CES MMA 75 – UFC Veteran Charles Rosa returns to the CES cage October 20th at Foxwoods Resort Casino

MASHANTUCKET, CT (September 15, 2023) – CES MMA returns to the “Wonder Of It All,” Foxwoods Resort Casino, on October 20 with one of the biggest fight cards in New England history.

Tickets are now on sale for CES MMA 75 at Ticketmaster.com and CESfights.com ($160, $130, $80 and $60). A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston in honor of JoAnne Sullivan, mother of CES matchmaker Patrick Sullivan.

The main event features 13-time UFC veteran Charles Rosa in a lightweight battle against “The Junkyard Dog,” Jonathan Gary.

Going by the moniker “Boston Strong,” this is Rosa’s return to the New England area and his first bout in the CES MMA cage since getting called up to the UFC. The Peabody native was an amateur standout, compiling a record of 11-2 before turning pro, where he won his first 9 bouts, 5 of them with CES MMA. In Gary, Rosa faces a 28-fight veteran looking to score the biggest win of his career.

A vacant world title will be up for grabs when “Shameless” Don Shainis battles Regivaldo Carvalho for the CES MMA featherweight World Championship.

Shainis is a UFC and Bellator veteran fighting out of Easton, MA who is looking for a second title after winning the Fighting Alliance Championship in 2022. In Carvalho, he faces a tough Brazilian out of Glover Texeira’s Texeira MMA & Fitness camp.

The absolutely stacked card also includes former CES champion Nate “The Snake” Andrews against Ali “V.I.P.” Zebian in a welterweight clash, and Eric “Zebrinha” Spicely versus Justin “The Fort” Sumter in a light heavyweight showdown.

Andrews, the East Providence, RI native, began his pro career with CES MMA, amassing an impressive 14-1 record that culminated with a CES lightweight championship. ‘The Snake’ returns to CES MMA to face a formidable foe in Zebian, a fellow Bellator and PFL veteran out of Springfield, MA.

Spicely was a perfect 8-0 in the CES MMA cage before joining the cast of the Ultimate Fighter 23 in 2016. ‘Zebrinha’ looks to keep his undefeated CES record intact when he faces Milford, CT’s Sumter, a skilled martial artist who was featured in Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018 and 2019.

Several other matchups will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early, as this event is expected to quickly sellout.

For more information on CES MMA 75 and all other CES MMA events, visit cesfights.com.

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