Jon Manley vs. Matt MacGrath official for CES MMA 29

A welterweight bout has been added to the CES MMA 29 card on June 12 in Rhode Island as Ultimate Fighter alum Jon Manley will meet Matt MacGrath on the main card.

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The fight booking was announced by CES MMA on Wednesday.

CES MMA 29 will come from the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on June 12 and will be headlined by Chuck O’Neil defending the CES MMA welterweight title against Dominique Steele.

Manley (9-2) has won back to back fights since his exit from the UFC and is coming off a win against Brett Oteri at CES MMA 29. He won that fight by submission and it was his first submission win since 2008. MacGrath (16-8) has won six in a row since losing to Nordine Taleb at Bellator 67 in 2012. This will be his CES MMA debut and his most recent win came in February as he defeated Richard Arsenault at Extreme Cage Combat 22.

The current CES MMA 29: O’Neil vs. Steele fight card is below.

Main Card: (AXS TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Chuck O’Neil (15-6) vs. Dominique Steele (12-5)
Matt Bessette (14-6) vs. Khama Worthy (7-3)
Jon Manley (9-2) vs. Matt MacGrath (16-8)
Tyler King (9-2) vs. Greg Rebello (17-6)
Eric Spicely (6-0) vs. Harley Beekman (7-2)
Nate Andrews (6-1) vs. Jason Bakanowski (3-1)
Dinis Paiva (6-5) vs. Chino Duran (8-8)

Preliminary Card: (Unaired)
Pete Rogers (2-1) vs Evan Parker (4-3)
Joe Pingitore (4-1-1) vs James Grant Murrin (3-2)
Randy Costa (0-0) vs Devin Pilkington (0-2)
Jesse Guttierez (1-0) vs Kody Nordby (3-3)
Abe Pitrowski (6-2) vs. Michael Rodriguez (2-0)