AMMO FL 8 Fight Card

Saturday, March 14, 2020 5p

Main Event

 RoundsWeightRed Team Blue Team
PRO3160Connor BarryVSRocky Long

Amateur Title Fights

AMMY5170Angelo RichardsonVSTBD
AMMY5125Nate RussellVSBlaze Robinson
AMMY5155Brian CoscoVSNuridiin Abrar

Main Pro Card

PRO3135William SmithVSChris Disonell
PRO3125Ali ZebianVSCody Zappone
PRO3115Dan CormierVSBrandon Grimmett

Amateur Under Card

AMMY3170Martin ThompsonVSJoshua Dail
AMMY3170Kenyon MooreVSRay John
AMMY3125Maddie O’SheaVSCrystal Nadeau
AMMY3145Anthony VastaVSJonathan Colon
AMMY3145Keanu NavarroVSBrandon Lagasse
AMMY3170Aiden DefrancescoVSJon Hayes
AMMY3125Josh WelchVSBilly Pedro
AMMY3145Tyler O’DohertyVSAndrew Herdan
AMMY3205Imre PogacsasVSJames Wolfgang Fiascona
AMMY3125Matthew RodriguezVSKyle Gemme
AMMY3170Jerome BrashearsVSKevin Coggins
AMMY3155Jake RussoVSTilo Jackson

Grappling

   Gianna DanieleVSJalen Mitchell
   Cecilia VerrilliVSJasmyn Nguyen

(Bout card and order subject to change)

Cage Titans 47 Fight Night Results

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Plymouth Memorial Hall

www.cagetitansfc.com

*ALL AMATEUR UNDER CARD

1Adel Lolic –(0-0 AM MT – Underdog MMA) vs
Josh Bellanger –(0-1 AM MT – Juniko)
180lbs matchup  
Josh Bellanger defeats Adel Lolic via tko
(stoppage at 1:45 in Round 2)
2Tim Cardoso – (1-1 Am MMA – Ind) vs
Welly Sanchez – (1-2 Am MMA – Citadel Martial Arts)
150lbs matchup
Welly Sanchez defeats Tim Cardosa via split decision
3Oliver Berry – (1-2 AM MT – Team True) vs
Felipe Passos – (0-1 AM MT – Juniko)
155lbs matchup
Felipe Passos defeats Oliver Berry via unanimous decision
4Daniel Mola – (2-0 Am MMA – UFC GYM) vs
Andrew Jacobs – (1-0 Lauzon MMA)
205lbs matchup  
Daniel Mola defeats Andrew Jacobs via tapout
(toe hold at 1:12 in Round 1)
5Anthony Alvarado –(1-0 Am MMA – Underdog MMA) vs
Jake Dillon –( 0-0 Am MMA – USMMA)
140lbs matchup  
Anthony Alvarado defeats Jake Dillon via unanimous decision
6Nate Chism – (0-0 Am MMA – UFC GYM) vs
Cortland Sylvester – (0-0 MMA – Lakeville MMA)
135lbs matchup  
Nate Chism defeats Cortland Sylvester via unanimous decision
7Chris Almestica – (4-3 Am MMA – Team Link) vs
Steve Foley – (0-1 Am MMA Citadel Martial Arts)
170lbs matchup  
Steve Foley defeats Chris Almestica via tapout
(toe hold at :23 seconds in Round 1)
8Eric Alvarado – (1-1 AM MT – Underdog MMA) vs
Jeff Joy – (1-0 AM MT – Juniko)
140lbs matchup  
Jeff Joy defeats Erick Alvarado via unanimous decision
9Brandon Neiford – (2-2 Am MMA – Team Link) vs
Joe Poirier – (1-0 Am MMA – SBG East Coast)
125lbs matchup  
Joe Poirier defeats Brandon Neiford via tapout
(rear naked choke at 1:24 in Round 1)
10Natalie Schlesinger – (3-3 Am MMA – IND) vs
Ashley Barrett – (1-0 Am MMA – USMMA)
110lbs matchup  
Natalie Schlesinger defeats Ashley Barrett via split decision
11Nate White  ( 4-1-1 AM MT – Team True) vs
Shaun Shubert (10-5 AM MT – Red Seal)
155lbs matchup  
Shaun Shubert defeats Nate White via split decision


*ALL PRO MAIN CARD

12Rob Fuller – (1-7 Pro MMA – Klinch Tribe) vs
Connor Matthews – (1-0 Pro MMA – Lauzon MMA)
145lbs matchup  
Conor Matthews defeats Rob Fuller via tapout
(neck crank at :57 seconds in Round 1)
13Kris Berberich – (3-6 Pro MMA – Mat-su MMA) vs
Zack Disabatino – (5-2 Pro MMA – SSSF)
155lbs matchup
Zach DiSabatino defeats Kris Berberich via tko
(stoppage to strikes at 3:32 in Round 1)
14David McClendon – (0-2 Pro MMA – Ind) vs
Pat Gilbride – (2-0 Pro MMA – Lauzon MMA)
145lbs matchup
Pat Gilbride defeats David McClendon via tapout
(rear naked choke at :49 seconds in Round 1)
15Roberto Yong – (3-6 Pro MMA – Team Ali) vs
Joe Giannetti – (8-2 Pro MMA – SSSF)
155lbs matchup
Joe Giannetti defeats Roberto Yong via tapout
(rear naked choke at 2:23 in Round 1)
16Ali Zebian – (3-1 Pro MMA – Underground MMA) vs
Brendon Fleming – (7-3 Pro MMA – SSSF)
155lbs matchup
Ali Zebian defeats Brandon Fleming via unanimous decision 
17Ron Arana– (1-3 Pro MMA – Kai’s Next Level MMA) vs
Mitch Raposo – (3-0 Pro MMA – Regiment Training Center)
135lbs matchup
Mitch Raposo defeats Ron Arana via unanimous decision
18Diego Silva – (12-5 Pro MMA – Fusion Xcel) vs
Jay Perrin – (8-4 Pro MMA – Sityodtong Boston)
140lbs matchup
Jay Perrin defeats Diego Silva via unanimous decision
19Kevin Barberena – (7-4 Pro MMA – Fieldcraft Survival Fight Team) vs
Don Shainis – (6-2 Pro MMA – Citadel Martial Arts)
145lbs matchup
Don Shainis defeats Kevin Barbareno via tko stoppage
(strikes at 1:33 in Round 2)
20*CO-MAIN
Jeff Perez – (5-1 Pro MMA – Sityodtong Boston) vs
Johnny Campbell – (19-12 Pro MMA – SSSF)
135lbs matchup  
Johnny Campbell defeats Jeff Perez via tko stoppage
(strikes at :54 seconds in Round 3)
21*MAIN EVENT
Tateki Matsuda – (15-9 Pro MMA – Broadway Bjj) vs
Kin Moy – (11-4 Pro MMA – Citadel Martial Arts)
135lbs matchup  
Kin Moy defeats Tateki Matsuda via unanimous decision

Cage Titans 47 Fight Card

CAGE TITANS 47

FULL FIGHT CARD

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Plymouth Memorial Hall

www.cagetitansfc.com

*ALL AMATEUR UNDER CARD

  1. Adel Lolic –(0-0 AM MT – Underdog MMA) vs Josh Bellanger –(0-1 AM MT – Juniko)
    180lbs matchup
  2. Anthony Alvarado –(1-0 Am MMA – Underdog MMA) vs Jake Dillon –( 0-0 Am MMA – USMMA) 140lbs matchup
  3. Eric Alvarado – (1-1 AM MT – Underdog MMA) vs Jeff Joy – (1-0 AM MT – Juniko) 140lbs matchup
  4. Tim Cardoso – (1-1 Am MMA – Ind) vs Welly Sanchez – (1-2 Am MMA – Citadel Martial Arts)
    150lbs matchup
  5. Daniel Mola – (2-0 Am MMA – UFC GYM) vs Andrew Jacobs – (1-0 Lauzon MMA) 205lbs matchup
  6. Nate Chism – (0-0 Am MMA – UFC GYM) vs Cortland Sylvester – (0-0 MMA – Lakeville MMA) 135lbs matchup
  7. Chris Almestica – (4-3 Am MMA – Team Link) vs Steve Foley – (0-1 Am MMA Citadel Martial Arts) 170lbs matchup
  8. Brandon Neiford – (2-2 Am MMA – Team Link) vs Joe Poirier – (1-0 Am MMA – SBG East Coast) 125lbs matchup
  9. Natalie Schlesinger – (3-3 Am MMA – IND) vs Ashley Barrett – (1-0 Am MMA – USMMA) 110lbs matchup
  10. Oliver Berry – (1-2 AM MT – Team True) vs Felipe Passos – (0-1 AM MT – Juniko) 155lbs matchup
  11. Nate White – ( 4-1-1 AM MT – Team True) vs Shaun Shubert – (10-5 AM MT – Red Seal)
    155lbs matchup

*ALL PRO MAIN CARD

  1. Kris Berberich – (3-6 Pro MMA – Mat-su MMA) vs Zack Disabatino – (5-2 Pro MMA – SSSF) 155lbs matchup
  2. Rob Fuller – (1-7 Pro MMA – Klinch Tribe) vs Connor Matthews – (1-0 Pro MMA – Lauzon MMA) 145lbs matchup
  3. David McClendon – (0-2 Pro MMA – Ind) vs Pat Gilbride – (2-0 Pro MMA – Lauzon MMA) 145lbs matchup
  4. Roberto Yong – (3-6 Pro MMA – Team Ali) vs Joe Giannetti – (8-2 Pro MMA – SSSF) 155lbs matchup
  5. Carlton Little – (7-8 Pro MMA – Ronin/Phalanx) vs Fabio Cherant – (4-1 Pro MMA – Triforce MMA) 205lbs matchup
  6. Aleczander Castilhos – (3-2 Pro MMA – Minu Fight Team) vs Mitch Raposo – (3-0 Pro MMA – Regiment Training Center) 135lbs matchup
  7. Ali Zebian – (3-1 Pro MMA – Underground MMA) vs Brendon Fleming – (7-3 Pro MMA – SSSF) 155lbs matchup
  8. Kevin Barberena – (7-4 Pro MMA – Fieldcraft Survival Fight Team) vs Don Shainis – (6-2 Pro MMA – Citadel Martial Arts) 145lbs matchup
  9. Diego Silva – (12-5 Pro MMA – Fusion Xcel) vs Jay Perrin – (8-4 Pro MMA – Sityodtong Boston) 140lbs matchup
  10. *CO-MAIN Jeff Perez – (5-1 Pro MMA – Sityodtong Boston) vs Johnny Campbell – (19-12 Pro MMA – SSSF) 135lbs matchup

*MAIN EVENT

11. Matsuda – (15-9 Pro MMA – Broadway Bjj) vs Kin Moy – (11-4 Pro MMA – Citadel Martial Arts) 135lbs matchup

 On January 24, 2020 Ceremonial Weigh-in will be taking place at Pinz in Kingston MA. There is  still time to get your tickets from your fighters so you do not miss any of these amazing fights lined up for January 25, 2020 Fight Night as Cage Titans returns to Plymouth Memorial Hall. To get your tickets, visit www.cagetitansfc.com or get them at the door on Fight Night.

As always there will be great media coverage of both weigh in and fight night. You don’t want to miss it.

Cage Titans 46

Cage Titans 46 Results

November 2, 2019

Plymouth Memorial Hall

Stavros Batsinelas (Citadel) vs Aaron Hughes (Regiment)
150lb AM

Hughes wins unanimous decision 
Jack Congdon (Lakeville MMA) vs Jordan Butler (Regiment)
170lb AM

Congdon wins tko to strikes Round 2 
Miguel Sevasin (Lakeville MMA) vs Tim Birkenhead (SSSF)
160lb AM

Birkenhead wins Unanimous decision 
Tyrime Dasilva (TriForce) vs Brett Layton (Lauzon MMA)
145lb AM

Dasilva wins Round 1 guilliotine 
Justin Stevens (Lakeville MMA) vs Anthony Vasta (F5 Fight Team)
145lb AM

Vasta wins Round 2 Triangle 
Brandon DeMoura (BST) vs Andrew Valdina (Lauzon MMA)
135lb AM 

Valdina wins Unanimous decision 
Vanessa Marie Grimes (ATT) vs Kristina Katsikis (SSSF)
125b PRO

Kristina wins Unanimous decision 
Rob Fuller (Klinch Tribe) vs Jacobo Apito (Citadel)
140lb PRO 

Fuller wins TKO Round 1 
Roger Brackett (Lakeville MMA) vs Ron Marshall (Nostos)
205lb PRO

Marshall wins Round 2 ref stoppage (injury) 
10 Zach Burhans (Brojo) vs Mitch Raposo (Regiment)
135lb PRO

Raposo wins tko strikes Round 1 
11 William Dunkle vsMarty Navis (Lauzon MMA)
170lb PRO

Navis wins Round 1 tko
 
12 Roberto Yong (Team Ali) vs Brandon Fleming (SSSF)
155lb PRO

Fleming wins Round 3 submission RNC 
13 Bruno Dias (Juniko) vs Johnny Campbell (SSSF)
135lb PRO

Campbell wins Round 2 tko stoppage

MMA Retirement

One thing I will never understand is MMA retirement. I have seen so many MMA retirement announcements and then they are fighting again. At this point I don’t believe when anyone retires. Conor McGregor retired and that lasted how long?

I really don’t get it. A fighter can lose consecutively four, five fights and doesn’t retire. Holly Homes loses to Amanda Nunes and is asked to retire? Why is that?

Cage Titans 45 Results

Cage Titans 45 Results

August 24, 2019

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Brian Cosco (4-7) vs. Xavier Cardona (1-1)
Amateur Lightweight 

Xavier Cardona defeats Brian Cosco by submission via Guillotine choke Round 1 at 1:34
Joe Poirier (Debut, SBG East) vs. Josh Welch (0-1, Defensive Edge)
Amateur Flyweight 

Joe Poirier defeats Josh Welch by submission via Standing Guillotine at 1:06 of the very first round.  
Kyle Rutherford (Debut, Recovery Fight House) vs. Andrew Jacobs (Debut, Lauzon MMA)
Amateur 215 pound Catchweight 

Andrew Jacobs defeats Kyle Rutherford by Knockout (Left Hook) Round 1 at :08 seconds
Justin Stevens (1-1) vs. Adam Bondarenko (1-0)
Amateur Featherweight 

Adam Bondarenko defeats Justin Stevens by Unanimous Decision
Peter Luciani (1-1) vs. Dion Rubio (3-1)
Amateur Lightweight 

Dion Rubio defeats Peter Luciani  by Split decision 
Connor Matthews (Debut) vs. Stacey Anderson (0-7)
150 Pound Catchweight 

Connor Matthews defeats Stacey Anderson by Knockout Round 1 at :07 seconds 
Kin Moy (10-4) vs. Shawn Rall (2-6)
Bantamweight 

Kin Moy defeats Shawn Rall by TKO at 1:50 of the very first round. 
Jeff Joy (3-0) vs. Kam Arnold (5-0)
*Amateur Bantamweight Title*

Jeff Joy defeats Kam Arnold by technical submission Round 2 (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:34
Pat Gilbride (1-0) vs. Anthony Pagliaro (3-6)
Featherweight

Pat Gilbride defeats Anthony Pagliaro by Submission (Armbar) Round 1 at 1:15
10 Mitch Roposo (1-0) vs. Raymond Yanez (5-14)
Bantamweight

Mitch Raposo defeats Raymond Yanez by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 at 1:41
11 Marty Navis (2-0) vs. Mike Diorio (1-5)
Welterweight 

Marty Navis defeats Mike Diorio by Submission (Guillotine) Round 1 at 1:28
12 Joe Giannetti (7-2-1) vs. Keenan Raymond (3-6)
Lightweight 

Joe Giannetti defeats Keenan Raymond by TKO Round 1 at 3:22
13 Don Shainis (6-2) vs. Roberto Yong (3-4)
Featherweight 

Don Shainis defeats Roberto Yong by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 at 4:05

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is very important for fighters. It’s not just for the professionals. it’s also important for the amatures. When I sponsor someone, I am helping them achieve their goal. Just like I support them, I also must be what they are looking for to be represented by. Even though any sponsorship would work, there is still a fine line.

The fighters that I sponsor also carry themselves in a professional manner. I am attaching my name, and it’s important that the individuals carry themselves a certain way.

Many people ask me, “why doesn’t anyone sponsor me?’  My response is usually, “Have you taken the time to look at your social media account?” Before I agree to sponsor anyone, I will first look and see who they are, through social media, through normal interactions, or in any other enviornment we may be in. Everyone is different and I don’t want to work with someone that doesn’t know how to carry themself.

If you are looking for a sponsor, try to be the person you want to represent you; be that person, be confident, be true, and it will come to you.

Bulldozer: On A Mission To Remove Any Obstacle In The Way

Have you ever wondered when a fighter is for real or just doing it just wants to fight to say he/she did it once? I have seen many individuals that fight because they have anger issues, it happens. I have seen others that fight because there is something natural about it them. I have also seen people fight because it’s been a dream of theirs. Some also do it because they need the money. Each and everyone have their own reason. No one has the right to judge any of them.

Now, with that being said I can usually tell who wants it and who doesn’t. Again, I am not a fighter, I will not pretend to know anything, because I don’t. From my point of view when a fighter has that burning desire to fight there is absolutely no one, or anything that can stand in his/her way. Age is not a factor, training is not a factor. They find a way to make it work. I have seen fighters find a temporary solution to get them where they need to be.

Can’t fully train? Time to go to the gym and workout. Can’t fight, due to age? Test skills with smokers and grappling matches. The word “No”, is not an option. The mission is to be a fighter no matter what.

I have watched and trained on and off and I have never really understood some of the combinations my coach would show me. He would have us do a combination of about seven strikes, going straight on like a bulldozer. I have seen fighters that use two or three strikes and then back off to see what their opponent is going to do. I feel if they kept going they could have finished the person. I know everyone has their own game plan, its just something I could never understand.

On June 15, 2019, I witnessed a fight that showed me why you have to remove any obstacle that is in the way of your goal. This fight was of DeMoura vs Hagan at Plymouth Memorial Hall by Cage Titans. The heart, the drive, the passion, of these two made everyone jump out of their seats. It was a non-stop action filled fight. I finally understood why my coach would show us so many strikes and different combinations. Talk about a debut.

Make sure that if you are fighting, you’re fighting for the right reasons. Once the cage doors closes it’s no longer a game. Ready or not there it goes…

Brandon “The Bulldozer” DeMoura

Teach Them The Right Way And They Will Never Part From It

When I was younger I used to watch a lot of martial arts movies. I always thought that kickboxing was Muay Thai. As I grew up I wanted to do kickboxing. As I would take classes I was very disappointed. It was either a cardio class or simply because the instructor was passing kickboxing off as Muay Thai. I had to ask at one point what Muay Thai was, because it felt wrong saying I was doing something I wasn’t.

As time went on I was able to attend a real Muay Thai show at Foxwoods Casino, Lion Fight hosted by President Scott Kent. Wow, was that a show. I knew right there that’s what I was looking for and needed in my life. What I was taught was not Muay Thai.

Shortly after I was able to attend a new and upcoming promotion No Boundary Fight. This would be the first promotion in Massachusetts that I attended that held Muay Thai. As time went by I met different professionals in the Muay Thai industries.

I met a gentlemen that is an MMA and Muay Thai judge since 2009 and then became Muay Thai ref since 2012 and MMA ref 2015. As well as being involved with our MA and NH state athletic commission

Not too long ago one of our local MMA and Muay Thai Judge and referee started NEYDL Muay Thai, because there is very limited representation of Youth Muay Thai in the US, especially in the New England area. He used his years of experience in Muay Thai officiating and rules and regulations, to provide an environment that is fun and safe for youth between 6 to 17 year old to compete in.

It is important to have good officials that would make the sport that much better, for fighters, coaches, and spectators. Fighters safety to prolong their careers by reduce unnecessary damage to the body

He has also been involved with Muay Thai rules and regulations. This great because now our youth will not be mislead as I was many years ago and will have a better chance in the future.

Not only does he have the experience but he also takes the time to provide the opportunity for others to become judges or referee in Muay Thai. Allow this beautiful sport to grow. For more information on becoming a judge or referee contact Alan Lau.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Cage Titans 44 Results

Cage Titans 44 Results

June 15, 2019

Plymouth Memorial Hall

 1Ebrahim Aziz (1-0, Connors MMA) vs David Durao (1-2, Underdog) 
David Durao wins by Unanimous Decision
2 Brandon Demoura (0-0, Team BST) vs Andrew Hagan (0-0, Nostos) Demoura via doctor stoppage before start of rd 3. 
3 Jake Bagley (1-0, Nostos) vs Andrew Valdina (0-0, Lauzon) 
Bagley wins ref stoppage to stikes :22 Round 2 
4 Dan Shapiro (1-0, Lauzon MMA) vs Dedryk Lugo (0-0, Team BST) 
Shapiro wins
5 Rafael Adames (1-0, TriForce) vs Brett Layton (0-1, Lauzon MMA)  Layton def. Adames via unanimous decision
6 Whittany Pyles ( 0-3 Tech MMA) vs. Kristina Katsikis (0-0 SSSF)  Pyles def. Katsikis via unanimous decision
7 Raymond Yanez (5-10 Lashley Training) vs. Kin Moy (9-4 Citadel) Kin Moy def. Yanez via TKO (Leg Kicks) Round 1 (2:01) 
8 Rob Fuller Vs. Pat Gilbride (Pro Featherweight) (0-0 Lauzon)  Gilbride def. Fuller via TKO (GNP) Round 1 (1:51) 
9 Brandon Fleming Vs. Johnny Adams (Pro Lightweight) (1-0 Warriors Quest) vs. Brandon Fleming (5-3 SSSF) 
Fleming def. Adams via TKO (Tap to Strikes) Round 1 (2:14) 
10 Stacey Anderson (0-5 Wildcard) vs. Don Shainis (4-2 Citadel) Shainis def. Anderson via TKO (GNP) Round 1 (3:27) 
11 Arthur Mpofu Vs. Jeff Joy (Amateur 135lb. Title Fight) 135 AM TITLE Jeff Joy (2-0 Juniko) vs. Arthur Mpofu (3-0 SBG East)  
Joy def. Mpofu via unanimous decision
12 Zach DiSabatino (5-1 SSSF) vs. Peter Barrett (9-3 Sityodtong) Barrett def. DiSabatino via KO (Headkick) Round 1 (4:16) 
13D’Juan Owens (17-13 Legion of Doom) vs. Joe Giannetti (7-1 SSSF) D’Juan Owens def. Giannetti via unanimous decision

The Surgeon Without a License

In the art of Muay Thai you meet many people. People with different talents and goals. A few years ago I met a young man that was known as “The Surgeon”. At that time I heard of him, but never had the opportunity to see him fight. Then it happened. Chip Moraza-Pollard entered the ring to become the champion.

As I saw him fight for Lion Fight I started to notice his technique. It was not quite like the rest of the fighters. Everyone has their own style but his is one you need to see. He has no fear in his eyes, he is ready for surgery, ready to remove anyone or anything that will get in the way of his belt.

In order to be a surgeon you need to have a clean, precise, meticulus precision. If you see Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard walk into the ring to operate you will see his technique. He is the Muay Thai Surgeon without a license. With 11-0, 7x world champ.

Lion Fight 6/6/19 (Photo Credit: Igdalia Medina Franklin/Igdalia LLC)

It’s more than entertainment

Many people look at fighting as if anyone can do it. People don’t realize that it is more than that. When a person chooses to fight they have many factors that help them decide. Some fight in honor or memory of a lost friend or family. Some fight to prove to themselves what they are capable of, and some do it for the passion of the sport.

What people don’t understand is that the fighters sacrifice so much before they are set to fight. That alone is stressful and dealing with the loss of a loved one is even more difficult. Staying focused and composed is very import and it is not easy.

Some people usually joke around and say, “if they die, they die”. Do you understand there have been many that have lost their lives? That really bothers me, because I know some that have died. That is why it’s important to have the right officials there. Ones that are properly trained to handle any and all situations presented.

I remember being at a show where the fighter got KO by a kick to the face. I was on the edge of my seat because there was so much blood everywhere and he wasn’t moving. I stopped shooting because I wanted to make sure the fighter was ok. After a few minutes the fighter got up and thankfully was good. He was checked by the doctor and everything was good. Now, I know many feel that I should have taken pictures of him laying there. However, my main concern was his well-being.

The fight scene isn’t for everyone and it is much more than entertainment.

(Photo credit: Igdalia LLC)

Secret Defense Uncovered

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We live in a time that everything is a national holiday or it’s an awareness for something. April is known as Sexual Assault Awareness month. As you also know Sexual Assault does not discriminate on gender, race, or religion.

I always thought that learning a martial art would make me violent or aggressive. I also thought that if I knew some sort of self-defense I would be untouchable. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Knowing a self defense will not keep me from being victimized. It’s important to understand that self-defense is a tool to get out of a certain situation. It’s not going to save you from being a victim, it will make you a survivor.

My advice to everyone is this. Learn stand up and know some ground defense. This will allow you to control the situation. Keep the assailant at a distance or a way to allow you to get away. Safety first!! The two self-defense I use are Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu.

I suggest that you look in your local community and find a place that will teach you. You don’t need to have a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu or a high level Muay Thai fighter. Your goal is to learn one or two moves that will keep you save and survive the situation. It’s better to know how to defend yourself, than to be in a situation that will show you why you have have learned something.

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Photo Credit: Violet Fotos

Cage Titans 43 Results

Cage Titans 43 Results

April 6, 2019

Under Card

 1 Ebrahim Aziz def. Sean Costello Round 3 via TKO (Punches) at 1:00
 2Mike Lee def. Jam Mandov Round 2 via submission (RNC) at 2:33
 3Eddy George def. Dion Rubio via unanimous decision 
 4Shane Dougherty def. Jordan Brown Round 1 via TKO (Ground and Pound) at 2:22
 5Mitch Raposo def. Rob Fuller Round 1 via submission (head and arm) at 1:37
 6John Adams def. Trevor Gudde Round 1 via submission (armless triangle) at 0:55

Main Card

Jesse McElligott def. Ron Marshall via submission (arm triangle choke) at 4:37 of round 2
 8Danielle Hindley def. Brianna Smith Round 1 via submission (shoulder lock) at 0:37
 9Jeff Perez def. Raymond Yanez Round 1 via KO (Punch) at 1:30
10 Don Shainis def. David McClendon Round 1 via KO (Knee) at 0:10
11 Jimmy Manning def. Fernando Perez Round 1 via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:25
12Shedrick Goodridge def. Sean Lally Round 1 via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 2:52

Weight Class

Like I have stated before, I am not a fighter and I have no medical background. With that being said, one of my biggest concerns and fears has always been weight cut. It’s important to know your body before deciding to put your body through so much stress. I don’t know what is a healthy weight cut but I do know that putting your body through so much is not good, especially during a short amount of time. This can cause your body more harm than good.

Weight class is a key component of fighting. It is important to know that without properly considering certain aspects can lead to major health issues, including death.

 

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