THREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DECIDED, A RETIREMENT FIGHT, A UFC DEVELOPMENTAL FIGHTER IS BACK and the RETURN OF JOHN GOTTI III!!

What a way to kick off the 2020 CES MMA schedule.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th, Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Mixed Martial Arts division is bringing the heat to TWIN RIVER CASINO HOTEL with CES MMA 60. Tickets available now at CESMMA.com with a special 6:45pm Bell Time for the first fight of the evening.

THREE TITLE FIGHTS IN ONE NIGHT, as the recently vacated CES MMA World Featherweight Championship will be decided between Houston, TX’s CHARLES CHEEKS III and the former champion, who never lost the belt, but rather had to vacate the Championship when he moved to the UFC, Stafford Springs, CT’s own MATT “THE MANGLER” BESSETTE. 

Also, CES MMA crowns the first ever CES MMA World Flyweight Champion as BLAINE “THE SHUTTDOWN” SHUTT fights Cromwell, CT’s “MR. NICE GUY” JOHNNY LOPEZ. 

In the third Title Fight, CES MMA Heavyweight Champion, GREG “RIBZ” REBELLO defends the title one last time in the CES MMA cage, in what will be his Retirement Fight, against TEBARIS GORDON, whose only loss came on the Dana White Contender’s Series, when battling for a UFC Contract against ex NFL player Greg Hardy. Gordon looks to get back on the winning track, become the CES MMA Heavyweight Champ and ruin the retirement party of the local favorite. 

There are two big returns to the CES MMA cage on January 24th. Coming off an amazing 2019, where he was signed to a UFC Developmental Contract following a successful appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series, WILLIAM “NIGHTMARE” KNIGHT battles Submission specialist ROCKY EDWARDS.

Then, it is the return of the one of the fastest rising stars in the entire MMA World. Undefeated, Long Island native JOHN GOTTI III fights the MARCOS LLOREDA, who himself is coming off a big win at the last CES MMA event, when he defeated Sanad Armouti by decision.

A huge night of fights being broadcast worldwide on UFC FIGHT PASS, with UFC legends JOE LAUZON and “FILTHY” TOM LAWLOR on commentary with the Voice of CES MMA, Michael Parente taking care of the Play-by-Play. 

Tickets Available Now at CESMMA.com. 

CES MMA 60 FIGHT CARD

CES MMA FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT

MATT BESSETTE (23-9, Stafford Springs, CT) vs. CHARLES CHEEKS III (14-7, Houston, TX)

CES MMA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT

GREG REBELLO (25-9, Providence, RI) vs. TEBARIS GORDON (3-0, Gastonia, NC)

CES MMA INAUGURAL FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT

JOHNNY LOPEZ (12-4, Cromwell, CT) vs. BLAINE SHUTT (7-4, Hummelstown, PA)

SPECIAL ATTRACTION FIGHT

JOHN GOTTI III (4-0, Long Island, NY) vs. MARCOS LLOREDA (5-4, Miami, FL)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT

WILLIAM KNIGHT (5-1, Manchester, CT) vs. ROCKY EDWARDS (10-8-1, Centerburg, OH)

BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT

RICHIE SANTIAGO (7-2, Milford, MA) vs. GIORGI KUDUKHASHVILI (4-2, Oceanside , NY)

BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT

ASHIEK AJIM (2-0, Long Island, NY vs. ANDRES RODRIGUEZ (4-0, Boston, MA)

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT

HUGH McKENNA (3-4, Syosset, NY) vs. TOMMY LEE DAVIS (2-1, Marblehead, MA)

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT

​THOMAS EVANS (2-3, Central Falls, RI) vs. JOHNNY ADAMS (0-1, Rutland, VT)

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT

Eddy George (Pro Debut, West Haven, CT) vs. RAYMOND YANEZ (4-12, Marion, OH)