"My goal this fight is to go out there and prove that me and Julian are on two completely different levels," Felix says. "I'm out there to prove that I'm the best lightweight out here in the Northeast."
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REBELLO, BESSETTE EARN KNOCKOUT WINS
LINCOLN, R.I. (June 12th, 2015) – Cincinnati’s Dominique Steele captured the CES MMA welterweight title Friday, defeating incumbent champion Chuck O’Neil by unanimous decision in the five-round main event of “CES MMA XXIX” on AXS TV live from Twin River Casino.
Steele (13-5) overwhelmed the East Bridgewater, Mass., native, clinching, grabbing and scoring key takedowns en route to a 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 win on the scorecards. O’Neil (15-7), the promotion’s first welterweight title-holder, tried to engage Steele and trade blows with the 27-year-old challenger, but Steele’s ability to shoot for takedowns, press O’Neil against the cage and drag his opponent to the canvas prevented O’Neil from letting his hands go.
The fight paled in comparison to O’Neil’s last bout, an 11-second knockout win over Emmanuel Walo in January in O’Neil’s first title defense. This time, O’Neil never got going and Steele effectively stool the title, joining lightweight title-holder Julian Lane as the second CES MMA champion from Ohio.
'BEST WISHES. LOVE, CHUCK'
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BESSETTE CONTINUES REMARKABLE JOURNEY
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 28th, 2015) -- The victory outside of the cage may always be the biggest for Hartford's Matt Bessette.
He's won 14 times as a professional in mixed martial arts, many under the bright lights of national television on the sport's biggest stage, but the 30-year-old featherweight has gained crossover appeal for battling and conquering Leukemia at a young age.
Open and honest about his struggles as a child -- the doctor's visits, the sleepless nights with his mother at his bedside -- Bessette has drawn a new legion of fans both in and out of the MMA community, a concept he still struggles to grasp every now and then.
"Every time someone reaches out to me," Bessette said, "I think to myself, 'Who the hell am I? I'm just a fighter.'"
FRIENDS TO FOES
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NO STAGE TOO BIG FOR CES MMA CHAMP FONT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 7th, 2014) – The post-fight mayhem might’ve taken more out of Rob Font than the fight itself.
Within moments of his breakthrough win Saturday over George Roop at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Font went from little-known regional standout to the talk of mixed martial arts, an overnight social media celebrity born from the impact of the fateful, overhand right that sent two careers spiraling in different directions.
“Everything changed,” said Font, the reigning CES MMA featherweight champ from Boston who dominated his UFC debut this past weekend with a first-round knockout win.
ROB FONT THE GREATEST HITS
The Burchfields' Live Interview on Inside MMA
The former Ultimate Fighter contestant promised excitement in his title fight against 4x UFC veteran Ricardo Funch.
He did so with a second round submission.
He then promised even more fireworks in his AXS TV Fights debut. He delivered with an 11 second knockout to defend his Welterweight Championship.
For that knockout, Chuck is the CES MMA Fighter of the Month!