#CES33 STACKED WITH HEAVY-HITTING FAVORITES

Jan 29, 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) –NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Catch the action inside and outside the cage March 11 when #CESMMA returns to Twin River Casino, LIVE on AXS TV FIGHTS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

In the main event, with the inaugural #CESMMA World Bantamweight Championship at stake, “The Asian Sensation” Andre Soukhamthath battles Kody Nordby. Both fighters recently went on record saying scorecards won’t be necessary for this war.

Returning the cage, former #CESMMA World Welterweight Champion “Cold Steel” Chuck O’Neil faces off against #Bellator bad boy Dennis Olson. Both fighters acknowledge the stakes are high, as each needs an impressive win to get in title contention.

In heavyweight action, Juliano Coutinho, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt submission specialist, collides with American Top Team powerhouse Chaz Morgan. “Banana” is on a roll with six finishes in his last seven fights. Morgan, making his first appearance in the CES MMA cage, won his first nine bouts in dominating fashion.

Heavy-handed Greg Rebello, hot off his highlight-reel, first-round, walk-off KO at #CES31, returns to action against Bellator MMA veteran Keith “Bad News” Bell. Rebello is on a mission to keep his KO record going. Bell is excited to return to the CES MMA cage and end the wrath of “Ribz.”

Former CES MMA World Lightweight Champion and UFC veteran, Julian Lane takes on East Providence stud Nate Andrews. Lane, who lost the title to current Champion Luis Felix, needs an impressive win to get back in title contention. Andrews, who has finishes in seven of his eight career wins, sees this as a statement fight that he needs to win in impressive fashion.

Kicking off the televised portion of the card, in a highly anticipated rematch, featherweight Joe Pingitore seeks redemption at the expense of Taylor Trahan, who earned a hard-fought submission win in their first outing in 2014. Pingitore, coming off an impressive win at #CES29, is hunting for his sixth victory. Trahan, fighting out of Team Link North, gave current UFCer Kyle Bochniak all he could handle at #CES32 and is anxious to prove his first fight with Pingitore was no fluke.

CES MMA 33 LIVE on AXS TV FIGHTS March 11 | Twin River Casino | Lincoln, R.I.

Andre Soukhamthath vs. Kody Nordby for the CES MMA World Bantamweight Championship

Middleweight: Chuck O’Neil vs. Dennis Olson

Heavyweight: Juliano Coutinho vs. Chaz Morgan

Heavyweight: Greg Rebello vs. Keith Bell

Lightweight: Nate Andrews vs. Julian Lane

Featherweight: Joe Pingitore vs. Taylor Trahan

Don’t miss the fireworks on March 11 when the lights turn on at CES MMA 33. For ticket and bout information go to cesmma.com, cagetix.com or reserve by phone at 401-724-2253. All fights are subject to change.

CES MMA 33 airs live on AXS TV FIGHTS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with play-by-play and color commentary from UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and "The Voice" Michael Schiavello.

ABOUT CES MMA

Broadcast live on AXS TV Fights, CES MMA is the Northeast’s top mixed martial arts promotion, having promoted more than 30 professional MMA events since 2010 and helping send fighters like John Howard, Charles Rosa, Rob Font, Dom Steele and Kyle Bochniak to the UFC’s Octagon.

ABOUT AXS TV FIGHTS

AXS TV Fights presents more LIVE mixed martial arts and kickboxing events than any other television network with 40+ LIVE world-class fight cards each year. "The Voice" Michael Schiavello and UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich call all the action as champions, challengers, and top prospects take center stage every Friday night at 10pE/7pP. AXS TV Fights can be found online, on Facebook and on Twitter. AXS TV is widely distributed in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also carried in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

ABOUT TWIN RIVER CASINO

Twin River Casino, located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is the state's largest gaming and entertainment venue as well as its top tourist and cultural attraction! Formerly known as Lincoln Park, the renovated facility offers 162,000 square-feet of gaming space with over 5,000 gaming positions. The casino operates over 4,200 video slot machines and virtual table games (including blackjack and roulette), as well as 108 live table games including blackjack, roulette, craps, a poker room and more. A great alternative to Connecticut & Massachusetts casinos, this unique gaming facility also hosts simulcasting of the best thoroughbred and greyhound racing from around the country, a 29,000+ square foot Twin River Event Center with headline entertainment, free concerts at the Lighthouse Bar, signature cocktails and premium cigars at Blackstone Cigar Bar, award winning beer and live music at the Shipyard Pub, as well as live comedy & karaoke every weekend at Rhodehouse Live! Home to the incredible Fred & Steve's Steakhouse, you can have an award-winning steak and seafood dinner, or enjoy the exciting sports bar scene at Wicked Good Bar & Grill, as well as 18 other dining outlets! Twin River offers both smoking (1st Floor) and smoke-free (2nd Floor) casinos. Twin River Casino is situated just 10 minutes from Providence and less than an hour from Boston!

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