This Thursday, December 2nd, CES (Classic Entertainment and Sports) will be hosting their third show in just over four months. The 1st two shows had great fight cards that introduced New England fans to some very promising prospects (Magno Almeida, Parker Porter). This show will be no different!
Headlining this event will be UFC vet Dany’ The Upgrade’ Lauzon (13-4) against the hard nosed Damien ‘The Omen’ Trites (5-3). There’s a bit of animosity between these two that dates back to a training session at Lauzon MMA. This will only add to what should already be a great fight as both combatants like to stand and trade and both have too much pride to give an inch!
In the co-main event Rhode Island’s own Greg Rebello (11-2) will take on Cleveland, Ohio’s Tiawan ‘The Iron Dragon’ Howard at a catch-weight of 200lbs. Rebello has a ten fight win streak going and also made it onto The Ultimate Fighter. Howard is a ShoXC vet and has fought some very tough competition in his short career including UFC vet Forrest Petz. Howard holds a title in Ohio as the UMMAXX welterweight champion.
The rest of the card is as equally impressive as the main card. In the lightweight division Jeff ‘Candyman’ Anderson (5-2) will take on veteran Hitalo Machado (6-4) out of American Top Team. Also in the lightweight class will be Lionel Young (4-4) vs. Sityodtong’s Luiz Rodriguez (3-0). Rodriguez is coming off a win over Jeff Anderson while Young defeated Andrew Caron at the last CES event in October. In the middleweight divsion, Ed Medeiros (4-5) out of the Snake Pit will take on grappler Mat Santos (2-6). Bantamweight Tateki Matsuda (4-3) out of Sityodtong will battle Lion’s Den striker Jason Bennett. This fight has fight-of-the-night written all over it!
Rounding out the card will be lightweights Tyson Chartier out of Sityodtong vs Justin Switzer (0-1) out of B@F Boxing. Chartier is making his much anticipated Pro debut. Also making their Pro debuts will be middleweights Doug Bolanes vs. Josh LaBossiere. In the featherweight division Ruben Rey (1-1) will take on James King (0-1).