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CES MMA 37  I  AUGUST 12TH  I  TWIN RIVER CASINO

TRIPLE TITLE NIGHT - CES 37

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For the first time in CEMMA history, three belts will be on the line as the Bantamweight, Featherweight and Heavyweight Championships are up for grabs under the bright lights at Twin River Casino in #Lincoln, R.I., on August 12, live on AXS TV FIGHTS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PST.


At the top of the card, Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath, the pride of Woonsocket, defends his CES MMA World Bantamweight Championship in a rematch versus the always-dangerous Kin “Kong” Moy.

Soukhamthath, who won the title with a flying-knee knockout that most are calling the Knockout of the Year, looks to avenge his prior loss to Moy.


In the co-main event, Hartford’s Matt “The Mangler” Bessette goes to war with Gloucester’s Pedro Gonzalez for the vacant CES MMA World Featherweight Championship.

Bessette, a five-time CES MMA veteran, enters Fight Night looking for his 20th overall victory but standing in his way is a fighter who needs no introduction. Gonzalez, an East Coast wrecking machine, needs no added incentive than fighting for the CES MMA World Featherweight Championship.


In the opening co-main event, Providence knockout artist, Greg “Ribz” Rebello clashes with Arizona’s Ashley “Gio” Gooch for the vacant CES MMA World Heavyweight Championship belt.

“Ribz,” riding high on back-to-back, jaw-dropping knockouts under the CES MMA banner, 

while Gooch looks to continue his warpath in the heavyweight division.


NO-DOUBTER

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NEW ERA

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BEDARD-KING TRILOGY TAKES CENTER STAGE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 8th, 2016) -- Their first two fights were so good, Tyler King and Eric Bedard figured it was worth trading blows one last time.

 
"The feeling was, 'We have to do this,'" said King, who won the first bout between the two in 2012.
 
"Everybody wants to see it," added Bedard, who avenged that loss in the rematch two years later. 
 
Coincidentally, the two crossed paths in December at another event, squashed their differences and discussed a third and final fight. Just like that, a trilogy was born.

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKIN'


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BAYWATCH

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CASE CLOSED

 

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PINGITORE, BALLETTO WIN IN PRELIMS

LINCOLN, R.I. (March 11th, 2016) – Victories by Rhode Islanders Joe Pingitore and Gary Balletto Jr. highlighted the preliminary card of “CES MMA XXXIII” Friday at Twin River Casino.

 

Balletto Jr. (1-1), the son of boxing icon Gary Balletto, earned his first professional win, submitting Auburn, N.Y., pro debut Cruz Johnson (0-1) at the 2-minute, 37-second mark of the opening round in a welterweight bout while Pingitore (6-2-1, 2 KOs) avenged one of his two career losses, beating New Hampshire’s Taylor Trahan (5-6) via third-round knockout in a rematch of their 2014 bout.

 

Balletto Jr. looked much sharper Friday than he did in his pro debut in August, coming out as the aggressor against the overmatched Johnson. The 21-year-old welterweight backed Johnson into a corner with an effective three-punch combo and then picked up his opponent at the hip and slammed him to the canvas.  

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UNFRIENDLY FIRE

 

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NO LOVE

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NEW ATTITUDE

 

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PINGITORE BALANCING REAL LIFE WITH MMA CAREER

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 4th, 2016) – The challenge of balancing a full-time job in a competitive, fast-paced field with a career as a professional cage fighter is nothing new to Joe Pingitore.


In high school, Pingitore would work during the day for his father’s construction company and then train at night, sacrificing sleep for the thrill of competition after putting in more than eight hours of physical labor.

FEATURED FIGHTER: NATE ANDREWS

ICYMI: CES MMA 33 HIGHLIGHTS

N WHAT MIGHT'VE been the most complete performance of his career, Nate "The Snake" Andrews of East Providence, R.I., dominated former CES MMA champion Julian Lane on March 11th on the main card of "CES MMA XXXIII."


The aggressor from the opening bell, Andrews escaped two submission attempts by Lane and finished the fight shortly thereafter, clipping Lane with a hard left uppercut that bloodied his nose and sent him tumbling to the canvas. Referee Dan Miragliotta stepped in at the 3:58 mark to stop the bout. 


Andrews has now won back-to-back fights since his first and only career loss to Gemiyale Adkins at “CES MMA XXV."

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