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CES MMA 51 official results and play-by-play

PROVIDENCE, R.I.– CES MMA 51 took place on Friday, Aug. 3rd, 2018 at Twin River Casino. The main card aired live on AXS TV FIGHTS.

Below you will find our play-by-play from our correspondent Jarrett Kelly and photographs from our photographer Kelley Bangs.

August 3, 2018 ◙ Twin River Casino ◙ CES MMA

Lightweight World Championship 5 x 5
NATE “THE SNAKE” ANDREWS © vs D’JUAN OWENS

Round 1
Starts with a glove tap. Nate takes the center. Hard left kick by Nate but he is taken down by a good sweep by Owens. Owens lands on top. Elbow from the bottom. Nate sinks in a quick leg choke from his back and night night Irene. Ref steps in @1:34 by TKO triangle choke.

Featherweight World Championship (Vacant) 5 x 5
SEAN SORIANO BRUCE vs. “PRETTY BOY” BOYINGTON

Round 1
John English gets them started. Hard leg kick by Soriano. Right by Sean connects. Kicks by Boyington. High kick lands for Soriano. Another hard-right kick to Boyington. They tie up and go down. Soriano lands on top. Red tries to tie him up. Side kick attempted. Sean gets his back and sinks in an RNC. He’s fighting the hands. They get up. Soriano ties him up and takes him down again. Top mount. He’s trying to pass but Boyington is good on his back. Elbows rain down. They scramble but red remains on top. Hard RNC is in for Soriano with Bruce fighting the hands and he gets out. Red gets up and clinches on the fence. They stand and trade elbows as the round ends.

Round 2
Front kick by Bruce to start. Spinning backfist does not land by Boyington. They go down and Boyington takes his back. Soriano takes blue down and gets his back. Red sinks in the choke from the back. Sean gets up with Bruce on his back. As soon as that happens Boyington tightens the RNC Soriano falls and the ref steps in while Soriano taps. RNC by Boyington @1:55 of Rd 2. Huge upset win for Boyington.

Bantamweight 3 x 5
KRIS MOUTINHO vs. DA’MON BLACKSHEAR

Round 1
Starts with a front kick by Blackshear. Kick my Kris. Blue is pushed against the cage but they back off. Hard left kick by Moutinho. Left and right by blue connect. They clinch on the cage. Knee by blue. They separate to the center of the cage. Kicks by Blackshear puts Kris back. Hard jab by red connects. Punches by both and they connect. Jabs by blue are connecting, he is very quick to jab. They clinch, and blue takes Moutinho down. Lands on mount but red gets back up. Foot stomp by Kris. They separate from the cage and got to the center. Red ties him up on the cage. Right and left jab land for Kris. They scramble on the feet as the round comes to an end.

Round 2
Jab by blue to the right of Red. Two quick rights and a left kick to blue. Blue ends up on top and moves to side mount quickly. They stand up but red is in a guillotine. Kris is on top still in a choke on the canvas. They get up with red having the back. Jabs and more jabs by both. Left high kick for red lands. They tie up and go to the ground. Blue is tying him up from his back. Red on top trying to get free. Good defense from the back for Blue. Red takes his back, but the round comes to an end.

Round 3
Final round. High kick misses for Blackshear. Kicks to the mid by both, nothing substantial. Kris shoots for the single leg and gets the takedown. He quickly takes the back as they get up. Left and right by red. Dirty boxing by both, blue has red against the cage. Red takes blue down. Quickly back up. A very even matchup as they trade shots or trade skills on the ground. Kris shoots and take shim down, double leg. Ends up on top. Both with jabs to the head while on the ground. Kris ends up on top as the fight comes to an end. Decision 29-28 for Moutinho.

Bantamweight 3 x 5
DYLAN LOCKARD vs. BRANDON SEYLER

Round 1
Fight starts with a touch of gloves. Left kick by Seyler lands. Right and left by red land. Hard right by Blue connect to the face. Jabs by red stopped by blue’s hands. Left jab from Lockard lands. Hard right lands from red. Right upper cut by Lockard. Body shots by Seyler. Returned shots by red. Very even matchup. Slip by Red. Red shoots but is stopped. Again, they trade jabs that connect. Red with a takedown to end the round as he lands on top.

Round 2
Touch of gloves. Trading jabs. Right kick by blue to the lead leg. Red shoots and gets the takedown but is caught in a guillotine. He gets out and tries to pass guard. Left shots to the body from top by Seyler. Red is trying to pass guard with no success. Red with top control but Blue is tying him up to prevent any more damage. Red lays on some ground and pound from top. Side control for Lockard. Round comes to an end.

Round 3
Final round starts with kicks and jabs by both. Blue takes red down but red end up on top. Elbows and body shots from top. Red trying for an armbar, not successful from the top. Another choke attempt by blue from the back, red is out. Red takes him down and gets mount as the round is coming to an end. Shots from the back for red as the fight comes to an end. Decision for Lockard 29-28

Lightweight 3 x 5
LEWIS CORAPI vs. JACOB BOHN

Round 1
Starts with Blue kicking hard to the mid of Corapi. Jabs and kicks by both fighters. Nothing has landed of any damage wise so far. Blue shoots and takes Corapi down. Gets top control. Bohn sinks in a choke from the back and its tight. He gets out, but blue has him in a hasty leg choke. Hard shots from his back. Still a very tight leg choke and that’s a rap. Manley with a very good ground game from his back. Tap to triangle @ 3:14 for Bohn.

Featherweight 3 x 5
BLAIR “THE BULLSHARK” TUGMAN vs. SHANE MANLEY

Round 1
Glove touch. Blue with some jabs, overhand right by red misses. Hard jabs by blue connect. They tie up and clinch on the cage. Red with position and he picks up and somewhat slams Manley. He gets back up. They tie up and red ends up with his back. They switch but red maintains top. Jabs to the head from top by Red. Tugman is trying to pass guard but end up with his back again. Red tries a front choke well defended by Blue. They stand up. Jabs by blue as the clinch again. Hard shot to the head of blue as the round comes to an end.

Round 2
Manley takes center fires off some jabs and kicks from distance. Tugman shoots and takes blue down. Red is trying to pass but blue is no joke from his back. They get up briefly but again back to the canvas with Red on top. Red has the front choke preventing blue from getting up. More control from top for Tugman. Red with the back briefly as they switch. Clinch on the cage. More of the same with red having control either on top or on his back. Blue is not able to fully separate. Round ends with a kick from the bottom by blue.

Round 3
Final round starts with both taking the center. Red again shoots in and takes him down. Hard knees by red as they get up drops blue. Back up again. Another takedown by Tugman. Blue takes red down and tries to pass guard. Body shots by blue from mount. More rib shots from blue while on top. If you lie grappling this is our fight. Ground and pound by both to end the round. Decision 29-28 for Tugman.

Heavyweight 3 x 5
ERIC BEDARD vs. RAS HYLTON

Round 1
They tap gloves. Kicks by Blue. Hard shots by blue, one catches red. Blue fires on shot and shot as Eric ties him up. Hard right by Eric catches Blue. Hard leg and punches catch Bedard, but he takes the shots and ties up. Clinch but they separate. The distance Hylton has is hard for Bedard to. Hard right by Red shot after shot. More jabs and kicks by Blue land. They tie up and both look gassed. Bedard tries for a takedown. Hard shots by Eric hurt Hylton and they tie up on the cage. Hard shots by both as Bedard is laying it on Hylton to end the round. Jabs all connect. What a banger of a round.

Round 2
They both take the center jabs by Red. High kick lands for blue. Nasty front kick. Hard knee by Bedard. Hylton lays on some jabs. A hard-overhand elbow from Blue lands and drops Bedard. TKO or Round 2 @1:10. Great fight!

Flyweight 3 x 5
HILARIE ROSE vs. IVANA COLEMAN

Round 1
Fight starts Red as the aggressor. Front kick by Rose. Rose shoots and takes her down, ends up in top control. Rose trying to pass guard, but blue is tying her up. Elbow from top by Rose. Elbows rain down but blue just ties her up again. Rose is trying everything from the top but not successful. More elbows to the nose of Coleman. Round comes to an end with Rose on top.

Round 2
They tie up in the center of the age to start. They separate. Rose shoots for a single leg and gets her down, end up in mount. Left shots by Rose on top She’s trying to pass guard. They tie up on the ground with Rose taking mount. Hard rights to the head, elbow and Ref steps in. Winner is Rose by TKO @3:14.

Light Heavyweight 3 x 5
FABIO CHERANT vs. BUCK PINEAU

Round 1
Starts with both feeling each other out. Hard front kick by blue. Hard right by blue just misses Fabio’s head. Blue is the aggressor to start. Another front kick just glances Fabio. Hard shot by Red misses. Inside leg kicks by blue. Blue shoots and takes red down, he jumps in for mount. He gets his back and sinks in an RNC and that’s a rap. Ref Kevin Macdonald steps in and stops the fight by tap. @2:43.

Atomweight 3 x 5
MARISSA MESSER-BELENCIA vs. KAIYANA RAIN

Round 1
Starts with a hard jab by blue. Jabs by both land. Red shoots and they clinch. Head shots by red land. Jabs and more jabs by both ladies. Red again shoots in and they clinch on the cage. Some jabs as they separate but again clinch against the cage. Blue with some hard rights to get separation. Red jabs to the head. Red takes blue down and shoots in for full mount. Blue is stopping it with her leg. Red is still trying to pass guard but the round ends.

Round 2
Red is the aggressor to start. Jabs connect but don’t faze blue. Left and right connect for red pushes blue back. They clinch against the fence. Red again takes her down and ends up on top. Side control for red. She’s now in mount. Hard rights to the head blue ties her up. Has the head and tries for an Americana. Blue ties u from her back. Red again has side control and sinks in a choke. Left jabs from the top for red. Heavy ground and pound by red on top. More jabs from red as she tries to stop Blue. Round comes to an end with red on top.

Round 3
Final round starts with red firing off a hard-right shot. Red takes her back and takes her down. She has Pires back and sinks in an RNC that’s tight. Ref steps in to stop the fight by RNC @1:01.

Bantamweight 3 x 5
JESSE PIRES vs. JEFF SILVA

Round 1
Starts with a touch of gloves. Kicks by Pires, jabs by red. They tie up and clinch. Red the aggressor. Both feeling each other out on the feet. Hard right kick drops red. He’s back up. Hard shots by both as red shoots for a takedown. He gets it. Blue tries to take his back from the bottom. Red ends up in mount. Pires flips him over and grabs his neck. Red sinks in an arm bar but they both stand up. Hard right kick to the leg of Red. Jabs by Red Blue with some good jabs. More jabs by Blue. Back and forth on the feet as the round comes to an end.

Round 2
More right kicks to stars for Blue. Hard jab lands and they go down. Blue on top. Red tries a crucifix from the back, but blue is out. Good scrambles on the ground. Both back up. Hard left jab for red connects. Red is bleeding from the forehead. Hard kick to the liver by Silva. More kicks from distance for blue. Red shoots for the single leg and gets it. He’s in side mount and passes guard. Hard shots from red on top. He gets the back as blue turns away and sinks in the guillotine. Its tight but blue turns and ends up on top. Great ground game by both. Another arm bar attempt for red on his back as the round comes to and end blue drops two booms that connect.

Round 3
Both start with action and a quick takedown for Red. Blue is on top again. Red has side mount a blue turns his back Hard shots from the back of blue. Hard right elbow from red. Blue immediately turns and ends up on top. Picks red up and slams him. Red catches Blue in a triangle as he is slammed and Blue taps. Ref Kevin MacDonald stops the fight @1:42 by Tap Triangle choke.

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