Updated: Aug 6, 2021
Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
Springfield, Massachusetts - We are live tonight from the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts as Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment and Sports, CES MMA is back in New England, with fans in attendance and unveiling a star studded card as CES 63 kicks off tonight with first bell coming at 7pm eastern time. Fighters, Fans, Coaches and Families share and keep refreshing this article throughout the evening as we will provide the realest round by round updates of all the action as it goes down live inside the MassMutual Center. If you cannot be in attendance, if you do not have UFC Fight Pass this will be the easiest way o follow your favorite fighters results, with live minute by minute coverage of CES MMA 63.
Bouts and Order are Subject to Change.
Sage Philippe (Debut) vs. Thad Jean (Debut)
Fighting out of: Boston, Massachusetts
Affiliation: Team Link
Record: Debut (4-1 as an Amateur)
Last fight: First round knockout loss to Isaiah Sackey-El at Cage Wars 45. (01/31/20)
Fighting out of: Florida
Record: Debut (5-2 as an Amateur)
Last fight: Unanimous decision over Jorge Molina at XFN 26. (11/23/19)
Round 1: Sage comes out throwing a leg kick and is returned by Jean with a kick to the thigh. Jean throws a series of kicks that seem to be landing on Philippe but Sage is returning fire with strikes of his own. Sage gets off a nice combination that lands, Jean shoots for the takedown and has Sage's back but Safe gets back to his feet and puts together some combinations that get the crowds reaction. Jean lands a kick that drops Sage for a second, Philippe gets up but trips back to the mat where Thad goes to work from back mount. Jean transitions to a deep armbar but Philippe defends as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Jean.
Round 2: Sage comes out feinting a series of leg kicks as he looks to figure out his distance against the rangey Jean, as Jean begin to land and taunt Philippe with some words in the cage. Jean is doing a great job at keeping Philippe on his back foot and not allowing him to mount offense. Jean lands a nice step in upper cut and follows with some more combinations that invite return fire from Philippe. Jean still seems to be getting the better of the striking this round as well as Sage is looking at going down two rounds to none. 10-9 Thad Jean.
Round 3: Sage opens up round three with some more kick attempts that get Thad to open up his striking arsenal landing a nice kick to the body that initiates the clinch from Philippe. Jean turns the action and separates with three minutes left in the contest as Sage now goes broke for a takedown and almost eats a huge uppercut on entry as they return to the center. Jean gets to fight to the mat now and has Philippe stuffed in the corner where he gets the back and sinks in a rear naked choke that causes Philippe to tap.
Decision: Thad Jean defeats Sage Philippe by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:59 of the third and final round! Tough first fight for the hometown Sage Philippe as Thad Jean looked very impressive in his pro debut!
Nick Fiore (1-0) vs. Jay Ellis (15-98)
Fighting out of: Derry, New Hampshire
Affiliation: Renzo Gracie New Hampshire/ New England Cartel
Record: 1-0 (1 Submission)
Last fight: First round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) of Jay Ellis at Combat Zone 73. (01/17/20)
Fighting out of: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Affiliation: Neutral Ground Martial Arts
Record: 15-98 (3 Knockouts, 12 Submissions)
Last fight: First round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) loss to Connor Matthews at Cage Titans 49. (07/10/21)
Round 1: Jay Ellis comes out hot and Heavy with Jabs and strikes looking to make this one interesting early and its Jay Ellis that shoots for a takedown and Nick reverses and has the back of Ellis. Jay stands with Fiore on his back as Nick peppers him with strikes before Jay drops to the canvas and Nick finishes him off with strikes on the ground.
Decision: Nick Fiore defeats Jay Ellis by TKO at 1:29 of the first round by ground and pound.
Nate Ghareeb (2-1) vs. DaJuan Robinson (0-4)
Fighting out of: Southampton, Massachusetts
Affiliation: Fighting Arts Academy
Record: 2-1 (2 Knockouts)
Last fight: Unanimous decision loss to Cody Law at Bellator 256. (04/09/21)
Fighting out of: Detroit, Michigan
Last fight: First round Knockout loss to Darryol Humphrey at Big Johns MMA. (09/21/19)
Round 1: Robinson comes out and tries to grab a single leg and lands some overhands before taking an inadvertent eye poke from Ghareeb stops the action. On the restart Ghareeb somes out swinging before initiating the clinch with Robinson, they break and Nate lands a nice body kick and Robinson returns fire. Ghareeb ties Robinson up with the thai plum and uses a big knee to score some points as it looks like Nate's striking is coming together now. Nate is backing Robinson up with shots, not allowing him to get his back away from the fence. Nate lands another body kick that hurts Robinson as Nate is unleading now. Robinson is covering up as the ten second clap goes off Ghareeb lands a series of three sharp knees to the head that buckle the knees of Robinson, and DaJuan cannot make it to the stool as Steve Rita call a halt to this contest at 5:00 of round number 1.
Decision: Nate Ghareeb defeats DaJuan Robinson by TKO at 5:00 of the first round.
Ashiek Ajim (3-1) vs. Richard Barnard (2-6)
Fighting out of: Queens, New York
Affiliation: Long Island MMA