Mixed Martial Arts

 

Demise of UFC 176 adds depth to Bangor card

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The card for UFC Fight Night 47 has been built up to nine bouts, in part due to the demise of that mixed martial arts organization’s next scheduled pay-per-view event. UFC 176, originally set for Aug. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, was scrapped …
Tim Boetsch (red gloves) fights against C.B. Dollaway (blue gloves) in their middleweight bout during UFC 166 at Toyota Center in this October 2013 file photo.

Boetsch turns to Davis, Team Irish for Bangor UFC training camp

By Ernie Clark on July 09, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch is about to get his mixed martial arts homecoming off to a head start — but it will be anything but a vacation in Vacationland. The Lincolnville native and former four-time state wrestling champion from Camden-Rockport High School will train for his Aug. …

Ranked contenders added to Bangor UFC card

By Ernie Clark on July 09, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Two more bouts featuring ranked fighters have been added to the card for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Maine debut scheduled for Aug. 16 at the Cross Insurance Center. A flyweight battle between sixth-ranked Jussier Formiga and No. 9 Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky and a lightweight match between …

TV Radio schedule for July 5-6, 2014

on July 06, 2014, at 6:04 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, British Grand Prix, Qualifying, 8 a.m., CNBC-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coke Zero 400, 7:30 p.m., TNT-TV, WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BALTIMORE at BOSTON, 1 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU …

TV, radio schedule for July 4, 2014

on July 03, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
Formula One, British Grand Prix, Practice, 9 a.m., NBCSN-TV Nationwide Series, Subway Firecracker 250, 3 p.m., Qualifying, FS1-TV, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM) radio Sprint Cup, Coke Zero 400, Qualifying, 5 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BALTIMORE at …

TV, radio schedule for June 28-29, 2014

on June 27, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
SATURDAY ACTION SPORTS Dew Tour, Beach Championships, Day 2, 1 p.m., NBC-TV AUTO RACING MotoGP, World Championship: Dutch Grand Prix, 7 a.m., FS-1 IndyCar Racing, Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, race 1, 3 p.m., NBCSN-TV NHRA Drag Racing, O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals, qualifying, 8 p.m., ESPN2-TV …
Ryan Bader (red) fights against Rafael Feijao (blue) in their light heavyweight bout for UFC 174 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Light heavyweights Bader, Saint Preux to meet in Bangor UFC main event

By Ernie Clark on June 18, 2014, at 8:03 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A clash of ranked light heavyweight contenders was confirmed Tuesday evening as the main event of the UFC Fight Night mixed martial arts show to be held Aug. 16 at the Cross Insurance Center. Eighth-ranked Ryan “Darth” Bader of Tempe, Arizona, will face No. 10 Ovince “OSP” …

Middleweight fight for Bangor UFC show features ‘Ultimate Fighter’ cast member

By Ernie Clark on June 16, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A third bout has been announced for the UFC Fight Night mixed martial arts card scheduled for Aug. 16 at the Cross Insurance Center. “Smilin” Sam Alvey, a recent Ultimate Fighting Championship signee who had been the reigning Maximum Fighting Championship middleweight title holder, will take on …
Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch (above), pictured during a 2013 fight against C.B. Dollaway, has committed to fight in the Aug. 16 Ultimate Fighting Championship card at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch verbally commits to fight on Bangor UFC card

By Ernie Clark on June 11, 2014, at 7:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch is poised for a mixed martial arts homecoming on Aug. 16. Boetsch, the Lincolnville native ranked 13th in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s middleweight division, has made a verbal commitment to fight 14th-ranked Brad Tavares as part of the UFC Fight Night card at …
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington (left) gets his hands taped by teammate Ray "All Business" Wood prior to an April 12 fight. Boyington and Wood will compete in separate New England Fights' title bouts Sept. 6 in Lewiston.

Wood, Boyington slated for MMA comeback title bouts

By Ernie Clark on May 30, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Young’s MMA teammates Ray “All Business” Wood and Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington will compete in separate comeback bouts as part of New England Fights’ next mixed martial arts promotion scheduled for Sept. 6 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. And not only will both fighters be …
Ray Wood celebrates his MMA title fight victory over Lenny Wheeler at the Bangor Waterfront on July 12, 2013.

State featherweight champion Wood on track for return to MMA cage

By Ernie Clark on May 15, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Ray “All Business” Wood is back in business. The Bucksport High School graduate, undefeated in his first four professional mixed martial arts bouts, is on the comeback trail. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while winning the New England Fights Maine featherweight …
Phil Exner (left) fights Mike Crespo during the New England Fights mixed martial arts card in Lewiston on Saturday. Crespo won the 145-pound matchup.

Maine’s MMA community anticipates benefits from UFC event in Bangor

By Ernie Clark on May 13, 2014, at 5:18 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — When Matt Peterson, a Democratic representative from Rumford, helped push a bill through the Maine Legislature to legalize mixed martial arts in 2009, it wasn’t specifically with bringing the sport’s premier organization — the Ultimate Fighting Championship — to the Pine Tree State in mind. But last …

Local sports results for May 10-11, 2014

on May 11, 2014, at 9:16 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Girls Tennis Boothbay Region at Winthrop, 4 p.m. Brewer at Bangor, 3:30 p.m. Brunswick at Hampden, 4 p.m. Calais at Woodland, 3:30 p.m. Edward Little at Cony, 4 p.m. Ellsworth at Old Town, 4 p.m. Houlton at Fort Kent (2), 3 p.m. Lewiston at Messalonskee, 4 …

TV Radio schedule for May 10, 2014

on May 11, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One Racing, Grand Prix of Spain, qualifying, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV IndyCar Racing, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 3:30 p.m., ABC-TV Sprint Cup, Energy 400 7 p.m., FOX-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE FLORIDA STATE at NORTH CAROLINA, 1 p.m. …

MMA Results

By Ernie Clark on May 11, 2014, at 6:47 a.m.
NEF XIII Saturday at Lewiston Pros 170 — Gil de Freitas (Team Link) def. Ryan Sanders (Young’s MMA), unanimous decision (Maine welterweight title); 155 — Devin Powell (The Shop/Port City BJJ) def. Jon Lemke (Team Irish), guillotine choke at 0:24 of first round; 150 — Amos Collins (Serra BJJ Myrtle …
Ryan Sanders (left) of Brewer battles Gil de Freitas of Ludlow, Massachusetts, during a mixed martial arts title bout on the New England Fights XIII card Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee.

‘It was right there and slipped through my hands’: Brewer fighter defeated in MMA title bout

By Ernie Clark on May 11, 2014, at 6:38 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — The rematch was much more competitive, but the result was the same Saturday night as Gil de Freitas retained his Maine mixed martial arts welterweight title with a hard-fought unanimous decision over Brewer’s “The” Ryan Sanders. The five-round, 25-minute bout capped off the 15-fight New England Fights …
Phil Exner (left) fights Mike Crespo during the New England Fights mixed martial arts card in Lewiston on Saturday. Crespo won the 145-pound matchup.

Lacey overcomes broken hand, wins on NEF XIII mixed martial arts card

By Ernie Clark on May 10, 2014, at 10:25 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Such is the adrenaline rush for mixed martial arts competitors during their bout that Aaron Lacey was unaware he had suffered an apparent broken right hand Saturday night until he used it to strike his way to victory. Lacey scored a three-round unanimous decision over Dom Cofone …
Mixed martial arts fighter Ryan Sanders (right) trains with Nash Roy at Young's MMA in Bangor on March 13.

Brewer fighter gets second chance at MMA title bout

By Ernie Clark on May 09, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
“The” Ryan Sanders’ pursuit of a mixed martial arts championship will come full circle Saturday night. Sanders, who lives in Brewer and fights out of Young’s MMA in Bangor, will challenge Brazilian native Gil de Freitas for the New England Fights Maine welterweight title in the main event of the …
Dana White

‘A killer show to Bangor’: Hermon High grad bringing UFC Fight Night to Cross Insurance Center in August

By Ernie Clark on May 08, 2014, at 8:12 p.m.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is coming to Bangor. Dana White, the 1987 Hermon High School graduate who serves as president of the world’s top mixed martial arts organization, announced late Thursday afternoon that he has scheduled a UFC Fight Night card for Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Cross Insurance Center. …
Luke Rockhold (top) causes Tim Boetsch to tap out of their match during UFC 172 at  Baltimore Arena Saturday night.

Lincolnville native falls in first round at UFC 172

on April 27, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
Tim Boetsch’s status in the UFC middleweight division grew more uncertain Saturday night. The 33-year-old Lincolnville native lost via submission at 2:08 of the first round to Luke Rockhold in one of the main-card bouts of UFC 172 at the Baltimore Arena. The loss was the third in the last …
 
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