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CES 63 Breakdown: Tom Pagliarulo vs Josh Hardy

Updated: Aug 5, 2021

Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"

Tom Pagliarulo (1-0) vs. Josh Hardy (Debut)


Tom “The Phenom” Pagliarulo

Age: 24

Fighting out of: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Affiliation: New England Cartel

Record: 1-0 (1 Knockout)

Last fight: Third round TKO (Corner Stoppage) victory over Shawn Stefanelli at CFFC 92. (03/11/21)

“The Skinny”: We have touched on this many times in the past; Pagliarulo is one of the fastest rising prospects in all of New England MMA, with his Wrestling pedigree and ever evolving striking growing leaps and bounds training daily with the New England Cartel, the ceiling on Tom Pags is limitless. Pagliarulo makes his second straight UFC Fight Pass appearance in his CES MMA debut Friday night, as the Haverhill native looks to notch his second professional win at the expense of Vermont’s Josh Hardy. Another dominant win, like his third round corner stoppage drubbing of Shawn Stefanelli at CFFC 92, and Pagliarulo pushes ever closer to his ultimate goal of reaching the UFC and doing so on the regions grandest of stages.