CES MMA Returns to Massachusetts’ North Shore – Predictions

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

“CES MMA 43,” scheduled for Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET at the historic North Shore Music Theatre, is CES MMA’s second show in a 15-day stretch, hectic pace that featured Chris Curtis retaining his CES MMA World Welterweight Title in March and could conclude Saturday with several regional standouts stating their case for a shot at a world title.

Tickets for “CES MMA 43” are priced at $45.00, $55.00 and $100.00 (VIP) and are available online at www.cesmma.com, www.nsmt.org, or www.cagetix.com/ces or by phone at 978-232-7200 or 401-724-2253/2254. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET and the first bout begins at 7. All fights and fighters are subject to change. The event features five professional bouts and six amateur fights on the preliminary portion of the card.

[CES MMA Press Release – April 10, 2017]

Featherweight – Pedro Gonzalez (11-5) vs. Bruno Dias (19-9)

Gonzalez is a versatile striker and has fought professionally in Muay Thai bout as well as MMA.  He is a scrappy dude and can go the distance if need be.  Dias has hit a cold streak recently losing back to back fights.In saying this, he is a master of the ground game and has won 14 out of 19 through submission, his favorite being the guillotine. My guess is Gonzalez will control the cage and the pace the fight moves standing up, and if he can keep the fight standing, my money is on him.

WINNER – Gonzalez via TKO

Bantamweight – Rico DiSciullo (6-1, 2 KOs) vs. Matt Lozano (8-4, 1 KO)

DiSciullo is looking to rebound after his first professional loss.  Hailing from the north of Boston, he should have some hometown momentum on his side.  Also having lost by submission, Lozano is in a similar situation.  This should be quite the chess match and exciting bout.  Both fighters are very methodical in how they strike, and push the fight at their pace.  Lozano is an active fighter and is in the cage every few months if not more.  DiSciullo maintains a size advantage going into Saturday’s bout, but it could be a close one nonetheless.

WINNER – DiSciullo via decision

Lightweight Connor Barry (3-0) vs. Andrew Osborne (7-10-1, 3 KOs)

Barry is looking to stay hot against a sliding Osborne. Barry is a builder, and as the match goes on, he’s shown he’s game for whatever.  Osborne’s last win came in 2013, but with 17 professional fights he’s no stranger to challenges and adversity in the cage.  Osborne tends to move forward while striking, and definitely has the capacity to hit with power,  but his wrestling can be a little suspect at times.  Connor Barry is on the up, I think he can take home the W.

WINNER – Barry via submission

Light heavyweight – Mike Rodriguez (6-2, 4 KOs) vs. James Dysard (0-1-0)

Not much is known on Dysard’s capabilities as he is relatively new to the fight game .  Previously fighting at middleweight, Dysard is taking the leap to face a killer at light heavyweight (props to him).  His last fight ended in a KO in 34 seconds. On the other side, Rodriguez ended his last bout in a record 7 seconds and has only been finished once by submission.  The two don’t seem to match well, and Rodriguez is a tough welcome to CES.

WINNER – Rodriguez via TKO

Middleweight- Justin Sumter (2-1) vs. Abe Pitrowski (6-2, 1 KO)

Sumter possesses strong physical attributes at middleweight. He’s 6’2”, and built to fight with freakish athleticism.  Pitrowski has the experience, aggressive striking, and a strong clinch game for his division.  This is a tough one to call, an should be an exciting battle between two dudes that can swing.

WINNER – Pitrowski via decision

Lightweight – Jurrell Laronal (1-1, 1 KO) vs. Jordan Riley (1-1)
Heavyweight – Larry Perna (2-1, 2 KOs) vs. Ron Marshall (1-2)
Light heavyweight Zeal McGrew (2-1) vs. Harold Ricketts (1-2)
Bantamweight – Rob Rios (0-4) vs. Dylan Youngblood (0-2)



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