett to the pro ranks.

And finally in amateur action, top ranked Billy ‘The Kid’ Keenan and Dan Dubuque will fight it out for the vacant 145lb ammy title left behind by the above mentioned Barrett. Both these guys are at the top of the heap in New England in their weight class and are both riding an identical 3 fight win streak coming in to this match-up. 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.

(Edit – Huge fight added to the Main Fight card…Pat Shultz vs Steve Skrzat click here for article)

 

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XVII Recap


January 27th, 2014

A packed, sold-out crowd filled Plymouth Memorial Hall this past Saturday night for Cage Titans XVII. 24 amatuer fighters, 15 of them making their debuts, stepped into the cage and really started the night off in exciting fashion. From the first fight of the night ending in a quick knock-out, to the unbelievable back and forth Fight of the Night performance between Billy Connors and Nick Renuad to the controversial decision in Perez/Demko battle, the amateurs really got the capacity crowd on their feet, setting the stage for the pros! On the main card, Jesse Merrit’s stock certainly rose with his impressive first round TKO victory. Jesse relied on his boxing background and unleashed a quick combo putting his opponet on his heals before dropping to the mat, with the ref waving the fight over. Next up Billy Giovanella bounced back in the win column after dropping his past two fights (First losses of his career) by pulling out a slick triangle choke forcing his opponent to tap out in the first round. Then Kevin Haley made short work of 15 fight vet Ralph Johnson by securing a nice kimura off his back. And finally in the Main Event top ranked Juliano Coutinho cemented himself as the number 1 heavyweight in New England by dispatching of a former Bellator veteran in under 2 minutes via rear nake choke.  Below please find results as well as various media outlets that covered the event.

AMATEUR FIGHTS

FIGHT 1: 115lb AM – Val Parker (0-0, Independant) vs Nick Iaciofano (0-0, USMMA)
WINNER IACIOFANO VIA TKO RD1

FIGHT 2: 125lb AM – Tim Flores (1-1, Legal Beatdown) vs Yushun Tsou (1-0, Redline)
WINNER FLORES VIA ARMBAR RD3

FIGHT 3: 185lb AM – Michell Barrish (0-0, Wai Kru SS) vs Scott Sullivan (0-0, MAXX)
WINNER BARRISH VIA GUILLOTINE RD3

FFIGHT 4: 135lb AM – Dave Baxter (0-0, USMMA) vs Javier Rodriguez (0-0, Florian MMA)
WINNER RODRIGUEZ VIA GUILLOTINE RD2

FIGHT 5: 170lb AM – Nick Renaud (0-0, Boneyard) vs Billy Connors (0-0, Boston Muay Thai)
WINNER CONNORS VIA UD

FIGHT 6: 135lb AM – Chris Suarez (1-3, Independant) vs Marc Novaco (0-0, Team Trifecta)
WINNER NOVACO VIA UD

FIGHT 7:  145lb AM – Travis Demko (1-0, Wai Kru) vs Jeff Perez (2-1, SBG East Coast)
WINNER DEMKO VIA SPLIT DECISION

FIGHT 8: 155lb AM – Mike Robertson (1-2, Independant) vs Nick Mahoney (0-0, Redline)
FIGHT SCRATCHED ON FIGHT NIGHT DUE TO INJURY

FIGHT 9 145lb AM – Aslan Otciev (0-0, Renzo Gracie CT) vs David Espino (1-1, Team Trifecta)
WINNER OTCIEV VIA GUILLOTINE RD3

FIGHT 10: 170lb AM – Carlos Correia (0-0, DCNU) vs Rich McLaughlin (0-0, Lauzon MMA)
WINNER CORREIA VIA RNC RD2

FIGHT 11: Hvy AM – Jeff Soivilien (1-0, Boston Muay Thai) vs Nick Fonteccio (1-1, Connors MMA)
FIGHT FONTECCIO VIA RNC RD2

FIGHT 12: 125lb AM – Ryan Kane (0-0, CCFA) vs Jared Dalgleish (0-0, Team Trifecta)
WINNER DALGLEISH VIA UD

MAIN CARD

Pro 175lb Catchweight Fight

Jesse Merrit (1-1, Team Anubis) vs Ryan White (4-1, SSSF)
WINNER MERRIT VIA TKO RD1

Pro 130lb Catch Weight Fight

Tommy Balzano (1-2, Team Irish) vs Billy Giovanella (5-2, Connors MMA)
WINNER GIOVANELLA VIA TRIANGLE RD1

Pro 195lb Catch Weight Fight

Ralph Johnson (6-8, Independant) vs Kevin Haley (2-0, Team Anubis)
WINNER HALEY VIA KIMURA RD1

Pro Heavyweight Fight

John Orr (6-6, Grindhouse) vs Juliano Coutinho (6-1, CCFA)
WINNER COUTINHO VIA RNC RD1

AWARDS

Amateur SUB of the Night

Javier Rodriguez

Amateur Fight of the Night

Billy Connors vs Nick Renaud

Amateur KO of the Night

Nick Iaciofano

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MEDIA

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Fan Reactions

Regional Fight Sports

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Janaury 25th Event


December 30th, 2013

Cage Titans comes back to Plymouth Memorial Hall for the first event of 2014 on Saturday, January 25th. The fight card will be headlined with local #2 ranked heavyweight Juliano ’Banana’ Coutinho out of CCFA Wareham/Daniel Gracie Academy taking on John Orr fighting out of Kansas City, Missouri. Banana, a Daniel Gracie BJJ Blackbelt and head BJJ instructor/owner of Daniel Gracie Academy in Hyannis as well as BJJ instructor at Sityodtong Boston and CCFA Wareham, had a tremendous 2013 campaign going 3-0 on the year with 2 of those victories coming via TKO/KO. He pretty much cleaned out the division of heavyweights in New England and is looking to follow-up with an equally as impressive 2014, kicking things off  in the new year with another victory. With no other New England heavyweights available, Bellator veteran John Orr stepped up to square off with Banana but surely is not traveling over 3,000 miles round trip to lay down for the local. The heavy-handed kickboxer, Orr, definitely comes to bang and it shows as all 6 of his professional victories have come via TKO/KO, four of which happened in the first round. This match-up is sure to produce fireworks and alone will be worth the price of admission that night.  As for the Co-Main Event, two of the top 10 flyweights will battle it out in hopes of moving up the rankings ladder in New England. #5 ranked Billy Giovanella out of Connors MMA will take on #10 ranked Andy Aiello out of Lauzon MMA. Billy is a former state champion wrestler who has certainly taken that base and built off of that showing huge progression in all areas of his game. Coming out of his amateur career in 2011 as one of the area’s top prospects, he started his pro career in 2012 rattling off 4 wins in a row before suffering his first loss, which ironically came from the hands of Aiello’s teammate. As for Aiello, he is a veteran with a very well rounded skill set that has been around the sport for over a decade,  competing in his first amateur fight back in 2002. He as well had an amazing amateur career finishing 5-0 but took some time off from fighting in the middle of it before going pro in 2013.  The flyweight division is known for fast-paced action and these two guys will certainly deliver and be leaving it all in the cage on the 25th. (*Edit – Andy Aiello suffered an injury in training so Billy Giovanella will now be facing Team Irish’s Tommy Balzano, a student of UFC Veteran, Marcus Davis)

Also in action, Erin ‘Fun Size’ Cooney and Shannon ‘Lil Ninja’ Harney will both be making their pro debuts against one another. Both these ladies squared off last event in October with Cooney coming away victories via ref stoppage in the first round. Before Harney had even made it out of the cage, she was asking for an immediate rematch stating that she was poked in the eye, causing her to cover up prior to the ref jumping in. Cooney vehemently denies that claim and says that it was her fist causing the damage resulting in the finish. So with the recent addition of the 115lb division in the UFC and upcoming season of TUF at that weight, both girls wanted to start their pro careers off right away and thought there would be no better way than to do it against one another and settle it once and for all! In addition, Ryan White from South Shore Sportfighting will face off with Jesse Merrit out of Team Anubis in a pro catchweight bout at 175. Two Cage Titans veterans, Jesse was last scene in July putting on a striking clinic en route to an unanimous decision victory and Ryan was last seen last January picking up a first round armbar win. This fight should be an interesting battle as Jesse will pair his athleticism and boxing background against Ryan and his kickboxing and BJJ.

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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