Lockard/Abdullah CANCELLED: Abdullah forced to withdraw from competition

In light of some unforeseen circumstances, We must regretfully announce that Dylan’s opponent has had to withdraw from tomorrow nights fight.
Dylan takes great pride in fighting for all of you, his fans. Dylan has trained countless hours to prepare for not only the fight but the hardest part, tonight’s weigh ins. We all appreciate your support of Dylan and his tough route to the UFC but not always can we control the actions of others. As the saying goes, It’s part of the fight game.

We’d like to thank Team PMA/ Sityodtong and coaches Rick Hawn, Tim Barchard, Andy Cote, Mark DellaGrotte and Tyson chartier for preparing Dylan for the fight. and all his sponsors for their support as well.

Dylan’s Manager Dan Bonnell has been working tirelessly today to find a new opponent for a very close date in the future for Dylan.
Please wait for an announcement coming soon for Dylan’s next fight and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused anyone.

GUIDE TO CES MMA 45 : Analysis, and full coverage

 

Lincoln, RI —CES 45 takes place Friday, August 11th from the Twin River Casino Event Center in Lincoln, RI. It’s Co-Headlined by two outstanding match-up’s with CES World titles on the line. In a battle of Heavyweight supremacy, CES Champion Ashley Gooch (10-5) is 8-2 in his last 10 bouts with 8 finishes. He is 2-0 under the guidance of CES with a major KO win over former #1 ranked Greg Rebello (20-6). Challenging Gooch for the heavyweight strap is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Julianno “Banana” Coutinho (7-3). “Banana” is 2-0 in CES and a BJJ Black Belt under Daniel Gracie.

A fight that has been a long time coming, Saul Almeida (19-8) meets Pedro Gonzalez (12-5) for the CES MMA Interim Featherweight Title. Gonzalez sports a 2-0 record in CES and a winner of 5 straight fights, all finishes, all via choke. An outstanding statistic, Gonzalez hold 11 of his 12 wins via choke (10-Guillotine). A daunting 27 fights at only 28 years old, Saul Almieda may be best known for being an interpreter and training partner of former UFC Champion Jose’ Aldo. Now a member of the prestigious team Sityodtong, Almeida looks to bring home gold of his own.

New England’s Top ranked lightweight #1  Nate Andrews (10-1) meets WSOF veteran and #9 ranked lightweight Bruce Boyington (14-10) in a main card featured bout. A veteran of 24 bouts Boyington is a multi-time national TKD champion and possesses the speed and adgility to earn a sudden KO at any time when he fights. Andrews appears to be on the verge of getting a call to the UFC soon, Specutively speaking. A win here can catapult him to the big leagues, but a loss could be devastating!

In a featured welterweight bout, Cranston, RI’s Gary “Tiger” Balletto (3-1) will clash heads with Hooksett, NH’s Nick Alley (3-1). Balletto rides a three fight win streak as Alley comes into the bout off of his first professional loss. Of each of their three wins both fighters have proven to be finishers with six finishes combined. Balletto has never not finished an opponent outside of the first round.

Three undefeated prospects will all look to keep their records unblemished in their respective weight classes Friday night. First in the flyweight division, Richie Santiago  (4-0) of Milford, Ma. fights Miguel Restrepo (4-3) of Miami, FL. Restrepo is 3-1 at his more natural flyweight. Santiago looks to improve to 5-0 and join teammate Carlos Candalario atop the flyweight ranks in the nation.

Next in the bantamweight division, the always exciting Kris Moutinho (4-0) takes on Mckean, Penn. native Brandon “Soku” Seyler (6-5-1). Moutinho, Like his teammate Santiago, is also a native of nearby Milford, Ma. the undefeated top prospect in the bantamweight division is a former 3 division amateur champion and looks to improve to 5-0 friday night against Seyler.

Finally in the featherweight division, a protégé of Olympian Rick Hawn, Dylan Lockard (3-0) returns to CES to face Journeyman and 15-fight veteran Ahsan Abdullah (7-8). Lockard, a former collegiate wrestler fighting out of the small town of Hampstead, NH looks to improve to 4-0 and extend an unbeaten streak that now expands over 3 years and 7-0 overall. Abdullah fights out of the famed Bombsquad gym where UFC Lightweight champion Jon Jones originated from in Cortland , NY.

To get tickets to CES 45 visit Cagetix.com and select CES August 11th!


Full Fight Card below

MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Ashley Gooch vs. Juliano Coutinho – for heavyweight title
  • Nate Andrews vs. Bruce Boyington
  • Saul Almeida vs. Pedro Gonzalez – for interim featherweight title
  • Nick Alley vs. Gary Balletto Jr.
  • Kris Moutinho vs. Brandon Seyler

PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Miguel Restrepo vs. Richie Santiago
  • Leon Davis vs. Andrew Osborne
  • John Douma vs. Jason Rine
  • Dylan Lockard vs Ahsan Abdullah

Dylan Lockard searches for 4th straight win at CES 45

IMG_4380

Dylan Lockard- (photo courtesy of Cross Face Productions)

Lincoln, RI – Fresh off his his third straight professional win, Start BJJ stand-out Dylan Lockard returns August 11th to the CES MMA cage where he debuted 11 months ago. The Danville,NH featherweight took off to a 2-0 start under the guidance of CES. A short stint home to New Hampshire improved the rising star to 3-0 with a dominant performance over Ohio native and 40 fight veteran Brandon Odom.  Just a month removed from his 3rd contest, Lockard has inked a return bout with CES against NY native Ahsan Abdulla (7-8).

Abdulla will prove to be Lockard’s toughest test to date. A veteran of 15 professional bouts, Abdulla is a highly skilled striker and BJJ purple belt. Abdulla’ record is unindicative of his talents as a fighter  the featherweight journeyman has shared the cage with many of New England’s top talents including UFC veteran and Lockard’s teammate, Rob Font.

CES MMA 45 features two world title bouts and a stacked Main card that begins live at 9pm EST on AXS TV.

CES MMA 45

August 11, 2017 Lincoln, RI Twin River Casino Events center

To purchase tickets to Dylan’s fight visit https://www.cagetix.com

– select CES MMA August 11th

– select fighter Dylan Lockard

– select your tickets!

Lockard Remains undefeated, dominant in third straight win

Manchester, NH –  The Raddison events center played home to Dylan Lockard’s much anticipated homecoming bout in front of a sold out, Partisan crowd for the Hampstead, NH native. Over 1500 in attendance, the crowd was deafening as Lockard entered the cage with his cool and calm demeanor. It took under two minutes for the PMA stand-out to dispatch of his opponent with a bludgeoning ground and pound attack leaving his opponent cut over his left eye and forehead.

Once again, Lockard’s wrestling played a pivotal toll capturing his third professional win. A blast double leg followed a well timed slip of a straight right from Odom which was the beginning of the end for the Ohioian.

A quick transition to half guard and many elbows and punches later earned Lockard a successful homecoming. The flip of his mouthpiece and the slightest smirk from Lockard was his way of showing his appreciation to the hundreds in attendance cheering his name.

A Flawless night for the Smittys Barn and PMA product from the small town of Hampstead NH.

Lockard vs Odom Official! Combat Zone 62 under way.

Manchester, NH — Weigh-In’s concluded Thursday night as Combat Zone held their pre-fight medical checks and official weigh-in’s from the Title boxing club on South Elm st. in the heart of Manchester.

All fighters made weight with only one bout getting scratched before noon time Thursday. Hampstead’s own Dylan Lockard representing Start BJJ and team PMA of Derry, New Hampshire weighed in right on weight at the featherweight limit of 145lbs. His Ohioan opponent came in right on weight to make the fight official. Lockard’s 3rd professional bout is all but ready for his Main card appearance as the New Hampshire Native makes his homecoming return for the first time in over 18 months.

Lockard is expected to fight 13th out of 15 total bouts scheduled. Tickets are still available but a sell-out is pending. get your tickets at czmma.com or risk your chances at the door.

Combat Zone 62 in association with MassMMA brings you Lockard vs Odom June 30th. Doors open at 5:30pm with fights scheduled to begin at 7pm.

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: Lockard makes his return to Combat Zone June 30th

Manchester, NH — Combat Zone 62 has all the makings of being the best card of the 2017 year! “Legendary” is the suitable title as MMA legend Drew Fickett makes his return to the Combat Zone Cage after nearly a ten year hiatus. Also, making his much awaited return will be New Hampshire native and fan favorite Dylan Lockard. After a 4-0 amateur career where Lockard ranked as the top featherweight in New England, Lockard now 2-0 as a professional makes his return to Combat Zone vs 20 + fight veteran Brandon Odom.

“Fighting at home is a comfortable feeling. It’s great to be back. Brandon Odom is a real interesting fight for me. He has well over 20 fights (amateur) to only my 6 (4-0 am, 2-0 pro) I’m excited for the challenge. I’m with the best team and I trained my butt off so I’m definitely ready for a big homecoming. ” – Dylan Lockard.

Also featured on the card are several other PMA fighters from Lockard’s team headed by Tim Barchard and Olympian Rick Hawn. (Anna Brown, Brendon Marotte, Lisa DellaRusso, and Jeff Silva)

For fight card information visit Mass-MMA.com and for Tickets to Combat zone 62 featuring Dylan Lockard visit:

Tim Barchard’s PMA 15 E Broadway, Derry NH

 

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: LOCKARD VS KHUBEHASHVILLI

img_2928

LINCOLN, RI — CES MMA announced this week the return of Dylan Lockard on November 23rd’s Thanksgiving eve event. In a featured featherweight bout, the native of Danville, New Hampshire and Team PMA standout, Lockard (1-0 pro, 5-0 overall) will look to improve on his unbeaten record when he faces Lauzon MMA striker Ruso Khubehashvilli (2-2 pro, 8-3 overall).

Khubehashvilli is a CES veteran going 1-1 in his stint with the organization with his only loss coming by way of decision to UFC veteran Kyle Bochniak. Khubehashvilli has lost two straight, one to the aforementioned Bochniak and another to Bellator Veteran Bruce Boyington. Injuries have kept Khubehashvilli on the shelf for two years.

Lockard Returns with a perfect 5-0 overall record and sports 2 finishes to his credit. Lockard was last seen at CES 37 with a dominant performance over 4 time CES veteran Mak Kelleher. Lockard won the contest via Unanimous decision in his professional debut.

To buy tickets to CES 40 at the Twin River Casino visit

cagetix.com/CES and choose Dylan Lockard to purchase your seats in advance!

 

Fuji Sports Announces Lockard to return to CES November 23rd in featured bout


img_2861Danville, NH – Thursday October 27th Fuji Sports announced their sponsored fighter Dylan Lockard of Rick Hawn’s Team PMA will make his second appearance for CES and AXS TV on November 23rd for CES 40 from the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI.

“FUJI Sports is very selective in its athlete sponsorships as we really want athletes who align with our brand’s core values of dedication, perseverance, humility and respect. At the recommendation of Rick Hawn, we agreed to support Dylan who has proven to be a great addition to the FUJI team. We have enjoyed watching and supporting his young career, and look forward to his bright future.” – Jimmy Pedro.

Lockard (1-0 pro, 5-0 overall) was a state champion wrestler for the NH powerhouse Timberlane Regional and wrestled for the Elite Smitty’s Barn wrestling team for the past 6 years. Now a stand-out athlete under the direction of Olympic judoka and former world champion fighter Rick Hawn and BJJ Black belt Tim Barchard, Lockard has earned a prestigious sponsorship from Fuji Sports.

Lockard is slated to make his second appearance for the Nations most popular MMA promotion under the AXS TV umbrella. In Lockard’s debut, He earned a unanimous decision victory over CES veteran Mak Kelleher.

Stay tuned for the announcement of Lockard’s opponent for CES 40 November 23rd.