The main event of next week’s CES MMA 45 will be a title fight as Juliano Coutinho will look to bring back to the CES MMA heavyweight title to New England when he meets heavyweight champion Ashley Gooch on the fight card coming from the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Coutinho (7-3) is returning to competition for the first time in nearly 14 months as he enters this fight following a defeat at WSOF 31 against Justin Willis. This is mark his third fight in the CES MMA cage as he previously scored vicories in the promotion against Eric Bedard and Chaz Morgan.

During last week’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Coutinho was a guest on the podcast to preview his title fight against Gooch and explained why he feels title fight against Gooch is a great matchup for him.