On Friday, Aug. 11, Classic Entertainment & Sports MMA returned to the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., for CES MMA 45: Gooch vs. Coutinho.

The heavyweight title is on the line in the night’s main event when CES MMA heavyweight champion Ashley Gooch met fellow World Series of Fighting veteran Juliano Coutinho. Gooch had won eight straight prior to his most recent defeat at the hands of UFC veteran Shawn Jordan. Coutinho is still unbeaten inside the CES MMA cage with victories over Chaz Morgan and Eric Bedard.

The event aired live at 9:00 p.m. ET on AXS TV.

Juliano Coutinho def. Ashley Gooch by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:18
Pedro Gonzalez def. Saul Almeida by unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 49-46)
Nate Andrews def. Bruce Boyington by submission (triangle choke). Round 2, 2:14
Brandon Seyler def. Kris Moutinho by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:08
Gary Balletto Jr. def. Nick Alley by TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:58
Richardo Santiago def. Miguel Restrepo by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:41
Leon Davis def. Andrew Osborne by knockout. Round 1, 1:31
John Douma def. Jason Rine by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 4:48

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Zach Aittama
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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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