Although Classic Entertainment and Sports are normally broadcast on AXS TV this weekend’s event will not be broadcast as the cable channel will instead broadcast LFA 9. Headlining CES 43 is Pedro Gonzalez vs. Bruno Diaz while the co-main event is filled by Rico Disciullo vs. Matthew Lozano. CES 43 takes place April 15th at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA with a webcast at FloCombat.com as part of the “Future Stars” series.
One year ago Pedro Gonzalez headlined CES’ debut in MA, now 11-4 Gonzalez returns to face Bruno Dias. 11-4 Gonzalez is riding a five-fight win streak with his last loss being to Claudio Ledesma in CFFC in February 2012 while his wins since then came over Dave LaChappell, Billy Vaughan, Josh Lange, Timothy Amorim, and Andres Jeudi. Dias makes his US debut with a record of 9-4 After losing to Magomed Magomedov at ACB in October 2015 Dias went on to defeat Mark Palomino and Heitor Eschiavo Silva.
Bellator vets Rico DiSciullo and Matthew Lozano clash in the co-main event. DiSciullo went 2-0 with one “no contest” in Bellator with his last fight in the second-largest organization being a unanimous decision over Marvin Maldonado in September 2014. After moving over to CES Disciullo defeated Mak Kelleher and twice defeated Jake Constant before losing to David Garcia in his most recent fight. Fan-favorite Lozano holds a record of 8-4, 1-1 in Bellator. In his most recent fight Lozano’s four-fight win streak was halted with a rear-naked choke loss to Sean Santella in CFFC’s December 17th event.
- Zeal Mcgrew vs. TBA
- James Fiasconaro vs. Ron Marshall
- Jurrell Laronal vs. Jordan Riley
- Yarty Kim vs. Michael Kimble
- Billy Keenan vs. Cody Disckershaid
- Jose Lugo vs. Rob Mudford
- Connor Barry vs. Andrew Osborne
- Michael Rodriguez vs. TBA
- Lewis Corapi vs. Vincent Mcguiness
- Rico Disciullo vs. Matthew Lozano
- Pedro Gonzalez vs. Bruno Dias