Welterweight prospect John Gotti III is getting his chance to settle some unfinished business.
Classic Entertainment & Sports MMA officials announced Wednesday that Gotti—the grandson of infamous New York mobster John Gotti—will face Marcos Lloreda (7-5) at CES 60 on Jan. 24 at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln, R.I. The two were originally scheduled to fight at CES 59 in October, but Gotti withdrew due to an eye infection.
Gotti, 27, is 4-0 as a pro so far, having won his first four bouts by first-round knockout, with only one of those fights going past the two-minute mark. Most recently, he defeated David Espino with an impressive slam at CES 56.
BIG Bink! John Gotti III slams his fourth opponent unconscious in the first round! @robinblackmma breakdown immediately incoming... #CES56 #UFCFIGHTPASS pic.twitter.com/0gfSOIafYu— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) June 1, 2019
Speaking to MMA Fighting earlier this year, Gotti said that he has already passed on offers from larger promotions and is looking to get as much experience as he can on the regional scene before making any major career moves.
Lloreda made a successful promotional debut at CES 59, defeating replacement Sanad Armouti by unanimous decision. The 27-year-old has competed primarily in Florida and won four of his last five fights.
CES 60 will also feature a pair of bouts for vacant titles as Charles Cheeks III (14-7) fights Bellator and UFC vet Matt Bessette (23-9, 1 NC) for a featherweight belt, and Johnny Lopez (12-4) takes on Blaine Shutt (7-4) for the inaugural CES flyweight championship.
The Jan. 24 event will air live on the UFC Fight Pass streaming service.