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John Gotti III Wins MMA Pro Debut on CES Card



John Gotti III Wins MMA Pro Debut on CES Card

John Gotti III stole the show in his MMA debut, in Rhode Island, on a show promoted by Jimmy Burchfield on Friday night.

The grandson of the OG LCN bossman was king of the cage and stopped out his foe via a parade of strikes.

Here is a release which went out:


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Oct. 27th, 2017) – Making his professional debut Friday in front of a raucous crowd at Twin River Casino, welterweight John Gotti III stole the show on the preliminary card of “CES MMA 46.”

Gotti (1-0) forced his opponent, Vermont native Johnny Adams (0-2), to verbally tap due to excessive strikes at the 3-minute, 50-second mark of the opening round of their scheduled three-round welterweight bout.

The Oyster Bay, N.Y., native scored an early takedown and eventually cracked Adams’ defense, landing a series of right hands from the full mount position late in the round that left Adams bloodied and bruised before he tapped with just over a minute remaining in the round.

The Gotti-Adams fight was the fourth and preliminary bout before the AXS TV main card, which began at 9 p.m. ET.

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