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CES MMA reigns as pioneer for female combat sports

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Top-tier New England promotion continues to break new ground in development of female fighters


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 4th, 2017) -- Over the past 25 years, longtime boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr. has been an advocate for women's combat sports, opening the door for many female fighters to achieve their lifelong dream at a time when other promoters refused to take such risks.

Add cage doors to that list.

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Fan-favorite Soriano has eyes set on huge 2017

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Ex-UFC featherweight Soriano hopes Rhode Island homecoming Friday night leads to career revival in 2017


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 8th, 2017) -- Like most fighters, Sean Soriano wants to take advantage of CES MMA's sterling reputation as a gateway to the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), a path traveled by other regional standouts such as John Howard, Tateki Matsuda and countless others.

The difference for the Providence, R.I., na...

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Anxious Felix ready to end 14-month layoff

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Well-rested Felix ends 14-month layoff Friday in hopes of reclaiming top spot in 155-pound weight class

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 27th, 2017) -- Luis Felix knows he can't fight forever, so as long as he can physically compete, he wants to step inside that cage as often as possible.

There's no concern of another catastrophic injury or devastating setback. The Providence, R.I., lightweight, who turns 33 in October, understands the journey back to the t...

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Curtis to defend title at CES MMA 42

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Curtis returns to defend world title against hard-hitting Santiago in televised main event of CES MMA 42

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 14th, 2017) -- "The Action Man" returns to Twin River Casino later this month to defend his world title against a heavy-handed underdog capable of stealing the belt and, perhaps, the nickname.

Ohio's Chris Curtis (14-5, 5 KOs), the reigning CES MMA World Welterweight Champion, faces the one-punch knockout power of Lawrence, Mass.,...

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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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