CES MMA 50 took place on Friday night inside the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island and the fight card was headlined by Andre Ewell claiming the vacant bantamweight title with a d’arce choke submission in the third round against Dinis Paiva.
The victory by Ewell (13-4) marked his fourth straight win and his three previous victories came by stoppage in the opening round. Ewell has now won eight of his last nine fights and one of those victories came last year against former UFC fighter Willie Gates in a flyweight bout. The defeat for Paiva (11-7) snaps a four fight winning streak and this is the first defeat for Paiva since losing by submission against Kody Nordby at CES MMA 31.
Check out the video highlights and results of CES MMA 50 below courtesy of AXS TV.
Main Card: (AXS TV)
Andre Ewell def. Dinis Paiva via submission (d’arce choke) – Round 3, :36
Jeremiah Wells def. Jon Manley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Jose Lugo def. Michael Taylor via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:31
Reginaldo Felix def. Pat McCrohan via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:42
Kris Moutinho def. Alfred Jones via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:58
Adam Acquaviva def. John Douma via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 2:47
Fabio Cherant def. Marquis Allen via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:55
Preliminary Card: (Unaired)
Toby Oden def. Jeremy Puglia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Brandon Marotte def. Arslan Otchiyev via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:47
Hilarie Rose def. Thais Sousa via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:16
Yorgan de Castro def. David White via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:27