CES 66: Soukhamthath vs. Silva Bantamweight World Title Live Play-by-Play

Updated: Mar 4



Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"


We are on site at Bally's Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island for CES 66. I'm gunna tell you it's great to be back at Twin River to cover this event and CES has lined up an absolutely stacked fight card for those in attendance and for those watching tonight's broadcast, streaming live on UFC Fight Pass. For those not equipt for either of the aforementioned scenarios; follow this article throughout the evening for live up to the minute results. Also follow New England MMA on all social media outlets for news and interviews as New England MMA is here on the ground for CES MMA 66: Soukhamthath vs. Silva. Updates will begin following the opening bell, due to sound at 7 pm from the Event Center here at an ever evolving Bally's Twin River Casino.


To ensure you're up to date on this evenings fight card you can check out our review of CES 66 by clicking here. Note: in a last minute chance however, Connor Matthews will now be fighting Josh Hardy and not Keith Speed who pulled out of the contest just a short time ago. And the fight between Joey Gomez and Vald Kazbekov will now be contested at a Catchweight of 140 pounds.


Robert Varricchio (1-0) vs. Turner Williams (0-3)

Lightweight


"Ruthless" Robert Varricchio

Age: 26

Fighting out of: Staten Island, New York

Affiliation: Tiger Schulmann's MMA

Record:1-0 (1 Knockout)

Last fight: First Round Knockout of Eric Pozun at Ring of Combat 74. (10/22/21)


Turner "Money Bag" Williams

Age:

Fighting out of: Cincinnati, Ohio

Affiliation:

Record: 0-3 (3 Submission losses)

Last fight: Second Round Submission (Arm Triangle) to Ramil Kamilov at Showtime FC1. (2/11/22)


Round 1: Here we go! Robert comes out with a leg kick against the rangy Williams, Varricchio fires a spinning backfist that rocks Williams, appearing to break his nose. They clinch and go to the ground and Robert finishes with Ground and Pound.


Decision: Robert Varricchio defeats Turner Williams by TKO (Gound and Pound) at :31 seconds of the first round. Looks like Varricchio broke his arm on the spinning backfist but picks up the quick win in the process.



Travis Demko (1-0) vs. DaJuan Robinson (0-5)

Featherweight


Travis "The Outlaw" Demko

Age: 28

Fighting out of: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Affiliation: Lauzon MMA

Record:1-0 (1 Knockout)

Last fight: First Round Knockout of Raymond Yanez at Cage Titans: Combat Night II. (9/7/19)


DaJuan "The Stone Wolf" Robinson

Age:

Fighting out of: Detroit, Michigan

Affiliation:

Record: 0-5 (3 Knockout losses)

Last fight: First Round Knockout loss to Nate Ghareeb at CES 63: Howard vs. Alvarez. (8/6/21)


Round 1: Robinson comes out and charges at Demko, Travis takes Robinson to the mat with a double leg and is on top working the ground and pound and looking to pass guard. Travis postures and lands HEAVY strikes but Robinson survives. Travis mounts and Robinson gives his back and Demko fishes for the neck. With little work the forearm slips under the chin of Robinson and causes the tap.


Decision: Travis Demko defeats DaJuan Robinson by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:47 of round number one.



Dion Rubio (1-0) vs. Bobby Casale (Pro Debut)

Lightweight


Dion "Young Thunder" Rubio

Age: 26

Fighting out of: Providence, Rhode Island

Affiliation: Tri-Force MMA

Record:1-0 (1 Submission)

Last fight: Second Round Submission (Guillotine) victory over Leo Laderia at Cage Titans 49. (8/28/21)


Bobby Casale

Age: 23

Fighting out of: Nassau County, New York

Affiliation: Sanford MMA/ Long Island MMA

Record: 0-0 (3-3 as an Amateur)

Last fight: Split-Decision loss to Armando Gjetja at Triton Fights 16. (12/13/19)


Round 1: Casale comes out and looks for a quick takedown, he has Dion on the fence looking for an outside trip. Dion circles off the fence and uses a combination to get back to space, but Casale closes the distance again and looks to clinch on the fence. Dion circles to the center of the cage where he lands some nice right hands and now closes the distance himself. Dion puts Casale's back to the fence but is turned and Dion is now defending a take down. Dion circles and is landing combinations, Casale shoots and Dion grabs the guillotine but Casale stands and is met with more shots from Rubio against the cage, Bryan Miner is taking a close look and stops this one.


Decision: Dion Rubio defeats Bobby Casale by TKO (Unanswered Strikes) at 3:37 of the very first round.


Connor Matthews (4-0) vs. Josh Hardy (1-2)

Featherweight