On Friday, May 12, Classic Entertainment and Sports MMA returned to the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., for CES MMA 44: Bessette vs. Spoon.

In the night’s main event, CES featherweight champion Matt “The Mangler” Bessette defended his title for the second time against Legacy FC veteran Rey Trujillo. Bessette was riding six-fight winning streak, including finishes in all six contests. Trujillo replaced Jeremy Spoon on short notice.

The event aired live at 9 p.m. ET on AXS TV. Above are video highlights of the main card (courtesy of AXS TV).

Matt Bessette def. Rey Trujillo by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2, 5:00 – for featherweight title
Greg Rebello def. Kevin Sears by submission (anaconda choke). Round 3, 4:47
Sean Soriano def. Jacob Bohn by TKO (leg kicks). Round 2, 3:21
Manny Walo def. Jon Manley by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Mike Rodriguez def. Alec Hooben by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:46
Timothy Wheeler def. Carlos Candelario by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:12
Justin Sumter def. Brian Sparrow by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Paul Sims def. Toby Oden by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kerri Kenneson def. Jennifer Leigh Norris by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Reginaldo Felix def. Adam Quitt by knockout (overhand right). Round 1, 0:15

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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