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Northeast MMA Roundup – 11.5.13

Northeast MMA Roundup – 11.5.13

A big win for Brandon Fleming at Reality Fighting highlighted the weekend that was. NEF is back to Lewiston, ME for another show this coming weekend. And Brennan Ward heads out in search of Bellator gold this Friday night in Oklahoma.

Mohegan Sun Casino hosted another Reality Fighting event last Saturday night. Despite a limited card and the biggest Bellator event ever running live on Spike TV, a couple of thousand fans beat a hasty path to Connecticut. In the Main Event, SSSF Featherweight Brandon “Bad Luck” Fleming handed the previously unbeaten Reality Fighting Featherweight Champion Erik Lee his first loss with a first round TKO. Fleming controlled most of the brief fight using his long jab to set up takedowns and power shots for a G&P TKO at just 2:04 of the first round.
In the Co-Main Event, Scrapyard Ralph Johnson, all 6’5” of elbows and knees, knocked out Jason Ward with a tremendous display of straight hands. The Middleweight bout was stopped at just 62 seconds of the first round when Jason could not defend the G&P assault of Big Ralph.
FAA Lightweight Leon Davis got himself a much needed win; this one over Bradley Desir. Other winners were Manny Bermudez (SSSF), Evan Scott (Lauzon’s), Nate Russell (FAA), and Dan Dubuque (New Union).

The next event in the NorthEast will be in Lewiston Maine at the Colisee this coming Saturday (November 9). The card will be headlined by a Maine State Bantamweight Title match between defending champ Paul Gorman (Academy) and Tateki Matsuda (SYT). The Co-Main event will be for the vacant Lightweight title between John Ortolani (Team Triumph) and Tony Christodoulou (Renzo Gracie). For a current fight card, visit www.newenglandfights.com.

Brennan Ward and his Tri-Force camp will head to Bellator 107 where The Irish Bad Boy will look to wrap up a successful run through the Bellator Middleweight Tournament. Ward (8-1) will look to defeat Mikkel Parlo (11-1) and take home $100,000 first prize. A win here will then give Brennan a shot at the Bellator World Middleweight Title. You can catch the fight live on Spike TV this Friday night!

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