Dinis Paiva vs. Tony Gravely bantamweight title fight headlines CES MMA 53

The recently vacated bantamweight title will be on the line in the main event when CES MMA returns to Rhode Island in November.

Dinis Paiva (11-7) takes on Tony Gravely (14-5) in the CES MMA 53 main event. The show takes place Nov. 2 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., with a main card on AXS TV. Promotion officials recently announced the event.

The 135-pound title is up for grabs after Andre Ewell vacated it to sign with the UFC. He debuts with the promotion this week against former bantamweight champion Renan Barao at UFC Fight Night 137 in Brazil.

Paiva gets another shot at the vacant belt. In June, he was submitted by Ewell with a third-round D’Arce choke at CES MMA 50 in a fight for the title. The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak, all under the CES MMA banner, for the Rhode Island-based fighter.

Gravely, a CFFC and LFA veteran, will be making his promotional debut. He has won six of his past seven fights, including back-to-back TKO wins against James Quigg and Bruno Ferreira earlier this year.

The CES MMA 51 card includes:

For more on CES MMA 53, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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