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Randy Costa gets Opponent for Cage Titans XLIII

Randy Costa holds up picture of friend, Devin Carrier to the broadcast cameras. Photo courtesy of Igdalia LLC and Cage Titans Randy Costa vs. Zachary Burnhans The head kick king is back. Randy Costa returns to the cage for his fifth consecutive fight for the New England promotion, Cage Titans. At the event set for April 6th, Randy Costa takes on Zachary Burhans. Official fight poster Randy Costa vs. Zachary Burnhans. Photo courtesy of Cage Titans. Since June of 2018, Costa has yet to miss a Cage Titans event. Being one of the most active fighters on the roster...

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AMMO Fight League Owner Bill Vigil talks Promoting Regional MMA

[embedded content] AMMO Fight League Owner: Bill Vigil AMMO Fight League is one of the newer promotions in the New England region. The organization first began in combat sports hosting grappling tournaments. To this day, the organization still does. Many of the regions top talent cycled through AMMO, either grappling or in MMA. Fighters such as Mike Kimbel, Ali Zebian, Jon Manley, Vovka Clay, among others competed under the AMMO banner. With the organizations 6th show set for March 15th, 2019, owner Bill Vigil spoke with MMASucka. Vigil discussed the origins of his mixed martial arts promotion as well...

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Matt Bessette Returns to CES

Photo courtesy of CES MMA. Connecticut’s Matt Bessette returns to the New England regional MMA scene after a short stint with the UFC. After going 0-2 with the North American promotion, Bessette fell from the roster. In total, Matt Bessette went 0-2, 1 NC under the Zuffa banner having fought on season 1 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Now no longer with the UFC, Bessette competes at the upcoming CES 55 in Hartford, Connecticut. The combat sports veteran takes on New Jerseys Tim Dooling. Both fighters come into the matchup having lost in their most recent appearances....

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Jeremiah Wells vs. Vinicius de Jesus Headline CES 55

Photo courtesy of CES MMA. After recently announcing the venue for March 29th’s CES 55, the organization made news Tuesday announcing a headlining bout for the event. CES welterweight champion, Jeremiah Wells returns for the first defense of his title when he takes on Bellator veteran Vinicius de Jesus. De Jesus is veteran of Bellator having fought for the organization in his four previous bouts. His record with the promotion sits an impressive mark of 3-1, including two stoppage victories.  De Jesus handily defeated a pair of touted New England fighters in Tim Caron and James Boran while with Bellator. Caron lost...

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Ben Askren and Darren Till Trade Jabs on Social Media

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 02: (L-R) Ben Askren is interviewed by Joe Rogan after his submission victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight bout during the UFC 235 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Ben Askren doesn’t have striking technique on par with Darren Till, but that, of course, did not stop him from going at the young former title challenger via social media. On Sunday, following his wild UFC debut, Askren tagged Till in a social media post. “Hey @darrentill2 now that...

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CES 55 Venue Announced

CES 55 Fight Poster Featuring Jeremiah Wells, Matt Bessette, and William Knight amoung others. Photo courtesy of CES MMA. The CES organization announced its venue for the upcoming CES 55. CES 55 takes place on March 29th from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. In the past year, CES branched out into neighboring regions. First, they brought the CES cage to New York state for CES NY 1 in May of 2018. Their New York card featured John Gotti III, Reginaldo Fenix, and Matt Secor. Next, they traveled to Philadelphia for CES 52. There, Jason Norwood and Jeremiah Wells...

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Vitor Belfort Signs with ONE Championship

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MAY 12: Lyoto Machida of Brazil submit Vitor Belfort of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC 224 event at Jeunesse Arena on May 12, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC) Amid a few days of rumors, speculation, and social media teasers, news broke Thursday that long-time MMA veteran, Vitor Belfort signed with ONE Championship. Belfort last competed for inside the octagon for the UFC. His last bout for the North American organization came at UFC 224 when he battled fellow Brazilian and friend, Lyoto Machida. Unfortunately...

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UFC 235 Weigh In Results

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones celebrates his KO victory over Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) UFC 235 takes place Saturday, March 2nd from the hub of the organization, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card features a slew of big-name competitors to an equal amount of young upstarts beginning their rise with the promotion. On the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card, Macy Chiasson takes on Gina Mazany. The...

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Matt Hughes Dealt Restraining Order, Accused of Domestic Violence

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 29: Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes attends the UFC 137 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on October 29, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) According to a report by TMZ, UFC Hall of Famer, Matt Hughes was served a restraining order filed by his wife Audra Hughes. She alleges that the former 2-time welterweight champion physically abused her on multiple occasions. Included in the report, a second restraining order. The second court order stemmed from another family member of the fighter, Mark Hughes....

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Fight Week: Manny Bermudez UFC on ESPN 1 Part Four

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 17: Manny Bermudez waits backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 17, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) [embedded content] Manny Bermudez competes on Sundays UFC on ESPN 1. His fight on the preliminary card of the event is his third with the major North American promotion. Bermudez is a highly touted prospect from Boston, Massachusetts. He holds an undefeated record that boasts 11 stoppages. The opponent he faces at UFC on ESPN 1 (UFC Phoenix) is also undefeated. Benito Lopez comes from the opposite...

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George St-Pierre Announces Retirement

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 06: UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre poses just after a press conference at The Star on August 6, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage) At 10:30 this morning (on the east coast) mixed martial arts legend, George St-Pierre announced his retirement from the sport. The announcement came at a press conference held by the former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion. This becomes the second time that the legendary fighter announced his retirement. The first instance followed the 9th defense of his welterweight title, where he defeated Johnny Hendricks via split decision. The decision was...

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Fight Week: Manny Bermudez UFC Phoenix Part 3

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter [embedded content] Manny Bermudez competes on Sundays UFC on ESPN 1. His fight on the preliminary card of the event is his third with the major North American promotion. Bermudez is a highly touted prospect from Boston, Massachusetts. He holds an undefeated record that boasts 11 stoppages. The opponent he faces at UFC on ESPN 1 (UFC Phoenix) is also undefeated. Benito Lopez comes from the opposite side of the country as Bermudez, training and living out of Southern California. Lopez trains out of Team Alpha Male and owns a 9-0 record. This bout is extremely important for the development...

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Fight Week: Manny Bermudez UFC on ESPN 1 Part Two

ORLANDO, FL – FEBRUARY 24: Manny Bermudez poses for a portrait backstage after his victory over Albert Morales during the UFC Fight Night event at Amway Center on February 24, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) [embedded content] Manny Bermudez competes on Sundays UFC on ESPN 1. His fight on the preliminary card of the event is his third with the major North American promotion. Bermudez is a highly touted prospect from Boston, Massachusetts. He holds an undefeated record that boasts 11 stoppages. The opponent he faces at UFC on ESPN 1 (UFC Phoenix)...

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