CES 62:

Rhode Island-based Classic Sports and Entertainment MMA (CES MMA) returns to live action for the first time since last fall this Friday night with CES 62 (8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, UFC Fight Pass), a 10-fight card from Orlando’s Caribe Royale.

Highlighting the card on UFC Fight Pass are a pair of title eliminators at Bantamweight, both three-round fights at five minutes per round.

In your co-main attraction on Friday night, Dinis Paiva (13-8) will take on Joshua Smith (9-6), while your main event sees Diego Silva (12-5) battling Andrew Whitney (16-8).

The winners of these fights will square off against one another on a later CES MMA event.

Let’s break both of these title fights down right now.

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Co-Main Event: CES MMA Bantamweight Championship Eliminator: Dinis Paiva vs. Joshua Smith:

Contender Comparison:

Heading into the co-main event, Dinis Paiva stands taller at 5-foot-9, with Joshua Smith standing 5-foot-8.

How they got here:

Paiva has gone 3-2 in his last five MMA fights, most recently dropping a unanimous decision at the hands of Kyle Driscoll during the Sept. 15 edition of Contender Series on ESPN+.

In the other corner, Smith has posted a record of 3-2 himself, scoring a unanimous decision last time out against Charalampos Grigoriou during CFFC 89 in Philadelphia last Nov. 19 on UFC Fight Pass.

The Tale of the Tape:

As per Tapology, Dinis Paiva owns a 71-inch reach, with no such information for Joshua Smith.

Prediction: Dinis Paiva by unanimous decision.

Main Event: CES MMA Bantamweight Championship Eliminator: Diego Silva vs. Andrew Whitney:

Contender Comparison:

Heading into the main event on Friday night, Andrew Whitney is the taller man at 5-foot-7, with Diego Silva standing 5-foot-6.

How they got here:

Whitney has gone 3-2 in his last five fights, but enters this main attraction on a two-fight losing streak, extended last time out via armbar submission against Professional Fighters League signee Jason Soares in TITAN FC 56 in August of 2019.

In the other corner, Diego Silva has gone 3-2 in his last five fights, losing by unanimous decision most recently to Jay Perrin on Jan. 25, 2020 in Cage Titans 47.

The Tale of the Tape:

Tapology shows that Whitney owns a 66-inch reach, with no such information for Diego Silva.

Prediction: Diego Silva by unanimous decision.

For more information on CES 62, access:

www.cesmma.com

CES 62 at a Glance: (Friday)

Card: 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, UFC Fight Pass

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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