CES MMA Welterweight World Champion Vinicius “The Brazilian Bad Boy” De Jesus Makes First Title Defense at CES 58 Sept. 7 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford

Vinicius De Jesus vs. Chris Lozano
CES MMA Welterweight World Championship

Sept. 7, 2019 ● CT Convention Center ● Hartford, CT




For Immediate Release


CES MMA Welterweight World Champion
Vinicius “The Brazilian Bad Boy” De Jesus
Makes First Title Defense at CES 58
Sept. 7 at the CT Convention Center in Hartford



N. PROVIDENCE, RI (August 7, 2019) – CES MMA will return to Hartford, CT on Saturday, September 7th with CES 58. The event will stream live from the Connecticut Convention Center exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, beginning at 8 PM E.T. / 5 PM P.T.



Headlining this stacked card will be De Jesus vs. Lozano. Watch as CES MMA welterweight champion Vinicius “The Brazilian Bad Boy” De Jesus makes his first title defense in the main event against challenger Chris “The Cleveland Assassin” Lozano.


Brazilian-born De Jesus, fighting out of Stamford, CT, captured the coveted CES MMA welterweight crown in his last fight (Mar. 29, 2019), when he earned a hard fought five-round unanimous decision over Jeremiah Wells. De Jesus has won three of four Bellator fights and he is riding a three-fight win streak.

“CES MMA is extremely excited to return to Hartford, Connecticut, with a special Saturday Night Event live on UFC Fight Pass,” proudly announces Jimmy Burchfield Jr., of CES MMA. “The main event is going to be a war when ‘The Brazilian Bad Boy’ Vinicious De Jesus defends his welterweight title against Chris ‘The Cleveland Assassin’ Lozano. This blockbuster card is guaranteed action you don’t want to miss!”



The co-feature is a heavyweight battle between Hartford’s Parker Porter and veteran Brazilian opponent, Dirlei “Mao de Pedra” Broenstrup. In his toughest test to date, Waterbury, CT lightweight Jesse James Kosakowski takes on veteran Reggie Merriweather.



An intriguing match-up is Springfield, MA middleweight prospect Pat Casey challenges Andre “Rumble” Hall. Casey has won two in a row since he suffered his only pro loss, while Hall is coming off a sensational first-round submission of Pat McCrohan at the recent CES 57.


Also being showcased is fan favorite and Norwich native, Pete “The Heat” Rogers, Jr., who squares off against veteran “Relentless” Robbie Leroux, Meriden, CT flyweight Justin Valentin vs. TBA, Massachusetts bantamweight Harris Bonfiglio vs. Jornell Lugo,and Waterbury, lightweight Nick Giuletti vs. Cody “Lightning” Schieve,
All fights and fighters are subject to change. This is an all ages event.
Tickets for “CES MMA 57” start at $35 and are available online at cesmma.com or by calling the CES box office at 401-724-2254.

Twin River Event Center doors open at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first fight scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET.


The main card will stream live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS. To start your 7-day free trial, please visit www.ufcfightpass.com
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ABOUT CES MMA: CES MMA, the East Coast’s premier mixed martial arts organization, was established in 2010. Known as the gateway to the UFC, CES MMA has helped launch the careers of top-level fighters. Fight fans can now watch CES MMA live or on demand at UFC Fight Pass.


ABOUT UFC FIGHT PASS®: UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features; behind-the-scenes content; in-depth interviews; and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combats sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV. For more information, please visit https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass