Marcus Davis headlines historic 35-bout New England Fights card

Marcus DavisPopular UFC veteran Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Daivs (21-9, 1 NC) and Team Bombsquad rising welterweight Darrius Heyliger (4-1, 1 NC) will square off in the main event of a historic 35-bout New England Fights 7 fight card on Saturday, May 18, at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine.

Nick DiSalvo, New England Fights co-owner and promoter, commented on the upcoming event:

“This promises to be the most explosive event for New England Fights to date. We’ve put together the most action-packed card possible to bring to Lewiston, Maine on May 18. With two UFC vets featured, two title fights, MMA-legend Marcus Davis headlining and 35 fights total—what more could a combat sports fan demand for 25 dollars? You won’t find better entertainment value for your money anywhere in the Northeast!”

It so happens Davis’ last fight was also at the Androscoggin Bank Colissee. The Maine native faced Waachiim Spiritwolf at Bellator in March in a bout that ended in controversy when Spiritwolf took an unintentional knee to the groin in the first round and was unable to continue.

Davis talked about getting to fight once again in his home state:

“I’m always pumped when I get to fight in my homeland of Maine. The last time I was able to do so, I was absolutely floored by the support I received, heard and felt that night. Due to some unfortunate events, my opponent that night didn’t allow me for a great battle. But this time, I have a dangerous fighter in front of me who is very skilled in all areas and I’m taking him very seriously. I will come well prepared and hope to see an even bigger supportive Maine crowd on May 18th.”

Davis’ opponent, Heyliger is 2-0 under the New England Fights banner and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Wilfredo Santiago Jr. at “CES MMA – Undisputed 2” in February.

NEF 7 also includes two title bouts as UFC veteran Henry Martinez (9-5) takes on Dez Green (8-1) for the inaugural Maine State MMA Lightweight Title. And Travis “The Showstopper” Bartlett (8-3) faces Randy “The Wolf” Smith (14-13-1) for the first ever Maine State MMA Heavyweight Title.

The full NEF 7 fight card is as follows (subject to change):

PRO CARD

  • 170 – Marcus Davis 21-9 (Team Irish) vs Darrius Heyliger 4-1-1 (Bombsquad)
  • HVYWGT *Title – Travis Bartlett 8-3 (Team Syndicate) vs Randy Smith 13-13-1 (CNYMMA)
  • 175 – Jarrod Lawton 2-1 (AIBJJ) vs Cody Anderson 1-1 (Team Triumph)
  • 145 – Ray Wood 2-0 (Young’s MMA) vs Anthony Loycano 1-3 (Team Pitbull)
  • 155 *Title – Henry Martinez 9-5 (Team Irish) vs Dez Green 8-1 (Bombsquad)
  • 155 – Jesse Erickson 0-1 pro; 4-2 ammy (CMBJJ) vs Josh Parker 4-5 (Independent)
  • 155 – Jon Lemke 2-0 (Team Irish) vs George Reagan 2-1 (First Coast Full Contact)
  • 125 – Tommy Balzano 0-1 (Team Irish) vs Jimmy Alexander 0-4 (F2 Arena)
  • 125 – Ernesto Ornelas 1-2 (Choi’s) vs Matt Almy 0-0 (Bombsquad)

AMATEUR CARD

  • 125 – Stephen Desjardins 1-2 (Team Irish) vs Connor Murphy 1-0 (CMBJJ)
  • 133 – Maria Rios 3-0 (The Academy) vs Janice Meyer 1-0 (Power of One)
  • 135 – Nick Spencer 2-3 (Choi’s) vs Steve Sobel 2-1 (Young’s MMA)
  • 135 – Eric Austin 2-0 (MV Wrestling) vs Trevor Hebert 0-0 (MMA Athletix)
  • 135 – James Dougherty 0-1 (Choi’s) vs Norman Fox 0-0 (MMA Athletix)
  • 140 – Fernanda Araujo 0-2 (Defensive Edge MMA) vs Adrianna Gomez 0-0 (Team Irish)
  • 140 – Cody Sargent 1-3 (Balanced Ground MMA) vs Erik Nelson 0-1 (CMBJJ)
  • 145 – Caleb Costello 0-1 (Team Irish) vs Alex Clark 0-0 (CMBJJ)
  • 145 – Trevor Kell 2-0 (Team Irish) vs Matt Denning 0-1 (CMBJJ)
  • 155 – Caleb Hall 1-0 (MV Wrestling) vs Corey Hinckley 0-0 (CMBJJ)
  • 155 – Dominic Cafone 2-0 (Balanced Ground) vs Drew Waltz 1-3 (Young’s MMA)
  • 165 – Dave Claroni 0-2 (Sipayik Boxing Club) vs Jeremy Tyler 0-0 (Team Irish)
  • 165 – Chris Ouellette 0-0 (Havoc) vs Jake Sinclair 0-0 (Team Irish)
  • 170 – Dylan Morrison 0-0 (IABJJ) vs Steve Earland 1-1 (Team Irish)
  • 170 – Jesse Schnieder 0-2 (Independent) vs Jarrod Tyler 0-0 (Team Irish)
  • 170 – Andrew Tripp 4-0 (Team Irish) vs Steven Prue 1-0 (F2 Arena)
  • 170 – Andrew Hughes 4-1 (Team Irish) vs Scott Basci 1-1 (F2 Arena)
  • 170 – Adam Nielsen 0-0 (Team Irish) vs Art Belgrade 1-1 (First Coast Full Contact)
  • 170 – Joel Adams 0-1 (Team Irish) vs Nelson Blanco 0-0 ( First Coast Full Contact)
  • 175 – Kent Smallwood 0-0 (Team Irish) vs Brandon Traknis 0-0 (Independent)
  • 185 – Buck Pineau 5-2 (Choi’s) vs Allan Josselyn 3-2 (Team Kaze)
  • 185 – Crowsneck Boutin 2-2 (Independent) vs John Parker 0-1 (Team Kaze)
  • 195 – Jacob Cameron 0-1 (Independent) vs Chris Cobbett 0-0 (CMBJJ)
  • 205 – Ramone Saintville 0-0 (CMBJJ) vs Mike Secord 0-0 (Balanced Ground)
  • HVYWGT – Kevin Smith 0-1 (Young’s MMA) vs Nick Audet 0-0 (Independent)
  • HVYWGT – Terrance Jean-Jacques 1-0 vs Jordan Dickens 0-1 (Judokai kan JuJutsu)

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