CES MMA XXI
Bantamweight Fight Announcement
Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath
Kin “Kong” Moy
Regional Fight Sports Staff / December 30, 2013
LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 24th, 2014) -- CES MMA announces what could be an early fight of the year candidate match-up to kick things off in 2014. Andre Soukhamthath now 7-1 with seven consecutive wins on his resume squaring off against Kin Moy who sports a 4-0 Professional MMA Record as well as a 1-0 Professional Bare Knuckle Boxing Record. Both fighters are coming into this fight with a lot of momentum and both fighters are looking for a finish.
Andre Soukhamthath has become the fighter with the most wins in CES MMA history. With his seven wins in the company’s record books, breaking a tie he once had with fellow Rhode Islander/teammate Todd “The Hulk” Chattelle, Soukhamthath (7-1, 4 KOs) just relocated this past month to Boca Raton, Fla., where he is now training full time with the world renown MMA camp Blackzilians. The camp is famous for helping guide the careers of Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) fighters, Vitor Belfort, Alistair Overeem, Rashad Evans, Abel Trujillo, recently added to the UFC Roster Sean Soriano (whom also is another fellow Rhode Island native), world champion bantamweight boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux and many more. Soukhamthath has been training in Massachusetts and Rhode Island prior to this life changing move representing Tri-Force MMA and cross training at both Lauzons MMA and Sityodtong Boston. As Andre puts it, “Nothing against them, because they've carried me my whole career, but it's hard for me to get guys my size in the gym. Working with the Blackzilians is a big opportunity for me, and I'm going to run with it.”
Kin “Kong” Moy looks to spoil Soukhamthath’s return home from training January 24th, 2014 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Kin represents Redline Fight Sports located in Boston Massachusetts, and has been with his gym since the beginning of his fight career. Moy (4-0, 3 Submissions, 1-0 Bare Knuckle Boxing) won his last Professional MMA fight in September of 2013 by Guillotine Choke Submission over Kurt Chase Patrick who Soukhamthath TKO’d in February of 2013. Moy impressed CES MMA fans by submitting talented CES MMA fighter Dinis Pavia in the second round of their bout in April of 2013. It seemed that Paiva clearly won the first round, however Moy settled in to secure the finish and got the win.
Both of these fighters Andre” The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath and Kin “Kong” Moy share a lot in common which makes this fight very appealing on paper. It is an anticipated match-up, and one that might receive not only regional coverage, but, could possibly get some national coverage and attention as well. Both fighters had successful amateur boxing and MMA careers. At one point both fighters where ranked #1 in the northeast region in their respected weight classes. Moy (135 lb, 2011) and Soukhamthath (145 lb. 2012). Both fighters are very well rounded mixed martial arts competitors. Both of these warriors come from great MMA schools and backgrounds.
Watch out Fight Fans, this has “Fight of the year”, “Submission of the year” or “Knock out of the year” written all over it.
Ticket for "CES MMA XXI" are priced at $40.00, $55.00, $100.00 and $125.00 (VIP) and can be purchased by calling 401-724-2253/2254, online at www.cesmma.com, www.ticketmaster.com , or at Players Club at Twin River.
Headlining this event, will be Todd “The Hulk” Chattelle (12-9, 9 TKO’s) whom is Rhode Island’s first ever CES MMA Champion. He takes on CES MMA Veteran Shedrick Goodridge (4-6, 2 TKO’s), both fighters looking to build their resume for a possible shot at the recently vacated CES MMA Middleweight title held by John “Doomsday” Howard (2-0 in his recent UFC stint).
In another highly-anticipated bout, Rob Font (8-1, 2 KOs), the reigning CES MMA featherweight champion, will put his record on the line in the co-main event against CES MMA Veteran challenger Ahsan Abdullah (5-4, 2 TKO’s) in a non-title featherweight bout. Font is riding a seven fight win streak -- four of those wins under the CES MMA banner.
Looking to bring down the house in the heavyweight division, fourth-ranked John Johnston (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Sityotong Boston., will face CES MMA newcomer William Baptiste (3-0, 1 KO) of Goldboro, North Carolina. Both of these fighters are undefeated, very strong and both possess one punch knockout power.
The undercard of "CES MMA XXI" will also feature the return of fan-favorite Willie Brown Jr. (2-0, 2 Submissions), a rising star in the light heavyweight division. Willie Brown Jr. will face another CES newcomer making his Professional debut (3-1, 2 Kos as an amateur) out of New York,
Looking to keep his perfect record intact, Salem, MA., native Bantamweight Matt Doherty (2-0, 1 TKOs) will step up to face Shaun Marmas (5-5, 3 Submissions) out of Coventry, Rhode Island, a CES MMA veteran, while another CES MMA veteran, East Providence’s Bantamweight Dinis Paiva (3-5) will look to snap a two-fight losing streak when he faces Franklin Isabel (4-5) of Massachusetts. Lastly, Boston’s featherweight Kyle Bochniak's makes his professional debut coming off a very impressive TKO victory in his last amateur bout at CES MMA’s first amateur card in November of 2013. All fights and fighters are subject to change.