Mixed Martial Arts action returns to Lincoln, RI as Twin River plays host to CES MMA's "No Surrender" on Friday, April 13. The card features a main event pitting reigning CES middleweight champion Todd "The Hulk" Chattelle (10-6, 8 KOs) defending his title vs former UFC contender John "Doomsday" Howard (15-7, 4 KOs).
In addition to a key light heavyweight battle between Cody Lightfoot (6-2, 4 KOs) of Somerset, N.H., and White Plains, N.Y., veteran Mike Stewart (6-3, 2 KOs), the undercard features a lightweight battle between Pawtucket’s Tom Evans (2-0, 1 KO) and Dominic Warr (1-2) of Maynard, Mass. Additiaonaly, a middleweight bout between former Johnson & Wales University wrestling standout Brennan Ward (1-0, 1 KO) of Providence and New York veteran Harley Beekman (4-0, 2 KOs).
Pete Jeffrey (5-4, 2 KOs) of Pawtucket will face Lucas Cruz (3-0) of Boston in a lightweight bout while his brother, Keith Jeffrey (6-2-1), will face Plymouth, Mass., welterweight Chip Moraza-Pollard (6-3, 4 KOs) of the Cape Cod Fighting Alliance. The undercard also includes a battle between 175-pounders Abe Pitrowski (5-1, 2 KOs) of Pawtucket and Nick Drummond (5-0) of Brockton, Mass., and Zach Costello (1-0) of Scituate, Mass., will face Waltham, Mass., newcomer Sergii Muslienko in a welterweight bout. Bantamweight Dinis Paiva Jr. (1-2) of East
Providence, R.I., will be on the card in a separate bout.
Tickets for “Never Surrender” are $35.00, $55.00, $100.00 and $125.00 and can be purchased by calling CES at 401.724.2253/2254, online at www.cesmma.com or www.twinriver.com, at the Players Club booth at Twin River, or through any TicketMaster location. Doors open 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7.
(Twin River has waived its 18+ rule for “Never Surrender.” Anybody under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must enter through the West entrance).