Rebello extends win streak to 11
LINCOLN, RI (Dec. 2, 2010) – Ending a bitter feud that’s lasted a year, Dany “The Upgrade” Lauzon (14-4-0) only needed 1:54 to force rival Damien “The Omen” Trites into tapping out by way of a guillotine, headlining tonight’s “Snow Brawl” professional mixed-martial-arts card at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
“Snow Brawl” was presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s CES MMA, in association with Twin River.
“It was very satisfying,” Lauzon said after the fight. “There was big hype – he hates me, I have him. I don’t hate him, I don’t even care…he’s a clown. It’s squashed. The plan was to be patient. We knew he’d come out fighting angry. My team kept me calm. I could see it in the cage. He came out angry, I fought smart and it was my fight.”
Fighting for the first time in his home state, Providence light heavyweight Greg Rebello (12-2-0) won his 11th straight fight, taking all three rounds for a unanimous 3-round decision against Tiawan Howard (7-6-0) in the co-main event.
Rebello-Howard was fought almost exclusively on the ground with Rebello holding an advantage throughout. “It was great fighting here,” Rebello said. “I took this fight on 2-week notice. I’m a striker, pretty much known for that, but my wrestling and jiu-jitsu was better. He’s strong and tough to finish off.”
In a spirited battle between talented bantamweights, Tateki Matsuda (5-3-0), fighting out of Boston by way of Tokyo, won a hard-fought, 3-round split decision versus a game Jason Bennett (4-3-0).
In a pair of lightweight bouts, Hitalo Machado (7-4-0) won a 3-round decision against hometown favorite, Lincoln’s (RI) Jeff “Candyman” Anderson (5-3-0), while Luiz Rodriguez (4-0-0), of Somerville (MA), remained undefeated by locking a triangle choke on Lionel Young (4-5-0) for a win by first-round submission.
In a fight featuring a pair of fighters making their pro debuts, popular Framingham (MA) middleweight Doug Bolanes blasted Josh Labossiere with a powerhouse right-handed punch that landed square on the jaw, set-up by a left uppercut, for an impressive knockout at 1:11 of the opening round.
Providence favorite Ruben “Rukus” Rey (2-1-0), of Providence, stopped James King (0-2-0) midway through the second round, in a fight contested at a 152-pounds catch-weight, by way of a flying knee kick to the body followed by a strike to the head.
The long anticipated pro debut of Waltham (MA) lightweight Tyson Chartier was a success as he forced Justin Switzer to tap-out from a rear naked choke in the third round.
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Greg Rebello (12-2-0), Providence, RI WDEC3 (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Tiawan Howard (7-6-0), Cleveland, OH
Doug Bolanes (1-0-0), Framingham, MA WKO1 (KO1 – strike) Josh Labossiere (0-1-0), Narragansett, RI
Dan Lauzon (14-4-0), E. Bridgewater, MA WSUB1 (1:54 – guillotine) Damien Trites (5-4-0), Allston, MA
Hitalo Machado (7-4-0), Danbury, CT WDEC3 (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Jeff Anderson (5-3-0), Lincoln, RI
Luiz Rodriguez (4-0-0), Somerville, MA WSUB1 (4:58 – triangle choke) Lionel Young (4-5-0), Brockton, MA
Tyson Chartier (1-0-0), Waltham, MA WSUB3 (3:45 – rear naked choke) Justin Switzer (0-2-0), Lincoln, RI
Ruben Rey (2-1-0), Providence, R WTKO1 (2:09 – flying knee kick & strike) James King (0-2-0), Brockton, MA
Tateki Matsuda (7-4-0), Danbury, CT WDEC3 (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) Jason Bennett (4-4-0), Middletown, CT
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Tateki Masuda-Jason Bennett
FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT: Dany Lauzon
KO OF THE NIGHT: Doug Bolanes
SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Luiz Rodriguez