CES MMA will be making their debut on AXS TV on Friday, August 8th—as part of a new addition to the AXS TV Fights family. CES MMA XXV (25) will mark the first time CES will be on live television; the card features a main event lightweight title fight between Luis Felix and Julian Lane.
Luis Felix (11-7), an American lightweight fighting out of Team Rockstar, has gone undefeated in his last four bouts for CES MMA. Most recently Felix knocked out UFC veteran Drew Fickett with a headkick in the first round. This title fight will be his 7th appearance on CES MMA. He has won 6 of his last 7 overall fights–two of them over familiar The Ultimate Fighter alumni; Joe Proctor and Marc Stevens.
Julian Lane (7-3-1), a name that sound resonate with The Ultimate Fighter and UFC fans, for his memorable outburst in the house on The Ultimate Fighter season 16. When he and fellow cast mate Michael Hill went back and forth shouting “LET ME BANG BRO!”, that later became viral throughout the MMA community.
Since the show aired, Julian Lane has achieved a .500 record outside of the UFC, going 3-3-1. Including a win in his CES MMA debut over Gemiyale Adkins in his last fight.
Classic Entertainment & Sports is a combat sports promotion founded by Jimmy Burchfield, Sr. in the town of North Providence, Rhode Island. CES began as a professional boxing promotional firm, but has since expanded to included a Mixed Martial Arts division, which debuted in September 2010 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Full CES MMA XXV card:
- Luis Felix (11-7) vs. Julian Lane (7-3-1)—CES Lightweight Title Fight
- Charles Rosa (8-0) vs. Jake Constant (5-4)
- Chip Moraza-Pollard (8-6) vs. Harley Beekman (5-2)
- Tateki Matsuda (9-4) vs. Robbie Leroux (5-4)
- Nate Andrews (6-0) vs. Gemiyale Adkins (8-8)
- Billy Giovanella (5-2) vs. Kody Nordby (3-2)
- Eric Spicely (4-0) vs. Nuri Shakir (18-20)
- Terrell Clark (1-1) vs. Raphael Correia (2-1)
- Tommy Venticinque (1-1) vs. Wayne Ahlquist (Pro Debut)
- Keenan Raymond (2-0) vs. Jay Bakanowski (1-1)
- Evan Scott (1-1) vs. Andrew Cherico (Pro Debut)