CES MMA Will Vinicius De Jesus be Next? This Saturday CES MMA 58
By Press Release
PROVIDENCE, RI (September 4, 2019) – Known for promoting exciting events featuring evenly matched, entertaining shows, Classical Entertainment and Sports (CES) has become a gateway to UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial organization, for MMA fighters on the East Coast.
Since reaching a multi-year agreement this past January to live stream “CES MMA” events on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, four fighters who competed in CES MMA events have signed UFC contracts.
Following impressive CES MMA performances, Eric Spicely was recalled by UFC, while Yorgan Decastro, William Knight, and former CES MMA welterweight champion Tony Gravely were all invited to participate on Dana White’s Contender Series, after which they each earned a UFC contract.
The next CES MMA “graduate” to UFC could very well be current CES MMA World Welterweight champion Vinicius De Jesus, who makes his first title defense this Saturday night in the CES MMA 58 main event against challenger Chris “The Cleveland Assassin” Lozano.
“CES MMA 58″will be streamed exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS, live from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, beginning at 8 PM E.T. / 5 PM P.T. “CES MMA 58” is in the coveted Saturday night slot on a huge MMA doubleheader day, preceded by UFC 242®: KHABIB VS. POIRIER, airing live from Abu Dhabi on pay-per-view.
“We take pride in that fact that CES MMA athletes are showcased to the hardcore fight fans of the world through UFC FIGHT PASS,” CES MMA president Jimmy Burchfield Jr. said. “We believe our reputation is that our athletes are UFC ready. Who is going to be next?”
By fighting on UFC FIGHT PASS East Coast fighters are provided invaluable exposure to be scouted by UFC matchmakers.
s” Robbie Leroux, of Fall River, Mass.
Massachusetts bantamweight Harris Bonfiglio vs. Jornell Lugo
Lightweight Nick Giuletti vs. Cody “Lightning” Schieve
Three additional bouts, which will not be streamed on UFC FIGHT PASS, include:
Meriden, Conn. flyweight Justin Valentin vs. Adrian Haly
Granby, Mass. heavyweight Dan Randall vs. Jesse Baughman
Springfield, Mass. bantamweight Will Smith vs. pro-debuting Aaron Reese
**Fight card is subject to change. This is an all-ages event.
Tickets for “CES MMA 58” 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.