We're out here at Aura in the Old Port of Portland for NEF 46: Decade of Dominance. Nick DiSalvo and Matt Peterson bring you their 46th edition of their promotion, as they celebrate 10 years of bringing MMA to the state of Maine. The duo has brought a professional, unique, and reliable product to the region for a decade, and they should be celebrated for that.
Also cageside is Mike Shorey and his son Mikey, as they're taking in the show within blood range....which is always a good thing.
Curtis Ouellette (1-3) vs. Christopher Smith (0-0)
AM 175 lbs
Round 1: Ouellette and Smith start the fight with some heavy strikes, with not much landing. Curt gets top position and is landing some solid body shots. His going for a head and arm choke, and it looks like its tight. He is still working it as Smith tries to survive. Smith escapes, but Ouellette now his full mount. Smith sweeps him and is now on top. The round ends with both guys evening out in the scramble. 10-9 Ouellette
Round 2: Ouellette lands a big right cross that crumples Smith, but Smith recovers quickly as Ouellette follows him to the mat looking to finish the fight. Ouellette goes for a mounted guillotine, but he doesn't have the position to finish it. The fight is staling with Ouellette in dominant position. The round comes to an end with Curt looking for an arm bar late in the round. Smith has got a mouse above his right eye. 10-9 Ouellette
Round 3: The 3rd round is being played out on the feet and Ouellette is definitely getting the better of the exchanges. Smith is getting bloodied up. Ouellette is landing and the ref has seen enough. Curtis Ouellette wins via TKO to strikes at 2:11 of the 3rd round.
Justin Kangas (0-3) vs. Jon Assam (2-3)
Round 1: Both fighters are feeling each other out in the opening minute. Kangas lands some heavy strikes against the cage, but he gets caught coming in and is dropped. Assam goes for a rear naked choke, but he can't fins it. Super tight round, as Assam finishes on top landing strikes. Assam 10-9
Round 2: Kangas lands some punches and shoots for a takedown. He presses Assam against the cage and gets the takedown. Kangas is on top landing some pitter patter shots. Kangas maintains top position while working to trying to advance, but Assam is doing a good job defending. Assam lands a backhanded slap while on bottom as the crowd erupts in cheer. Kangas gets mount and is reigning down punches. He's now got Assam's back as the round ends. Kangas 10-9
Round 3: Assam lands a solid right to start the round. Assam lands a flurry that drops Kangas, but Kangas rises from the dead and grabs a single leg and ends up on top. Kangas has position, but he isn't landing any strikes and barely throwing. The action is stalling, as both guys seem gassed. Assam is going for a d'arce choke as the round ends. Weird round to score, but I'll give it to Assam 10-9. He landed the more damaging strikes, and when Kangas got on top, he didn't do anything with the position. Assam 10-9
RESULT: Justin Kangas wins via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Cody Kilton (1-1) vs. Kaleb Kenney (0-1)
Round 1: Kilton lands a few shits and presses Kenney against the cage and gets the takedown. He's got sidemount and is delivering heavy top pressure. Kilton is working for a crucifix and is delivering some solid shots in the process. Kilton has mount and is dropping some shots as he has Kenney's back now. Kenney works back to his feet, but Kilton drags him back to the mat. Kilton 10-9
Round 2: Kilton immedietly pressures Kalenb against the cage, and quickly gets a takedown. Kaleb works his way back to his feet, but Kilton won't give him any space and gets another takedown. Kilton's grappling is too much for Kenney. Kaleb gets a sweep and ends up on top momentarily. The round ends with Kilton landing knees against the cage. Kilton 10-9
Round 3: Kilton immedietly closes the distance and gets a single leg takedown. Kenney is doing a nice job staying off his back, but Kilton's top-heavy grappling game is too much for Kenney. The fight is stalling against the cage, as both fighters look spent. The ref separates them, but they instantly clinch each other after the reset. Pretty blah round, but Kilton 10-9
RESULT: Cody Kilton defeats Kaleb Kenney via unanimous decision
Ben Grady (2-0, #6 AM LW) vs. Brandon Maillet-Fevens (3-2, #6 AM FW)
Round 1: Grady lands a big headkick that is partially blocked by BMF. Grady is landing solid punches and heavy kicks to BMF as he retreats against the cage. Grady throws a big kick to the body that is block by BMF's forearm and it breaks! KGrady broke BMF's arm with a heavy body kick and referee Kevin MacDonald instantly realizes it and jumps in to stop the action. Wow! You could hear the arm break. Heal up fast BMF.
RESULTS: Ben Grady defeats Brandon Maillet-Fevens via TKO in the 1st round
Jeff Reynolds (2-2, #6 AM MW) vs. David McCarty (1-0, #3 AM LHW)
Round 1: Both fighters throw down in the center of the cage with power! Wow, impressive display out of two amateurs. McCarty lands some heavy shots, but Reynolds fires back. Reynolds eventually gets a takedown and works to back mount where he sinks in his hooks and secures a rear naked chokd halfway through the 1st round.
RESULTS: Jeff Reynolds defeats David McCarty via rear naked choke halfway through the 1st round
Jack Burke (0-0) vs. Nick Legrande (0-0)
Round 1: Holy shit! These two heavyweight are throwing down! They might not be the most technical, but its entertaining as hell! Burke lands a big punch that bloodies the nose of Legrande. He then lands another punch that send him to the mat and he follows up with a hammerfist to his defenseless opponent as the referee steps in.
RESULT: Jack Burke wins vio KO in the 1st round
Quinn Poirier (0-0) vs. Key Baltazar (0-0)
AM 130 lbs
Round 1: Key and Quinn scramble for position as Key grabs for an arm bar that he can't finish off. Key is getting the better of the grappling exchanges. The fight makes its way back to the feet with both fighters looking exhausted. Baltazar 10-9
Round 2: Poirier is throwing some sloppy punches, but Key is being patient and landing selective shots. Key gets a body lock and gets a takedown. He's trying to lock in a rear naked choke but he doesn't have the angle. He finally sinks it in the 2nd attempt at it and gets the tap from Poirier.
RESULTS: Key Baltazar wins via rear naked choke in the 2nd round
Mike Jolicoeur (0-0) vs. Will Smith (0-0)