CES MMA 53 delivered another night of exciting fights AXS TV tonight, headlined by bantamweight title contender Tony Gravely (16-5) who slammed his opponent Kody Norby (9-5) into the mat to win by knockout 36 seconds into the fight and claim the vacant championship.

Earlier in the night, rising welterweight star John Gotti III remained undefeated, scoring a 28-second TKO over his opponent Josh Zuckerman to win his third career fight.

Main Event – Bantamweight Championship – Tony Gravely (16-5) knocked out Kody Nordby (9-5) at 0:36 in round one.

Co-Main Event – Flyweight Fight – Richie Santiago (7-1) submitted Billy Giovanella (9-9) by rear-naked choke at 3:13 in round one.

Bantamweight Fight – Andy Aiello (4-3) defeated Zachary Burhans (3-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bantamweight Fight – Kris Moutinho (7-2) defeated James Quigg (4-3) by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Flyweight Fight – Johnny Lopez (10-4) defeated Josh Ricci (4-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Featherweight Fight – Dylan Lockard (5-1) defeated Anthony Wright (3-1) via TKO at 2:35 in round two.

Heavyweight Fight – Keith Bell (10-9-1) defeated Parker Porter (8-5) via disqualification at 2:31 in round one.