Rhode Island: CES MMA announces the next fight scheduled for CES 61. The event takes place on Friday, April 24, 2020, live on UFC Fight Pass at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
FightBook MMA previously announced that Blaine Shutt will defend his CES flyweight title for the first time against DWCS vet Richie Santiago. The next matchup for CES 61 will be Andre Soukhamthath fighting out of Lakeworth, Florida. He’s the former CES bantamweight champ, and arguably the most popular fighter in New England. He returns to the CES cage to fight Da’Mon Blackshear fighting out of Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 135 pounds. Both fighters gave a statement to FightBook MMA about their bouts come April 24 below.
Andre Soukhamthath states:
I don’t care who I fight… I know there’s a lot of Bantamweights out there trying to make a name off of me… Anyone can get this work. This win will carry on to the many more wins I plan on having.
Da’Mon Blackshear states:
I’m excited to show off my skills against Andre who’s been tested and has fought tough competition. A dominant win over Andre will show that I belong in one of the top promotions.
Stay tuned as we will have more information regarding this event with full details on the fight card.