Altoona, PA. Match makers for the Complete Devastation MMA (CDMMA) promotion have signed the rematch that the Steel City Fight scene has been asking for. On November 1st, 2014 at the Jaffa Mosque, Ethan “The Wolverine” Goss (6-4-0) will be taking on “The Raging Bull” Rich Cantolina (10-7-0). As if a rematch between two of Pittsburgh’s most highly coveted prospects wasn’t enough, it will be for Cantolina’s CDMMA Amateur Featherweight Championship.
The last time Goss and Cantolina stepped into the cage with each other was at Pinnacle FC’s traditional Thanksgiving Eve event. The bout (contesting the Pinnacle FC Amateur Featherweight Crown) is highly regarded as one of the best fights in the year 2013. While neither fighter would succumb to a stoppage, Cantolina was able to get a decision victory and a broken nose for his trouble. Since that bout, Goss and Cantolina have gone on to other high profile fights; Goss winning the Gladiators of the Cage Amateur Lightweight Championship and Cantolina in a barn-burning scrap with Rell Hodge.
The rematch being in Altoona, PA only makes sense to a lot of folks. The fight fans in the Logan Valley were introduced to Goss and Cantolina at the CDMMA 8 event. Ethan Goss opened the card with a bout against Dan O’Neill and Rich Cantolina won the Amateur Featherweight Strap against Zachary Schultz. At CDMMA 9, Ethan Goss won a submission victory over Walter Hess. In a post-fight celebration, Goss made his title aspirations incredibly clear. The fact is abundantly clear that the two men who fought at CDMMA 8 are not those same men today. Both have been weighed, measured and had their meddle tested. Ethan Goss and Rich Cantolina are impact players in the Pittsburgh fight scene and their return to Altoona is a barometer that the big fights are coming to Broad Avenue.
Already announced for CDMMA 10 is the rematch between Dan O’Neill and Jon Rearick. Charlie “The Madman” Gathers, Brett “Showtime” Shoenfelt and the return of Brad “The Machine Gun” Mountain are also expected on the card. The tenth installment of Complete Devastation MMA will be held at the Jaffa Mosque on November first. CDMMAOnline.Com has complete ticket information.