Mixed Martial Arts

 
Derek Shorey of Dover-Foxcroft celebrates after beating Pete Rogers Jr. in a Sept. 23 featherweight fight at the CES MMA 38 show in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Dover-Foxcroft native scores first-round CES victory

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 27, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
“The reason I still fight now is honestly because it’s something I’m good at, and I’m starting to realize I could make a future for myself with it.”
Tim Boetsch (right) fights against Josh Samman during UFC Fight Night at Denny Sanford Premier Center, July 13, 2016.

Boetsch to fight on UFC card that features McGregor

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:16 a.m.
When the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion invades the world’s most famous arena for the first time on Nov. 12, Tim Boetsch will be there.

TV, radio schedule for Sept 24-25, 2016

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
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TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 23, 2016

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
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Referee Kevin MacDonald raises Josh Harvey's arm after his victory over Matt Denning (left) at the New England Fights NEF 22 mixed martial arts and boxing event last April at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Lewiston fight card to receive big-time TV exposure

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 14, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
“We’ve had close to two dozen guys over the last three years who have gone from CES to the UFC, and that’s a pretty cool thing.”
Aaron Lacey defeats Cory Trial (not pictured) in a 145 lbs bout during New England Fights 25 on Saturday at The Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Bangor-area fighters score mixed martial arts victories

on Sept. 11, 2016, at 2:12 p.m.
Aaron Lacey of Brewer and Young’s MMA improved his professional mixed martial arts record to 3-0.
Rachael Joyce, 24, of Veazie, stands with custom-built skis at Volition Ski Co., which she helps run with her fiance and the company's founder, Christopher Bagley.

Veazie woman finally lands rare MMA fight after one-year hiatus

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 08, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
For Rachael Joyce of Veazie and Jessica Borga of Lakeland, Florida, patience has paid off. Each will end a nearly one-year break from competition when they face off Saturday night as part of NEF 25 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.
Johnny Crafts (left,) attempts to contain Henry Clark during NEF XXI at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston earlier this year.

Amateur title fights to highlight NEF 25 card in Lewiston

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 26, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
NEF 25 will be the promotion’s second show in a month after a sold-out crowd of 1,200 turned out to watch NEF Presents “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight.”
Referee Kevin MacDonald declares Derek Shorey the winner of an amateur mixed martial arts bout over Nate Fenech at the Biddeford Arena on April 14, 2012.

Dover-Foxcroft fighter set for CES 38 encore

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
Shorey will face Connecticut native Pete Rogers Jr. in a three-round featherweight mixed martial arts bout.
Brandon Berry (right) battles Eric Palmer for the Northeast Junior Welterweight title on Oct. 11 in Lewiston. Berry won by unanimous decision.

West Forks boxer sidelined with labrum tear

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 26, 2016, at 7:14 a.m.
Brandon “The Cannon” Berry will be sidelined indefinitely after re-tearing his left labrum in his most recent fight.
Conor McGregor reacts after winning a majority decision in his rematch against Nate Diaz during UFC 202 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

McGregor beats Diaz in majority decision at UFC 202

By Brian Martin, Daily News on Aug. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
McGregor came out fighting smarter this time, attacking Diaz’s lead right leg and patiently teeing off on Diaz.

Maine’s Boyington loses decision in MMA main event in Russia

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 21, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
Bruce Boyington’s mixed martial arts foray into Russia ran head first into a veteran wrestler Saturday.
Windham native Jamie Harrison (right) reaches for a takedown attempt against Bruce Boyington of Brewer during their NEF XVII mixed martial arts main event at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Harrison won via first-round tapout with a rear-naked choke.

Maine fighter ready for main event in Russia

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 18, 2016, at 7:52 a.m.
Bruce Boyington’s mixed martial career will take an international twist Saturday as he fights in the main event of ACB 43 at the Diesel Arena in Penza, Russia.
Windham native Jamie Harrison (right) reaches for a takedown attempt against Bruce Boyington of Brewer during their NEF XVII mixed martial arts main event at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston in this April 2015 file photo.

Bruce Boyington agrees to four-fight deal with World Series of Fighting

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 10, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
BREWER | Bruce Boyington will leave for Russia on Monday for his next mixed martial arts adventure. After that, he’ll seek to conquer the world — or at least the World Series of Fighting. The 37-year-old Boyington, who has won his last five fights and eight of his last …
Young's MMA's Josh Harvey (right) lands a kick to the face of Zenon Herrera during their featherweight bout as part of the reality program "Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight" event on Friday in the grand ballroom at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Five Bangor-area fighters were on the card.

UFC’s Dana White watches Maine fighters turn in strong efforts

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 05, 2016, at 9:55 p.m.
New England Fights brought its promotion to the Queen City for the first time in three years and was greeted by a boisterous, sold-out crowd of 1,200.
Conor McGregor (left) is held back by UFC president Dana White during weigh-ins for UFC 196 fight against Nate Diaz (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 4.

Mainer Dana White gets rich building UFC, but relishes ties to state

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
“When I brought the UFC show there two years ago it didn’t make sense financially for us, but I wanted to do it for the city of Bangor to bring some tourism into town,” Dana White said. “It’s the same reason I’m doing this now.

Sports briefs for Aug. 3, 2016

on Aug. 03, 2016, at 8:39 p.m.
Public invited to MMA weigh-ins BANGOR | Weigh-ins for the “NEF Presents Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” mixed martial arts card will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bangor Ramada. The show, scheduled for Friday night in the grand ballroom of the Cross Insurance Center, will …
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Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship, speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016.

Hometown fans motivate Bangor-area fighters for reality-show card

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 02, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.
“Dana White’s coming to town, which in and of itself is a big deal, obviously. And for us who have aspirations to reach the next level, he’s the guy who can make that all happen,” Aaron Lacey said.

Martial arts masters will offer training seminar in Bangor

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: mainetraditionalkarate.com BANGOR  — Martial artists from across the country take part in a …
Tyron Woodley (left) battles Robbie Lawler for the world welterweight championship during UFC 201 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday night. Woodley knocked out Lawler in the first round.

Woodley KOs Lawler to take title at UFC 201

By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange on July 31, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
With the victory, Woodley (16-3) became the seventh new UFC champion in as many months.