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CES 63: Live Play-By-Play Results

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)


Sage Philippe

Age: 27

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)

“The Skinny”:

Thad Jean

Age: 23

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)


Age: 23

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)

Age: 37

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)


Nate Ghareeb

Age: 28

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)

DaJuna Robinson


Fighting out of: Detroit, Michigan


Record: 0-4

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)


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)

Richard "Hit Too Hard" Barnard

Age: 32

Fighting out of: Hawaii

Affiliation: Waianae Boxing Club

Record: 2-6 (1 Knockout)

Last fight: First round Submission loss to Pololu Nakanelua at Destiny MMA. (02/23/20)


Round 1: Ajim takes the center of the cage immediately and goes to work with the hands, Ashiek lands a big right hand that drops Barnard and Ajim follows him to the mat with heavy elbows that get the stoppage by referee Chris Burke.

Decision: Ashiek Ajim defeats Richard Barnard by TKO (Elbows on the ground) at :34 of the very first round.

Tom Pagliarulo (1-0) vs. Josh Hardy (Debut)


Age: 24

Fighting out of: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Affiliation: New England Cartel

Record: 1-0 (1 Knockout)

Last fight: Third round TKO (Corner Stoppage) victory over Shawn Stefanelli at CFFC 92. (03/11/21)

Age: 22

Fighting out of: Bristol, Vermont


Record: Pro Debut (5-4 as an Amateur)

Last fight: First round Knockout loss to Dylan Bishop at Fight Night Promotions 4. (11/16/19)


Round 1: Pags takes the center of the cage immediately and the first strike he lands is hit patented jab, Hardy comes forward to close the distance but Pagliarulo circles out and returns to striking range behind the long jab. Pags throws a head kick and slips but lands the double leg on the get up before they return to the feet. Pagliarulo catches a kick attempt from Hardy and lands an overhand right hand that turns the light out on Josh Hardy!

Decision: Tom Pagliarulo defeats Josh Hardy by first round knockout (Overhand Right) at 1:59 of round number one!

Eddy George (2-0) vs. Tony Jackson (Debut)


Age: 29

Fighting out of: West Haven, Connecticut

Affiliation: Fighting Arts Academy

Record: 2-0 (2 Knockouts)

Last fight: First round Knockout (Knee & Punches) of Frank Mazepa at CES 61: Gotti III vs. Alley. (10/14/20)

Tony Jackson

Age: 29

Fighting out of: Greensboro, North Carolina

Affiliation: Team Rock Bottom

Record: Debut (3-1 as an Amateur)

Last fight: First round TKO (Referee Stoppage) of Dallas Clark at Elite Warrior Challenge 5. (01/31/15)


Round 1: Jackson comes out with a spinning kick attempt that fools no one as Eddy backs Jackson to the cage with strikes and takes him to the mat where George works from the top looking to create space. Eddy transitions to mount and starts raining down hammerfists and elbows the get the attention of referee Chris Burke who call a stop to this one.

Decision: Eddy George defeats Tony Jackson by TKO (Ground and Pound) at 2:06 of round number one.

Kody Murray (Debut) vs. Miguel Cuevas (1-0)


Kody Murray


Fighting out of: Bristol, Vermont


Record: Debut (5-3 as an Amateur)

Last fight: First round Submission (Rear Naked Choke) loss to Danny Ramirez at Aggressive Combat 20. (06/01/19)

Age: 31

Fighting out of: Springfield, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Team Link/ 318 Boxing

Record: 1-0 (1 Knockout)

Last fight: First round Knockout of Timmy Tyler at Reality Fighting (01/04/20)


Round 1: Miguel comes out feinting his boxing as Murray looks to close the distance and goes across the cage for a takedown and Cuevas stuffs. Murray shoots again and gets Cuevas down and locks in a deep arm triangle that puts Miguel to sleep, stunning the CES 63 crowd.

Decision: Kody Murray defeats Miguel Cuevas by Submission (Arm Triangle) at :44 of the first round.

Chris Disonell (5-4) vs. Will Smith (3-3)


Age: 28

Fighting out of: Albany, New York

Affiliation: Renzo Gracie

Record: 5-4 (1 Knockout, 1 Submission)

Last fight: Split-Decision victory over Turpal Khamzayev at CFFC 95: Kamchybekov vs. Smith. (04/03/21)

Age: 31

Fighting out of: West Haven, Connecticut

Affiliation: Black Wolf Martial Arts

Record: 3-3 (1 Submission)

Last fight: Split-Decision loss to John Douma at Bellator 256. (04/09/21)


Round 1: Both fighters come out behind long jabs as they try to find their distance, Disonell lands the first significant strike of the contest with a lead left hand and Chris begins to land. Smith does some damage to Disonell on the way in countering a jab with one of his own and an overhand right. Smith lands a jab that looks to impair the vision of Disonell but he wipes it off and goes back to work, coming forward with a combination ending with a right hand that starches Sriracha in his tracks.

Decision: Chris Disonell defeats Will Smith by Knockout at 3:38 of the first round.

Carlos Candelario (7-0) vs. Miguel Restrepo (5-5-1)


Age: 30

Fighting out of: New Britain, Connecticut

Affiliation: Underdog MMA

Record: 7-0 (2 Knockouts, 3 Submissions)

Last fight: Unanimous Decision over Renaldo Candito at Dana White’s Contender Series 2017. (08/01/17)

Age: 39

Fighting out of: Brooklyn, New York, by way of Miami, Florida

Affiliation: Brooklyn MMA

Record: 5-5-1 (3 Knockouts)

Last fight: Unanimous Decision loss to Phil Caracappa at Ring of Combat 63. (06/08/18)


Round 1: We are ready for the return of Carlos Candelario. Carlos takes the center of the cage wielding the high guard and Restrepo takes him down. Carlos gets up but is being pressed to the fence by Miguel. Fighters take turns with their backs against the fence as Carlos starts to throw some knees that get Miguel to split. Carlos uses a combinations to close the distance and takes Miguel to the mat but the action doesn't stay there long as they return to the center of the cage. Carlos lands another takedown but is having trouble keeping Restrepo on the canvas. Carlos gets in a trip along the fence but Miguel is right back to his feet again. They spend the last 15 seconds at striking distance. 10-9 Candelario.

Round 2: Miguel starts round two with a leg kick and Carlos returns to the cup of Restrepo that stops the action. Miguel takes about a minute and is ready to return to action. Carlos starts the action my feinting the left hand and getting the takedown. Miguel gets back to his feet but is wearing Candelario on his back. Restrepo shakes Candelario, they split briefly before Carlos takes him down again. Carlos looks to lock in the Rear Naked Choke but Miguel turns into him and gets back to his feet. We have a fight on our hands..Carlos then lands another double leg with some mat to work with,Miguel uses butterflies to to push off, gets up and takes Carlos down now. The Mat time is short lived as they return to their feet for the final few seconds of the round. 10-9 Candelario

Round 3: Miguel comes out behind the jab in the third and eats a low leg kick from Candelario. Carlos backs him to the cage and lands a nice left hand that hits the mark before Candelario goes for a slam but Miguel recovers and gets Calros to the mat where he looks to steal a round from the prospect. Carlos makes it back to the center of the cage where he is striking with come conviction now before closing the distance and once again planting Miguel on the mat. Miguel stands. Miguel knocks Carlos down but Carlos returns to the feet with a high kick before once more dumping Miguel with a deep double leg. Carlos stands and sheds the legs of Restrepo before firing a downward left hand and returning to Miguel's guard. Miguel ends the fight on his back firing unsucessful upkicks. 10-9 Candelario

Decision: Carlos Candelario defeats Miguel Restrepo by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

John “Doomsday” Howard (28-16-1) vs. Ozzie Alvarez (8-6)

Welterweight Main Event

Age: 38

Fighting out of: Boston, Massachusetts

Affiliation: FAF Gym

Record: 28-16-1 (9 Knockouts, 8 Submissions)

Last fight: Unanimous decision loss to David Michaud at PFL 2019 #7. (10/11/19)

Ozzie “The Outlaw” Alvarez

Age: 35

Fighting out of: Sacramento, California

Affiliation: Team Alpha Male

Record: 8-6 (4 Knockouts, 2 Submissions)

Last fight: Unanimous decision loss to Marcus Gaines at Combate 31: Mexico vs. USA. (02/22/19)


Round 1: Doomsday assumes the center of the cage and backs Ozzie to the cage where he lands a thunderous takedown and looks to work from top position. Alvarez looks for an armbar but is greeted with a left hammerfist from Howard. Alvarez turns his back and Doomsday hops on looking for the finish. Alvarez works back to full guard as Howard looks for space to land hammerfists. Alvarez pushes Howard off and Howard returns to top positions with come more heavy shots. Dooms postures up for some ground and pound and Alvarez gives his back again, with 30 sconds left in the round Ozzie sweeps to the top but is quickly reversed by the veteran Howard. 10-9 Howard.

Round 2: Howard comes out in the second in similar fashion as the first, backing Alvarez to the fence before taking him down and assuming top control. Howard smothers Alvarez to the mat as he looks to pass the half guard to side control. Alvarez works back to full guard as Doom looks for room to work his ground strikes. Doomsday starts working some short right hands to the body as Alvarez goes high with the guard and Doomsday stacks him lands a shot and returns to guard. Alvarez looks to hip escape but Howard is wise to it and mounts him, then moves to an arm triangle attempt as the round ends. 10-9 Doomsday.

Round 3: Doomsday again looks to back Alvarez to the cage as they exchange some low leg kicks before Howard goes for the takedown. Alvarez stands on the cage and reverses position and now has Doomsday's back on the fence. Alvarez works hard and finally gets a takedown of his own as he goes to work from top positions for the first time in the fight. Alvarez looks like a different animal in this round as he is working on evening up the ride time with the 14 time UFC vet, but Alvarez needs the finish. Doomsday escapes and they return to their feet, Howard stuffs a Double leg attempt but is taken down against the fence as the fight ends. 10-9 Alvarez.

Decision: John "Doomsday" Howard defeats Ozzie Alvarez by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-26)

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