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Cage Titans 54 Live Play-By-Play

Updated: Jul 3, 2022



Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"


We have arrived early, seems as we overestimated the impact of the traffic south of Boston on July 4th weekend. But I can't think of many places I would rather have time to kill than America's Hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts on the country's birthday! Fights are due to start shortly after 6 pm and this article will update throughout the night once the Fireworks commence here at Cage Titans 54!


Changes are immediately evident here from Plymouth Memorial Hall as Michael Polvere unveils a brand new lighting stanchion over the Cage Titans cage! This is some next level shit Cage Titans is pulling out here, looks boss!


Somewhat of a delay here folks stay tuned!




Pro Main Card


Jacob Bohn (10-9) vs. Peter Barrett (12-6)

Lightweight


Round 1: Both men come out firing kicks as this one lives up to the billing early. Bohn shoots for a takedown and Peter stuffs as they continue at Striking range. Peter appears to be cut above his right eye early here. Jacob starts scoring with leg kicks at Slippery comes forward with a combination now. Peter continues to strike and Jacob continues to target that right eye of Barrett. Jacob clinches and has Pete on the cage but cannot land the trip as they return to the center of the cage. Peter comes forward with a combination that drops Bohn and Jacob looks for the takedown and ends up finishing the round on top of Barrett. 10-9 Bohn. Very Close round!

Round 2: Peter comes out feinting the flying knee before unleashing some ill willed strikes that begin to land. Bohn recovers as they return to the center both looking to continue this striking affair. Peter is starting to find a home for the left hand as Bohn circles. Peter comes forward once again with heavy shots but Bohn defends and fires back. Bohn clinches and lands a knee then eats one from Pete as these guys go back and forth now. What a WAR this fight is! Jacob clinches Peter on the cage as Pete fires a spinning elbow to break the clinch. Body kick for Peter Barrett lands as Jacob’s right eye is bleeding now. Peter puts Bohn on the cage, there he lands an elbow that gets Jacob shooting as the round ends. 10-9 Barrett.


Round 3: Pete is the first to land in the third then Jacob answers before the clinch ensues, Barrett knocks Jacob down with a shot and follows up for the finish as Steve Rita calls this fight off…


Decision: Peter Barrett defeats Jacob Bohn by TKO (Strikes) at :25 seconds of the third round.


Hilarie Rose (6-4) vs. Gabriella Gulfin (4-4)

Women's Catchweight (120 lbs)

Round 1: Hilarie comes out with Jabs and Leg Kicks to get this one started before scoring a takedown and working from the half guard of Gulfin. Hilarie passes the guard and goes from side control to full mount with three and a half minutes to work. Gulfin gives her back to escape and Hilarie hops on it looking for the choke. Gulfin spins into Rose and is now on top where she gets up and offers for Rose to stand. Rose declines and Gabriella returns to the guard of Hilarie. Gulfin gets in some nice short elbows as Hilarie rolls for a leg then eventually gets the back of Hilarie Rose where she sinks in the Rear Naked Choke for the tap.


Decision: Gabriella Gulfin defeats Hilarie Rose by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at the end of the first round.


Spencer Higa (7-12) vs. Zach DiSabatino (9-2)

Lightweight

Round 1: They come out pawing the jabs and Zach commits to a combination as Higa clinches and they work on the fence with Zach holding tightly to a Guillotine. Zach turns the action and has Spencer on the cage looking for a takedown, and it comes, Zach has Higa on the mat with plenty of time to work. But Higa gets his feet back under him as he stands on the fence. Spencer changes levels and Zach grabs the neck once again as they go to the mat, and back up again. They split and Zach lands a knee then a combination that has Spencer shooting and they finish the round exchanging Guillotine attempts. 10-9 DiSabatino.


Round 2: Spencer comes out stalking Zach and eating his punches as they clinch on the fence and DiSabatino shoots for the takedown. Zach has Spencer against the cage landing hammerfists as they continue to scramble Zach grabs the Guillotine once again and uses it to land knees from the clinch. DiSabatino Steps back and lands a series of left hands that back Higa to the cage where they both work for position from the clinch before they separate. Higa goes for broke on a guillotine, Zach transitions to the top but is still forced to defend the choke. Zach escapes and Zach gets a takedown and now looks for the neck of Higa. Zach finishes the round on Higa’s back looking for the choke. 10-9 DiSabatino.


Round 3: Spencer comes out striking in the third and they end up clinching on the cage again as Zach gets Higa to the mat where he takes his back with over three minutes to work. Zach looks to secure the choke but Spencer looks at the camera as to say “he isn’t finishing me” and turns into DiSabatino looking to escape, but Zach ends up on the back again with both hooks in. They hand fight down the stretch as the fight ends with Zach landing strikes from the back of Higa. 10-9 DiSabatino.


Decision: Zach DiSabatino defeats Spencer Higa by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)


Joe Giannetti (11-4) vs. Marcus Andrusia (10-20)

Catchweight (165 lbs)

Round 1: Joe comes out and establishes the center of the cage as he looks loose and ready to fire combinations. Andrusia shoots and Giannetti snatches the neck and cashes his check!


Decision: Joe Giannetti defeats Marcus Andrusia by Submission (Guillotine) at 1:24 of the first round. Never a doubt.


Tyler Smythe (4-2) vs. Joe Poirier

Vacant Amateur Flyweight Title

Round 1: These guys come out and a grappling battle ensues and ends up with Joe on the back of Smythe inflicting damage and threatening the choke. Smythe survives and ends up on the neck of Poirier looking for a D’arce choke, Joe gives the thumbs up as the final seconds tick away and Poirier survives a tough round. 10-9 Smythe.


Round 2: Tyler comes out in the second with a deep double leg takedown and has Joe in side control with all round to work. Tyler hops on the back looking for the choke as Poirer turns into him and regains guard, then reverses and has Tyler’s neck now. Tyler scrambles to Joe’s back now this is crazy. 10-9 Smythe.


Round 3: Another round another quick takedown for Smythe who ends up on top then transitions to Poirier's back where he sinks his forearm under the chin of Poirier for the tap.


Decision: Tyler Smythe Defeats Joe Poirier by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at :58 seconds of the third round to capture the Vacant Cage Titans Amateur Flyweight Championship.


Colin Robinson vs. Lamon Payne

Amateur Middleweight Muay Thai Title

Round 1: Back and forth first round with both guys landing, Close first round. 10-9 Payne…but close.


Round 2: Nice round for Colin who lands a ton of power shots. 10-9 Robinson.


Round 3: Robinson looks fresher and it building momentum in this one as Payne appears to be fading. 10-9 Robinson.

Doctor is called in between rounds to check on Payne and declares he is ok to continue.


Round 4: Another powerful dominant round by Robinson as he starts to really pull away here. 10-9 Robinson.

Once again the cage side doctor is in the corner of Payne between rounds.


Round 5: Domination down the stretch for Superman 10-9 Robinson.


Decision: Colin Robinson defeats Lamon Payne by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) to capture the first ever Cage Titans Muay Thai Championship!


Amateur Undercard


Jack Burke (1-0) vs. (C) Hassan Graham (3-0)

Amateur Heavyweight Title

Round 1: Burke comes out firing leg kicks then a massive combination that ends in a left hand. Hassan steamrolls Burke to the canvas and locks in a scarfhold that causes Jack to tap! Wow! very impressive performance for the Champion Hassan Graham.


Decision: Hassan Garham defeats Jack Burke by Submission (Scarf Choke) at :49 seconds of the very first round!


Annabel Kelly (2-5) vs. Erin Johnson (1-1)

Amateur Women's Flyweight

Round 1: Erin comes out throwing combinations that summon the clinch from Annabel as they go to work on the fence here early. They go back and forth on the fence as Annabell looks for a takedown but Erin returns to striking distance where she finds her range again before Kelly clinches again. Erin turns the action as the round ends and has Annabel against the fence. Hard round to score…10-9 Johnson. But Close.


Round 2: Erin comes out throwing more strikes and landing before Annabell clinches and Erin turns the action towards the fence. Kelly turns the action now as these two ladies continue to clinch fight but neither is able to score the takedown. Kelly lands some nice strikes in the clinch as she looks to change levels on Johnson but Erin defends and remains on her feet as the round ends. 10-9 Kelly.


Round 3: Here we go in what I have as the decisive round in this one. Erin starts with a right hand followed by a combination that once again causes Kelly to clinch Erin along the fence. Kelly is doing some crafty work on the fence with knees, short shots and foot stomps. Erin needs to sense some urgency here as she now needs to harvest a finish. But that finish never presents itself as Kelly controls the final minute in what should win her this fight. 10-9 Kelly


Decision: Annabell Kelly defeats Erin Johnson by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x 3)


Sergei Peresunko (2-0) vs. Ben Grady (4-0)

Amateur Catchweight (160 lbs)

Round 1: Grady comes out with a combination and Sergei comes forward with strikes of his own backing Grady to the cage where they clinch before Sergei gets the takedown against the cage. Ben uses the fence to get up but is greeted with a thunderous slam from Peresunko who is looking for that back of Grady. Grady stands and gets a takedown of his own but Sergei is back on his feet before landing a takedown of his own. Peresunko tries to lock in a D’arce choke and Grady sweeps to the top as the round ends. 10-9 Peresunko


Round 2: They start the second with wild combinations that send Sergei shooting for the takedown. Grady stuffs and has Sergei against the fence before Sergei gets space and lands another takedown. Serdei is working some heavy ground and pound as Grady works back to his feet but not for long. Sergei is smothering in his attack, it’s impressive! They stand again and trade right hands to the jaw before clinching on the cage once again as the second round ends with a knee to the body from Grady. 10-9 Peresunko.


Round 3: Sergei comes out and gets Grady to the ground quickly where he starts dropping hammerfists, they continue for several seconds before Steve Rita sees enough and stops this contest.


Decision: Sergei Peresunko Defeats Ben Grady by TKO (Hammerfists) at 1:05 of the third round.


Big shout out to the Beer/Water girl Sam who dropped me off a second bottled water, it's hotter than hell in here!


Anthony Rivera vs. Zach Nastasia

Amateur Lightweight Muay Thai

Round 1: Zach is dominating the stand up before Rivera lands a NASTY Liver kick that drops Nastasia for a 6 count. 10-9 Rivera.


Round 2: Zach returns the favor from round 1 landing a body kick of his own for the knockdown then a head kick that ends the fight!


Decision: Zach Nastaisa defeats Anthony Rivera by TKO (Head Kick) at :47 seconds of the second round.


Julian Connerton vs. Will Asia

Amateur Lightweight Muay Thai

Round 1: These guys clearly do not like each other. Lots of rope a dope from Asia and lots of volume from Connerton. 10-9 Connerton.


Round 2: Good clinch work for Asia, good power shots for Connerton. Close round 10-9 Connerton.


Round 3: More nice striking from Connerton more dancing for Asia and a little clinch work. 10-9 Connerton


Decision: Julian Connerton defeats Will Asia by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


Matthew Martinez vs. Carlos Balestier

Amateur Bantamweight

Round 1: These guys open up by trading leg kicks as both look to find their range here. Carlos lands with a right hand coming forward as he is now backing Matt down with strikes. Another right hand from Carlos finds his mark as he continues to stay out of range of return fire by Martinez. They clinch briefly and return to striking range as the round ends. 10-9 Balestier.


Round 2: They trade kicks once again to open the second round as Carlos again capitalizes on his reach advantage in the striking game. Martinez falls on a low kick attempt but pops right back to his feet where he meets a clinching Balestier. They return to range and Martinez lands a leg kick that appears to hurt Carlos. Carlos takes Matt down and gets the back with some time to work here. Carlos lands some hammers before Martinez attempts to explode to his feet as the round ends. 10-9 Balestier.


Round 3: Carlos comes out behind sequential right hands that back Martinez to the cage but they return to the center and continue to throw combinations as Martinez connects to the cup. That's right folks scoring at home; 2 nut shots. They restat and Carlos lands a combination against the fence before circling back to the canter. Carlos initiates the clinch then thinks twice and returns to striking range. Carlos punches his way inside with right hands and they go barreling to the mat where Balestier finishes the fight on Martinez's back. 10-9 Balestier.


Decision: Carlos Balestier defeats Matthew Martinez by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).


Brody McDougal (1-0) vs. Ben Bratko (Debut)

Amateur Welterweight

Round 1: Brody comes out behind heavy leg kicks and eats a kick to the midsection before they clinch on the cage briefly. They return to striking range where Brody lands clinches and takes Bratko down. Brady lets Ben back up but delivers kicks for his troubles and not Bratko is cut above his right eye as Brody lands some solid strikes that sends Ben into the corner where McDougal hops on top and finishes the first round with ground and pound. 10-9 McDougal.


Round 2: Brody starts round 2 with a front kick as these guys start off the round trading shots back and forth across the cage and Brody finds the chin of Bratko and he is out before he hits the mat! What a vicious finish by “The American Psycho” Brody McDougal!


Decision: Brody McDougal defeats Ben Bratko by Knockout (Punch) at :35 seconds of the second round! McDougal takes the mic from Johnny "Cupcakes" after the fight and calls out Cage Titans Amateur Welterweight Champion Jack Congdon!


Tom Duffy (Debut) vs. Jake Callender (Debut)

Amateur Catchweight (140 lbs)

Round 1: Jake comes out and shoots immediately and has Duffy on the fence going all out for the takedown and with some work he finally has Duffy on the mat. Tom stands against the cage wall and fires some strikes before being taken back down by Callender who has made his way to full mount. Duffy gives his back looking to return to his feet and Jake snatches it looking for the submission. Duffy makes it back to mount where he eats some short first before returning to the full mount of Callendar. 10-9 Callender


Round 2: Callender ducks under the first strike of Duffy and takes this fight back to the mat where he works from side control landing some sharp left hands to the grounded Duffy. Duffy scrambles to his feet and eventually back to striking distance before Callender takes him back down yet again. Duffy eats some heavy shots to return to his feet but it doesn’t matter as he is taken right back down and Callender is once again looking for the back. Calendar sinks in a choke as Duffy is saved by the round. 10-9 Callender.


Round 3: Between rounds Alan Lau calls in the cageside physician to look at the left eye of Callender that is busted open. The Doctor allows Callender to continue as we head to the third. Calendar steps under another wild strike from Duffy and looks for the takedown which he eventually obtains as he continues to work from dominant grappling positions. Calendar gets to mount again and rains down some more hammerfists. Duffy is covering up and once again gives his back where Callender continues to land shots from the back. Alan Lau takes a closer look and Callender sinks the choke in for the tap.


Decision: Jake Callender defeats Tom Duffy by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:55 of the third round.


Mike Antidormi (1-0) vs. Xavier Cardona (2-2)

Amateur Catchweight (140 lbs)

Round 1: Mike comes out with a sharp leg kick and Xavier rushes in looking to clinch but its Antidormi that gets the slam and he has Cardona mounted with a ton of time to work. Mike locks in a head and arm and looks to step over but Cardona defends and Mike remains in full mount as he postures up landing heavy ground and pound for the remainder of the round. 10-8 Antidormi.


Round 2: The round starts with a clinch and Xavier looks to punch his way out of trouble as they return to the center of the cage where Mike lands a nice right hook then drags Cardona to the mat where he begins work from half guard. Xavier looks to scramble and Mike ends up in side control then transitions to mount. Antidormi again looks for ground and pound as Cardona looks to survive the round. 10-9 Antidormi. Could realistically be another 10-8.


Round 3: Mike starts round three with a head kick that causes Cardona to shoot, Mike reverses and gets the takedown where he goes belly down for an armbar but ends up too high and Xavier ends up on top briefly. That’s short lived as they scramble and Xavier uses a guillotine to reverse and eventually get back to his feet where he comes forward like a zombie eating short and giving his own. Mike gets a takedown as the fight comes to an end! 10-9 Antidormi. Dominant 9 minutes outta Antidormi.


Decision: Mike Antidormi defeats Xavier Cardona by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)


Donovan Lozada (1-2) vs. Dayshaun White (Debut)

Amateur Heavyweight

Round 1: Here We Go! White comes out with a strike and Lozada ducks under looking for the level change as these guys clinch and trade knees. White backs off and fires a combination that gets Lozada to clinch once again and White connects with a knee to the cup. For those keeping score at home that 1 round 1 nut shot. On the restart White conncects on a low kick that dends Lozada flying backwards. Lozada returns to his feet and once again initiates a clinch. Lozada gets the throw but White ends up on top landing vicious downward hammerfists to the scrambling Lozada as Alan Lau steps in and stops this one!


Decision: Dayshaun White defeats Donovan Lozada by TKO (Hammerfists) at 2:32 of the first round notching victory in his MMA debut, impressive showing for the Tri-Force MMA product!



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