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Triton Fights 3: Codie Payne Fights Michael Sanders for Vacant Lightweight Title

Friday night, at Triton Fights 3, Codie Payne looks to capture his fifth victory in his amateur career, in addition to the Triton Fights lightweight belt. Payne will step into the cage to face Michael Sanders. Sanders is traveling from the Keystone state to fight Payne of Long Island. This bout is set as the co-main event for Triton Fights 3. Doors open at 6 pm and fights are starting sharply at 7:30 pm.

PaynePayne (4-3) is looking to improve his winning streak to two wins. Payne is coming off a unanimous decision victory against Omowale Adewale on a different New York promotion. Payne’s last loss came to by the way of submission to Clint Patterson, who is also battling for a Triton Fights vacant welterweight title.

The Bellmore Kickboxer (Payne) is known for his high-level striking. Payne puts together lethal combinations and delivers heavy kicks. A single kick to an opponent’s bulb and it could be lights out.

Sanders (4-2), trains out of 914 Training Center in Scarsdale, NY. He has fought on AFL 35, where he won in the first round via TKO (punch). Sanders second bout took place on Frankie Perez’s Dead Serious 2 card, where Sanders fell to split decision. Since his first two fights, Sanders has gone 3-1 bringing his record to 4-2 overall.

Fans should not expect this fight to take place on the canvas. These two gentlemen love to stand and strike. Expect this fight to be full of kicks. And, don’t be shocked if one of these amateur fighters get caught by a head kick or hook and ends their night early. Sanders and Payne, both have the power in their hands to drop anyone they’re inside the cage with.

Payne, now fighting out of Bellmore Kickboxing/MMA, has elevated his fight game since making a transition to the new gym. The New York native training partners at Bellmore Kickboxing are among the top in New York state. UFC light heavyweight Gian Villante, Nick Fiore, Tom English, UFC lightweight Gregor Gillespie, Triton Fights welterweight, Austin Wolfson, and main event fighter, Vincent DeRiso.

These two fighters also have the potential for Fight of the Night honors, in addition to, Knock Out of the Night. Expect this fight to have all eyes on them, and don’t blink because you could miss a possible finish of the night. I’m not saying who will land it but I expect this fight to end via head kick. Tune in so you don’t miss it.

This co-main event takes place Friday night, at The Space at Westbury, in Westbury, NY. Triton Fights 3 doors open at 6 pm and the preliminary fights begin at 7:30 pm. Tonight the weigh-ins take place, streaming live on Sports On The Go1, in association with My MMA News, at 6 pm sharp. Click here to watch the weigh-ins.

Total Fight Card Below:

Blue Corner Team Weight Red Corner Team Notes Tab below has list of available fighters
Jeremy Puglia 131902 Vamos 185 title Vincent DeRiso 150698 Belmore Kickboxing Title Fight graphic done
Codie Payne 150674 Bellmore KB 155 Title Michael Sanders 120160 Muay Thai Nation 914 Title Fight graphic done
Eric Taylor Team Demolition 170lbs Clint Patterson 112022 C1 Advance Rules graphic done
Dennis Stamp 148460 Pure Heart 135lbs Ashiek Ajim 150664 Limma Advance Rules graphic done
Irvin Averbukh 149704 UFC GYM Staten Island 125lbs Dan Maldonado 149870 Pure Heart Advance Rules graphic done
Jose Rodriguez 151027 ufc Staten island 155lbs Ken Rayside 149906 Kai next level mma Advance Rules graphic done
David Dubinsky UFC Staten Island 170lbs David Rice 152253 Renzo Gracie Novice Rules graphic done
Giwston Sanchez Mantra MMA 155lbs Bobby Casale Long Island Mma Novice Rules graphic done
Kareem Scott 152534 Vamos 205lbs Meylis Charyyew Black Hole BJJ/MMA Novice Rules graphic done
Jon Johansen (152-510) UFC CT 135lbs Sarvarbek Tukhtasinov Renzo Gracie Novice Rules
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Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father is currently a high school wrestling coach on Long Island, with more than 35 years of experience. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage has included the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, the 2013 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).

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