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Cage Titans 48: Live Play-By-Play Results

Updated: Jul 11, 2021


Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"


The wait is over New England MMA fans, so much build up has lead us to this point and we have been waiting so long to say this; We Are Cageside here at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts for Cage Titans 48. The layoff is over, the bans have been lifted, the fighters are ready and we are ready! Follow this article throughout the night for live up to the round coverage of all the action going down here on Plymouth Rock at Cage Titans 48: Shainis vs. Williams.




175 lbs (Muay Thai)


Results

Here we go New England MMA fans combat sports in New England is back and if you were wondering what the answer to the trivia questions would be Adel Lolic from Underdog MMA is the first fighter to enter the Cage Titans cage post-covid 19 and he welcomes Josh Haglof for three rounds of Amateur Muay Thai action.


Round 1: They touch gloves and Haglof lands sharp kicks early leading to a slip and they return to range. Lolic however initiates the clinch and gets in some good work before Haglof slips to the canvas and they slug it out to end the round.

10-9 Lolic.


Round 2: Lolic continues to come forward looking to fight in the clinch, Haglof lands some nice strikes at distance before Lolic clinches again they separate and Lolic goes down. On the restart Lolic lands a nice combination that has Haglof in trouble at the bell.

10-9 Lolic.


Round 3: Lolic comes out in the third looking to finish his business but Haglof returns some heavy fire of his own before Lolic clinches and looks to land leather. Fighters trade pushkicks and Lolic returns with more heavy fire as Lolic looks to be running away with this one. As the fight draws to a close Haglof lands a right and is answered by more bombs by Lolic.

10-9 Lolic.


Decision: Adel Lolic defeats Josh Haglof by majority decision (29-28 Lolic, 29-29, 29-28)


Amateur Featherweight

Results

Round 1: These guys came out hot and heavy trading high volume combinations and leg kicks before a groin shot by Walsh stops the heated action for a moment, giving the massive Walsh contingent a minute to catch their breath. The groin shot didn't slow Caskey long as he comes out firing on the restart but Walsh is starting to pick his spots as the round comes to a close.

10-9 Caskey.


Round 2: Walsh sprints across the cage to start the second and he is greeted with firepower from Caskey. Now Walsh lands heavy and Caskey shoots for the double leg takedown and he gets it. Walsh goes deep with an armbar attempt but Caskey defends and lands some ground and pound before giving his back and eventually getting mounted by Walsh. Walsh rains down heavy ground and pound for the thunderous finish in one of the better Amateur fights I've seen since Pat Gilbride vs. Chris Sniger! What a fucking WAR! The crowd is already blowing the roof off this building.


Decision: Dan Walsh defeats Jake Caskey by TKO at 2:26 into the second round by Ground and Pound.


Amateur Lightweight


Results

Round 1: Warrick comes out with a push kick and Miguel backs him to the cage with a brutal combination as he looks to work the takedown against the fence. Peter gets his distance back and Miguel tags him on the chin with a right hand before once again clinching against the fence. Warrick turns the action briefly before moving back to distance. Sevasin once again looks to back Warrick up with a five punch combination with every shot landing on the chin of Warrick and Peter goes down in a heap.


Decision: Miguel Sevasin defeats Peter Warrick by Knockout at 1:55 of the very first round!


Women’s Amateur Strawweight


Results

Round 1:Erica come out behind the jab and knocks Ashley to the ground, but Ashley rolls into an armbar and there is no escaping this its deep. Erica tries to defend but its too deep and Alan Lau calls a stop to the bout to save Erica from further injury.


Decision: Ashley Barrett defeats Erica Valentin by technical submission armbar in just :19 seconds.


Bobby Homer (0-0) vs. Jack Congdon (2-0)

Amateur Welterweight


Results

Round 1: Congdon comes out with a kick and Homer catches it and dumps him but both guys return to their feet. Congdon lands some heavy shots that back Homer up and drop him. Jack hops on top and bangs him out in quick fashion. Jack Congdon improves to 3-0 this guys is the real deal!


Decision: Jack Congdon defeats Bobby Homer at :59 seconds in the first round by TKO.


Amateur Featherweight


Results

Round 1: Francis comes out with a combination and DaSilva initiates the clinch and lands a big left hook on the break. Francis looks to slow the action and presses Tyrime to the cage where he looks for knees but Tyrime circles out and Randy shoots again for another double leg but is stuffed. Tyrime returns to the center of the cage but not for long as his back is again against the fence. DaSilva uses striking to separate but Francis is on top of him as the first round come to a close.

Close round 10-9 Francis.


Round 2: Francis comes out with a leg kick and they scramble on the cage where DaSilva takes Francis' back standing and trips him to the canvas where he forces Randy to tap to a deep Rear Naked Choke.


Decision: Tyrime DaSilva submits Randy Francis by Rear Naked Choke at :27 seconds of the seconds round. Tyrime DaSilva calls out Shane Dougherty for his Cage Titans Amateur Featherweight strap. That fight may take place on the next Cage Titans card in August.



Jeff Joy (Pro Debut) vs. Rob Fuller (1-11)

Catchweight (140 lbs)



Age: 30

Fighting out of: Bourne, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Juniko/ Loco Lobo

Record: Pro Debut (4-0 as Amateur, Cage Titans Amateur Bantamweight Champion))

Last fight: Second Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) victory over Kam Arnold at Cage Titans 45. (08/24/19)



Age: 40

Fighting out of: Denver, Colorado

Affiliation: Team Fuller

Record: 1-11 (1 Knockout)

Last fight: First Round TKO (Standing Elbows) loss to Anvar Boynazarov at Combat Night Pro 20. (03/13/21)


Results

Round 1: Rob comes out with a couple sharp leg kicks and is looking to touch Jeff early. Joy fires an overhand right and these guys are showing respect for one another. Joy shoots for the takedown and with some resistance by Fuller he gets it briefly before Rob returns to his feet. Jeff takes the back drops to the canvas, digs in the hooks and sinks in his patented Rear Naked Choke for the tap.


Decision: Jeff Joy submits Rob Fuller with a Rear Naked Choke at 1:59 seconds of the first round.



Connor Matthews (3-0) vs. Jay Ellis (15-97)

Lightweight



Age: 29

Fighting out of: Freetown, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Lauzon MMA

Record: 3-0 (1 Knockout, 2 Submissions)

Last fight: First Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) victory over Josh Marer at CES 61: Gotti vs. Alley. (10/14/20)



Age: 37

Fighting out of: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Affiliation: Neutral Ground

Record: 15-97 (1 Knockout, 12 Submissions)

Last Fight: First Round Knockout loss to Angelo Trevino at Empire FC 12 (06/26/21)


Results

Round 1: Ellis starts with a jab and looks for the takedown, Connor slings him aside and hops on top of Ellis looking for ground and pound before Ellis closes up his guard and looks to survive. With a little work Matthews postures up and lands some shots that briefly break the guard of Ellis. Jay pushes Connor off with his butterfly, Connor hops back to the mat and Jay give up his back to avoid further damage but Connor sinks in the Rear Naked Choke for the tap.


Decision: Connor Matthews submits Jay Ellis at 2:21 of the first round by Rear Naked Choke.




Zach DiSabatino (6-2) vs. Anthony Facchini (6-5)

Lightweight



Age: 27

Fighting out of: Marshfield, Massachusetts

Affiliation: South Shore Sportfighting

Record: 6-2 (4 Knockouts, 2 Submissions)

Last fight: First Round Knockout victory over Kris Berberich at Cage Titans 47. (01/25/20)


Age: 35

Fighting out of: Marlboro, New Jersey

Affiliation: Team Oliveira

Record: 6-5 (1 Knockout, 4 Submissions)

Last fight: Unanimous Decision loss to Andrew Salas at Ring of Combat 69. (09/13/19)


Results

Round 1: Facchini lands first with a calf kick as these guys look to find their range. Facchini throws an overhand and Zach changes levels and lands the take down. DiSab moves to side control as Facchini holds on to a guillotine. Zach looks to soften up the New Jersey native with some knees from side control. Anthony gives his back and takes some shots to get back up before being dumped again by DiSab. Zach works from half guard posturing up and landing some shots before looking to further position. Facchini once again gives the back to get up and is once again dumped by Zach. DiSab works from side control but Facchini stands as the 10 second warning sounds.

10-8 DiSabatino


Round 2: Anthony starts the second with more calf kicks but eats a combination from DiSab for his troubles. Facchini is fighting behind his jab now trying to weather the onslaught of punches and knees being handed out by Zach. Zach backs Facchini to the cage where he takes him down once again and looks to pass the guard. Zach passes the guard and Facchini looks to reverse position but Zach ends up back on top. Facchini eats some more shots as he tries to once again return to his feet but DiSab is not giving him any room to breath. Facchini works back to his feet but Zach has the seatbelt and uses it to put him back on the canvas where the round ends.

10-9 DiSabatino.


Round 3: Between round the cage side doctor looks at a cut over the right eye of Facchini but we continue with the third round and its Facchini who gets the huge double leg takedown this time and is working from the top for the first time in the fight. DiSab finally makes it back to his feet and has Facchini against the cage. Facchini circles out and now DiSab lands the takedown and is back on top here where he has spent most of this fight. Again Anthony turns the back and Zach looks to sink in the hooks against the cage, Zach adds some uppercuts under the arm of Facchini for good measure. Facchini spends the rest of the round with DiSab on his back landing some shots as the bell closes this one out.

10-9 DiSabatino


Decision: Zach DiSabatino defeats Anthony Facchini by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Pat Gilbride (3-0) vs. Joe Penafiel (5-3)

Catchweight (140 lbs.)



Age: 29

Fighting out of: Boston, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Lauzon MMA

Record: 3-0 (1 Knockout, 2 Submissions)

Last fight: First Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) victory over David McClendon at Cage Titans 47. (01/25/20)



Age: 34

Fighting out of: Orlando, Florida by way of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Affiliation: Fusion Xcel

Record: 5-3 (1 Submission)

Last fight: Third Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) loss to Da’Mon Blackshear at CES 62: Paiva vs. Smith. (04/30/21)


Results

Round 1: Penafiel comes out with a jumping front kick and shoots for the takedown but is stuffed by Gilbride. Penafiel has Gilbride against the fence before Pat is able to circle out and return to striking range where he looks to mount his offence throught his jab. Penafiel comes forward with punches once again and puts Pat's back to the cage where he tries to land a headkick in close quarters before taking Gilbride to the canvas. Gilbride looks to push off the hips and Penafiel but Joe stays heavy on top landing some ground and pound. Penafiel keeps the work coming and ends the first round on top.

10-9 Penafiel.


Round 2: Penafiel starts round 2 with a calf kick and Gilbride welcomes him to come forward where he lands some shots that are answered by the slugging Penafiel. Penafiel backs Pat to the cage with strikes and takes him down once again. Gilbride is again forced to work from closed guard as Penafiel is stifling the offense of Gilbride here with constant pressure. Joe backs off before returning to the top with a flying downward punch to the grounded Gilbride. Penafiel hangs out in Gilbride's closed guard again as the crowd erupts with support for the hometown Gilbride. Referee Alan Lau stands them up but Penafiel lands another takedown right before the bell sounds.


10-9 Penafiel.


Round 3: Round 3 starts with Gilbride in the center of the cage and Penafiel dancing around him before Penafiel lands another takedown and is doing more work from top position. Gilbride is working hard to mount any sort of offense but Penafiel is giving him zero room to work up 2 rounds to none. Penafiel stands adjusts his shorts before returning to the top of Gilbride with another flying right hand. Penafiel passes the guard of Gilbride and Gilbride works his way back to his feet, but its all for not as Penfiel takes him down again. Joe continues to work from side control landing some short elbows to the face of Gilbride. Penafiel hears the 10 second clap and stands up with his hand held high in victory as the final seconds tick away.

10-9 Penafiel.


Decision: Joe Penafiel defeats Pat Gilbride by Unanimous Decision ( 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)



Sean Lally (8-5) vs. Billy Goff (3-2)

Welterweight



Age: 30

Fighting out of: Boston, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Lauzon MMA

Record: 8-5 (6 Knockouts, 1 Submission)

Last fight: First Round loss by Doctor Stoppage (Shoulder Injury) to Shedrick Goodridge at Cage Titans 43. (04/06/19)



Age: 23

Fighting out of: Groton, Connecticut

Affiliation: Dexter MMA

Record: 3-2 (2 Knockouts)

Last fight: Second Round TKO (Standing Elbows) victory over Robson Gracie Jr. At Bellator 254. (12/10/20)


Results

Round 1: These guys waste little time trading shots to open this one up with both landing as this one starts out as we expected; with a ton of action early. Goff backs Lally to the fence and looks for the takedown and gets it with relative ease. Billy goes straight to work mounting then taking the back of Lally on the cage. Goff aborts mission and looks to keep Lally down but The Unpredictable One gets back to his feet and looks to strike, landing a couple stiff right hooks. Goff answers with heavy combinations against the cage and Lally punches his way out forcing Billy to clinch. Goff works Lally to the fence once again and Sean uses strikes to create space as the first round ends with Sean coming up empty on a headkick.

10-9 Goff.


Round 2: Round 2 starts with both dudes swinging in the center of the cage before Goff looks to slow the pace with the clinch. Lally punches his way out and shoots for a takedown of his own before he is turned on the fence and taken down by Goff. Goff makes quick work to get to full mount with a lot of time to work towards a finish. Goff postures up and lands elbows to the grounded Lally, Sean gives his back looking to escape and Goff takes it. Goff gets both hooks in and looks to flatten Lally out before landing more constant ground and pound. Lally turns the action with just 10 seconds to go and feeds Billy some hammerfists before the bell sounds.

10-9 Goff.


Round 3: Goff has to be wondering what he has to do to get Lally out of there as the third round starts with a combination from Lally before Goff changes levels looking to get this fight back to the mat. Goff completes the takedown and looks to drag Lally to the mat, which he does. Lally looks to get to his feet as Goff remains heavy hipped from the top, eventually putting Lally's back flat to the mat once again. Goff again works to mount and Lally goes into full defense mode as this fight reaches the home stretch. The fight finishes with Goff on top landing elbows and fists as Sean tries furiously to get back to his feet. Lally gets his feet under him but is brought right back to the canvas as the fight ends.

10-8 Goff


Decision: Billy Goff defeats Sean Lally by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)



Peter Barrett (11-5) vs. Ali Zebian (5-2)

Lightweight



Age: 34

Fighting out of: Plymouth, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Lauzon MMA

Record: 11-5 (7 Knockouts, 2 Submissions)

Last fight: Third Round Submission (Heel Hook) loss to Chase Hooper at UFC 256: Figueiredo v. Moreno 1. (12/12/20)


Age: 27

Fighting out of: Westfield, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Underground MMA

Record: 5-2 (3 Knockouts)

Last fight: Unanimous Decision victory over Piankhi Zimmerman at Bellator 251. (11/05/20)


Results

Round 1: Pete comes out and takes the center of the cage keeping Ali on the outside with pawing jabs as Ali tries to close the distance with some combinations of his own. Ali has found some luck with leg and body kicks as both still swing away. Barrett goes high with a kick, Ali blocks it and goes for the takedown as Pete defends well against the cage. They break and return to the center where Pete looks to get his kicking game going. Ali gets a quick takedown but Pete hops right back to his feet with relative ease. Zebian drops his hands and lands a left hook to Barrett's chin and eats a couple of Slippery's shots as the round ends.

10-9 Ali but very close.


Round 2: Pete starts round 2 with a couple low kick before Ali come forward with a looping right hand. Ali shoots for the takedown and has Pete against the fence as he grabs the high crotch and dumps Barrett. Peter wastes little time on the floor before he returns to his feet looking to work his striking. Ali closes the distance once again and is threatening another takedown against the fence. Barrett picks up Ali and powerbombs him to the mat. Ali gets right back to his feet and shoots across the cage for another takedown as he has Barrett's back to the fence once again. Ali puts in the work and lands another takedown as the round comes to a close.

10-9 Zebian.

Round 3: They touch em up and Ali fires a glancing headkick that sends a Barrett sweat cloud into the air. Ali then changes levels and has Peter against the cage again threatening the takedown. Peter makes Ali eat some elbow for his troubles but its still the former UFC competitor with his back on the fence. Pete pushes Ali off with a forearm but Ali is right back on top of him threatening another takedown with Barrett's back on the fence. Barrett fires a knee that causes Ali to back up, they return to striking range and Ali looks to be the much fresher fighter. Ali puts Pete's back on the cage again as he looks for a double leg and eats more of Pete's elbows in the process. They return to the middle of the cage and slug it out as the final bell sounds.

10-9 Zebian.


Decision: Ali Zebian defeats Peter Barrett by Split Decision. Zebian takes the mic and calls out Joe Giannetti.



Don Shainis (8-2) vs. Nate Williams (12-7)

Featherweight Title



Age: 30

Fighting out of: St. Louis, Missouri by way of Easton, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Glory MMA & Fitness

Record: 8-2 (4 Knockouts, 3 Submissions)

Last fight: Second Round Knockout victory over Kevin Barbarena at Cage Titans 47. (01/25/20)



Age: 33

Fighting out of: Atlanta, Georgia

Affiliation: X3 Sports

Record: 12-7 (1 Knockout, 5 Submissions)

Last fight: Second Round Knockout loss to Damir Ferhatbegovic at Valor Fighting Challenge 83. (06/04/21)


Results

Round 1: These guys are slugging it out, Don gets the fight to the mat and is on top of Williams landing some ground and pound. Williams settles into guard but Don opens that guard with some punches and is landing some nice short shots from this position. Nate uses an underhook to sweep to the top and Nate takes the back looking for the rear naked choke. Shainis turtles up, Nate sinks the hooks in again and Don is in real trouble here but Williams is running out of time in the round.

10-9 Williams


Round 2: Don starts round 2 with flurry of punches and Williams takes him down to the ground where he takes the back again looking to end it early in the second. Don spins into Williams and is now in top position, turning the tides in this one. Shainis picks Williams up, slams him on the canvas to break the guard and lands some ground and pound before taking the back himself. Williams works to his feet but Shainis drags him back to the mat and ends the round on top.

10-9 Shainis.


Round 3: Williams starts round 3 with some hands and Shainis obliges with some shots of his own before taking Williams down in the center of the cage. Williams tries to work his way up as Don tries to sink his hooks in, Williams eventually makes the feet but it taken right back down by Shainis. Williams ends up on top and lands some shots before Don reverses. Don gets both hooks in and lands some hammerfists before flattening Williams out, Williams turtles up as Don looks to feast on the neck, Williams rolls but Don stays right on top and is now dominating Nate from the back as the round ends.

10-9 Shainis could be 10-8.


Round 4: Don comes out in the Championship rounds and goes right for the takedown but it is Williams that scores with a takedown of his own. Williams takes the back and has Don flattened out, this is a bad spot for Shainis here, belly down with the black belt on his back. The fight stays in this position until Williams locks the figure 4 around the stomach of Shainis as he is forced to continue to fight off the rear naked choke. Shainis turns position and ends up on top as the round ends.

10-9 Williams.


Round 5: Shainis shoots on the opening bell of the fifth round, they grapple back and forth before Williams ends up on top once again. Williams looks comfortable here working from the half guard of Shainis but right when you think its all over for Don he reverses position. However Don is almost immediately swept again by Williams, Williams takes the back again and locks in the figure 4 body lock. They scramble and Don ends up on top looking for a guillotine before they return to the feet and begin to slug this one out. Shainis puts Williams back to the cage but is taken down in the process and they finish this title fight on the canvas.

10-9 Williams.


Decision: Nate Williams defeats Don Shainis by Unanimous Decision (48-47 x3)





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