Updated: Apr 24, 2020
CES is throwin' it back to 2012! CES 13: Real Pain is arguably one of the best MMA cards that New England has ever seen, and with the absence of live MMA in our lives right now, Jimmy Burchfield Jr. and the crew at CES are giving us a little gift Friday night, as they'll be replaying CES 13 for the masses to see. Tune into their Facebook & YouTube channels at 7:00 PM to watch the future stars of the UFC throw down at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI!
Friday April 24th, 2020 - As another would be fight weekend approaches it is hard to imagine going too much longer without some sort of live MMA in our lives. Before our worlds were entirely shaken up by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; Friday night was due to host one of the biggest fight cards in CES MMA’s promotional history. CES MMA 61 was looking like one of the more talent rich fight cards in some time, with two of CES’s very own superstars, fresh off their stints in the UFC; Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath (13-8) against Da’Mon Blackshear (7-3) and Kyle “Crash” Bochniak (8-5) against Jonathan Gary (13-11-2) set to return to the CES cage where both men made their storied climb up the ranks, on their way to the pinnacle of the sport. Also newly crowned CES Flyweight World Champion Blaine “The Shutdown” Shutt (8-4) would put his belt on the line for the first time against local favorite Richie “Suave” Santiago (8-2) who has put himself in line to taste CES gold for the first time. Providence’s own Dinis “Sweetbread” Paiva (13-7) was due to square off with 4 fight UFC veteran Austin Arnett (16-7) as the “Portugese Man of War” bids to crack the UFC roster in the near future. And Tri-Force MMA’s John Douma (4-2) had his eyes set on his fourth win with the promotion, as he would return from a two fight bid with Bellator MMA against fellow wrestler; Giorgi “Little Godzilla” Kudukhashvili (5-4). However, with the World of MMA on hold, and CES 61 postponed because of the Coronavirus, CES MMA is looking to do something a little outside the box to satisfy the fans' need for MMA.
With a tip of the cap to the star studded CES 61 line up currently on hold, CES steps out of Twin River Casino Friday night and welcomes MMA fans back to The Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island as the promotion invites fans to relive CES 13: Real Pain, with a replay of the most notorious fight card in the promotion’s history. CES 13: Real Pain originally took place October 6th, 2012 from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, but gained worldwide notoriety for the MMA debut of former WWE Champion; Dave Bautista. Bautista’s change in careers would land him across the cage from Arizona’s Vince “El Marro” Lucero (22-22-1) as the Heavyweight Superfight headlined a Pay-per-view event that would go down as the most noteworthy event in the promotions history. That night six future CES World Champions would take the cage, and the nights combatants would go on to log over 40 fights under the UFC banner.
Join CES MMA Friday night at 7 pm eastern time on Facebook and YouTube as the promotion streams the entire event for the very first time. Re-live the most highly anticipated MMA event to take place in New England, and quite possibly the dawn of New England MMA as we know it today. Travel back to the days when New England’s biggest MMA stars were forging their paths to greatness, a day when some of the most talented New England fighters of our generation gathered under one roof, a day that would establish New England as a "hotbed" for MMA talent across the country. So sanitize those hands, leave Covid-19 in the other room and join New England legends; Nate “The Snake” Andrews, Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath, “Irish” Brennan Ward, Greg “Ribz” Rebello, Luis “Rockstar” Felix, Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar, Mike “The Beast” Campbell, John “Doomsday” Howard and Todd “The Hulk” Chattelle as they lay the groundwork for what we know today as; New England MMA.
CES 13: Real Pain Fight Card
Heavyweight Main Event
Dave Bautista (Debut) v. Vince Lucero (22-22)
Middleweight Co-Main Event
Chandler Holderness (9-3) v. Todd Chattelle (10-7)
David Loiseau (20-10) v. Chris McNally (5-4)
John Howard (17-7) v. Brett Chism (16-11)
Mike Campbell (11-4) v. Gemiyale Adkins (7-3)
Calvin Kattar (12-2) v. Saul Almeida (12-2)
Luis Felix (7-6) v. Marc Stevens (14-7)
Tyler King (4-1) v. Josh Diekmann (12-4)
Greg Rebello (13-4) v. Chris Guillen (13-12)
Brennan Ward (3-0) v. Shedrick Goodridge (2-2)
Andre Soukhamthath (2-1) v. Rob Costa (2-1)