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January 28, 2016


[CES Press Release by Ed Kapp]

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former #CESMMA World Welterweight Champion and UFC veteran Chuck O’Neil and Dennis Olson, the battle-tested Bellator MMA warrior, will square off at CES MMA 33, March 11 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

The event, which features a CES MMA World Bantamweight Championship bout between Andre Soukhamthath and Kody Nordby, will air live on AXS TV FIGHTS on March 11 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
O’Neil and Olson trained together several years ago in New Hampshire. While they parted ways without any bad blood, they’re now excited to battle in the CES MMA cage. Both fighters need a big win for their resume and they each provide that opportunity for one another.
“When I was offered the fight, I messaged (Olson) and said at the end of the day, this is a sport, a fight is a fight. I’m still going to respect him before, during and after,” said O’Neil, the East Bridgewater, Mass. fighter. “At the end of the day, I’m going to come out on top and get my hand raised. I feel great right now. I’ve been training hard and this will be a good fight.”
“We trained together for a while, but time goes on and relationships change,” Counters Olson, an Amherst, N.H., fighter. “I don't not like Chuck, but for the time being, our only relationship is as opponents. No love will be gained or lost in there. I'm going in looking to finish fast.”

March 11 | Twin River Casino | Lincoln, R.I.

Andre Soukhamthath vs. Kody Nordby
for CES MMA World Bantamweight Championship

Middleweight: Chuck O’Neil vs. Dennis Olson

Don’t miss the fireworks on March 11 at CES MMA. For ticket and bout information go to, or reserve by phone at 401-724-2253. All fights are subject to change.

CES MMA 32 airs live on AXS TV FIGHTS at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with play-by-play and color commentary from UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and "The Voice" Michael Schiavello.