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Kinberger earns MMA win at Rock
The co-main event was the most anticipated amateur match of the night, featuring unbeatens Jake Pilla of nearby Billerica, Mass., against Paulo Alves DeSousa with a title belt at stake. But it took just :43 of the first round before Pilla won, to become Combat Zone's first amateur champion, much to the delight of his raucous backers in the house.
Cheyenne Vazquez of Lawrence, Mass., improved to 2-0 with a first-round TKO by strikes over Eddie Brito of Derry in the other professional match on the 11-fight card. Vasquez, representing Sityodong, was able to execute the take-down, and from there executed his ground-and-pound game until the referee stepped in to call the fight at 2:10 of the initial round.
In a three-round amateur bout featuring a pair of first-timers, Salem's Michael Fagan dropped a unanimous, 30-27 decision to Josh Harvey of Youngs MMA.
Combat Zone 49 will be held at Rockingham Park on June 27.
155- Brett Kinberger (Manchester, NH) def. Mervin Rodriguez Newark, NJ)) by unanimous decision
185-Cheyenne Vazquez (Lawrence, MA) def. Eddie Brito (Derry, NH, NH) by TKO on strikes 2:10 round 1
145- Jake Pilla (Billerica, MA) def. Paulo Alves DeSousa (Malden, MA)
By guillotine choke :43 round 1
170- JT Harold (No. Andover, MA) def. Brett Trahan (Burlington, VT) by TKO on strikes 2:15 round 1
135-Alec Wilson (Boston, MA) def. Jordan Yantin (Methuen, MA) by guillotine choke 1:33 round 1
185- Corey Bowhall (Watertown, NY) def. Tim Loughran (Arlington, MA) by guillotine choke :50 round 1
145- Danny Abad (Watertown, NY) def. Dan Lynch (Plaistow, NH) by arm bar 2:59 round 1
145- Josh Harvey (Bangor, ME) def. Michael Fagan (Salem, NH) by unanimous decision