Brendan Marotte climbs back into the cage for his first Amateur Featherweight title defense vs. Taylor Costantino in the main event of Combat Zone 61 “Resurrection”, which is the [...]
Brendan Marotte climbs back into the cage for his first Amateur Featherweight title defense vs. Taylor Costantino in the main event of Combat Zone 61 “Resurrection”, which is the highlight of a superb and action-packed18-fight card of pro and amateur MMA and kickboxing action.
Hampstead, NH native Marotte (5-1) took the belt away from the highly-regarded Danny Abad, who fights for powerhouse Jackson Wink in New Mexico, with an upset unanimous decision victory in Combat Zone 59 in August. Costantino (3-2), representing Team Irish in Maine, is coming in off a second round KO victory in Combat Zone 60 in November, but trying to pry the belt away from the talented and tough Marotte will be the stiffest test of his career.
In the co-main event, the vacant Amateur Welterweight MMA title is on the line and the battle for the belt between a pair of 170 pound fighters with unblemished records shapes up as stellar. Martin Thompson (2-0), who hails from Springfield, MA and Hanover, MA’s Tommy Lee Davis (3-0) are making their Combat Zone debuts and are sure to get the venue rocking.
The under card is stacked with evenly-matched and highly-competitive action, and fittingly for “Resurrection”, Manchester’s Shawn Melanson (3-1) looks to get back on the winning track when he takes on John Douma (4-2) from Pawtucket, RI at 145 pounds in an amateur MMA fight. Melanson lost the Amateur Featherweight title and suffered his first career loss to Dave Brown when he last fought in Combat Zone 58 almost a year ago.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Radisson Hotel Downtown Manchester
700 Elm Street , Manchester, NH
Combat Zone MMA LLC