CES MMA 54 Results: Two Title Fights, Plus UFC Veterans Eric Spicely & Tateki Matsuda In Action

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CES MMA Lightweight Championship
Nate Andrews def. Bryce Logan by submission via guillotine choke (1:42, R2) to retain the title

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CES MMA Bantamweight Championship
Tony Garvely def. Kris Moutinho by KO via strikes (4:02, R4) to retain the title

Eric Spicely def. Leo Pla by TKO via strikes (3:53, R1)

Tateki Matsuda def. Josh Ricci by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jessy Miele def. Kylie O’Hearn by TKO via strikes (4:27, R3)

William Knight def. Kevin Haley by submission via strikes (3:33, R1)


Kevin Haley vs. William Knight

Round One: The round begins with Knight attacking Haley with some leg kicks, Haley nails Knight with a leg kicks followed by a right. Knight slips on a spinning kick attempt and Haley gets a front headlock on the ground, Haley gains back control against Knight. Knight scrambles at the right time to get top position against Haley, Knight attacks Haley with some ground and pound. Haley tries scrambling and Knight winds up getting back control, Knight attacks Haley with ground and pound until Haley taps out.

Official Result: William Knight def. Kevin Haley by submission via strikes (3:33, R1)

Kylie O’Hearn vs. Jessy Miele

Round One: The round begins with Miele attacking O’Hearn with a front kick to the midsection, Miele grabs O’Hearn and gets her up against the cage wall. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, O’Hearn and Miele have a wild striking exchange as they swing away at each other. Miele scores a takedown on O’Hearn and she gets the half guard, O’Hearn eats a few strikes while getting Miele in her full guard. Miele continues attacking O’Hearn with ground and pound, O’Hearn tries attacking Miele with some strikes while on her back. Miele hits O’Hearn with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Miele

Round Two: The round begins with O’Hearn charging at Miele while nailing her with a combination, Miele grabs O’Hearn and gets her against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Miele traps O’Hearn in the crucifix position while landing some strikes, O’Hearn traps Miele in her half guard while eating more strikes. O’Hearn tries attacking Miele with strikes while on her back, Miele postures up while attacking O’Hearn with ground and pound. O’Hearn scrambles to her feet and Miele drags her back to the ground, Miele lands a few more strikes on O’Hearn as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Miele (Overall Score: 20-18 for Miele)

Round Three: The round begins with O’Hearn coming forward and swinging wildly at Miele, Miele eats more strikes as she backs O’Hearn into the cage wall. O’Hearn scores a takedown on Miele and she gets side control, Miele scrambles and winds up getting full mount on O’Hearn. Miele attacks O’Hearn with ground and pound, O’Hearn traps Miele in the half guard while eating more strikes. Miele regains the full mount while landing more strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jessy Miele def. Kylie O’Hearn by TKO via strikes (4:27, R3)

Tateki Matsuda vs. Josh Ricci

Round One: The round begins with both fighters attempting some kicks against the other, Ricci lands a right on Matsuda before scoring a takedown. Matsuda wall walks to his feet and Ricci drags him to the ground while gaining back control, Ricci continuously hunts for the rear naked choke until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ricci

Round Two: The round begins with Matsuda attacking Ricci with some leg kicks, Ricci scores a takedown on Matsuda and Matsuda quickly attacks him with strikes while in head control. Matsuda transitions to the half guard against Ricci, Matsuda attacks Ricci with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Matsuda peppering Ricci with a few strikes. Matsuda also attacks Ricci with some leg kicks, Ricci goes for a takedown and Matsuda catches him in a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Matsuda (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Matsuda attacking Ricci with a high kick, Ricci drops Matsuda with a combination and Matsuda gets back up. Matsuda scores a takedown on Ricci and he gets the half guard, Matsuda transitions to side control against Ricci. Ricci scrambles to his feet and he gets Matsuda against the cage wall, Matsuda lands a few knee strikes before Ricci scores a takedown on him. Matsuda scrambles to his feet and Ricci looks for another takedown, Matsuda blocks the takedown while landing a few strikes. Matsuda gains the half guard against Ricci while landing more strikes, Ricci scrambles to his feet and Matsuda attacks him with knee strikes. Matsuda looks for a takedown and Ricci nails him with a right, Matsuda tries a head kick and Ricci blocks it. Ricci attacks Matsuda with a knee strike to the head, Matsuda attacks with a kick of his own as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Matsuda (Final Score: 29-28 for Matsuda)

Official Result: Tateki Matsuda def. Josh Ricci by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Eric Spicely vs. Leo Pla

Round One: The round begins with Pla attacking Spicely with a left to the midsection, Spicely eats an overhand right before getting Pla against the cage wall. Spicely scores a takedown on Pla and he gets the half guard, Spicely quickly gains the full mount against Pla. Spicely starts attacking Pla with ground and pound, Spicely leaves the full mount before returning to it a short time later. Spicely destroys Pla with elbow strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Eric Spicely def. Leo Pla by TKO via strikes (3:53, R1)

CES MMA Bantamweight Championship
Tony Gravely (c) vs. Kris Moutinho

Round One: The round begins with Moutinho and Gravely swinging away at each other, Gravely scores a takedown on Moutinho and he gets the half guard. Moutinho looks for a heel hook as he gets Gravely in his open guard, Moutinho rolls for a heel hook and Gravely gets free to keep top position. Gravely advances to the half guard position against Moutinho, Moutinho gets Gravely in his full guard while eating a few strikes. Gravely gains the side control position against Moutinho, Gravely returns to the half guard while attacking Moutinho with strikes. Moutinho rolls for an ankle lock and Gravely escapes to keep top position as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gravely

Round Two: The round begins with Gravely scoring a takedown on Moutinho after landing a combination, Moutinho scrambles to his feet after escaping a few chokes from Gravely. Gravely regains top position after Moutinho rolls for a heel hook, Gravely tries attacking Moutinho with some ground and pound. Moutinho scrambles to his feet and Gravely drags him right back down to the ground, Moutinho gets up again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gravely (Overall Score: 20-18 for Gravely)

Round Three: The round begins with Gravely scoring a takedown on Moutinho and he gets the full guard, Gravely advances to side control against Moutinho. Moutinho gets Gravely back in his full guard while eating strikes, Moutinho wall walks to his feet and Grevly drags him back to the ground while getting side control. Gravely briefly looks for a d’arce choke against Moutinho, Gravely nails Moutinho with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gravely (Overall Score: 30-27 for Gravely)

Round Four: The round begins with Gravely popping a kicking Moutinho with a punching combination, Gravely charges at Moutinho while swinging wildly at him. Moutinho grabs a swinging Gravely and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters clinch and exchange some strikes. Gravely scores a takedown on Moutinho and he gets him in the seated position, Moutinho scrambles to his feet and Gravely quickly scores another takedown on him. Moutinho rolls for a heel hook and Gravely knocks him out by landing a series of rights to cause the referee to jump in.

Official Result: Tony Garvely def. Kris Moutinho by KO via strikes (4:02, R4) to retain the title

CES MMA Lightweight Championship
Nate Andrews (c) vs. Bryce Logan

Round One: The round begins with Andrews attempting a head kick against Logan, Logan cracks a swinging Andrews with a counter left. Andrews briefly trips up Logan by landing a leg kick, Andrews accidentally kicks Logan low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Logan attacking Andrews with leg kicks, Andrews backs up Logan after cracking him with a left. Logan grabs Andrews and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Andrews drills Logan with knee strikes to the midsection. Andrews also nails Logan with a kick to the midsection, Logan scores a takedown on Andrews and he gets side control. Andrews eventually gets Logan in his full guard, Andrews looks for  a triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Andrews

Round Two: The round begins with Andrews attacking Logan with a high kick, Logan starts attacking Andrews with some leg kicks. Logan comes forward and he nails Andrews with a right, Logan accidentally nails Andrews low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Andrews nailing Logan with an overhand left, Andrews drops Logan with a combination. Andrews catches Logan in a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Nate Andrews def. Bryce Logan by submission via guillotine choke (1:42, R2) to retain the title

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