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CES MMA XXII Review

March 18, 2014

Hello RFS Followers, we are here live at CES MMA XXII. This is the 10th Regional MMA event of the year, CES MMA has gone above and beyond regional protocol for this upcoming card. This could very well be the most exciting and the most important card of the year. Many fighters’ futures will be determined today at the beautiful Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. The Heavyweight CES championship title will be crowned and several highly ranked and respected fighters will put it on the line in some super tough and evenly matched fights. This is a can't miss event if you are a local MMA fan. It does not get bigger than this around these parts!

 

In the main event, the region's #1 top dog at lightweight, Luis "Rockstar" Felix (10-7) will take on Drew "Night Rider" Fickett (42-20). Felix has notable wins over UFC's Joe Lauzon by KO, rising star Lucas Cruz and Ultimate Fighter alum, Marc Stevens and has always fought the region's best. Felix will be bringing half of Rhode Island and the whole regional MMA community into the cage with him for the biggest fight of his life. Felix has claimed to be training harder than ever for this one and is definitely a gamer. His best work is usually done in his biggest fights. A win here for the New England Combat competitor will certainly put him on the national radar!

 

Drew Fickett comes in with an incredible resume inside the cage and an incredible story outside of it. He is a 7X UFC veteran and winner of the Shine MMA 8 man tournament. He has beaten Kenny Florian by decision and finished Josh Koschek, Josh Neer, Dennis Bermudez and Crazy Horse Bennett amongst others. He has all the talent in the world and a renewed drive, as he has given up the night life in search of one last run at glory. His whole up and down career was marred by admitted alcohol abuse. Fickett is now sober and focused. He has gone on air and said that he has trained extremely hard for this fight. This is his chance to become noticed again and to do it clean and sober. The question in this fight has to be is it too late for Fickett or does he have a new lease on his fight life. Is it time for the ultra-talented Rockstar to finally get to the next level or will the experience and new attitude of Fickett prove to be too much. I guess we will find out Friday night but one thing is for sure, this fight is going to be EXCITING!

 

In the co-main event "Big" John Johnston (5-0) will take on his toughest test when he faces Josh "Heavy" Hendrix (19-9) for the inaugural CES Heavyweight title. Big John is one of the head trainers at the legendary Sityodtong Boston based MMA school and has become quite the fighter as well. His 5 wins by KO have put the regional scene on notice. A win here would most likely put Big John on top of the heavyweight heap in the northeast. Devastating Muay Thai and tons of grit and heart are Big John's strong suits. A chink in his armor hasn't been found yet but Josh Hendricks will be sure to test that. Hendricks, a veteran of the UFC, looks to get his second big win for CES and rejuvenate his career. He beat current Bellator star Josh "Freight Train" Diekman a few fights ago for CES by arm triangle, proving he is NOT to be taken lightly. He has been in the cage with some of the best and is certainly not coming here from Ohio to lose. Hendricks has been training at Gillett's MMA in preparation for the fight and one would think he would love to get this to the ground. A slight problem is the only time Big John's fights have gone to the ground it is usually his opponent unconscious. This is going to be a barnburner and it is highly unlikely the judges will be needed!!

 

Local Stars we saw in attendance: Nick “Notorious” Newell, Todd “The Hulk” Chattelle, Mario Gonzalez, “Cool” Rob Font. Tyson Chartier, Mike “Loco Lobo” Gresh, Juliano “Banana” Coutinho, Dinis “Sweetbread” Paiva. Vladine Biosse, John “Doomsday” Howard, Gabriel Gladiador Santos, “Diamond” Dave Keefe, Rock Star brother Johnny Keefe, Eric Spicely, Mike “The Beast” Campbell

 

Referees for tonight’s action- “Big” Dan Miragliotta, Kevin “The Ref” Macdonald

 

HERE WE GO!

 

170 lbs Welterweight

Tom Venticinque (TUML 0-1) vs Rick Rivera (Gladiator BJJ 0-0)

 

Winner by Rear Naked Choke- Rnd. 1-3:41- Tommy Venticinque who improves to 1-1Tommy's Wife beat cancer and he gets the Win!

 

145lbs Featherweight

Kyle Bochniak (Broadway Jiu Jitsu 1-0) vs. Marius Enache (Balance 1-2)

Winner by TKO-Round- 2- 1:14- Kyle "Killer B" Bochniak who improves to 2-0

 

145lbs Featherweight

Josh LaBerge (8-4 Lauzon's) vs Steve McCabe( Balance 6-14)

 

Winner by KO-Round 1- 4:25- Josh "The Problem" LaBerge who improves to 9-4.

 

140lbs Catch weight

Brandon Fleming (SSSF 3-2) vs. Robert Sullivan (Balance/Baltimore BJJ 3-1)

 

Winner by Judges Unanimous Decision-29-28: Brendan "Bad Luck" Fleming who improves to 4-2

 

155lbs Lightweight

Andres Jeudi (Sityodtong 5-2) vs. Brendan Rooney (C3 Athletics 5-1)

 

Winner by Judges Unanimous Decision- 30-27: Andres "The Black Shark" Jeudi who improves to 6-2

 

185lbs Middleweight

Chip Moraza-Pollard (CCFA 7-6) vs. Tom Egan (Team Egan 7-4)

 

Winner by Judges Unanimous Decision- 29-28: Chip "The Surgeon" Moraza-Pollard who improves to 8-6

 

145lbs Featherweight

Charles Rosa (ATT 7-0) vs. Brylan Van Artsdalen (9-9 Daddi's Fight Camp)

 

Winner by arm-bar submission-3:25- Rnd. 1: Charles Rosa who improves to 8-0

 

170lbs Welterweight

Chuck O'Neil (Mass BJJ 12-6) vs. Roger Carroll (Team Superior 13-10)

 

Winner by Judges Unanimous Decision 30-27: Chuck "Cold Steal" O'neil who improves to 13-6

 

Heavyweight CES MMA Title Fight

John Johnston (Sityodtong 5-0) vs. Josh Hendricks (Team Nogueria 19-9)

 

Winner by TKO- Round 1- :30 seconds left in the round- "Big" John Johnston (6-0) who improves to 7-0 and is THE NEW CES MMA Heavyweight Champion!!!!

 

155lbs Lightweight

Drew Fickett (42-20) vs. Luis Felix (10-7 NEC)

 

Winner by KO- Luis "Rockstar" Felix- Head Kick- Rnd. 2- Felix KO's Fickett 2:29 seconds! Luis “Rockstar” Felix improves to 11-7

 

Regional Fight Sports.org

Fight Night Awards

 

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT:

Chip Moraza-Pollard (CCFA 8-6) vs. Tom Egan (Team Egan 7-5)

 

KO OF THE NIGHT:

Winner by KO- Luis "Rockstar" Felix- Head Kick- Rnd. 2- Felix KO's Fickett 2:29 seconds! Luis “Rockstar” Felix improves to 11-7

 

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT:

Winner by arm-bar submission-3:25- Rnd. 1: Charles Rosa who improves to 8-0

 

Written By: Mike Strazerre and Tom Evans

Ustream Commentary: George Thibault and Tom Evans

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