CES MMA makes its second appearance on UFC Fight Pass this Friday night at 9 p.m. EDT, 6 p.m. PDT with CES MMA 55.
CES MMA 55 will emanate from Hartford, CT at the Connecticut Convention Center. In total, the card will feature 11 MMA fights, including two title fights.
In the first title fight of the card, the CES MMA Bantamweight title is at stake when incumbent champion Tony Gravely (17-5) meets challenger Darren Mima (10-7), while in the main event, the CES MMA Welterweight title is up for grabs. There, incumbent champion Jeremiah Wells (6-1-1) will collide with challenger Vinicius de Jesus (7-2) for the belt.
CES MMA Bantamweight Championship: Tony Gravely vs. Darren Mima
Heading into this Friday’s championship fight, challenger Darren Mima is the taller combatant, standing at 5-foot-6, one inch taller than champion Tony Gravely at 5-foot-5.
Gravely enters this fight on a five-fight winning streak. Most recently, he scored a fourth-round knockout against Kris Moutinho in CES MMA 54 on Jan. 19 to defend the belt.
In the other corner, challenger Mima, who has posted a 2-3 record in his last five appearances, enters this Friday’s fight on a two-match losing streak. Most recently, he suffered an unanimous decision loss to Imran Bukuev in ACA 91 back on Jan. 26.
The Tale of the Tape
Tapology shows that Tony Gravely holds a four-inch reach advantage (70 inches to 66 inches) heading into this fight.
Prediction: Tony Gravely by first-round knockout.
Main Event: CES MMA Welterweight Championship: Jeremiah Wells vs. Vinicius de Jesus:
Challenger de Jesus is the taller contestant in this fight, standing at 5-foot-10, one inch taller than champion Wells, who stands at 5-foot-9.
Wells has posted a 3-1-1 record in his last five MMA fights, and enters this main event on a 3-match winning streak. Most recently, he scored a victory against Jason Norwood in CES MMA 52’s main event last August via unanimous decision.
In the other corner, de Jesus has posted a 4-1 record in his last five MMA appearances, entering the fight on a two-fight winning streak, including a first-round knockout victory (punches) against Rodolfo Barcellos at Bellator 216 last month.
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Jeremiah Wells holds a two-inch reach advantage (75 inches to 73 inches) over Vinicius de Jesus heading into the main event, as per Tapology.
Prediction: Vinicius de Jesus by second-round knockout.
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Card: Friday, 9 p.m. EDT, 6 p.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass
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