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CES MMA XXV Was a Night Full of Surprises

Gemiyale Adkins v Nate Andrews

Gemiyale Adkins v Nate Andrews

On August 8, CES MMA once again delivered a night of great match-ups, perfect for its “AXS-TV FIGHTS” debut, and FlashWounds was there to capture some of the best action moments. 

Lane wins the title!

Lane wins the title!

For those of you who weren’t able to make the fights in person at Twin River Casino in Providence, RI or catch them on AXS-TV, here are the results of the televised main card, including the two biggest surprises of the night, underdog Julian Lane winning the vacant lightweight title after defeating a completely shocked Luis Felix by submission (via guillotine, no less!) and Gemiyale Adkins (coming off losses of 3 consecutive and 6 of his past 7 bouts) putting an end to Nate Andrews’ unbeaten streak by unanimous decision:

Julian Lane def. Luis Felix

Gil de Freitas def. George Sheppard

Charles Rosa def. Jake Constant

Harley Beekman def. Chip Moraza-Pollard

Gemiyale Adkins def. Nate Andrews

Tateki Matsuda def. Robbie Leroux


Get more in-depth commentary on how the night unfolded from “AXS TV FIGHTS” experts UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and Michael “The Voice” Schiavello by clicking here.  

Visit the official CES MMA, AXS TV, and Twin River websites respectively at, and


And now, enjoy these photos of CES MMA XXV!