CES MMA 33 will take place on March 11, 2016 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
It has been confirmed by CES MMA that Tito Jones (11-8) has pulled out of his scheduled bout with Matt Bessette (16-7) due to injury and will now be replaced by Tory Bogguess (14-10).
Bogguess, a dangerous submission artist from Silvis, Illinois will be making his promotional debut to take on New England’s #1 pound-for-pound fighter on short notice. After winning two in a row to kick of 2015, Bogguess was submitted by Chuck Pieritz back in March of 2015 and hasn’t fought since.
Bessette is coming off a first round heel hook victory over BJJ black belt Kevin Roddy at Bellator 144. The win marked his 3rd finish of 2015, with an overall record of 3-1 on the year. With a full camp under his belt, Bessette will be looking to kick 2016 off in a similar fashion and further stake his claim for that UFC call-up.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased here. Check out the complete updated card below (final order TBD):
Main Card (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET)
Kody Nordby vs. Andre Soukhamthath
for the CES Bantamweight Championship
Middleweight: Chuck O’Neil vs. Dennis Olson
Featherweight: Matt Bessette vs. Tory Bogguess
Heavyweight: Juliano Coutinho vs. Chaz Morgan
Heavyweight: Greg Rebello vs. Keith Bell
Lightweight: Nate Andrews vs. Julian Lane
Preliminary Card (Live form Lincoln, R.I.)
Featherweight: Joe Pingitore vs. Taylor Trahan
Welterweight: Gary Balletto Jr. vs. Cruz Johnson
Featherweight: Matt Tullos vs. Alvi Mochigov
Flyweight: Shane Decristoforo vs. Noel Arcibal