Bruce Boyington (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

CES MMA 56 Results: Boyington Edges Dabuque, Newell Taps Castillo

On Friday, May 31, CES MMA hosted its 56th event from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight champion, Bruce Boyington, put his belt on the line against challenger Dan Dubuque. Boyington had won two straight, including a second-round submission win over UFC veteran Sean Soriano in his last outing. Dubuque, meanwhile, had won four straight.

The card also featured the return of Nick Newell, as well as UFC and Invicta FC veteran Elizabeth Phillips, who met Jessy Miele.


The night’s main card streamed live at 9 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Bruce Boyington def. Dan Dubuque by split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47) – for featherweight title
Nick Newell def. Antonio Castillo Jr. by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:06
Jesse Kosakowski def. Ryan Jett by submission (armbar). Round 1, 1:22
John Gotti III def. David Espino by TKO (slam, punches). Round 1, 1:36
Jessy Miele def. Elizabeth Phillips by split decision (28-29, 30-26, 29-27)
Parker Porter def. Kevin Sears by submission (kimura). Round 2, 2:29