Matt Bessette (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

CES MMA 60 Results: Bessette Crushes Cheeks, Claims Featherweight Crown

On Friday, Jan. 24, CES MMA hosted its 60th fight card from the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

The card featured a trio of title fights. In the night’s main event, UFC veteran Matt Bessette tangled with Texas product Charles Cheeks III for the vacant featherweight belt.

The co-main event saw heavyweight champion Greg Rebello defend his belt against Jordan Mitchell.


Finally, Johnny Lopez and Blaine Shutt battled for the vacant flyweight title.

The event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass at 8 p.m. ET.

Matt Bessette def. Charles Cheeks III by knockout. Round 3, 4:01 – for featherweight title
Greg Rebello def. Jordan Mitchell by TKO. Round 2, 1:07 – for heavyweight title
John Gotti III def. Marcos Lloreda by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Blaine Shutt def. Johnny Lopez by split decision (50-44, 45-50, 49-46) – for flyweight title
Ashiek Ajim def. Andres Rodriguez by knockout. Round 3, 3:14
William Knight def. Rocky Edwards by knockout. Round 3, 2:56
Richie Santiago def. Giorgi Kudukhashvili by TKO. Round 2, 1:15
Thomas Evans def. Johnny Adams by TKO. Round 2, 0:51
Eddy George def. Raymond Yanez by TKO. Round 1, 0:21