12 Apr - 
CES MMA 56: Bruce Boyington defendsĀ 145 title vs. Dan Dubuque in main event

The featherweight title will be on the line when CES MMA returns to Connecticut next month.

Champion Bruce Boyington (16-11) will defend his belt for the first time when he takes on home-state fan favorite Dan Dubuque (8-2) in the CES MMA 56 main event. Promotion officials recently announced the new card and headliner.

CES MMA 56 takes place May 31 at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn. It streams on UFC Fight Pass.

Boyington won the vacant featherweight title in August 2018 with a second-round rear-naked choke win over UFC veteran Sean Soriano at CES MMA 51. Boyington was a significant 3-1 underdog in the fight. It was his second straight submission win.

Prior to his back-to-back stoppage wins in 2018, Boyington was in a rough stretch of three straight losses, two of which came by submission.

Dubuque has won four straight fights, including a decision win over Antonio Castillo just a couple weeks ago at CES MMA 55. That bout was his return to the promotion after more than two years fighting for other promotions, including three straight wins for Cage Titans.

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