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Combat Zone 76: Live Play-By-Play

Updated: Apr 16, 2022

Tonight we are here at the Hilton Double Tree in Manchester, New Hampshire for Combat Zone 76. This card will host a mix of kickboxing, grappling and MMA bouts. There are a slew of unknown fighters looking to make a name for themselves in their debuts on the undercard; leading to a stacked main card including: the long awaited professional debut of Mike Bezanson and in the Main event #2 Middleweight in New England Tim Caron looks to get back on track against heavy hitter Darrius Flowers.

Anthony Loycano vs. Paddy Ivers

Professional 170lb Grappling Bout

Round 1: The match starts off and both men are battling for grips. Ivers attempts to pull guard and lands in half. Loycano tried to pull himself out of Ivers half guard and Ivers pulls him back into his half guard on the other side. Loycano reaches back for a kneebar and quickly falls back getting the immediate tap!

Tapout to Kneebar (2:04 Rd1) winner Anthony Loycano

Michael Ksander vs. George Theos

Amateur 155 lb Kickboxing Bout

Round 1: Theos starts by throwing a flying roundhouse which glances off the guard. Both Men trade straights. Ksander with a few good roundhouses to the body. Theos trying to keep Ksander at bay with the teep. Theos with some nice hooks that's land. Ksander with a body kick and Theos returns with a straight.

Pretty back and forth. Theos moving forward a lot but the biggest strikes were the kicks by Ksander to the midsection id call it a 9-9

Round 2: Both Men are trading some heavy punches to the face to start the round. K sander with two teeps and Theos with question mark kick. Theos hurt him with a punch and starts to pour it on him with his hands. During the flurry he lands one big clean knee to the stomach. The round ends with Ksander landing leg kicks and Theos landing punches to the face

10-9 Theos, both men showed aggression and landed good shots but Theos took it with the flurry.

Round 3: Both men are trading. Ksander with a big clean straight. More kicking attack from Ksander and Theos willing to trade with the hands. Both men start really unloading shots with their hands to close out the fight. Ksander landing two really big flush right hooks during the final brawl. Great fight these guys went to war!

Going to give a 10-9 to Ksander on this one Theos had some more flurries but Ksander landed some really heavy clean shots.

Split Decision Victory (29-28 Ksander, 29-28 Theos, 29-28 Ksander) winner Michael Ksander

Chris Mederios vs. Justin Santiago

Juniors 160 lb Kickboxing Bout

Round 1: Big knee by Mederios to the body. Santiago with some big punches in the clinch. Santiago continuing to flurry in the clinch. Mederios returning with some knees to the body and some punches of his own. Santiago with a big knee that appeared to land to the rib cage and Mederios is down and they call the fight.

TKO (Knee, 0:56 Rd 1) winner Justin Santiago

Bruce Pacy vs. Graham Keohane

Amateur 240 lb Kickboxing Bout

Round 1: Pacys has stuck Keohane with maybe 6 jabs and then lands a big body kick. Pacy flurries on Keohane with some punches to the head and the breaks away. Another big punch to the body by Pacy and the a big straight the face that drops Keohane. Pacy has Keohane up against the fence and is unloading on him with punches to the body and face as the round ends.

10- 8 Pacy If not a 10-7 completely one sided traffic and some big shots landing including the drop

Round 2: Pacy has slowed down significantly but is still landing his jab. Little kick to the body by Keohane. Pacy unloads some big straights on Keohane and pushes him up against the cage to flurry on him some more. The ref has seen enough and calls the fight.

TKO (Punches, 1:08 Rd 2) winner Bruce Pacy

Dimitri Kabouris vs. Tristan Wood

Amateur 170 lb Kickboxing Bout

Round 1: Kabouris is pumping out his jab and Wood lands a nice right overhand. A straight for kabouris and another overhand right for Wood. Wood with another big overhand right. kabouris clinches and lands some knees. Another big overhand in the clinch. for wood. They seperate Wood lands another overhand and then flurries. The ref pulls Wood of of Kabouris but calls it a down not a stoppage. The fight is called back on right as the round ends.

10-8 Wood was the aggressor and hes landing more shots and the bigger shots as well

Round 2: Nice straight from Kabouris. Big outside leg kick from Wood. A nice two hook combo for Wood. A few more hooks for Wood and the ref calls it another down. Wood lands another hard outside leg kick and eats a straight to end the round.

Another 10-8 for Wood

Round 3: Kabouris drops Wood with a straight to start the third. Big overhand lands for Wood. Big right hook drops Kabouris. Ref goes to count and he calls the fight.

TKO (Right hook 1:14 Rd 3) winner Tristan Wood

Conor Hews vs. Cooper Mccallion

Amateur 170 lb Kickboxing Bout

Round 1: Cooper moving forward throwing some hooks and Hews lands a jab. Jab, straight, inside leg kick lands for Hews. Hews with a straight kick to the face. Ball shot by Cooper breaks the action. Nice hook to the body by Cooper. Both men trade two right hands. Nice lead left hook by Hews to end the round.

10-9 Hews, Cooper is the aggressor but not a lot of his shots are landing

Round 2: Hews gets the plum and lands about 10 big knees to the arms of Cooper. He then flurries with some punches up against the cage and gets the ref to call a down. Hews jumps on Cooper right as the fight starts back up and this flurry gets the ref to call the fight.

TKO (Punches, 1:12 Rd 2) winner Conor Hews

Tristan Joyce vs. Taso Sukulas

Amateur Bantamnweight MMA Bout

Round 1: Joyce with a hard inside leg kick and Taso fires back with his hands. A big shot from Taso drops Joyce to a knee real quick but he gets back up. Joyce has his back against the cage but lands a hard straight right that rocks Taso. Taso falls to the ground and Joyce follows with some ground and pound from a modified side control for the finish.

TKO (Straight to ground and pound, 0:46 Rd 1) winner Tristan Joyce

Brett Martin vs. Curt Benoit

Amateur Middleweight MMA Bout

Round 1: Brett lands a jab and Benoit barely misses some looping left hands. small leg kick for Brett. Both men are trading and Brett pushes Benoit against the cage. Knees traded against the cage. Brett with some big left hands from over under. Brett with some knees to the thigh. Standing guillotine attempt by Benoit but its not very close and Brett shakes out of the submission during a takedown at the end of the round.

10-9 Brett with the control time and work against the cage

Round 2: Straight lands for Benoit. Big leg kick for Brett and another. Another leg kick for Brett but eats a straight this time. A cut has opened under the eye of Brett. More leg kicks and a blitz from Benoit but with nothing landing. Brett pushes Benoit back against the cage. Benoit turns him and lands a big knee. Some big lefts from the over under against the cage for Brett.

Another 10-9 for Brett with the shots in the last minute of the round

Round 3: Brett wastes no time pushing Benoit to the cage this time. Brett level changes but Benoit threatens with a guillotine again. Brett powers through the guillotine with another takedown and lands in half guard. While Brett tries to posture up Benoit takes advantage of the position and scramble back to the feet. Brett has Benoit in a front head lock position but Benoit pulls out of the headlock and Brett pushes him back against the cage. They sperate and some big punches land at the end of the fight for Benoit.

10-9 Martin, Benoit spent a majority of the round and fight pushed up against the cage

Unanimous Decision Victory (29-28, 30-27x2) winner Brett Martin

Milton Noleto vs. Fred Allen Sfeir

Amateur Featherweight MMA Bout

Round 1: Both men trade big body kicks. Little outside leg kick from Sfeir and a miss on the return leg kicks from Noleto. Two more calf kicks from Sfeir and Noleto changes stances before landing a hard calf kick. Sfeir has Noleto against the cage landing small punches and a few big knees. Sfeir is struggling hard for double underhooks and Noleto finally separates and takes the center. Noleto drops Sfeir to end the round.

9-9 Pretty much all Sfeir until the flurry and drop at the end

Round 2: Question mark kick attempt from Sfeir and another small leg kick lands. Sfeir with the shot and he has Noleto against the cage. Sfeir going for a single against the cage and Noleto is teeing off on his ribcage. Big knee by Noleto with his back against the cage. Noleto spins him off the cage and lands some big right hands in the clinch. Sfeir with a big knee from the clinch and he drives Noleto back against the cage.

10-9 Sfeir, Sfeir spent most of the round pushing Noleto against the cage landing small strikes, the bigger strike being landed Noleto

Round 3: Big body kick from Noleto. Noleto swinging with some hard punches but with nothing landing. Sfeir pushes Noleto against the cage landing some small punches to the ribs and knees to the thighs. Big knee from Noleto in return. Leg kick from Sfeir. Noleto swings some hard shots to end the fight but again with nothing landing.

10-9 Sfeir, Again he maintained control against the cage for pretty much the whole round landing little shots where he could with the bigger shots being landed by Noleto

Unanimous Decision Victory (29-28, 30-27x2) winner Milton Noleto

Tim Briggs vs. Eamon Callaghan

Amateur (160lb) Catchweight MMA Bout

Round 1: Briggs with a jab, straight right and Callaghan with the takedown into guard. He passes into half guard is is landing small shots while looking to pass. He takes the back off a scramble and is raining down ground and pound. Ref has seen enough

TKO ( ground and pound from back mount, 1:40 Rd 1) winner Eamon Callaghan

Mike Bezanson vs. Aaron Trecell

Professional Welterweight MMA Bout

Round 1: Big leg kick and big straight for Mike and they both fall to the ground. Mike with a nice push kick to the body followed by an oblique kick. Big swings for Trecell but all whiff. Jab lands for Mike. Big outside leg kick for Trecell and another. Head kick attempt for Mike, a straight kick to the body for Mike and another leg kick from Trecell. Mike with a front kick to the face and Trecell catches is it and gets the takedown into half guard. He spends the rest of the round in half guard landing some decent shots.

10-9 Trecell pretty even on the feet, id say the takedown control time and ground and pound gave him the round

Round 2: Some big punches miss for Trecell but he lands a nice leg kicks. Huge oblique kick for Mike. Jab lands for Mike. Trecell clinches over under and the ref separates due to Mike landing a shot to the balls. two nice jabs for Mike off the break. Mike knocks out the mouthpiece with a right and points to it. Side kick lands to the ribs for Mike. Mike really finding a home for his jab and Trecell a home for his leg kick. Big slam by Bezanson. Mike spends sometime in the front headlock before transferring to the back control for some ground and pound.

10-9 Mike great job avoiding shots and landing his own, takedown and ground and pound really sealed the deal on the round

Round 3: Nice left hand lands for Mike. A flying knee attempt from Mike in the clinch. Big overhand lands for Mike. Nice lead uppercut lands for Trecell. Another big right for Mike. Bezanson lands a spinning elbow/backfist. Big left uppercut lands for Mike and he dodges the shots in return from Trecell. Mike has Trecell rocked and is pouring it on but with Tecell firing back with powerful shots of his own. Another straight right and spinning backfist landing for Mike. Mike takes the back clinch and whips his opponent to the ground. He mounts Trecell to end the fight.

Unanimous Decision Victory (30-26, 30-27x2) winner Mike Bezanson

Tim Caron vs. Darrius Flowers

Professional Middleweight MMA Bout

Round 1: Tim with a big kick to the body. Two nice inside leg kicks land for Tim. Darrius Flowers lands some powerful hooks and appears to have Tim Caron rocked. Darrius throws a hard spinning back fist and Tim seems to have regained his composure. Another hard kick lands for Tim. Darius Has Tim pushed up against the cage and lands a takedown into half guard. Tim reverses position and almost takes the back. Tim gets his guard and is looking for guillotines and kimuras while eating small shots. Tim isolates a kimura and almost gets the tap. Huge slam for Flowers right at the bell.

9-9 Very back and forth first round, both fighters looked close to having the other finished. Darrius with the hands and Tim with the Kimura.

Round 2: Darrius with a nice takedown and into the half guard of Caron. Caron goes for the elevator sweep from deep half and almost get the transition as well as the electric chair. Darrius uses the failed attempt to scramble back to his feet. Darrius with another takedown. Tim looks to be looking for a buggy choke from side control bottom while eating small hammer fists. Darrius postures up for ground and pound and Tim uses the space to try to get back up to the feet but Darius transitions to the back. Tim ends up sweeping Darius and slaps on a Darce that looks tight. Darrius gets out of the choke and ends up in north south.

10-9 for Darius other than the submission attempts alot of top control and ground and pound for Flowers

Round 3: Nice straight right and a body kick for Tim. Big kick lands for Tim. Flowers reacts by walking Tim down and slinging hard punches. Tim gets a takedown but Flowers quickly scrambles back to his feet. Big slam for Caron against the cage and he lands in side control. Tim is looking for an arm lock from side control and Flowers defends. Tim looks to take the back but Flowers turns back inside and ends up with a takedown to finish the round.

10-9 Caron, another back and forth round but there were a good few submission attempts for Caron to go along with the big takedowns for both men this round.

Unanimous Decision Victory (29-28x3) winner Darrius Flowers

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