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MMA brings life into focus for Navy vet Restrepo

MMA brings life into focus for Navy vet Restrepo

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 8th, 2017) — There’s something strangely calming about the sound of the cage door closing for Queens, N.Y., bantamweight Miguel Restrepo. A former U.S. Marine, twice deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, rendered homeless upon discharge, left battling

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Fearless Felix ends 14-month layoff Friday

Fearless Felix ends 14-month layoff Friday

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

ROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 27th, 2017) — Luis Felix knows he can’t fight forever, so as long as he can physically compete, he wants to step inside that cage as often as possible. There’s no concern of another catastrophic injury or

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Curtis title defense highlights stacked CES MMA 42 lineup

Curtis title defense highlights stacked CES MMA 42 lineup

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 14th, 2017) — “The Action Man” returns to Twin River Casino later this month to defend his world title against a heavy-handed underdog capable of stealing the belt and, perhaps, the nickname. Ohio’s Chris Curtis (14-5, 5

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Bessette stops Croom to defend CES MMA world title

Bessette stops Croom to defend CES MMA world title

| January 28, 2017 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 27th, 2017) – Six months after winning the title in a thrilling come-from-behind win, reigning CES MMA Featherweight World Champion Matt Bessette defended his title Friday with a knockout win 32 seconds into the third round of

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Fun-loving Rebello rolls with the punches

Fun-loving Rebello rolls with the punches

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 24th, 2017) — He got knocked out on national television and instantly became a trending topic on Twitter. Others (see: Ronda Rousey) might’ve gone into hiding out of sheer embarrassment. Greg Rebello joined in on the fun,

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CES MMA closes out 2016 with special Thanksgiving Eve event

CES MMA closes out 2016 with special Thanksgiving Eve event

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

RISING STAR NATE Andrews, left, puts his three-fight win streak on the line Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 2016 at Twin River Casino when he faces 26-fight vet George Sheppard in the main event of “CES MMA 40” at Twin River Casino

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O’Neil finds comfort zone in new weight class

O’Neil finds comfort zone in new weight class

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 10th, 2016) — As he puts the finishing touches on his fight week weight cut, Chuck O’Neil can’t even remember what it was like to fight at welterweight, nearly 15 pounds lighter than his current middleweight limit

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War of words escalates between Pingitore and Jones

War of words escalates between Pingitore and Jones

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

Photo courtesy of Will Paul FEATHERWEIGHT JOE PINGITORE of Johnston, R.I., aims for his third consecutive win Friday, Aug. 12th, 2016 on the main card of “CES MMA 37” live on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., when

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Bessette faces new challenge in unknown commodity Cervantes

Bessette faces new challenge in unknown commodity Cervantes

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Aug. 3rd, 2016) — Matt Bessette has a unique, if not unconventional, approach to choosing his opponents. While some fighters want to know every last detail about the opponent they’re about to face – sometimes at an excruciatingly

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Andrews submits Muro in CES MMA 36 main event

Andrews submits Muro in CES MMA 36 main event

| June 11, 2016 | 0 Comentarios/ Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 10th, 2016) – With the main event up for grabs in the third and final round, Nate Andrews made sure to take matters into his own hands. The East Providence, R.I., lightweight submitted Oklahoma native Luis Muro

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