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CES signs multi-year deal to air on UFC Fight Pass

CES bantamweight champion Tony Gravely
Will Paul, CES MMA

UFC Fight Pass has added another regional promotion to its ranks.

Rhode Island-based organization Classic Entertainment and Sports MMA has signed a multi-year deal to have its shows broadcast on the UFC’s subscription-based streaming service, per a CES release.

CES aired its events on AXS TV in 2018, but will officially move on to Fight Pass when it debuts on Jan. 19 with CES 54 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., a card headlined by a pair of title fights.

In the main event, lightweight champion Nate Andrews (14-1) defends his title against Bryce Logan (9-3), while the co-main event sees bantamweight champ Tony Gravely (16-5) looking to fend off challenger Kris Moutinho (7-2).

UFC middleweight vet Eric Spicely (10-4) will also be returning to the promotion, which has helped to develop several current fighters currently on the UFC roster including Rob Font, Calvin Kattar, Kyle Bochniak, and Andre Soukhamthath. Spicely was originally scheduled to fight Stephen Regman, but he told MMA Fighting that an injury to Regman has forced him to withdraw and Spicely will now fight Leo Pla (12-7).

This announcement comes in the wake of the UFC filling out its 2019 Fight Pass slate, which also includes a partnership with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing.

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