John Howard vs. Roger Carroll to headline CES MMA 46

14-fight UFC veteran John Howard

UFC veteran John Howard will return to CES MMA and take on Roger Carroll. The bout will be the main event of CES MMA 46, which takes place Oct. 27 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

Howard is coming off a two-fight stint for World Series of Fighting. In his debut for the promotion, he scored a decision victory over Michael Arrant. He returned at WSOF 33 last October and dropped a decision against Abubakar Nurmagomedov. Howard had two separate runs in the UFC where he picked up signature wins over Cathal Pendred, Dennis Hallman and Uriah Hall.

Carroll holds a 16-15 record as a professional, but he is riding a four-fight losing streak. During the skid, he fought twice for Bellator but lost both fights against Brennan Ward and Neiman Gracie. Carroll last fought for CES MMA in 2015 when he defeated Todd Chattelle via second-round submission.

The Howard-Carroll bout will main event CES MMA 46. The main card of the event will air live on AXS TV.