Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
The return of Joe Cavallaro to the regional scene has been top New England MMA news over the last few weeks and we have another announcement today. Cavallaro's Combat FC has announced a professional Welterweight bout between Pat "The Gorilla Ninja" Casey (8-5, G&G Wrestling) and Stephen Stengel (4-17, Independent). A seven time veteran of Cavallaro's WCF promotion (2007-2011) the 37 year old Stengel is looking to snap a personal seven fight skid that dates back to 2014. Stengel's most recent defeat came at the hands of top Lightweight prospect Zach DiSabatino (9-2) earlier this year at Cage Titans: Combat Night 3 and although Stengel was saddled with the loss he spoke about his re-commitment to the sport and his training following a struggle with some personal matters.
Stengel steps right back into the line of fire June 17th when he shows down with one of the region's top Welterweight talents; fan favorite; Pat Casey. Casey fought the hard way throughout the Covid-19 shutdown, staying active in the game while testing himself against some of the Welterweight division's top talents at both Bellator and CES. Now just 2-4 since the beginning of 2020 Casey is without a doubt in need of a win. Casey will look to begin writing the next chapter in his already storied career June 17th when he defends his spot inside the New England MMA Welterweight elite at Combat FC 1 live on UFC Fight Pass.
Stay tuned to New England MMA for all the latest Combat FC 1 coverage as the date for this highly anticipated fight card inches closer. Tickets to Combat FC 1 at the Shriner's Auditorium in Willmington, Massachusetts can by purchased by visiting the link here. Below is the current Combat FC 1 Fight card as we know it!
Lee McHugh (4-1) vs. Fabio Alano (0-0)
Danny Wahlberg (1-0) vs. Joe Cortigiano (0-0)
Sanad Armouti (1-1) vs. Sage Philippe (1-2)
Jamie Campbell (3-0) vs. Jacob Guerrero (0-0)
Pat Casey (8-5) vs. Stephen Stengel (4-17)
Tim Caron (10-5) vs. Salaiman Ahmadyar (7-2)
Rico DiScuillo (10-2) vs. Gareth De La Cruz (7-3)
Catchweight (140 lbs.)