Lincoln, R.I. (Mon, March 26, 2018)– Widely regarded as New England’s top lightweight contender, Nate “The Snake” Andrews fights Chris Padilla for the vacant CES Lightweight Championship in the co-main event of CES 49 on April 6 in Lincoln, R.I., LIVE on AXS TV Fights. Before that, the red-hot 155-pound stud checked in with FightBookMMA.
What would that CES lightweight belt mean to you?
It means a lot — it’s the next step in my career.
Have you had your eyes on the belt for a while now?
No, I haven’t — it was held by a teammate of mine (Luis Felix), so it wasn’t something that I was chasing. Now that it’s vacated, that’s the next step in my ultimate goal of fighting in the UFC.
Do you think this win will propel you to the UFC?
I hope so, yeah (laughs).
Do you get sick of UFC-related questions?
A little bit (laughs). I hear it so much, so it does get frustrating at times. But as long as it’s positive, I appreciate it, and it almost always is. People just want to see me there (laughs).
Do you think Chris Padilla is your toughest opponent yet?
I think so. He’s a very tough guy — a young, athletic guy with a good record. He’s a very challenging opponent.
What’s the most likely outcome for this fight?
I see me finishing the fight. I don’t know if it’s going to be a KO or a submission or a TKO, but definitely a finish.
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