Mixed Martial Arts

 

Saturday’s NEF 21 Mixed Martial Arts results

on Feb. 07, 2016, at 10:46 a.m.
At the Colisee, Lewiston Professional MMA Bruce Boyington def. Jon Lemke via split decision (Boyington retains lightweight title); Josh Lange def. Derek Shorey via rear-naked choke, round 1; Zach Elkins def. Mike Hansen via guillotine, round 1; C.J. Ewer def. Zenon Herrera via ankle lock submission, round 1; Alex Henry …

TV, radio schedule for Feb. 6-7, 2016

on Feb. 05, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
SATURDAY BASKETBALL, MEN UMBC at MAINE, noon, WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio; UMaine Internet (GoBlackBears.com) KANSAS at TCU, noon, ESPN-TV CINCINNATI at MEMPHIS, noon, ESPN2-TV FLORIDA STATE at WAKE FOREST, noon, NESN-TV GEORGE WASHINGTON at VCU, noon, CBSSN-TV MARQUETTE at XAVIER, noon, FS1-TV DAVIDSON at DUQUESNE, 12:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV MICHIGAN …
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Bruce Boyington of Brewer (left) gets his hands taped by teammate Ray Wood prior to his April 12, 2014, fight in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Brewer fighter’s 2016 plans begin with title defense

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 05, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
The 36-year-old Brewer resident will carry a 12-8 professional record into his New England Fights lightweight title defense against Jon Lemke.
Young's MMA owners Chris Young (left) and Ernie Fitch were honored  Saturday when their team was named team of the year at the New England MMA Awards banquet in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Young’s MMA, fighters honored during New England ceremony

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 01, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
Young’s MMA came up a big winner during the 2015 New England MMA Awards banquet held Saturday night in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

TV, radio schedule for Jan. 30-31, 2016

on Jan. 29, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Rolex 24 at Daytona, 2 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, BOYS HERMON at HOULTON, 4:30 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) OXFORD HILLS at MT. BLUE, 5:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 FM) radio ELLSWORTH at JOHN BAPST, 7 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA …

TV, radio schedule for Jan. 23-24, 2016

on Jan. 22, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
SATURDAY BASKETBALL, BOYS BREWER at BANGOR, 2 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com) WOODLAND at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 2:30 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) CARIBOU at MDI, 2:30 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet (www.wdea.am) BASKETBALL, GIRLS WOODLAND at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 1 …
Ed Herman (right) punches Tim Boetsch during a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night on Sunday at the TD Garden in Boston.

Maine fighter falls in second round of UFC bout

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 17, 2016, at 9:51 p.m.
Ed Herman used a clean right knee to the chin to score a second-round technical knockout of Maine native Tim Boetsch.

TV radio sports schedule for Jan. 20, 2016

on Jan. 15, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS WASHINGTON ACADEMY at PRESQUE ISLE, 4 p.m., Internet: Aroostookonline.com ISLESBORO at SEARSPORT, 6:30 p.m., WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM), WBYA Internet (1055frank.com) BASKETBALL, GIRLS WASHINGTON ACADEMY at ELLSWORTH, 7 p.m.., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet (www.wdea.am) FORT FAIRFIELD at CENTRAL AROOSTOOK, 7 p.m., video on whoufm.com, BASKETBALL, …
Tim Boetsch of Lincolnville (left), pictured during a June 2015 fight against Dan Henderson, is gearing up for Sunday's bout against Ed "Short Fuse" Herman during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Garden in Boston. Boetsch is trying to keep his career going at age 34.

Lincolnville fighter faces crossroads bout in UFC career

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 14, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.
“For my career in the UFC, this is my most important fight,” Tim Boetsch said.
aine/New England mixed martial arts fighter Ryan Sanders watches during training at Young's MMA in Bangor on March 13, 2014.

Victorious Bangor MMA fighter eyes lightweight title rematch

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 10, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
It may not have been the ideal outcome, but Ryan Sanders’ nationally televised mixed martial arts victory over Luis Felix on Friday night was productive on multiple fronts. The second-round victory as part of CES 32 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, was ruled …
Maine/New England mixed martial arts fighter Ryan Sanders (top) trains with Aaron Lacey at Young's MMA in Bangor in March 2014.

Sanders wins, Shorey falls on nationally televised MMA card

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 09, 2016, at 9:15 a.m.
The show was televised live on AXS-TV.
Bruce "Pretty Boy" Boyington of Brewer (right) deflects blows from Josh Parker during a previous mixed martial arts fight. Boyington will defend his NEF professional lightweight title in a five-round bout against Jon Lemke of Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy in Brewer in the main event of NEF 21.

Bangor-area fighters to battle for NEF pro lightweight crown

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 07, 2016, at 2:47 p.m.
LEWISTON | Two area Marine Corps veterans will headline a Feb. 6 New England Fights mixed martial arts show at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in what has been billed the “Battle for Bangor.” Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington of Young’s MMA and Boyington’s Taekwondo Academy in Bangor will defend his …
Derek Shorey of Dover-Foxcroft lands a kick against John "First Class" Raio of Topsham during their 150-pound mixed martial arts bout as part of the NEF XVII show at Lewiston's Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Shorey won by a first-round technical knockout.

Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft fighters get bouts on nationally televised card

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 04, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
The path toward upward mobility in the mixed martial arts world usually is rooted in success at the developmental levels. But there are occasions when opportunity knocks suddenly. “The” Ryan Sanders of Bangor and Derek “Shatterproof” Shorey of Dover-Foxcroft both answered their cellphones this week and learned they will be …

Lawler earns split-decision victory over Condit

By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 03, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The UFC welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Carlos Condit was billed as a fans’ dream fight, two fearless competitors willing to give everything in the quest for victory. That was no hype. Lawler (27-10, 1 no-contest), of Coconut Creek, Florida, and Condit …

TV radio sports schedule for Dec. 28, 2015

on Dec. 18, 2015, at 5:04 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS FOXCROFT ACADEMY at HOULTON, 5:30 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), video stream: whou.com BASKETBALL, GIRLS FOXCROFT ACADEMY at HOULTON, 2:30 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), video stream: whou.com MOUNTAIN VALLEY at MADISON, 6:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (100.7 FM) radio BASKETBALL, MEN PENNSYLVANIA at VILLANOVA, 7 p.m., FS1-TV IUPUI …

TV, radio schedule for Dec. 18, 2015

on Dec. 17, 2015, at 5 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS EAST GRAND at HODGDON, 5 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) WINSLOW at BELFAST, 6:15 p.m., WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM), WBYA Internet (1055frank.com) PORTLAND at LEWISTON, 6:30 p.m., WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM) radio ASHLAND at CENTRAL AROOSTOOK, 7 p.m., WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) HOULTON …
Conor McGregor moves in to land punches and win via technical knockout against Jose Aldo during UFC 194 Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor knocks out Aldo to win UFC featherweight title

By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 13, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — The most polarizing figure in combat sports today did his biggest talking in the ring. Brash Conor McGregor (19-2) of Dublin, Ireland, who became a superstar by trash talking his opponents outside the Octagon and getting the job done inside, saved his best moment for last, as …
Kailin Curran lands a punch against Emily Kagan during UFC Fight Night at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday.

Bangor native falls in second round of Las Vegas UFC bout

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 10, 2015, at 8:34 p.m.
Emily Kagan, making her first appearance in the octagon in nearly a year, fell to 3-3 overall.
Bangor native Emily Peters Kagan

Bangor native to fight on UFC card in Las Vegas

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 08, 2015, at 2:12 p.m.
Bangor native Emily Kagan returns to the UFC octagon for the first time in nearly a year Thursday night when she faces Kailin Curran.
UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch prepares to strike a shield held by coach Marcus Davis on April 9, 2015, at Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy in Brewer.

UFC’s Boetsch prepares for light heavyweight bout

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 23, 2015, at 7:09 a.m.
The chance to fight close to home has prompted Lincolnville native Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch to compete as a light heavyweight for the first time in five years in his next mixed martial arts bout.