Photo courtesy of Kelly MacDonald
IRELAND'S TOM EGAN (left) connects against Harley Beekman during their middleweight bout in November.
UFC VET EGAN HOPING TO GET BACK ON TRACK
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 5th, 2014) – Tom Egan was just a wide-eyed, 20-year-old novice with an ear-to-ear grin when he fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championships in his native Ireland four years ago, unaware of the pressure he was about to face.
“I had literally just put on a pair of gloves for the first time less than two years before that fight,” Egan said.
The bright lights of mixed martial arts’ biggest stage and the pressure of fighting in front of more than 15,000 native fans in Dublin overwhelmed the young, inexperienced Egan (7-4, 6 KOs). He lost that night by first-round knockout, and yet despite relocating to the United States a year later to further his professional career, he’d love nothing more than an opportunity to return home and do it all again.
“To go back to Dublin and win, and do it with the UFC, would mean a lot to me,” said Egan, who will fight on the undercard of “CES MMA XII” against Chip Moraza-Pollard (7-6, 4 KOs) in a three-round middleweight bout at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., on Friday, March 14th, 2014.
PARTY WITH TEAM CES ON SUNDAY!
JOHNSTON, FELIX RETURN MARCH 14TH
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 3rd, 2014) – “CES MMA XXII” will be a judgment night of sorts for two of the region’s brightest stars as they prepare for a challenge unlike any other.
Hard-hitting heavyweight John Johnston (left) will put his undefeated record on the line against a former Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) contender for CES’ vacant title and lightweight Luis Felix will face one of mixed martial art’s most polarizing figures Friday, March 14th, 2014 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
Photo courtesy of Ian Travis Barnard
CES Prospect Watch
CES MMA: XXII
Meriden, CT.'s Willie Brown (2-0, 2 Submissions) has made the most of his opportunity in 2013, finishing both fights by submission. A former semi-pro football player, Brown has traded in the shoulder pads for a career in the cage. Look out for more on Willie Brown Jr. in 2014.
Next Fight: January 24th - Twin River Casino
Matt "The Mantis" Doherty is now 3-0 with 3 finishes at CES MMA. Check out his most recent win vs. Shaun Marmas from January 24th.
Team CES would like to congratulate Todd "The Hulk" Chattelle and Elizabeth Bento on their engagement! Todd won his fight on October 4th and then proposed minutes later.
Todd continues to make history with his record 6th win at CES and 5th first round knockout, now he is the first to propose inside our cage!
All the best to Todd and Elizabeth!