Rebello and Andrews highlight CES MMA year-end gala Nov. 17th

Rhode Island stars Rebello, Andrews and Soriano return

to AXS TV Nov. 17th for CES MMA’s year-end show

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HARD-HITTING HEAVYWEIGHT Greg Rebello of Providence, R.I., above, returns to the cage Friday, Nov. 17th, 2017 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., on the main card of “CES MMA 47,” the final show of the year for CES MMA. The event airs live on AXS TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Rebello joins a stacked card that also features East Providence, R.I., lightweight Nate Andrews and unbeaten Massachusetts flyweight Richie Santiago. Rebello faces 11-fight vet Derrick Brown of South Carolina in what will be his 7th appearance on AXS TV.

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PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND native Sean Soriano returns to CES MMA on Friday, Nov. 17th, 2017 for the year-end finale, his second appearance of the year with CES MMA and third in a row following a four-year absence.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 26th, 2017) — The bombs will burst Friday, Nov. 17th, 2017 at Twin River Casino as “CES MMA” returns for its season finale highlighted by one of the hardest hitters in the northeast.

Former world-title challenger and Providence, R.I., heavyweight “Ribz” Greg Rebello (22-8, 13 KOs) aims for his unprecedented 23rd professional win at “CES MMA 47” when he battles Derrick Brown (7-4, 3 KOs) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., one of six televised bouts airing live on AXS TV.

The first preliminary bout begins at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the main card on AXS TV Fights at 9.

Nov. 17th is Rebello’s 7th appearance on AXS TV, a fan-friendly stretch of dominance with six of those fights ending with a knockout. Following an appearance on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in July, Rebello looks to regain his footing next month on his home turf, where he’s 9-4 lifetime, including thrilling nationally-televised wins over rival Tyler King and Keith Bell.

Tickets for “CES MMA 47” are priced at $40.00, $55.00, $100.00 and $125.00 (VIP) and can be purchased online at,, or by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or at the Twin River Casino Players Club. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

The main card also features the return of Providence featherweight and three-time Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) vet Sean Soriano (10-5, 4 KOs), red-hot Providence lightweight Nate Andrews (11-1, 5 KOs) – a winner in his last five bouts -undefeated flyweight prospect Richie Santiago (5-0, 1 KO) of Milford, Mass., and Milford bantamweight Kris Moutinho (4-1, 1 KO).

Debut flyweight Jose Lugo of Milford, who boasts a 4-1 amateur record, and Providence featherweight Jon Douma (1-0) highlight the preliminary card. Douma comes off a win in his professional debut at “CES MMA 45,” submitting Jason Rine at 4:48 of the opening round.

The main card boasts some of the region’s top talent. Andrews, who hasn’t lost since 2014, is arguably New England’s hottest fighter. Following a frustrating loss to Gemiyale Adkins, the first of his career, Andrews dusted Jay Bakanowski in just 2:50 at “CES MMA 29” and then pieced together his most impressive performance to date nine months later at “CES MMA 33,” knocking out former CES MMA World Lightweight Champion Julian Lane at the 3:58 mark of the second round.

All of Andrews’ wins have ended before the final bell, including five knockouts and six submissions. The heavy-handed Rebello has a similar knack for ending fights quickly with four of his last victories coming by way of knockout, including three in the opening round. He last won on May 12th at “CES MMA 44,” submitting the game Kevin Ray Sears in the final round of their scheduled three-round bout.

The up-and-coming Santiago, who faces Shawn Mack (0-1) of Grand Rapids, Mich., fights for the sixth time in 14 months and makes his sixth appearance with CES MMA. The rear-naked choke is his weapon of choice as the finishing in four of his five wins, including an impressive dismantling of 7-fight vet Miguel Restrepo in the second round at “CES MMA 45” in August.

Facing two-time CES MMA and former Bellator vet David Garcia (4-3, 2 KOs) of La Grange, Ill., Moutinho looks to rebound from his first career loss following a submission at the hands of Brandon Seyler at “CES MMA 45.” In his previous four bouts, Moutinho scratched and clawed his way to three unanimous decision victories and earned his first career knockout via head kick against Rine at “CES MMA 41.”

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