CES MMA 41 weigh-in scheduled for today




All the participants in “CES MMA 41,” the 2017 season debut for CES MMA scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27th, 2017 at Twin River Casino and airing live on AXS TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.


Final press conference and weigh-in for “CES MMA 41.”


Thursday, Jan. 26th, 2017

3 p.m.


Wicked Good Bar & Grill

Twin River Casino

100 Twin River Rd.

Lincoln, RI 02865

(401) 475-8600


Thursday’s press conference and weigh-is the final public event prior to “CES MMA 41” scheduled for Friday night at Twin River Casino. Thursday’s event is open to the public.

“CES MMA 41” features 13 fights, seven scheduled for the AXS TV main card beginning at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV Fights.

Tickets for “CES MMA 41” are priced at $40.00, $55.00, $100.00 and $125.00 (VIP) and can be purchased online at http://www.cesboxing.com, http://www.twinriver.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com or http://www.cagetix.com/ces by phone at 401-724-2253/2254 or at the Twin River Casino Players Club. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

The main event of “CES MMA 41” features reigning CES MMA Featherweight World Champion Matt Bessette (20-7, 5 KOs) of Stafford, Conn., defending his title against Missouri native Kevin Croom in a five-round. Massachusetts native Tyler King (12-4, 3 KOs) faces two-time CES MMA vet Keith Bell (6-8, 4 KOs) of Newport News, Va., and Pat Walsh (8-2, 3 KOs) of Stoughton, Mass., battles New Hampshire’s Kevin Haley (6-3, 2 KOs) in an intriguing regional showdown.

The main card also features a flyweight bout between undefeated New Britain, Conn., vet Carlos Candelario (4-0, 1 KO) and fellow unbeaten Miguel Restrepo (4-0, 2 KOs) of Queens, N.Y., plus a bantamweight battle between Kody Nordby (7-4) of Woonsocket, R.I., and Illinois vet David Garcia (4-1, 2 KOs).

Fresh off his comeback win at “CES MMA 40” in November, East Providence, R.I., bantamweight Dinis Paiva (8-6, 5 KOs) faces Findlay, Ohio, vet Jordan Espinosa (8-4, 1 KO) and Providence, R.I., heavyweight Greg Rebello (20-7, 13 KOs) battles Minnesota’s Danyelle Wiliams (8-4, 5 KOs).

The six-fight preliminary card includes a female flyweight bout between Bourne, Mass., native Sarah Click (1-1) and newcomer Maria Rivera of Framingham, Mass., plus a bantamweight bout between unbeaten Kris Moutinho (2-0) of Milford, Mass., and Fredericktown, Ohio, native Jason Rine (0-1). Fellow Ohio native Raymond Yanez (4-8, 1 KO) of Columbus battles Milford’s Richie Santiago (2-0) and lightweight Connor Barry (2-0) of Stoughton faces New Jersey’s Travis Foster (0-2).

In the flyweight division, David Baxter (3-1, 1 KO) of Bellingham, Mass., battles Pawtucket, R.I., vet Dan Cormier (4-6, 1 KO) and Quincy, Mass., light heavyweight Mike Rodriguez (5-2, 3 KOs) returns to face 16-fight Woonsocket, R.I., vet Hector Sanchez.

Visit http://www.cesmma.com, http://www.twitter.com/cesmma or http://www.facebook.com/cesmma for more information, or follow CES MMA on Instagram at @CESMMA.

— CES —


Michael Parente, Classic Entertainment & Sports, (401) 263-4990 or michael@cesboxing.com.

Kim Ward, Twin River Casino, (401) 475-8352 or kward@twinriver.com.


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