Who Will Be Crowned The New Welterweight & Lightweight Champions?
Lincoln, R.I. (Wed, April 5, 2018)– CES 49 will take place on Friday April 6, 2018 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. The main card will air LIVE on AXS TV Fights. FightBookMMA’s correspondent Jarett Kelly will be covering the event. Stay tuned as we will have a full recap and official results.
Listed below are weights for all the participants in “CES MMA 49,” scheduled for Friday, April 6th, 2018 at Twin River Casino. You can also watch the video replay of the weigh-ins.
In the main event our #1 ranked Welterweight and CES MMA champion, Chris “The Action Man” Curtis (17-5) is back after over a year away. He’ll make his second title defense against U.S. Army Major Jason “Righteous” Norwood (18-4). Curtis’ boxing is impressive and we’ve seen it in action when he won and defended the CES Welterweight title. Norwood is no rookie in the ring either & has been fighting as a pro for nine years. This is sure to be a heck of a battle for the belt!
The co-main event features another title fight as Nate “The Snake” Andrews (12-1) finally gets his chance at the Lightweight Strap now that his pal Luis Felix has retired. He’ll take on RFA-vet Chris “Taco” Padilla (9-3) in an East Coast vs. West Coast Matchup. Andrews is riding a six-fight win streak and has finished his opponent in all 12 of his wins. The 22 year-old Padilla has finishes in seven of his nine wins, all of them in the very first round! This one is scheduled for five Rounds, but it likely will be over early.
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Here are the full broadcast fight card:
- Welterweight Title – Jason Norwood (18-4) vs. (C) Chris Curtis (17-5)
- Lightweight Title – Chris Padilla (9-3) vs. Nate Andrews (12-1)
- Welterweight – Jeremiah Wells (3-1-1) vs. Gary Balletto Jr. (5-1)
- Flyweight – Matt Almy (3-2) vs. Richie Santiago (6-0)
- Strawweight – Jenna Serio (3-2) vs. Kaline Medeiros (8-6)
- Featherweight – Jonathan Gary (13-9-2) vs. Sean Soriano (10-5)
- Bantamweight – Shawn Mack (6-4) vs. Marquis Brewster (4-0)
Tickets for “CES MMA 49” are priced at $47.00, $57.00, $102.00 and $127.00 (VIP) and can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com, www.twinriver.com, www.cagetix.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or at the Twin River Casino Players Club. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
The preliminary card begins at 7 p.m. ET with the televised main card beginning at 9 on AXS TV Fights.
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17-5, 7 KOs
18-4, 5 KOs
East Providence, R.I.
12-1, 5 KOs
9-3, 4 KOs
GARY BALLETTO JR.
5-1, 2 KOs
3-1, 1 KO
6-0, 1 KO
3-1, 1 KO
Fall River, Mass.
8-6, 2 KOs
3-2, 1 KO
4-0, 1 KO
6-2, 1 KO
10-5, 5 KOs
Oklahoma City, Okla.
13-9, 7 KOs
2-0, 1 KO
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ JR.