CES MMA 52 marks Philly debut with Jason Norwood vs. Jeremiah Wells title fight

A title fight will headline CES MMA’s debut in the City of Brotherly Love.

Officials today announced CES 52 features a main event between Jason Norwood (18-5) and Jeremiah Wells (5-1-1) for the vacant welterweight title.

CES MMA 52 takes place Aug. 17 at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, and the main card airs on AXS TV.

Former champ Chris Curtis recently vacated the title after announcing his retirement, which came after a winning effort at Dana White’s Contender Series 9 but the lack of a UFC contract (via Facebook):

Norwood was on a 6-1 run (with a victory over former WEC title challenger Carlo Prater) before a title loss, via unanimous decision, to champ Curtis in April. The well-traveled vet, who’s fought for organizations such as Bellator, M-1 and CFFC, has 11 stoppages in 18 career wins.

He now meets Philly-based knockout artist Wells. The 31-year-old fighter is 2-0-1 in his past three dights, which included CES MMA wins over Gary Balletto Jr. (57-second knockout) and former UFC fighter Jon Manley (decision) in his past two bouts.

Additional CES MMA 52 fights will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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