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Bessette retains CES MMA world title

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Bessette earns knockout win in first world title defense; Rebello, Paiva also victorious at CES MMA 41

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 27th, 2017) – Six months after winning the title in a thrilling come-from-behind win, reigning CES MMA Featherweight World Champion Matt Bessette defended his title Friday with a knockout win 32 seconds into the third round of a scheduled five-round bout against challenger Kevin Croom in the main event of “CES MMA 41” on AXS ...

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Hard-hitting Rebello rolls with the punches

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Rebello rolls with the punches, both good and bad, as he continues improbable journey Friday on AXS TV

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 24th, 2017) – He got knocked out on national television and instantly became a trending topic on Twitter.

Others (see: Ronda Rousey) might’ve gone into hiding out of sheer embarrassment.

Greg Rebello joined in on the fun, even if it was at his own expense.

“I feel like th...

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King, Bell to settle online war inside the cage

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Online war of words between King, Bell finally translates into real-world fight Jan. 27th on AXS TV


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 18th, 2017) -- Some fighters get unnerved when they find out their opponent is injured within two weeks of fight night. Not Keith Bell.

"I was relieved," Bell said. "I went from fighting a stud to a bum."

Originally scheduled to face Juliano Coutinho on the televised main card of "CES MMA 4...

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CES MMA closes out 2016 with special Thanksgiving Eve event

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

CES MMA closes out successful 2016 fight series with special Thanksgiving Eve event at Twin River



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Nov. 10th, 2016) -- The most wonderful time of the year is finally here, and CES MMA is closing out its 2016 Twin River Casino Fight Series with a special pre-holiday bash.

New England's premier combat sports promotion returns to Twin River on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 2016 with "CES MMA 40," fea...

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Santiago stuns O'Neil in AXS TV main event

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Santiago stuns O’Neil with first-round knockout in main event; Barrett stops the unbeaten Davis

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (Nov. 4th, 2016) – Middleweights Chuck O’Neil and Wilfredo Santiago entered Friday’s “CES MMA 39” main event at Plymouth Memorial Hall with 11 combined knockouts, so it was only fitting one of them met a quick demise on AXS TV Fights.

Santiago (7-3, 6 KOs), a natural welterweight jumping up 15 po...

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