CES 50 takes place at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Friday (June 15, 2018) at 7pm ET live on AXS TV. The vacant bantamweight title – left by current UFC 135-pound fighter Andre Soukhamthath – is up for grabs in the main evnt as Dinis Paiva battles Andre Ewill.
Pavia (11-6) has won 9 of his last 10 fights, including a unanimous decision win over Kevin Barberena at CES 48. “Sweetbread” has also won four straight fights and has only gone the distance twice in his last 10-bouts. Ewell (12-4) has won seven of his last eight fights, with his only loss coming against KOTC bantamweight champion Patrick Mix in November. The 30-year-old boasts seven career knockout victories in 16-career fights.
Here’s my interview with Dinis Paiva
*(Martin/Rivera Fight Has Been Cancelled, Rivera Missed Weight)
The co-main event pits Invicta FC standout Mallory Martin against undefeated Maria Rivera. Martin (3-2) has won back-to-back fights by stoppage, including a second-round submission win over Linsey Williams at LFA 38 in April. The 24-year-old will be making her promotional debut for CES. Rivera (2-0) competes for the first time since March 2017 and has won both of her professional bouts under the CES MMA banner. The Massachusetts native is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Sotack at CES 42.
Here’s my interview with Mallory Martin
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Here’s my interview with undefeated bantamweight Marquis Brewster who faces Walter Smith-Cotito
MMAOddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for CES 50 moments ago via Several Bookmakers:
CES MMA 50: Paiva vs. Ewell
Twin River Casino | Lincoln, Rhode Island
June 15th at 9pm ET on AXS TV Bantamweight Title Dinis Paiva +140
Andre Ewell -180
Jon Manley +115
Jeremiah Wells -155
Michael Taylor +175
Jose Lugo -245