Cage Titans 56 gets underway this coming Saturday at the infamous Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Mass., known for its electrifying fight nights. The card itself should be very exciting as many of the fighters are looking to gather their first mixed martial arts wins. The preliminary card should get the crowd on its feet early as 9 out of the 16 preliminary fighters hold a 0-0 record. We all know what to expect from these hungry up-and-comers; and that is usually outright entertainment. One thing we always find incredible about Cage Titans being a regional promotion, is the fact that many of their fighters have been fighting under their banner for quite some time. Lots and lots of fighters who call themselves Cage Titans veterans go to work on this card Saturday night.
The main card showdowns begin inside Plymouth Memorial Hall when the door shuts behind Paul Teague (1-5) and Jack Congdon (Pro Debut, Lauzon MMA) as they open the main card. Teague seeks to put it all together and have his hand raised as the last time he’s been on the victorious side of things was his professional debut in September of 2019. His MMA debut started off on a high note with a first round win via choke but since then, Teague has been the victim of stoppages in his last couple scraps, one of them being outside the MMA world under the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship banner in 2020. Teague hopes to take those unfortunate stoppages and use them as learning notes when he steps in the cage across from Massachusetts native, and former Cage Titans Amateur Welterweight Champion; Jack Congdon. Congdon makes his professional debut coming off an undefeated amateur run with all five victories under the Cage Titans banner. All five wins were by stoppage, four of them being by strikes/KO. Congdon will most likely want to keep this scrap in striking range taking into consideration his keys to success during his amateur career. This bout will undoubtedly be an exciting altercation to open the main card.
The second fight on the main card welcomes two combatants both from the New England scene who will also be making their first professional MMA walks as well. Providence’s own Jorge Vega will take on the Massachusetts native, and former Cage Titans Amateur Heavyweight Champion; Hassan Graham. Vega brings a Muay Thai record of 2-0 with him into the cage as Graham went 4-0 in his amateur MMA career. Both fighters have won the majority of their fights by punches/KO, so it looks as though we’re in for a Heavyweight BANGER! Vega (and coach Mat Santos) sat down with our Steve Domenico to talk about this upcoming Heavyweight opportunity in the days leading up to Cage Titans 56, check out the complete interview below.
New England MMA veterans Sage Philippe (1-3) and Marty Navis (5-2, Lauzon MMA) will clash heads in the Welterweight division midway through the main card on Saturday. Both fighters are looking to put an end to personal two fight skids. Major keys for Philippe in this one will be staying sharp on his feet and his endurance. Both of his last two fights have been lost by decision so good cardio and endurance could go a long way. Navis, a very game opponent, is also looking to get back into the win column. After losing two straight to Billy Goff and Adriano Capitulino, the Cage Titans vet looks to put it all together just like he did in his first five professional bouts and hang himself another Cage Titans victory medal around his neck.
As the night goes on, Rob Fuller (2-17) and Andrew Valdina (Pro Debut) will lock horns. Hate him or love him; Colorado’s "Cornflakes" Rob Fuller has taken many, many MMA, boxing, and kickboxing matches since 2018 (against absolute beasts) and looks to improve to 3-17 against professional MMA newcomer, Andrew Valdina. Also a student at Lauzon’s MMA in Massachusetts, Valdina’s amateur career unfolded entirely under the Cage Titans banner where he compiled a record of 4-3. Fuller and Valdina match up very nicely as they both enjoy letting their hands do the talking. This should be a very exciting fight as both men look to capitalize on each others mistakes.
In the co-main event, another Lauzon MMA product makes his first walk since August of 2021. Pat Gilbride (3-2 MMA), the Featherweight, looks to secure his fourth professional win against Vermont's Chris “Iron Fist” Rooney (0-2 MMA). Rooney is in search of his first professional victory after dropping the first two by decision and KO. Early on in his career, Rooney hopes to put those two losses behind him and use them as stepping stones to defeat Gilbride, who’s also on a two fight skid of his own. Gilbride was last victorious in his bout against David McClendon in January of 2020 . Another great matchup as both fighters are looking to find their grooves early on in their pro careers.
When the bell rings on Saturday evenings main event, get ready to see Nostos MMA's Aaron “Relentless” Lacey (7-3 MMA) and Massachusetts native and Cage Titans fan favorite Zach “The Ripper” DiSabatino (10-2 MMA) go to work. Both fighters have had their hand raised by a wide range of stoppages as well as decisions. Lacey hopes to bounce back after a doctor stoppage loss in his last bout against the very dangerous Johnny “Cupcakes” Campbell. Lacey is a very dangerous opponent himself as you never know if he will look to stand and bang or submit his opponent on way to victory. This should be a very interesting fight as his opponent, DiSabatino, will also take the win anyway he can get it as his last four wins have come by decision (2) and D’arce Choke (2). Aaron Lacey will definitely need to look out for that D’arce, but he himself has also seen victory with the help of that D’arce. Both savvy and dangerous, these proven fighters will certainly bring it to each other when the pin drops on the Cage Titans 56 main event!!!
Cage Titans will also look to crown an Amateur Muay Thai Flyweight Champion as Ashley Barrett (3-1, Amateur MMA) and Megan Roscoe meet on the Cage Titans 56 undercard. Also Phil LoCigno (1-2) who has become allergic to boring fights over his three fight campaign meets Danny Jefferson (1-0) in an Amateur Featherweight contest. And 50 year old Loco Lobo product Greg Jones (1-0) steps inside the Cage Titans cage looking for his second Amateur victory this year when he meets newcomer Jim Carnes at Lightweight. It all goes down inside the Plymouth Memorial Hall this Saturday October 29th with an opening bell due to sound shortly after 6pm as Michael Polvere and his crew present Cage Titans 56.