Dinis “Sweetbread” Paiva graces the #CESMMA cage for the record 16th time at #CES45 on August 11 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., LIVE on AXS TV Fights.
Standing across from the East Providence, R.I., product will be New York’s Ahsan Abdullah, who’s gunning for his seventh stoppage win.
Paiva is proud of what he’s accomplished so far in his native New England. But after six wins in his past seven outings, “Sweetbread” has his sights set firmly on the future.
“Yeah, I’m definitely happy, but this is just the beginning. I’m definitely not satisfied yet,” Paiva says after a recent training session. “I’m hungrier than I’ve ever been, and August 11 can’t come soon enough.”
After earning a promotion at his day job and recently celebrating his first anniversary of marriage, Paiva expects to keep the great times rolling on AXS TV Fights.
“I’m always going for that knockout — that’s what all my fans expect and that’s what I’m going to deliver,” Paiva says, smiling. “If I don’t get the finish early, this is definitely going to be the GRiT Mouthguards Fight of the Night.”
Bring it on, counters Abdullah.
With Ramadan now over, Abdullah has one thing on his mind: redemption in the CES MMA cage.
“I’ve had three fights down here, and I haven’t come close to showing my true potential. I’m not happy about that,” says Abdullah, a training partner of CES star Manny Walo.
“I have a great opportunity to go in there, do what I do best, and show everyone there that there’s a lot more to me than what they’ve seen. Don’t blink.”
Check out the updated fight card for CES MMA 45 below:
CES MMA 45 August 11 | Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
Heavyweight Championship: Ashley Gooch (c) vs. Juliano Coutinho
Lightweight: Nate Andrews vs. Bruce Boyington
Featherweight: Ahsan Abdullah vs. Dinis Paiva