On Saturday, Sept. 7, CES MMA hosted its 58th event from the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s welterweight belt was on the line between Brazilian Vinicius de Jesus and veteran Chris Lozano. The two Bellator MMA veterans took very different paths to the title clash. De Jesus had reeled off three straight victories over the last year. Lozano, meanwhile, had competed just once since 2012, a decision loss to UFC veteran Eddie Gordon in 2016.
The event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET.
Vinicius de Jesus def. Chris Lozano by TKO (punches). Round 3, 3:22 – for welterweight title
Parker Porter def. Dirlei Broenstrup by knockout (punch). Round 3, 3:17
Reggie Merriweather def. Jesse James Kosakowski by knockout (punch). Round 1, 2:37
Robbie Leroux def. Pete Rogers, Jr. by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:55
Jornel Lugo def. Harris Bonfilgio by knockout (punches). Round 1, 3:27
Adrian Haly def. Justin Valentin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Nick Giuletti def. Cody Schieve by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:38
Dan Randall def. Jesse Baughman by TKO (submission due to strikes). Round 1, 2:33
Will Smith def. Aaron Reese by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)