New England-based promotion CES returns to action tonight with CES 67, coming to fight fans live from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. An intriguing title fight tops the card and prospects abound on the rest of the card.
In the main event, the CES MMA Middleweight Championship is up for grabs as a pair of Bellator veterans collide when Billy Goff faces Justin Sumter. The 23-year-old Goff has won four straight fights, starting with a win over Robson Gracie Jr. at Bellator 254 and culminating by picking up the CES MMA Welterweight Championship less than a month ago at CES 66. He will look for double champ status against “The Fort” Sumter, who along with two fights in Bellator also had two unsuccessful outings on Dana White’s Contender Series. Sumter won his most recent fight by first-round submission at CES 64.
The co-main event brings three-fight Bellator veteran “Mr. Nice Guy” Johnny Lopez back to the cage for the first time in over two years when he faces Mongolian Rizin and Combate vet Azjavkhlan Baatar at bantamweight. Lopez had a four-fight winning streak snapped in his last fight at CES 60, while Baatar has won three straight after a 4-5 start to his professional career.
Also on the card are prospects Eddy George and Harris Bonfiglio, as well as former Bellator blue-chip prospect Mike Kimbel.
MMA Sucka has fight fans covered with CES 67 results, with the event starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT, airing entirely on UFC Fight Pass.
CES 67 Results
Ron Marshall def. Markos Pappas via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 3:24 of Round 1
Billy Goff def. Justin Sumter via KO (Ground and Pound) at 2:13 of Round 2, wins vacant CES MMA Middleweight Championship
Azjavkhlan Baatar def. Johnny Lopez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Armus Guyton def. Pat Casey via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:33 of Round 1
Yuri Panferov def. Mus’Aib Baiyina via Submission (Armbar) at 2:26 of Round 1
Eddy George def. Emiliano Calderon via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Mike Kimbel def. Tristan Lindi via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:04 of Round 1
Harris Bonfiglio def. Jason Huntley via Submission (Armbar) at 0:42 of Round 2
Casey Norton def. Pedro Villa via Split Decision