CRANSTON, RI – CES MMA, the premier mixed martial arts promotion in New England, is hosting a press conference at the Historic Park Theater in Cranston on Wednesday, July 12th at 2 pm to announce the return of one of Rhode Island’s favorite sons, Gary “Batman” Balletto Jr.
Balletto Jr. faces “The Prince of Persia,” Saeid Mirzaei, for the vacant CES MMA Middleweight World Championship at the Historic Park Theater on July 29th. The bout serves as the main event of a stacked card featuring 7 professional bouts and 10 amateur match-ups.
Gary Balletto Jr., a beloved native of Cranston and a rising star in both the MMA and boxing scenes, is 7-3 in the cage and a perfect 4-0 in the ring. In Mirzaei, Balletto Jr. will showcase his skills against a battle-tested foe who is 4-2-1 as a pro and 16-2 as an amateur.
This highly anticipated fight for the vacant CES MMA Middleweight World title marks a pivotal moment in Balletto Jr.’s journey, as he strives to etch his name into the annals of MMA and Rhode Island history.
“We are thrilled to announce this exciting card for CES MMA 74,” said CES MMA founder Jimmy Burchfield, Sr. “I promoted Balletto’s father, Gary ‘Tiger’ Balletto, throughout his career. It’s a privilege to provide Gary Jr. with a world title shot in his hometown, at a venue just a few blocks from where he grew up and lives. I know that Gary Jr. will give his all to bring the world title home, and he’ll need every bit of his formidable skill to beat the ‘Prince of Persia’.”
In addition to Balletto Jr. and Mirzaei, the press conference will feature prominent figures from the world of combat sports, including fighters, trainers, and CES MMA executives. The Historic Park Theater, a renowned landmark of Cranston, Rhode Island, will serve as the perfect backdrop to announce this world title bout. Known for its rich history, the Theater embodies the spirit of the community and provides an intimate atmosphere that will host what is sure to be an electric card.
CES MMA cordially invites members of the press, MMA enthusiasts, and the local community to join us at the Historic Park Theater for this homecoming title bout announcement.
Details for the press conference are as follows:
Date: July 12, 2023
Time: 2 pm EST
Location: Historic Park Theater, 848 Park Ave, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02910
For more information on CES MMA 73 and all other CES MMA events, visit cesfights.com.