ces mma

May 12th, 2017
James Lynch

CES 44 emanates from the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Friday night (May 12, 2017) and will be televised live on AXS TV. In the main event, featherweight champion Matt Bessette puts his title on the line against late replacement Rey Trujillo. Bessette (21-7) was initially slated to fight fellow Bellator vet Jeremy Spoon…

March 26th, 2017
James Lynch

Joe Pingitore (7-2-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Kenny Foster (11-11) at CES 42 on March 31st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Joe also talks about his impressive win at CES 40 in his last fight, his training camp for this matchup and what’s next for him after this fight.

March 26th, 2017
James Lynch

Luis Felix (14-9) discusses his upcoming fight against Dawond Pickney (10-7) at CES 42 on March 31st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Luis also talks about being on the sidelines due to injury, his training camp for this fight and what he’s watching on Netflix.

March 25th, 2017
James Lynch

Kody Nordby (8-4) discusses his upcoming fight against David Baxter (4-1) at CES 42 on March 31st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Kody also talks about why he’s moving back down to flyweight for this fight, shopping at Bass Pro and a potential 125lb title shot.

March 24th, 2017
James Lynch

Marquis Brewster (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Cody Hier (0-0) at CES 42 on March 31st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Marques also talks about how UFC bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath introduced him to MMA, his training camp for this fight and winning CES’s ‘Breakthrough Fighter of the Year’ Award.

January 24th, 2017
James Lynch

Kevin Croom (17-7) discusses his upcoming 145-pound title fight against champ Matt Bessette (20-7) at CES 41 on January 27th  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Kevin also talks about holding a win over Lenny Wheeler (last man to defeat Bessette), how this deal with CES MMA came together and his…

January 24th, 2017
James Lynch

Greg Rebello (20-7) discusses his upcoming fight against Danyelle Williams (8-5) at CES 41 on January 27th  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Greg also talks about how he spent his holiday season, his training camp for this fight and his beloved Boston Bruins.

January 22nd, 2017
James Lynch

Dinis Paiva (8-6) discusses his upcoming fight against Jordan Espinosa (8-4) at CES 41 on January 27th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Dinis also talks about his impressive win over Zane Behrend at CES 40, his training camp for this matchup and his blueprint for 2017.

January 21st, 2017
James Lynch

Kody Nordby (7-4) discusses his upcoming fight against David Garcia (4-2-1) at CES 41 on January 27th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Kody also talks about how he spent his holiday season, training at Sityodtong/Triforce MMA and a potential rematch with CES champion Andre Soukhamthath.

November 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Joe Pingatore (6-2-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Spencer Higa (5-6) at CES 40 on November 23rd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Joe also talks about having to fight his friend Matt Bessette in his last fight, his training camp for this fight and his plans for 2017.

November 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Dinis Paiva (7-6) discusses his upcoming fight against Zane Behrend (2-1) at CES 40 on Nov. 23rd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Dinis also talks about recently getting married, why he hasn’t fought since his Oct 2015 loss to Kody Nordby and his training camp for this fight.

October 31st, 2016
James Lynch

Mike Rodriguez (5-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Kevin Haley (5-3) at CES 39 / Cage Titans 31 joint event on Nov 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Mike also talks about moving up to light heavyweight for this fight, competing in his 5th bout this year & favourite TV shows right…

September 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

AXS TV returns with another MMA offering this Friday, as CES MMA 38 goes down at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The promotion has steadily been improving its product since being picked up by AXS, and this Friday’s main event is one of the best fights they’ve put on. Normally when two UFC veterans…

September 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

Rico DiSciullo (6-0-NC) discusses his upcoming fight with David Garcia (3-2-1) at CES 38 on September 23rd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rico also talks about not competing since April, training with Charles Rosa, gives his thoughts on Kyle Bochniak’s controversial win at UFC on FOX 21 and he explains…

September 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Calvin Kattar (15-2) discusses his upcoming fight with Chris Foster (9-4) at CES 38 on September 23rd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Calvin also talks about his recent vacation to the Costa Rica, running the Combat Zone promotion and the New England Patriots

September 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Carlos Candelario (4-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Brandon Warne (1-1) at CES 38 on September 23rd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Carlos also tells the story about his nickname “The Cannon”, the influence Matt Bessette has had on his career and his training camp for this fight.

August 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Greg Rebello (20-6) discusses his vacant heavyweight title fight against Ashley Gooch (9-4) at CES 37 on Aug. 12th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Greg also talks about his newborn son, fighting for his first heavyweight title and some of the recent transactions in the NHL

August 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Andre Soukhamthath (10-3) discusses his upcoming title defence against Kin Moy (8-2) at CES 37 on Aug. 12th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Andre also talks about having the opportunity to avenge a loss, his training camp for this fight and he reflects on his best memory of teammate Jordan Parsons…

August 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Matt Bessette (19-7) discusses his upcoming 145lb title fight against Pedro Gonzalez (11-5) at CES 37 on August 12th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Matt also discusses his four-fight win streak,  dealing with short notice opponents his last few fights and competing for his first CES title.

May 13th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 co-main event between Vitor Belfort vs. Jacare Souza. I spoke to the following fighters. Chris Camozzi – UFC middleweight – 00:00:09 Brian Rogers – Bellator light heavyweight – 00:00:26 Kurt Holobaugh – Titan FC featherweight…

May 12th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 main event between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic. I spoke to the following fighters. Adam Milstead – UFC heavyweight 00:00:09 Greg Rebello – CES heavyweight 00:00:39 Jeremy May – M-1 Global heavyweight 00:01:05 Anthony Gutierrez – Titan FC…

May 10th, 2016
James Lynch

Rob Font (12-1) discusses his upcoming fight against John Lineker (26-7) at UFC 198 on May 14th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rob also talks about being inducted into the CES “Cage of Honor”, competing in Brazil for the first time in his career and who he wants after this fight. .

April 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Lewis Corapi (7-2) discusses his upcoming fight with Keenan Raymond (3-3) at CES 35 on Apr. 16th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Lewis also talks about winning his last fight, why he’s had a bit of a gap in between fights, travelling to London and of course fine dining.  

April 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Rico DiSciullo (5-0- NC) discusses his upcoming fight against Randy McCullough (3-0) at CES 35 on Apr. 16th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rico also talks about the illness that forced him off CES 32 in January, heading into this matchup with a clean bill of health and fighting a short notice…

March 30th, 2016
James Lynch

Johnny Campbell (11-7 NC) discusses his upcoming fight against Matt Lozano (6-3) at CES 34 on Apr. 1st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Johnny also talks about making the transition from hockey to MMA, being an Edmonton Oilers fan, back to back losses and where he got the nickname “Cupcakes”

March 28th, 2016
James Lynch

Chris Curtis (13-4) discusses his upcoming title defense against Nah-Shon Burrell (12-6 NC) at CES 34 on Apr. 1st during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Johnny also talks about making the transition from hockey to MMA, being an Edmonton Oilers fan, back to back losses and where he got the nickname “Cupcakes”

March 11th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

CES MMA 33 will air its main card live on AXS TV starting at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT tonight (March 11, 2016). The event will be held inside the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The event will be headlined by a bantamweight contest between prospects Andre Soukhamthath (9-3) and Kody Nordby (6-3). The…

March 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Nate Andrews (7-1) discusses his upcoming fight with Julian Lane (9-5-1) at CES 33 on Mar. 11th  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Nate also talks about his backstory, his teammate Luis Felix already beating Lane last year and how close he is to a UFC contract.  

March 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Joe Pingitore (5-2-1) discusses his upcoming rematch with Taylor Trahan (5-5-3) at CES 33 on Mar. 11th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Joe also talks about working as a EMT during the day,  balancing that with training and why he’s obsessed with this upcoming rematch.    

March 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Kody Nordby (6-3) discusses his upcoming 135lb title fight against Andre Soukhamthath (9-3) at CES 33 on Mar. 11th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Kody also talks about why he’s wanted this fight for four years, his current three-fight win streak, training for a five-round fight and how close he is to a…

March 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Greg Rebello (19-6) discusses his upcoming fight with Keith Bell (7-7-1) at CES 33 on Mar. 11th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Greg also talks about his highlight reel knockout over Mike Mucitelli at CES 31, why he’s fighting at heavyweight and not cruiserweight and he reveals his pick for this…

March 4th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturday’s UFC 196 main event between Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz. I spoke to the following fighters. Anthony Gutierrez: Titan FC bantamweight – 00:00:02 Greg Rebello – CES Heavyweight – 00:01:30 Kody Nordby – CES bantamweight –…

February 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

Jason Witt (7-2) discusses his upcoming fight with Jonathan Gary (11-6-2) at Bellator 150 on Feb. 26th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Jason also discusses the Titan FC 36 card being cancelled, making his Bellator debut and his goals for 2016  

January 24th, 2016
James Lynch

Fresh off his win Sunday at UFC Fight Night 81 Rob Font (12-1) discusses his second round TKO victory over Joey Gomez (6-1) on Jan 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rob also talks about why Joey Gomez didn’t deserve to be in there with him, his first cheat meal and why he’d…

January 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Chris Curtis (13-4) talks about earning the CES welterweight title Jan. 8th at CES 32 over Gil de Freitas during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Chris also discussed how he celebrated after the win, who he’d like to fight next and when we can see him back in the cage.

January 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Ryan Sanders (10-7) discusses his 2nd round submission victory over CES lightweight champ Luis Felix at CES 32 on Jan. 8th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Ryan also talked about a possible rematch for the CES lightweight title, a potential fight with Julian Lane and how many hours he played “Clash of…

January 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Bantamweight Rob Font (11-1) discusses his fight against  Joey Gomez (6-0) at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston Jan. 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rob also talks about hosting a party on New Years Eve, dealing with an extended layoff and seeing the Boston Bruins play live in the Winter…

January 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Newly signed UFC featherweight Kyle Bochniak (6-0) discusses talks about his short notice fight against Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night 81 during  a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Kyle talks about how long this fight was in the works, why this weight cut will be easy and how he plans to…

January 8th, 2016
James Lynch

CES Director of Operations & Matchmaker Pat Sullivan previewed Friday’s CES 32 event during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Pat also discusses all the injuries on this card, which prospects we should be keeping an eye out for and plans for CES 33.  

January 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Ryan Sanders (9-7) talks about stepping up on short notice to fight Luis Felix (14-8) at CES 32 this Friday during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Ryan also discussed how this fight came together, how Marcus Davis got him into MMA and why he’s addicted to the game “Clash of Clans.”

January 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Featherweight Manny Bermudez (3-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Evan Parker (5-3) at CES 32 on Jan. 8th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Manny also talks about how he spent his holiday season, competing on AXS TV and gives us his New Years Resolutions.

January 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Welterweight Chris Curtis (12-4) discusses his upcoming welterweight title fight against champion Gil de Freitas (18-5) at CES 32 on Jan. 8th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Chris also discusses about a variety of other topics including – How he got into MMA – His fiancee supoorting his MMA career – Training at Team Quest for…

January 5th, 2016
James Lynch

Middleweight Mike Rodriguez (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Pat McCrohan (1-0) at CES 32 on Jan 8th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Mike also discusses also talks about a variety of other topics including – His opponent calling him “disrespectful” – Why his fight at CES 29 was cancelled – His love for video games

January 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Middleweight Pat McCrohan (1-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Mike Rodriguez (2-0) at CES 32 on Jan 8th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Pat also discusses also talks about a variety of other topics including – His pro-MMA debut win and the gruesome injury to his opponent – Why he doesn’t respect his opponent…

January 1st, 2016
James Lynch

Bantamweight Joey Gomez (6-0) discusses his short notice fight against Rob Font (11-1) at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston Jan. 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Joey also discussed where he was when he heard the news about being signed to the UFC, keeping the news a secret for…

January 1st, 2016
James Lynch

Coach: Fedor’s next fight will be announced soon Karim Zidan of BloodyElbow.com reports that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko’s next opponent will be annouced very soon, according to the Russian’s coach, Vladimir Voronov. Emelianenko (35-4 1 NC) earned his 35th professional victory as he forced Jaideep Singh to tap due to strikes in the main event of RIZIN’s Day 2 event in…

December 14th, 2015
James Lynch

Middleweight Eric Spicely (8-0) talks about trying out for TUF 23 on Dec. 14th in Las Vegas during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Eric also discusses about a variety of other topics including – Update on his injury, which he suffered prior to his CES 31 victory – Competing at light heavyweight – What he’ll miss the most…

November 25th, 2015
James Lynch

Cruiserweight Greg Rebello (19-6) discussed his first round TKO victory over Mike Mucitelli at CES 31 on Oct. 30th during a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Greg also talks about a variety of other topics including – The future of Cruiserweight division in CES and how it could influence other promotions – Fighting on…

November 24th, 2015
James Lynch

In your Tuesday edition of MMA Odds and Ends we’ve got an interesting matchup booked in the featherweight division, a report about a mega rematch in the middleweight division, Cyborg’s next fight and the show that just keeps on giving – The Ultimate Fighter – announced their details for Season 23 tryouts.   Dennis Bermudez…

November 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath (9-3) recently defeated Carlos Galidno at CES 31 on October 30th and discussed the win during a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” The Blackzillians product also talks about a variety of other topics including – How he celebrated after the fight – The most meaningful message he got post-victory – When he’d like to…

November 18th, 2015
James Lynch

Lightweight Lewis Corapi (6-2) discusses his upcoming fight against Jeff Anderson (10-10) at Combat Zone 56 on Nov. 20th during a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Lewis also talks about a variety of other topics including – His last fight at Toe to Toe 3 against Troy Gerhart being cancelled – Fighting Jeff Anderson who he was…

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