Andre Soukhamthath looks to defend his bantamweight title in the headliner of next month’s CES MMA 42 event.

Officials today announced Soukhamthath (11-3) is slated to fight challenger Todd Gravely (8-3).

CES MMA 42 takes place March 31 at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., and the main card airs on AXS TV.

Soukhamthath, a Rhode Island native who will be the crowd favorite, is riding a three-fight winning streak, which included a title win over Kody Nordby and a defense over Kin Moy. The 28-year-old, who’s fought 13 times for CES MMA in 14 career fights, scored highlight-reel finishes in both stoppages (check out the Moy victory above).

He meets Gravely, a former high-school state wrestling champion who later competed at Appalachian State University. The 25-year-old was on a 7-1 run before a November decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili at Ring of Combat 57.

Additional CES MMA 42 bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.

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