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CES MMA, presented by Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES), is a mixed martial arts promotional company headquartered in Providence, RI. Established by legendary boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr, CES MMA promoted the first sanctioned professional mixed martial events in the state of Rhode Island on Sept. 17, 2010 at Twin River Casino.
CES MMA, the East Coast’s premier mixed martial arts organization, is televised live on AXS TV FIGHTS.
Since its inception, CES MMA has promoted and developed the careers of several current and former Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) contenders, including John Howard, Chuck O'Neil, Tateki Matsuda, Charles Rosa, Alex Karalexis, Thomas Egan and Ricardo Funch.
Other UFC vets to appear on CES MMA cards include David Loiseau and Drew Fickett. Several CES MMA alums have also made successful transitions to Bellator MMA, most notably Brennan Ward, who won his first three professional fights under the guidance of CES MMA before winning Bellator’s middleweight tournament in 2013.
In October 2012, CES MMA promoted its first pay-per-view event at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, featuring the professional MMA debut of former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista, before signing a multi-year broadcast deal with AXS TV in September 2014.
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Learn more online at: http://www.cesmma.com/