Updated: Jul 30
We are out here at beautiful Thompson's Point in Portland, Maine for New England Fights 48th installment of their traveling roadshow of violence. Matt Peterson and Nick Disalvo have ventured outside of the confines of 4 walls for only the 2nd time in the promotions 13 year history. They have 17 fights on tap tonight: 4 pro and 13 ammy, and one of the biggest storylines is Nostos MMA having 7 fighters on the card, which may be a record for modern day MMA in New England. Impressive feat!
We'll be out here all night giving you some live play-by-play. I'll be covering the event solo tonight, so I got my hands full! We got a big crowd here tonight right on the water!
Key Baltazar (1-0, Nostos MMA) vs. Hannon Sanford (0-2, CMBJJ)
Ammy - 135 Pounds
Round 1: Key lands some dirty boxing as they clinch against the cage. Sanford continues to clinch against the cage. Key circles out. Key throws a big headkick that is partially blocked. Sanford steps in the pocket and is tagged by Key. Key is showing some power early on in this fight. Key is controlling the fight on the feet and Sanford looks to be damaged from the punches of Key. Impressive round. 10-9 Key
Round 2: Both fighters are fine with standing and trading in the pocket. Ket lands a big straight right and cuts open Sanford above his right eye. The ref calls time to have the doctor look at the cut. The doctor is taking a long look at it, but determines that Sanford can continue. Key continues to land big punches, but Sanford grabs a body lock and get a big slam as the crowd goes crazy! Sanford is now standing over Key and raining down punches. Key grabs an ankle and almost has a kneebar sunk in, but Sanford spins out. Key rides out the rest of the round in guard as both fighters look tired. 10-9 Key
Round 3: Key lands a big left hook, and then a high kick. Key looks patient on his feet tonight and is stalking his prey. Sanford is bloodied up but still in the fight. More of a measured pace as the round carries on. Key's length is a big advantage and his having his way on the feet, but Sanford is still coming forward. Key gets a last minute slam as the bell tolls. Key 10-9
RESULT: Key Baltazar wins via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board)
Ed Davis (0-0, Titan Athletics) vs. Joe Peters (1-1, KTA)
Ammy - 170 Pounds
Round 1: Davis lands a few punches, but Peters handles them well. Davis lands some heavy shots and Peters is stunned. Peters presses Davis against the cage and grabs a single leg. Peters is still grinding for that single leg but Davis is defending well. Peters continues to press Davis against the cage. Peters finally gets the takedown after a lot of work. He's now got Davis mounted, but Davis spins out and now they're back on their feet and throwing in the pocket. Peters once again presses Davis against the cage as the round ends. 10-9 Davis
Round 2: They are throwing in the pocket and Davis lands some BIG right hands that send Peters falling against the cage. The ref has seen enough and steps in, but the crowd is not happy and raining down some boos. Questionable stoppage, but Davis was about to end the fight in a few more big punches.
RESULT: Ed Davis wins via TKO at 0:23 of the 1st round. Impressive performance out of Davis in his ammy debut. And we just realized that we have blood all over our area cageside. On the table. On the computer. On my phone. Awesome.
Alex Morris (0-0, Nostos MMA) vs. Quinn Poirier (0-1, First Class MMA)
Ammy - 130 Pounds
Round 1: Morris lands a big straight right that sends Quinn realing to the mat. Morris is landing some knees as they both rise to their feet. Morris lands a HUGE uppercut that knocks out Quinn!! Morris follows him to the mat and lands a few more short shots before the ref can step in. WOW! Big KO win by Alex Morris and Nostos MMA is now 2-0 on the night.
RESULT: Alex Morris defeats Quinn Poirier via KO at 1:04 of the 1st round. Great debut by Alex Morris!
Nate Dorr (1-0, Acadia BJJ) vs. Clifford Redman (0-12, Redman Fight Team)
Ammy - 130 Pounds
Round 1: Dorr throws a body kick and Redman grabs it. They are clinches against the cage, but they separate. This is Redman's 13th ammy fight inside the NEF cage. Dorr is landing a few body kicks and then a nice uppercut. The stronger Dorr now has Redman pressed against the cage. Dorr lands a right and Redman returns with a right of his own. Dorr gets a bodylock and then a takedown. Dorr has Redman mounted and landing some punches. Dorr has an arm trapped as well and he continues to land punches. Kevin MacDonald has seen enough and calls an end to the fight.
RESULT: Nate Dorr defeats Clifford Redman via TKO at 2:07 of the 1st round.
Zach Faulkner (4-2, Recon MMA) vs. Bobby Kelley (2-3, Lee Brothers MMA)
Ammy - 155 Pounds
Round 1: Faulkner lands a left hook counter to a leg kick from Kelley. Kelley has flown in from Indiana for this fight. Faulkner catches a kick and gets a takedown and is now in Kelley's guard. Kelley gets back to his feet and the separate. Faulkner is looking patient in his 7th ammy fight. Kelley changes levels and shoots for a double leg and gets the takedown against the cage. Kelley has a kimura locked in and is twisting hard which forces Faulkner to tap! Wow, what a comeback by Kelley to get the takedown and lock in a submission within 30 seconds of hitting the mat.
RESULT: Bobby Kelley defeats Zach Faulkner via Kimura at 2:40 of the 1st round.
John Marcley (0-0, Nostos MMA) vs. Jonas Ryerson (0-1, CMBJJ)
Ammy - 145 Pounds
Round 1: Reyerson lands some BIGS punches early in the 1st round and sleeps Marcley! The ref jumps in and calls the fight off and when Marcley wakes up he is grabbing for Steve Rita's leg, unknowing that the fight is over. WOW. Jonas - fucking - Ryerson! Impressive! Super quick finish!
RESULT: Jonas Reyerson defeats John Marcley at :10 of round 1! Yes, you read that right. 10 seconds! Vicious hands on Jonas Reyerson.
Will Smith (0-1, Smitty's Barn) vs. Evrit Roy (0-0, First Class MMA)
Ammy - 145 Pounds
Round 1: Smith comes out in a flurry and lans some punches. Roy grabs a body lock and is pressing Smith against the cage. Roy gets a hip-toss takedown and is working from half-guard. He jumps to the side and is now looking for an arm triangle. He's improving position and locks it in! The crowd goes crazy as the ref jumps in to stop the fight. Smith is unconscious as the ref pulls off Roy. Roy goes to celebrate outside the cage and pukes all over the steps and some in the cage as well! Wow! Now he's walking around outside the cage and getting the crowd fired up! What just happened?
Result: Evrit Roy defeats Will Smith via arm-triangle at 1:20 of the 1st round.