Jeremiah Wells left with gold at CES 52 (pic via @CESMMA)

CES 52: Jeremiah Wells claims gold, recaps/clips of all the AXS TV action from Philly

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – CES MMA’s first trip to the City of Brotherly Love saw hometown welterweight Jeremiah Wells put in a solid 25 minutes versus US Army vet Jason Norwood en route to claiming the vacant CES welterweight belt.  The heavily muscled Norwood used his brute strength and wrestling skills to pin Wells down early in the CES 52 main event, but by the time these two reached the later rounds it was Wells who was scoring takedowns and accruing top control. The end of the bout saw Wells smash away with elbows on the gassed-out Norwood (18-6, #224 World) as the underdog struggled to make it to the final bell. Great work from Jeremiah Wells (6-1-1, #319 World) who used a high IQ gameplan to wear down his foe and take home the CES belt in just his eighth pro fight.


185: Ron Stallings (15-8, #163 World)  UD3  Nah-Shon Burrell (15-11, #114 World)

A pair of tough big show vets threw down in this clash between UFC & Strikeforce alum Ron Stallings and well-traveled UFC, Strikeforce, ACB, and Bellator vet Nah-Shon Burrell. Burrell entered the sport primarily as a striker, and he’s been in there with some of the best including Wonderboy Thompson and Michael Venom Page. But Burrell looked more like a wrestler in this fight as he ate shots from Stallings on the feet and responded with takedown attempts. The “Rock N Rolla” got Stallings down but couldn’t do much damage and had to fight off sub attempts from bottom. Stallings’ best work included liver kicks on the feet plus an omoplata attempt and a nice sweep to back control late in the fight. After three closely contested rounds, Ron Stallings walked away with the unanimous decision victory to cap a successful CES debut.


145: Pat Sabatini (9-2, #181 World)  Sub1  Boimah Karmo (5-5, #83 US Midwest)

BJJ ace Pat Sabatini started hot with a nifty spinning back kick before shooting in for a takedown. Boimah Karmo scrambled in furious fashion but ended up with the well-heeled Sabatini on his back. From there the CFFC champ Sabatini slowly inched his way to an RNC and put his man out midway through round 1. Ruthlessly efficient work from Pat Sabatini as a huge favorite at CES 52!


265: Chris Daukaus (6-2, #170 World)  TKO2  Jahsua Marsh (3-4)

Slobberknocker alert! Chris Daukaus showed off impressively quick hands and technique for a heavyweight, but Jahsua Marsh was game and ready for a fight as he tried to turn the tide with his wrestling skills. Daukaus had Marsh rocked several times in the first but couldn’t put the wrestler away or stop his takedowns. Daukaus used surprisingly nimble scrambling to keep most of the fight on the feet where he bombed away with heavy rights. Marsh tried to hang on after he got rocked, but ended up taking a bunch of methodical damage on the ground before ref Dan Miragliotta finally waved off the fight via round 2 TKO.


155: Eugene Aubrey (1-0)  TKO1  Ed Shupe (0-1)

This fight was Silva/Franklin redux as Eugene Aubrey trapped Ed Shupe in the Thai Plum and blasted him with knees to the dome. Shupe was granted a brief respite after a low blow, but when the action returned Aubrey went right back to demolishing his opponent with knees in the clinch en route to the round 1 TKO!


190: Joe Pyfer (2-0)  UD3  DJ Wilson (2-2)

Crazy-popular local fighter Joe Pyfer smooshed DJ Wilson down to mat in side control to start this fight and spent most of the round grinding and punching from top position. A late-round RNC try bore no fruit for Pyfer, but that didn’t dissuade him from taking the fight right back down in round 2. Pyfer utterly dominated the BJJ exchanges as he held his man in back control before smashing away at the end of the round. The crowd chanted their fighter’s nickname “Bodybags” as Pyfer continued his utter domination but couldn’t cinch a finish against his slippery foe. Either way, this was dominant ground work from the young Pennsylvania middleweight and a very nice way for Joe Pyfer to introduce himself to the MMA public.


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