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CES 63 Breakdown: Ashiek Ajim vs Carlos Espinosa


Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"


Ashiek Ajim (3-1) vs. Carlos Espinosa (6-4)

Bantamweight


Ashiek “The Freak” Ajim

Age: 27

Fighting out of: Queens, New York

Affiliation: Long Island MMA

Record: 3-1 (2 Knockouts)

Last fight: Second round TKO (Punches) loss to Kris Moutinho at CES 61: Gotti III vs. Alley. (10/14/20)


“The Skinny”: I’ve made it known for a little while that I remain pretty high on Long Island MMA’s Ashiek Ajim, in my opinion he is one of the most talented strikers amongst all Northeast Bantamweights. Unfortunately for Ajim he ran into a highly motivated Kris Moutinho at CES 61 last time out, suffering the first loss of his professional career. Knowing what some already knew and what some have since learned; the loss, in a slugfest with the now UFC rostered Moutinho, may end up going down as a feather in the cap of Ajim, rather than a knock against him. “The Freak” looks to get back to his winning ways Friday night when he takes on fellow CES MMA veteran Carlos Espinosa live on UFC Fight Pass.