PROVIDENCE, RI: CES MMA’s most accomplished fighters return to the cage Friday night at Twin River Casino Hotel as the region’s No. 1 promotion presents a throwback to its historic origins streaming live on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
CES 59, scheduled for October 25 and streaming live on combat sports’ top platform, features reigning CES MMA World Heavyweight champion Greg Rebello and former bantamweight world-title challenger Dinis Paiva, who’ve combined for 36 appearances with the promotion since its inception in 2010.
No. 1 on the list is Paiva (12-7, 7 KOs), the East Providence, RI, native who fights under the CES MMA banner for the record 20th time Friday in a three-round bout against New Jersey’s Tim Dooling (8-5, 3 KOs). Right behind him is Providence’s Rebello (24-9, 15 KOs) making his 18th appearance with CES MMA in defense of his world title in a five-round bout against an opponent to be determined.
Tickets start at $47 and are available online at www.cesmma.com or www.showclix.com or by phone at 401-724-2253. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET with the first preliminary bout beginning at 7. The UFC FIGHT PASS® live stream kicks off at 8 with the broadcast team of Michael Parente and 11-time UFC vet Tom Lawlor. Start your free trail or purchase a UFC FIGHT PASS® subscription at www.ufcfightpass.com.
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Friday’s stacked lineup also features the return of fan-favorites Kody Nordby (9-5) of Cumberland, RI; Jose Lugo (4-1, 1 KO) of Woonsocket, RI; and a special appearance by unbeaten light heavyweight William Knight (5-0, 5 KOs) of Connecticut, who recently signed a development deal with the UFC following his win over Herdem Alacabek in Week 8 of the Dana White’s Contender Series. Knight faces Marvin Skipper (4-2) of Myrtle Beach, SC, in a three-round bout. Lugo faces CES MMA veteran and Whitesville, NY, native Josh Ricci (4-2) while Nordby – also a former world-title challenger – returns to face Da’mon Blackshear(4-3, 1 KO) of Fayetteville, NC.
Also on the main card, lightweight Moses Monteiro (2-1, 1 KO) of Everett, MA, battles Darius Estelle (5-2, 2 KOs) of Michigan. Boston lightweight Andres Jeudi (7-6, 3 KOs) fights for the first time since 2016 in a showdown against upstate New York veteran Jacob Bohn (7-6, 1 KO), and Sanad Armouti (1-0, 1 KO), also of Boston, faces Miami’s Marcos Lloreda (6-5, 2 KOs) in welterweight action. Preliminary bouts include bantamweight Askik Ajim (1-0) of Long Island battling Arslan Otchiyev (1-1) of Stratford, CT; welterweight Hugh McKenna (2-4) of Syosset, NY, against fellow New Yorker and undefeated amateur Jarell Davis; and featherweight Nate Ghareeb (1-0, 1 KO) of Southampton, MA, facing East Rochester, NY, native Zachary Johnson (0-2).
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