CES MMA and CES Boxing press conference Wednesday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Major show announcements in Hartford scheduled for this Wednesday at 3 pm.
HARTFORD, Conn. (September 13, 2021) – With two shows in a span of seven days this month on UFC FIGHT PASS®, CES Boxing and CES MMA have scheduled a press conference for this Wednesday, September 15n. (September 13, 2021) – With two shows in a span of seven days this month on UFC FIGHT PASS®, CES Boxing and CES MMA have scheduled a press conference for this Wednesday, September 15 at 3 pm at Lorenzo's Ristorante Italiano, located at 39 Elm St., West Haven, CT, to announce major fight updates for both cards. CES' "September Spectacular" at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford kicks off this Friday, September 17 with CES MMA 64, starring world champions Matt Bessette and Joshua Smith defending their titles in separate bouts as part of a special double main event. One week later on Friday, September 24, CES Boxing returns with one of the most highly-anticipated fights of the year as New England rivals Jimmy Williams of Connecticut and Greg Vendetti of Massachusetts face one another in the 10-round main event for the vacant WBC USNBC Silver Super Welterweight Title in addition to the long-awaited Connecticut debut of Stamford native and unbeaten middleweight prospect Chordale Booker. *PRESS CONFERENCE INFO Wednesday, September 15, 3 pm Lorenzo's Ristorante Italiano 39 Elm St. West Haven, CT 06516 *Open to public and press
Wednesday's press conference is free and open to the public. All fighters will be available for photo opportunities and media interviews. Limited tickets for both events are available online at CESFights.com. Both events also stream live on FIGHT PASS with CES 64 beginning at 8 pm ET this Friday and CES Boxing scheduled for a 7 pm start time on September 24. Sign up now for monthly or yearly FIGHT PASS subscriptions. At CES 64, reigning CES MMA Featherweight Champion Bessette (24-10, 8 KOs) aims to become the first fighter to simultaneously hold CES MMA world titles in two different weight classes when he faces Hawaii’s Ryan Dela Cruz (11-6, 6 KOs) for the promotion’s vacant Lightweight World Championship, plus reigning CES MMA Bantamweight World Champion Smith (8-5, 4 KOs) puts his title on the line against challenger Jay Perrin (8-4, 2 KOs) of Hudson, NH. A week from Friday, New Haven's Williams (18-5-2, 6 KOs) faces one of his toughest tests to date fresh off a huge win over former world champion Yuri Foreman when he battles the hard-hitting, relentless Vendetti (22-4-1, 12 KOs), a Stoneham native making his second appearance with CES Boxing and first since 2017. Also on the card, unbeaten bantamweight Angel Gonzalez (5-0, 3 KOs) of Hartford faces the dangerous Dominican challenger Juan Gabriel Medina (12-7, 11 KOs) in a six-round special attraction. Booker (16-0, 7 KOs) stars in the eight-round co-main event fresh off a split-decision win over Sanny Duversonne in November. Stay tuned this week for more information and fight announcements for both cards. Visit CESFights.com for more information and follow CES MMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @CESMMA. Updates on CES Boxing can also be found on Facebook in addition to Instagram and Twitter by following @CESBoxing.
INFORMATION CES MMA is a mixed martial arts promotional company based out of Providence, R.I., founded by legendary boxing promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr. It promoted the first sanctioned professional mma event in the state of Rhode Island on Sept. 17, 2010 at Twin River Casino Hotel. Since its inception, CES MMA has been a gateway to the UFC developing the careers of UFC contenders Calvin Kattar, Rob Font, Charles Rosa, William Knight, Mike Rodriguez, Tony Gravely, Andre Soukhamthath and others. In October 2012, CES MMA promoted its first pay-per-view event at The Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, featuring the professional MMA debut of former WWE superstar Dave Bautista, and recently signed a two-year extension to broadcast exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®. CES Boxing is one of the top promotions in the northeast and one of the few to successfully promote both mixed martial arts and professional boxing. Launched in 1992 by longtime boxing judge Jimmy Burchfield Sr., the promotion is the only in professional boxing to boast two reigning WBC Youth world champions in lightweight Jamaine Ortiz and featherweight Irvin Gonzalez. CES Boxing recently teamed with UFC FIGHT PASS, the world’s No. 1 streaming platform for combat sports, to showcase its events to a worldwide audience, and worked as a promotional consultant for the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view event in November of 2020. Opened in 2005, the Connecticut Convention Center is the Northeast’s most ideal location for trade shows, conventions, business meetings or any occasion demanding a dramatic riverfront setting. Overlooking the Connecticut River, the Center is situated in the heart of downtown Hartford’s Front Street District – a rapidly expanding entertainment hub teeming with new restaurants, bistros and entertainment venues. Limitlessly functional and endlessly customizable, the 540,000 square foot Connecticut Convention Center is the largest convention facility between New York and Boston. The Center combines ample meeting space – including 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000 square foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space – with visually stunning touches, creating the ideal backdrop for any event.