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August 3, 2018

CES MMA 51 Andrews v. Owens/ Soriano v. Boyington Live Play-by-Play

CES MMA 51: Andrews v. Owens Lightweight World Title

Travis Lizotte

We have arrived here at Twin River Casino and have made our way to press row where we are anxiously awaiting the start of CES MMA 51. Stay tuned here to for live up to the round coverage as the action unfolds here in Rhode Island. Fights are due to start shortly after 7:00 pm.

Jesse Pires (0-1) v. Jeff Silva (1-3)
Round 1: Fighters touch gloves and we are off at CES 51. Jesse comes out with some leg kicks and Silva clinches up but Pires escapes. Pires is dictating the pace here early as Silva slips to the mat and Pires lets him right back up. Pires lands a combination and Silva goes for the takedown and ends up on top of Pires. Silva mounts Pires but Pires sweeps and gets back to his feet as Pires looks to continue the striking game. Silva lands a jab that is answered by more strikes from Pires. Pires is putting on a striking clinic and Silva is bleeding from the forehead as he continues to eat strikes. Silva continues to eat shots that put him on the ground and Pires lets him back up and they strike for the last ten seconds of the round. 10-9 Pires.
Round 2: Pires comes out with heavy strikes to start round two as Silva shoots for a takedown but Pires lands on top and eventually gains mount again as Silva works from his back. Pires once again lets Jeff stand up as he looks to continue to strike. Silva misses on a superman punch and Pires makes him pay with more accurate strikes to the head of Silva Pires is getting the better of nearly every exchange. Pires catches Silva coming in but Silva shoots for the takedown and for the first time has dominant position on the ground where he mounts Pires and lands some elbows before Pires gives up his back. Pires turns himself through the body lock and gains top control once again. Pires drops hammerfists as the round comes to and end. 10-9 Pires.
Round 3: Silva comes out in the third with a sense of urgency and takes Pires down and gets top position. Silva lands some nice elbows from the top but Pires scrambles to the top and slams Silva to the ground where Silva lock up a deep triangle choke that forces Pires to tap.
Decision: Jeff Silva defeats Jesse Pires at 1:42 of the third round via submission (Triangle Choke).

Marisa Messer-Belenchia (1-0) v. Kaiyana Rain (1-3)
Round 1: Rain lands the first jab of the fight as Marisa closes the distance and they clinch for a moment before they break and Marisa comes back swinging and puts Rain on the cage . Rain escapes and returns to striking distance. Marisa ducks under a spinning elbow attempt and continues to come forward landing come nice shots. Marisa backs Rain to the fence once again but Rain circles out quickly. Marisa continues to throw the jab and close the distance as we are back on the fence. Rain lands some overhand rights to gain space back but Marisa closes again and takes Rain down. Belenchia finishes the round on top. 10-9 Belenchia.
Round 2: Marisa starts the round coming forward once again as Rain looks to land some overhand rights. But Marisa gets the best of this exchange early landing a combination of her own. Marisa clinches and gets the fight back to the mat where she lands in in half guard and moves to side control. Marisa hops over to mount and is landing come nice short strikes from inside. Marisa then focuses on the arm of Rain as she works submissions from side control. Marisa is working a keylock on the opposite arm of Rain looking to end this contest early. Marisa gets to a mounted crucifix position and is looking for the end it as the round bell saves Rain. 10-8 Belenchia.
Round 3: Marisa comes out throwing again and lands an early exchange. Marisa grabs the seatbelt in the middle of the cage and drags Rain to the ground where she sinks in the Rear Naked Choke for the tap.
Decision: Marisa Messer-Belenchia defeats Kaiyana Rain at 1:01 of the third round via submission (Rear Naked Choke).

Fabio Cherant (2-0) v. Buck Pineau (1-5)
Round 1: Both men are showing respect for one another as Fabio fires first and is answered by a straight kick from Pineau. Pineau is backing Fabio to the cage and lands a low kick as Cherant circles. Buck backs Fabio down again and lands a shot then another low kick. Fabio catches a high kick and puts Pineau on his back and goes to work for Buck's back. Buck looks to get back to his feet and Fabio sinks in a deep Rear Naked Choke for the tap.
Decision: Fabio Cherant defeats Buck Pineau at 2:23 of the first round via Submission (Rear Naked Choke).
Hilarie Rose (1-1) v. Ivana Coleman (1-3)
Round 1: Hilarie comes out and throws a front kick in the opening seconds, Hilarie unleashes a couple more kicks before changing levels and getting the takedown where she goes to work from Ivana's guard. Ivana is holding the neck of Rose as Hilarie tries to posture up and land some strikes. Hilarie settles for a round of short strikes as she looks to advance position. Hilarie continues to drop short hammerfists on the face of Coleman, and Coleman continues to hang on. Hilarie finishes the round on top. 10-8 Hilarie Rose.
Round 2: Hilarie opens up with kicks again and then clinches where Coleman lands some short strikes. Hilarie lands an overhand elbow and some kicks from the clinch before they separate. Hilarie shoots for a double leg and gets the takedown as Rose continues to work the top game with short strikes. Hilarie eventually gains mount and looks to finish the fight with Hammerfists and referee John English has seen enough.
Decision: Hilarie Rose defeats Ivana Coleman by TKO (Ground and Pound) at 3:14 of the second round.

Eric Bedard (6-7) v. Ras Hylton (2-1)
Round 1: Ras comes out kicking as Hylton connects on the opening exchange. Bedard looks to close the distance as Ras connects with come punches and a flying knee. Eric clinches and looks to stay inside but Ras breaks and connects again. Bedard connects with a left that touches the chin of Hylton as Bedard looks for a guillotine choke. Ras breaks the choke and lands come leather to Eric's chin and forces Eric to clinch again. Ras turns position and looks for the underhook to create space as Ras connects with an over hand elbow that gets Eric firing back with some looping shots of his own. Eric continues to come forward swinging and Ras is connecting as well, they clinch again as the round comes to an end. Close Round 10-9 Hylton. Could have gone either way.
Round 2: Ras backs Eric down and lands a high kick against the cage as its Hylton now that has Bedard against the cage. Eric looks tired as Bedard is bleeding from the nose and mouth. Bedard comes forward with knees and Ras drops him with an elbow for an EVIL Knockout the sends Bedard to the canvas! What a display from both of these Heavyweights!
Decision: Ras Hylton defeats Eric Bedard via TKO (Elbow) at 1:10 of the second round.

Blair Tugman (10-7) v. Shane Manley (4-3)
Round 1: Tugman comes out with the first jab of the fight and follows with a leg kick. Manley adds a jab of his own that lands. Manley is pushing forward and Blair clinches and pushes Manley to the cage. Tugman picks up Manley and looks for the slam as Manley turns his back to Tugman and Blair takes the back but Manley gets back to his feet albeit briefly. Tugman lands a couple fists from the half guard of Manley as Tugman grinds on the ground. Manley looks to get to his feet once again and Tugman grabs a guillotine and transitions to the back. We end up back on the feet as Manley comes forward with a combination. Tugman lands a short left hand that is answered by Manley as the first round ends. 10-9 Tugman.
Round 2: Manley comes out trying to push the pace in the second round but gets taken down by Blair Tugman. Tugman is once again working from half guard as Manley gets back to his feet briefly before Tugman brings him back to the mat. Manley gives the back again in attempts to get to his feet as Tugman stays close and does not let him up. Tugman grabs the frond choke and lands some short shots as he continues to grind Manley out. Shane uses the cage to get himself back to his feet but Tugman is once again looking for the double leg as it goes back to the canvas. Shane nearly lands a flush upkick as the round ends. 10-9 Tugman.
Round 3: Round three starts slowly until Tugman lands a double leg at thirty seconds in and he has Manley against the cage. Manley uses the cage to stand once again and Tugman lands some knees and they split and Tugman gets yet another takedown but Manley transitions to the top and starts doing work to the body of Tugman. Manley needs the finish in this third and final round. Manley is doing more work from the top than Tugman was looking to posture up and land some shots. Tugman sweeps to the top and gets to his feet and Manley slams him to the ground as the round ends. 10-9 Manley.
Decision: Blair Tugman defeats Shane Manley by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Lewis Corapi (8-3) v. Jacob Bohn (6-5)
Round 1: Bohn comes out with a high kick and Corapi answers with a kick of his own as both fighters start this fight swinging. Corapi comes in and is taken down by Bohn, Bohn is working from the top but is swept by Corapi who ends up on top of Bohn as Bohn locks up a triangle and goes to work with fists to the face of Corapi. Corapi tries to roll out but the choke deepens and causes Corapi to Tap.
Decision: Jacob Bohn defeats Lewis Corapi via Submission at 3:14 of round number one (Triangle Choke).

Dylan Lockard (3-1) v. Branden Seyler Sr. (8-6-1)
Round 1: Seyler comes out jabbing and throws a kick to the midsection of Lockard as they exchange in the middle of the cage with Seyler getting the better of the exchange. Lockard is jabbing and looking to try to close the distance but Seyler is doing a great job keeping that distance to his advantage. Seyler is connecting with come body shots but is answered by a combination by Lockard. Lockard goes for his first takedown attempt and is stuffed by Seyler as Seyler answers with some right hands. Lockard catches a kick from Seyler with ten seconds left and gets the takedown. 10-9 Seyler.
Round 2: Both fighters come out jabbing once again and this time its Dylan landing a kick and going for the takedown. Lockard gets the takedown and Seyler Grabs the guillotine but Lockard postures out of it. Lockard is on top looking to work for the finish here. Dylan now has side control and is looking to bring Seyler into deep water. Lockard is landing some short shots from the top as he keeps Seyler's back to the mat with relentless pressure. Lockard starts landing knees now from half guard followed by some more short punches to the body and head. Lockard ends the round dominant on the top of Seyler. 10-9 Lockard.
Round 3: Round three starts similar to the first two rounds with both fighters looking to gauge their distance. Lockard takes the center of the cage and backs Seyler down until his back is against the cage where Dylan clinches and gets the takedown and again works from top control. Seyler attempts to walk the fence and come oout the back door but Dylan drags Seyler back to the mat and once again has side control. Seyler reverses and gets on top of Lockard but Lockard successfully escapes and ends up back on top. Seyler gets to his feet but Lockard uses a Kimura to drag him back to the mat and once again end up on top with just 25 seconds left in this one. With just seconds left Lockard takes the back of Seyler as the fight ends. 10-9 Lockard.
Decision: Dylan Lockard defeats Branden Seyler Sr. by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Kris Moutinho (5-2) v. Da’Mon Blackshear (5-1)
Round 1: Kris comes out is his traditional Muay Thai stance and Blackshear throws the first two kicks that back up Moutinho. Moutinho lands a high kick that connects and Blackshear pushes Moutinho to the cage and looks for the takedown as Moutinho circles out and returns to striking distance. Blackshear is throwing a high volume of kicks but to no avail as Kris lands and gets the crowd into this fight. Moutinho seems to be finding his range more now as Blackshear lands again. Blackshear clinches and gets the trip but Moutinho bucks him off and gets right back to his feet and pushes Blackshear to the cage before returning to striking range where both men exchange strikes. They clinch and turn each other as the first round ends. Close round 10-9 Blackshear.
Round 2: Blackshear starts round two with an overhand left that grazes Moutinho and he shakes it off. Blackshear shoots for the takedown and gets it and has Moutinho in side control Moutinho escapes and returns to his feet and take Blackshear down and is on top. Blackshear gets to his feet and escapes the grasp of Moutinho. Moutinho lands an overhand right and a kick that land to Blackshear, as Blackshear trips Moutinho to the mat and Moutinho lands on top. Moutinho is landing some downward strikes from the guard of Blackshear as Blackshear gives the back to try and get up. Blackshear reverses and ends the round on top. 10-9 Moutinho.
Round 3: Blackshear and Moutinho come out exchanging kicks and combinations as both fighters look to have a sense of urgency. Moutinho goes for the first takedown in the third and gets it and looks to take the back as Blackshear returns to his feet. Moutinho goes for another takedown and has Blackshear pressed against the cage once again looking for the takedown and he eventually gets it. But Blackshear shows his strength by getting back to his feet again. Kris once again gets the double leg takedown as Moutinho is our grappling the grappler Blackshear over the last 10 minutes of this fight. Blackshear looks to escape and Kris takes the back briefly before Blackshear returns to guard and the final bell rings. 10-9 Moutinho.
Decision: Kris Moutinho defeats Da'Mon Blackshear by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Sean Soriano (11-5) v. Bruce Boyington (15-11)
*Featherweight (Vacant Title)*
Round 1: Soriano starts this fight with a signature leg kick as he looks to chop Bruce down early. Sean just misses a high kick as Bruce looks to get his spinning techniques going. Sean ducks a spinning attempt by Bruce and takes Boyington down and is in the Half Guard of Boyington. Bruce gives up his back in attempts to stand and Sean looks for the Rear Naked Choke but Bruce gets back to his feet but is taken right back down by Soriano. Bruce tries to roll out but Soriano keeps him on the mat and looks to pass Bruce's guard. Bruce sweeps and ends up on top briefly but Soriano sweeps and takes Bruce's back again and once again looks for the choke and Bruce escapes. Now Bruce lands a left and a low kick as the round ends. 10-9 Soriano.
Round 2: Bruce comes out with a front kick and they clinch and Bruce gets the takedown and Soriano reverses position as they stand. Soriano takes Bruce down and again works for his back as Bruce time and is on top again looking to work, Bruce gets on Soriano's back and sinks in the Rear Naked Choke for the Tap!
Decision: Bruce Boyington Submits Sean Soriano by Rear Naked Choke at 1:55 of the second round to become the NEW CES Featherweight Champion of the World! 
It seems Bruce's first title defense will be against Saul Almeida in the near future. This fight may go down as UPSET of the year here at CES!

Nate Andrews (Champion) (13-1) v. D’Juan Owens (Challenger) (16-12-1)
*Lightweight (Title)*
Round 1: Nate backs up Owens from the opening bell as Nate lands a kick to the body that is cought and Ownes takes the Champion down. Nate looks to lock up the triangle choke and its deep and Nate uts him to sleep. The UFC should be calling Nate quickly as he makes quick work of Owens to defend his Lightweight Title!
Decision: Nate Andrews Chokes D'Juan Owens out cold at 1:34 of the very first round to retain his CES Lightweight World Title!