CES MMA Welterweight Champion Chris Curtis (18-5) defended his title for the second time, battling challenger Jason Norwood (18-5) to a unanimous decision victory in the main event on AXS TV FIGHTS: CES MMA 49. Then, in a back-and-forth brawl in the co-main event, Nate Andrews (13-1) submitted Chris Padilla (9-4) with a rear-naked choke in the second round to win the CES MMA Lightweight Championship.
Earlier in the night, Matt Almey (4-2) landed a kick to the solar plexus of Richie Santiago (6-1), handing him his first career loss with a submission only 55 seconds into the fight.
Watch the full highlights presented by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators Pat Miletich and Ron Kruck.
CES MMA 49 Official Results:
Main Event – Welterweight Title Fight – Chris Curtis (18-5) outscored Jason Norwood (18-5) to win by unanimous decision (49-45, 50-44, 48-46).
Co-Main Event – Lightweight Title Fight – Nate Andrews (13-1) submitted Chris Padilla (9-4) with a rear-naked choke at 2:04 in round two.
Welterweight Fight – Jeremiah Wells (3-1-1) knocked out Gary Balletto Jr. (5-2) to win by TKO at 0:57 in round one.
Flyweight Fight – Matt Almy (4-2) submitted Richiea Santiago (6-1) with a d’arce choke at 0:55 in round one.
Strawweight Fight – Kaline Medeiros (9-6) scored a unanimous decision over Jenna Serio (3-3) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Bantamweight Fight – Marquis Brewster (5-0) defeated Shawn Mack (6-5) by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27).
Catchweight Fight (148 pounds) – Sean Soriano (11-5) submitted Jonathan Gary (13-10-2) with a rear-naked choke at 1:21 in round one.
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