Author: Nicholas Rizner

Greg Rebello and Travis Wiuff to Headline CES 48

Greg “Ribz” Rebello will fight UFC vet Travis “Diesel” Wiuff for the vacant CES MMA Heavyweight Championship in the main event of CES 48 on Feb. 2 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., LIVE on AXS TV Fights. After CES MMA Featherweight Champion Matt Bessette signed with the UFC, Rebello and Wiuff jumped at the opportunity to throw down in CES’s first headlining bout of 2018. Both fighters are eager to claim the Heavyweight Championship, after it was recently vacated by the retiring Juliano “Banana” Coutinho. And, with more than 40 knockouts and nearly 30 submissions on their...

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With A Featherweight Opening At UFC 220, Now Is The Time To Sign Matt Bessette

With Charles Rosa out of UFC 220 in Boston, now is the time to sign featherweight standout Matt Bessette. It feels like I’ve written this article 100 times already, but it’s as relevant now as it was back then. It’s simply time to give the Mangler a crack at the UFC. I could tell you about the intangibles. I could go on about his exciting style, his legion of fans, or his compelling backstory. But I’ve done all that before. This time, I’ll stick to the facts. He’s a nine time Bellator veteran with a 7-2 record. He’s won...

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Bessette, Emmers Clash for the Crown at CES 48

Matt “The Mangler” Bessette defends the CES MMA Featherweight Championship for a record third time against challenger Jamall “Pretty Boy” Emmers in the main event of CES 48 on Feb. 2 at Twin River Casino, LIVE on AXS TV Fights. Bessette enters the CES MMA cage having won his seven most recent fights in New England. In the champion’s most recent bout on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in Las Vegas, however, the Hartford, Conn., product injured his hand early in his main event bout before suffering just his second loss since 2015. The seven-time Bellator MMA vet...

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