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O’Neil, Lane defend titles at CES MMA XXVII

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 30th, 2015) – Ultimate Fighter alums Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil and Julian “Nitrane” Lane defended their respective CES MMA titles Friday night on the main card of “CES MMA XXVII” on AXS TV, each in much different fashion.

Lane (9-3-1), the Mansfield, Ohio, native who captured CES MMA’s vacant lightweight belt in August, needed all five rounds to hold onto his title while O’Neil needed a mere 11 seconds to bring his welterweight crown back to his hometown of East Bridgewater, Mass. Continue reading

CES MMA XXVII preliminary results

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 30th, 2015) – Peabody, Mass., featherweight Rico Disciullo and Providence, R.I., middleweight Eric Spicely both remained unbeaten Friday with victories on the preliminary card of “CES MMA XXVII” at Twin River Casino.
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Quotes from CES MMA XXVII weigh-in

(On whether or not certain fighters excel when the pressure’s on): “I think that’s definitely a fair statement to make because there a lot of fighters I’ve trained with and they go out and they over-perform and you’re like, ‘Whoa! Where the hell did that come from?’ and, not to throw out any names because that’s disrespectful, some guys you see in training they don’t look as great and then they go out and fight their butt off and you’re impressed. There are definitely guys like that. I’m a hard worker that lets his hard work be shown in the cage. That’s where I fit in.” Continue reading

CES MMA XXVII Weigh-In Results

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 29th, 2015) – Listed below are the results from the official weigh-in of “CES MMA XXVII,” scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015 at Twin River Casino.

The participants of both co-main event title bouts, featuring CES MMA lightweight champion Julian Lane of Mansfield, Ohio and challenger Lucas Cruz of Boston and reigning CES MMA welterweight champion Chuck O’Neil of East Bridgewater, Mass., and Jersey City, N.J., challenger Emmanuel Walo, each made weight. The remaining weigh-in results are listed below. Doors open at 6 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. All fights and fighters are subject to change. Continue reading

Paiva hopes to build off a successful 2014 with a win Friday in his network TV debut

The trophy was a nice touch. The glowing recommendation from his father meant even more.

After switching trainers in 2014, helping him win both of his fights and earn the award for New England’s Most Improved Fighter, featherweight Dinis Paiva enters the next chapter of his career Friday night with another key addition to his corner. Continue reading

CES MMA returns to national spotlight Jan. 30

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 22nd, 2015) — The Chuck O’Neil preparing to enter the cage next Friday is a smarter, savvier version of the raw talent who first stepped foot inside the hexagon eight years ago.

“I’d just fight and say, ‘Screw this guy. I’m going to punch him in the face,'” O’Neil said. “That was my logic behind fights.” Continue reading