It’s home to the Liberty Bell, cheese steak and now CES MMA. On Aug. 17, CES 52 touches down in the City of Brotherly Love at the 2300 Arena, LIVE on AXS TV Fights.
In the main event, Philly knockout artist Jeremiah Wells takes on Jason Norwood for the vacant CES MMA World Welterweight Championship.
Jeremiah Wells earned his title shot after back-to-back victories in the CES cage, including a 57-second KO win over Gary Balletto Jr., and an impressive victory over UFC vet Jon Manley. Wells’ only career loss came at the hands of former CES title challenger Manny Walo in their five-round 2016 title bout.
“I’m so excited for this opportunity to fight for the title in Philly,” Wells says after a recent training session at Renzo Gracie’s academy in Philadelphia. “It’s an honor, and I can’t wait to put on a show in my home town. Fans should expect a KO or a submission; I’m going to take this title home with an exclamation point!”
But it won’t be that easy with Bellator vet Jason Norwood standing in his way. Norwood has an outstanding record of 18-5 and is eager to claim CES gold after losing by decision to Chris Curtis in the co-main event of CES 49.
“I’m overwhelmingly excited to have an opportunity to fight for the CES belt. This title will be my third as a professional, and by far the most important of my career,” says Norwood, who has 11 stoppage victories. “My opponent won’t have the ability to answer the bell for Round 4 — if he makes it out of Round 3.”