De Freitas submits Moraza-Pollard to claim vacant WW title at CES MMA 31

Gil De Freitas with belt

Gil De Freitas with beltThe CES MMA welterweight belt has a new caretaker as Gil De Freitas defeated Chip Moraza-Pollard.  CES MMA 31 took place October 30th at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI with a main card broadcast on AXS TV.

Moraza-Pollard tried to keep Gil De Freitas at bay with kicks to no avail as the Team Link fighter moved forward.  Once De Freitas closed for Gil De Freitas with submissiona takedown it was a series of submission attempts that finally culminated in the fight-winning kneebar with under thirty seconds remaining in the first round.  With the win De Freitas improves to 18-5 with five wins in a row, Moraza-Pollard drops to 10-9.

Daniel Vizcaya submitting Chuck O'NeilIn the co-main event Daniel Vizcaya defeated Chuck O’Neil with a first-round rear-naked choke.  Vizcaya fired off a sole body kick before taking O’Neil down.  On the ground Vizcaya spent about half the fight using a neck crank on O’Neil before tossing O’Neil’s legs aside and taking his back.  The fight-ending rear-naked choke attempt O’Neil tapped to didn’t seem in under his chin but with under half the first round gone O’Neil did tap.  Vizcaya now stands 9-3, O’Neil 15-8.

The next CES MMA event is scheduled for December 18th.

CES MMA results

  • David Baxter def. Brandon Warne 2:37 R1 by armbar
  • Carlos Candelario def. Jesse Gutierrez by unanimous decision
  • Shane Manley def. Taylor Trahan 4:09 R1 by rear-naked choke
  • Pat McCrohan def. Buck Pineau 0:58 R1 by TKO
  • Darren Mima def. Remo Cardarelli 0:27 R1 by KO
  • Greg Rebello def. Mike Mucitelli 3:24 R1 by KO
  • Andre Soukhamthah def. Carlos Galindo 3:46 R2 by TKO
  • Eric Spicely def. Aaron Johnson by unanimous decision
  • Kody Nordby def. Dinis Paiva 2:42 R1 by rear-naked choke
  • Daniel Vizcaya def. Chuck O’Neil 2:19 R1 by rear-naked choke
  • WW title: Gil De Freitas def. Chip Moraza-Pollard 4:37 R1 by kneebar