fter trading verbal barbs all week in the build-up to their highly anticipated World Heavyweight Championship showdown, William “The Knightmare” Knight (11-5) and Domingos “The Destroyer” Barros (7-1) nearly came to blows and had to be physically separated from one another.
“Knight is so strong he picked me up like a feather,” said UFC veteran Charles Rosa, whose brother Lucas Rosa will be fighting on the undercard in a featherweight bout. Rosa did his best to restrain Knight as Barros taunted The Knightmare, challenging him to a street fight.
While cooler heads ultimately prevailed, an already explosive bout just got hotter, as the two combatants seem to have genuine animosity towards one another. This is one fight you won’t want to miss!
Tune into CES MMA 73 – Knight vs. Barros this Friday, May 12th at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly, MA. The main card will be televised live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 9pm EST, with 2 free bouts streamed on the CES MMA Facebook page beginning at 8pm EST.
Tickets on sale now, priced at $50, $70, $100 and $125. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets now, as this event is projected to be a sell out.
Weights from Beverly, MA:
William Knight 245 vs. Domingos Barros 265, Heavyweights (vacant CES MMA Heavyweight Championship)
Eddy George 161 vs. Yemi Oduwale 158, Lightweights (catchweight)
Regivaldo Carvalho 149 vs. Alex Gilpin 151, Featherweights (catchweight)
James Murrin 145 vs. Shawn Rall 145, Featherweights
Travis Demko 135 vs. Shawn Johnson 135, Bantamweights
Ramano Medina 159 vs. Sam Watford 157, Lightweights
Jon Ciampa 186 vs. Mus’Aib Baiyina 188, Middleweights
Lucas Rosa 145 vs. Randy Francis 145, Featherweights
Felipe Soares De Silva 170 vs. Oscar Vera 170, Welterweights
Wyatt Knopfke 264 vs. Vincent Devoll 265, Heavweights