CES MMA Heavyweight World Championship
July 26, 2019 ● Twin River Casino Hotel ● Lincoln, RI
Greg Rebello defends CES MMA heavyweight title with devastating punch in opening round
“CES MMA 57” OFFICIAL RESULTS & PICTURSES
(all pictures by Will Paul / CES MMA)
The main card steamed live and exclusively in UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, live from Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Rebello, fighting out of nearby Cranston, had to overcome an unintentional low blow that briefly halted the action. He came back strong with a left hook that dropped Haley like a ton of bricks. The referee jumped in as Rebello threw another shot before Haley suffered additional damage.
In the co-featured event, East Providence featherweight Dinis “Sweetbread” Paiva unloaded a brutal combination on Antonio “Mexican Muscle” Castillo, Jr., flooring him with a left and pouncing on him with a right that put the lights out midway through the first round.
“I wear my emotions on my sleeve,” Paiva admitted. “I’ve fought 19 times in the cage, CES has been my entire career. I spent last year feeling like a loser because I didn’t win my last fight. You’ve got to appreciate the highs and lows. I’ve had enough lows.”
It didn’t take long for Providence favorite Sean Soriano to put battle-tested Brazilian lightweight Saul “The Spider” Almeida to sleep. A vicious body shot followed by a powerful punch to the head was all she wrote at the 1:22 mark of round one.
In a showdown between two of New England best and most popular MMA fighters, bantamweights Johnny “Cupcakes” Campbell and Kris Moutinho put on an electrifying performance. Campbell closed the show in the second round with a right-left combination that decked Moutinho, followed by a series of elbows that resulted in a technical knockout.
“I threw that right-left combination a lot to set up my power shots,” Campbell remarked after the fight. “I knew he was a lefty and I’d land my right and came back with the left. I got a finger in my eye during a flurry, bit I as just going to keep fighting.”
In the first match of the UFC FIGHT PASS live stream, Virginia middleweight Andre “Rumble” Hall immediately went to the ground, where he locked in as rear naked choke on Pat McCrohan, forcing a tap out at 3:46 of round one.
“CES MMA 58”, SEPT 7, IN HARTFORD, CT
CES MMA Welterweight World Champion “The Brazilian Bad Boy” Vinicius de Jesus will make his first title defense Saturday night, September 7, against Chris “The Cleveland Assassin” Lozano in the “CES MMA 58” main event at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. More details to come next week.
In a brief yet totally exciting undercard fight, Everett, MA lightweight Moises “The Wolf” Monteiro stopped Peter “The Rocket” San Antonio in the opening round. Monteiro connected on a series of kicks and punches, took-down a game San Antonio, and pounded him until the referee quickly ended the fight.
Jordanian welterweight Sanad Armouti, fighting out of Dorchester, MA, used his height and reach advantage to win his pro debut, dropping bombs on Rodolfo “Caicara” Rocha, finishing him off with a counter-right for a knockout at the end of round one.
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