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Cage Titans 57 : LIVE PLAY BY PLAY

Updated: Jan 8, 2023


New England MMA is in the house here at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth Massachusetts to cover the event LIVE! Follow along as we recap the action as it's happening with live play by play coverage! Join Us!





Teddy Politis (0-0, Evolution) vs Avery Andrews (1-1, USMMA)

145 AM Featherweight Muay Thai 3x2


Round 1:

Here We go! Avery starts with low kicks and Politis fires back with a steady combination before falling to the canvas. They return to their feet and exchange combinations into the clinch and the action is stopped for a groin strike from Andrews. Avery opens back up with a body kick and then knocks Teddy to the mat. They return to action in the clinch with Andrews doing a majority of the work. Rd 1 Andrews.

Round 2:

Round 2 is being held up by a visit to the Politis corner from the doctor but we return to action. Avery comes out throwing causing Politis to clinch but its Andrews landing knees to the body in that clinch. Avery's muay thai is definitely more technical and its beginning to wear on Teddy. But then Teddy scored a knockdown and they clinch out the round. Another round for Andrews.

Round 3:

Round three begins with kicks from Avery and another clinch from Politis, Andrews continues to work knees in the clinch before exiting with a spinning backfist. Teddy eturns fire before hey hard back into the clinch with more knees from Andrews who is just a step ahead of Politis in this one. I had all three rounds for Avery Andrews.

Results:

Avery Andrews defeats Teddy Politis by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)


Deon Perry (Debut, Tri-Force) vs Kye Michel (Debut, Premier Martial Arts)

155 AM Lightweight 3x3


Round 1:

First MMA action of the night begins now! These guys come out swinging crazy and Perry ducks under a spinning backfist and takes Michel down, Michel scrambles but Perry jump on his back and locks in a Rear Naked Choke that has Michel tapping as he hits the canvas.


Results:

Deon Perry defeats Kye Michel by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at :30 seconds of round number one.


Sean Wakefield (1-0, Evolution) vs Joe Lexis (0-1, Ascension)

190 AM Catchweight 3x3


Round 1:

Gangsterweight of 190 pounds here and these guys are ready to rock. Sean feints a combination and goes straight for the double leg which he lands with ease and ends up on top of Lexis Early. Lexis scrambles to the feet looking to strike but Wakefield is shooting for a signle leg. Lexis delivers some punnishment to the ribs of Wakerfield and Sean scrambles right into the Rear Naked Choke of Lexis. Lexis finishes the choke without hooks in.


Results:

Joe Lexis defeats Sean Wakefield by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:42 of round one.


Hannon Sanford (0-3 , CMBJJ) vs Jack Noone (0-0, SSSF)

140 AM Catchweight 3x3


Round 1:

Huge crowd beind SSSF's Jack "High" Noone. These guys come out trading combinations as this one looks to excite early. Hannon its finding a spot for his left hand now backing Noone up before Jack initiates the clinch. Noone is losing the range battle here to a much shorter Sanford and Hannon looks in control of the first round. 10-9 Sanford.

Round 2:

Hannon comes out starting to land his hands again and Noone wants to clinch. Hannon tosses Jack out of the clinch and begins to walk Jack down. Sanford is continuing to find Jack's face with his fists as Jack looks to muster some offense with combinations that fly erroneously. Sanford ends the round landing more strikes and winning the round. 10-9 Sanford.

Round 3:

Hannon comes out landing yet again and Noone shoots but Sanford stuffs and they come down the stretch at striking distance with Sanford again getting the better of the exchanges. Sanford senses the end is near and turns up the volume as they spend the final 20 seconds slugging it out. 10-9 Sanford.

Results:

Hannon Sanford defeats Jack Noone by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)


Santy Munoz (0-0 , Tri-Force) vs Drew Arpin (0-0, Lauzon)

145 AM Featherweight 3x3


Round 1:

Drew looks possessed in his corner during introductions...I'm excited for this one...Munoz comes out behind a pumping jab, establishing the center of the cage early. Munoz connects with a series of combinations that send Drew scrambling to keep his feet. Arpin's left eye is a mess as Munoz's shots begin to add up here. Munoz is putting it on Arpin lets see if he can keep this pace. Arpin shoots and finally has some time to breathe as they clinch on the fence as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Munoz.

Round 2:

Doctor takes an extra look at Arpin before round 2 begins. Munoz once again comes out behind the jab and controlling the cage. Munoz goes upstairs with a high kick and follows with a combination. Arpin fires and connect and Munoz is hurt, they go to the cage where Arpin looks to control but Munoz circles back to distance and continues that pumping jab that is destroying the silhouette of Arpin one by one. Arpin lands three straight jabs and a right hand before the round ends. 10-9 Munoz.

Round 3:

Round three begins again with Munoz in the center handing out jabs as Arpin looks to counter from the outside. Munoz lands a combinstion that stumbles Arpin before shooting and landing a double leg. Arpin scrambles to his feet and they return to range as Plymouth Hall errupts. Munoz lands a spinning backfist followed by a combination that has Arpin shooting for a takedown as the fight comes to an end...great fight here. 10-9 Munoz but closest round of the fight.

Results:

Santy Munoz defeats Drew Arpin by Split Decision (29-28 Munoz, 29-28 Arpin, 29-28 Santy Munoz) Fight of the Night so far...not sure about the scoring here.


Lindsey Kelley (0-0 , Evolution) vs Amanda Ferreira (0-0, Gorilla Crew)

140 AM Catchweight 3x3


Round 1:

Lindsey establishes the center early and knocks Amanda down and is on top of her in the corner with a ton of time to work. Amanda is keeping Lindsey close to avoid damage but Lindsey gets space and lands some hammers before Amanda makes it back to her feet. Lindsey uses a combination to close distance and lands a big takedown and finishes round one on top. 10-9 Kelley.

Round 2:

Round 2 begins with kicks from Amanda but they don't find the mark. Amanda lands a spinning backfist that DROPS Kelley in her tracks, she hops on top and finishes Lindsey with hammerfists! Wow KO of the night candidate for sure.

Results:

Amanda Ferriera defeats Lindsey Kelley by TKO (Spinning Backfist to GNP) at 50 seconds of the second round.



Brett Layton (2-4 , Trifecta) vs Joe Atallah (2-1, Loco Lobo)

145 AM Featherweight 3x3


Round 1:

Respect shown by both fighters the first trip around the cage before Layton first a headkick that warrents a taunt from Atallah. Attallah catches a kick from Layton and lands over the top and continues to taunt layton. Brett shoots but is stuffed by Atallah as they continue on the feet. Atallah lands a nice body kick followed by a right hand and a high kick attempt to end the round. Not much action here in the first round...10-9 Atallah.

Round 2:

More taunting from Atallah to open the round but he ends up the victim of a big double leg takedown, Atallah scrambles but is taken back down again. Atallah finally gets back to his feet where he fires over the top of another Layton takedown and we end up back on the mat. Joe fires what appears to be an illegal kick to gain distance and is warned by Kevin MacDonald...they cruise to the end of the round at striking distance. 10-9 Layton.

Round 3:

Round three starts with Atallah in the center of the cage fighting behind his jab. Layton looks to strike his way inside the pocket but Atallah is wise to it and keeps fighting from the outside. Layton shoots for the takedown and gains top control. Atallah tries to push off but Layton lands some hammerfists before returning to guard where this fight ends. 10-9 Layton. Slow fight but it looked like Atallah would rather talk to Layton than score MMA points and I think that costs him this decision.

Results:

Brett Layton defeats Joe Atallah by Split Decision (30-27 Atallah, 29-28 Layton, 29-28 Layton)


Josh Rodriguez (0-1 , Gym X) vs Tyler Menard (0-0, Lauzon)

170 AM Welterweight 3x3


Round 1:

Josh comes out and initiates the clinch Tyler gets the takedown and ends up on top quickly, Menard works to full mount and Rodriguez gives up his back. Tyler goes back to full mount and is landing heavy ground and pound, Josh covers and finally mercifully Chris Burke stops the fight.


Results:

Tyler Menard defeats Josh Rodriguez by TKO (Ground and Pound) at 2:01 of the first round.


Tyler Smythe (6-3 , Evolution) vs Nate Russell (8-2, FAA)

CAGE TITANS AM FLYWEIGHT TITLE

125 AM Flyweight 5x3


Round 1:

Smythe comes out establishsmythe is unable to secure the takwdown as Nate works with his back against the cage wall. es the center and shoots for a takedown, blueprint Smythe style as Russell fights the takedown. Round ends on the cage wall 10-9 Smythe.

Round 2:

Round 2 starts with more of the same but this time Smythe gets his hands locked and dumps Russell in his Evolution Athletix corner and begins to work from the top. Nate scrambles out of the corner but is taken back down by Smythe who has his back now. Nate returns to his feet and presses Tyler on the cage for a moment before Smythe turns and the round ends. 10-9 Smythe.

Round 3:

Russell begins round three with a mistimed combination that leads to another Smythe takedown, Nate reverses and gets a single leg takedown/transition of his own and transitions to the back of Smythe. Nate is landing some shots from the back of Smythe as he looks to soften him up and harvest the neck. Smythe scrambles however and takes Russell down as the round ends. 10-9 Russell.

Round 4:

Championship rounde here at Plymouth Hall as we enter the Fourth round. Tyler begins backing Nate down but Nate returns with jabs to regain distance. Tyler finally ducks a combination from Russell and we are grappling once again...right into the Smythe wheelhouse this round goes. We finish on the ground. 10-9 Smythe.

Round 5:

Russell misses on a spin kick to open the final round and Smythe takes him back to the canvas, picks Russell up and transfers him back to his Team Evo corner there he looks for further instruction. Russell transitions to top control as Smythe looks for a kimura. They roll and Smythe ends up on top before getting swept by Russell as the round ends. 10-9 Smythe.


Results:

Tyler Smythe defeats Nate Russell by Unanimous Decision (49-46 x3) to retain his Cage Titans Amateur Flyweight title.


The amateur fights have ended and its time for the Pros to take the cage! Welcome to the Cage Titans 57 Main Card!


Cage Titans announces Ras Hylton against Brendan Battles at Cage Titans 59 in May for the Cage Titans Heavyweight Championship.


Josh Beauparlant (0-4 , Green Light) vs Gerry Meuse (1-0, Sityodtong)

160 PRO Catchweight 3x5


Round 1:

Josh misses on a combination and Gerry takes him down and is going to work. Josh regains his feet but not for long as Gerry gets him back on the ground and is dominating this fight. Gerry takes the back and installs a modified twister for the submission. Looks like most damage was to Beauparlant's shoulder as he is favoring his arm in the cage.


Results:

Gerry Meuse defeats Josh Beauparlant by Submission (Twister) at 2:03 for the first round.


Seth Basler (3-11 , Vinseys) vs Andrew Valdina (1-0, Lauzon)

135 PRO Bantamweight 3x5


Round 1:

VALDINA, VALDINA, VALDINA! the Hall is deafening! Basler comes out with a flying kne that leads right into a Valdina takedown and Andrew possesses top control early. Basler looks to land shots from the bottom but this is a great position for Valdina. Valdina gets space and misses on a downward shot as Basler looks to keep the Dangerous Valdina close here. Valdina stuffs Basler in the corner where he begins administering punishment. Basler looks to post but eats fists for his troubles. Basler turtles and Valdina hops the back, sinks in his forearm under the chin of Basler and garners the tap.


Results:

Andrew Valdina defeats Seth Basler by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:50 of the first round.


Matt Denning (8-16 , Denning MMA) vs Aaron Hughes (2-3, Regiment)

155 PRO Lightweight 3x5


Round 1:

Man its finally here, I've been waiting for this fight. Hughes comes out with leg kicks as Denning disguises a takedown behind a combination. Aaron grabs the guillotine on the scramble and uses it to gain top control on Denning. Denning works to the fence where he stands and puts Aarons back on the cage. Aaron jumps guard on a standing guillotine and it's tight, They go to the ground and Denning taps.


Results:

Aaron Hughes defeats Matt Denning by Submission (Guillotine) at 2:31 of the first round.


Will Smith (3-5 , Black Wolf ) vs Kam Arnold (2-0, Recon)

135 PRO Bantamweight 3x5


Round 1:

Kam comes out behind a low kick and a right hand and then lands a combination that causes Smith to shoot. Kam is down briefly but escapes and tags Smith again but Kam shows decipline and doesn't pounce. They remain at striking distance until Smith shoots but cannot keep Arnold on the canvas. Kam stands on the fence and eats a knee on the eacape but returns to distance. Smith lands a couple right hands that get a reaction from Arnold before shooting deep on a double leg takedown. Kam closes guard as the round ends. 10-9 Smith.

Round 2:

Kam lands an early combination to open the round as the second round begins with some right hands landing for Kam. A right hand lands for Smith that knocks Kams mouthpiece out as they continue to circle the cage trading combos. A front kick lands for Smith as the volume slows here in the second round. Smith shoots for another takedown and Kam stuffs. 10-9 Arnold.

Round 3:

Third round action begins with fighters trading low kicks and some winging combinations. This third round is becoming tough to call as these guys are circling the cage but not a ton is happening. Kam's hands do seem to be landing at a higher clip here in the third. Will changes levels for another takedown but Kam stuffs. These guys let it all hang out down the final stretch as we go to the judges scorecards in a very close fight. 10-9 Smith.

Results:

Will Smith defeats Kam Arnold by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


Kris Berberich (5-9 , Mat-Su) vs Peter Barrett (13-6, Lauzon)

165 PRO Catchweight 3x5


Round 1:

Barrett comes out in true Pete fashion behind the pawing jab. Pete lands some slapping leg kicks as Kris looks to clinch and eats knees from Barrett. Barrett lands a liver kick that sounds like a crack of thunder...Berberich goes down in a heap...and Barrett raises his hand in walkoff fashion. LETHAL

Results:

Peter Barrett defeats Kris Berberich by TKO (Liver Kick Walkoff) at 1:24 of the first round.


Saul Almedia (20-12 , Sityodtong) vs Joe Giannetti (13-4, AKA)

CAGE TITANS PRO LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

155 PRO Lightweight 5x5


Round 1:

No GLove touch here as Joe comes out establishes the center of the cage and looks to work. Giannetti gets the work going with a stiff hook to the body and follows with a combination . The Champ looks in complete control even though we are experiencing a slow start in this one. Joe seems to have zero respect for the striking of Almieda as he bounces around with his hands at his waist. Saul isn't exactly giving Joe anything to respect as his strikes seem to have nothing behind them. Joe ends the round with a big knee. 10-9 Giannetti.

Round 2:

Round two sees Joe return to the center with his hands by his sides. Saul seems to be standing flat footed welcoming the leg kicks from Joe but not offering any output of his own. Joe rips Saul to the body. And again. Although we aren't seeing much here it still looks like a one way sparing session here. Giannetti ends the round with a switch kick. 10-9 Giannetti.

Round 3:

More of the same to open the third; Giannetti landing when he wants and Almeida absorbing them. A Combination from Joe seems to have hurt Saul and Giannetti notices as i do that Saul is starting to bleed. Joe is having his way and when Saul returns Giannetti is nowhere to be found. Giannetti avoids a headkick as the round ends. 10-9 Giannetti.

Round 4:

Championship rounds here in the main event. Saul comes out in the fourth a little more aggressive but still doesn't land anything of note. Giannetti continues however, to land his combinations. More flashy, spinny, lengthy striking for Joe this round with little retaliation from Saul. Saul shoots for a takedown with a minute left and holds Giannetti on the fence for the remainder of the round. 10-9 Giannetti.

Round 5:

Saul seems to have realized this is a title fight and not light sparring as he opens the fifth looking to back Joe down. Giannetti has none of it and Saul shoots for a takedown and this time Joe stuffs immediately. They clinch along the cage with Saul looking to take Giannetti down as the Champ defends. Giannetti uses elbows to create distance and they return to striking range. Joe picks apart the last 90 seconds of the fight finishing the fight on top of Saul on the ground landing ground and pound. This decision shouldn't take long.

Results:

Joe Giannetti defeats Saul Almieda by Unanimous Decision (50-45 x3) to retain HIS Cage Titans Lightweight strap!





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