Mixed Martial Arts

 
Jon Lemke (left) of Bangor delivers a left to the face of Auburn's Jesse Erickson during their Bellator MMA fight at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston in this March 2013 file photo.

Maine fighter to get chance in CES MMA spotlight

By Ernie Clark on May 13, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
The number of Bangor-area mixed martial artists getting the chance to prove themselves on larger stages continues to grow.
Angela Young (left) softly kisses her son's, Kaden, 6, head as she cuddles him while watching a movie at their home in Brewer on Saturday.

Maine nurse balances medicine, motherhood, MMA

By Ernie Clark on May 12, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
“Sometimes it gets very hectic.”
UFC President Dana White

UFC’s Dana White: ‘We’re not up for sale’

By Cindy Boren, Washington Post on May 11, 2016, at 7:01 p.m.
Although UFC President Dana White said again Wednesday that the mixed martial arts behemoth is not for sale, he left plenty of wiggle room. “We’re not up for sale,” White, a native of Hermon, Maine, said on “The Dan Patrick Show.” “We’re always working on deals and our expansion globally. …
Ray Wood (left) throws a kick at Brandon Phillips during an EFC III bout Saturday night in Mulvene, Kansas. Wood won by unanimous decision.

Wood to replace fighter killed after hit-and-run on Bellator card

By Ernie Clark on May 06, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
“As a fellow mixed martial artist, you have that natural bond,” said Ray Wood, the 26-year-old Bucksport High School graduate who has been selected to replace Parsons on the Bellator 154 card.
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.

Local fighter to get title shot in Rhode Island rematch

By Ernie Clark on May 04, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
“My head’s in a great place, and that’s a key to fighting — that mental part,” fighter “The” Ryan Sanders said. “I feel unstoppable right now.”
Ray Wood is introduced before his fight against Lenny Wheeler at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on July 12, 2013.

Bucksport High graduate scores MMA victory in Kansas bout

By Ernie Clark on May 01, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
Ray “All Business” Wood went into hostile territory Saturday night and delivered most of the hostility in defeating local favorite Brandon Phillips in the co-main event of the EFC III mixed-martial arts card held at the Kansas Star Arena.

UFC President White: I don’t know what’s next for McGregor

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times on April 29, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
The fallout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s decision to replace Conor McGregor’s canceled UFC 200 main event with the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier light-heavyweight title rematch is uncertainty for McGregor.
Young's MMA of Bangor teammates Josh Harvey (left) and Aaron Lacey each picked up victories at the New England Fights NEF 22 mixed martial arts and boxing event Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Young’s MMA teammates make successful pro debuts

By Ernie Clark on April 25, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Young’s MMA of Bangor teammates Josh Harvey and Aaron Lacey both made successful professional debuts during New England Fights’ NEF 22 mixed martial arts and boxing show in front of an estimated 3,000 combat sports fans at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday.
Hannah Sparrell vs. Kira Innocenti

Newcastle fighter ‘Hollywood’ Hannah builds following in young career

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on April 22, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Her next fight is on Saturday against Bangor’s Angela Young.
Ray Wood is introduced before his fight against Lenny Wheeler at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on July 12, 2013.

Ray ‘All Business’ Wood secures MMA bout in Kansas

By Ernie Clark on April 19, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
Ray “All Business” Wood is wasting little time trying to build on the momentum of his successful Bellator MMA debut last month.
Windham native Jamie Harrison (right) reaches for a takedown attempt against Bruce Boyington of Brewer during their New England Fights XVII mixed martial arts main event at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston Saturday, April 11, 2015. Harrison won via first-round tapout with a rear-naked choke.

Brewer MMA fighter lands World Series of Fighting bout

By Ernie Clark on April 17, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
Veteran Brewer mixed martial arts fighter Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington will get his second opportunity to compete on the national stage come June 17.

MMA fighter Joao Carvalho dies from head injuries suffered in bout

By Cindy Boren, Washington Post on April 13, 2016, at 7:55 a.m.
Joao Carvalho, a mixed-martial arts fighter from Portugal, has died after he was knocked out in a fight Saturday in Dublin.
Brewer Mayor Bev Uhlenhake reads a plaque of honor to Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington (left), a local mixed martial arts fighter, who on Feb. 6 earned a New England Fights lightweight title.

Brewer fighter vacates title but eyes good health, bigger bouts

By Ernie Clark on April 12, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington has vacated his New England Fights pro lightweight championship after three successful title defenses — his mind is focused on even bigger challenges.
Josh Harvey (left) throws a kick against Stacy Lupo on Friday night during an amateur sparring event at the Factory One nightclub in Dexter.

How a kickboxing event in Dexter could spell growth for combat sports

By Ernie Clark on April 07, 2016, at 8:24 a.m.
“I think this gives fans a chance to come out and see what we’re all about.”

TV, radio schedule for April 2-3, 2016

on April 01, 2016, at 6:18 p.m.
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Bangor MMA fighter eager to make pro debut

By Ernie Clark on March 19, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
Fresh from winning New England Fights’ amateur featherweight title last November, Bangor’s Aaron “Relentless” Lacey is turning to the professional ranks in mixed martial arts. Lacey, the top-ranked amateur featherweight in New England according to mass-mma.com, will make his pro debut April 23 against veteran Derek Shorey (3-5) of Dover-Foxcroft …
The move of New England Fights into Massachusetts and promoting an event on Cape Cod is a calculated one, according to NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson.

New England Fights an expanding brand for mixed martial arts

By Ernie Clark on March 19, 2016, at 10:46 a.m.
“The move to expand into Massachusetts and promoting an event on Cape Cod is a calculated one.”

TV, radio schedule for March 19-20, 2016

on March 18, 2016, at 5:56 p.m.
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TV, radio schedule for March 12-13, 2016

on March 11, 2016, at 5:39 p.m.
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Former Dexter High standout wrestler to make MMA pro debut

By Ernie Clark on March 08, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
One of the top amateur fighters in Maine will make his professional mixed martial arts debut in April. Josh Harvey, the New England Fights amateur lightweight champion, is scheduled to step up to the pro ranks in a bout against Matt Denning of Lewiston on the NEF 22 boxing-MMA card …