Eugene Aubry made his professional mixed martial arts debut last summer in what was CES MMA’s first trip to the “City of Brother Love”, Philadelphia. It was at that CES 52 fight card that “The Suitcase Kid” finished off Ed Shupe to record his first pro victory, live on AXS TV.
Aubry returned to the cage, this time for Art of War Cage Fighting, just three months later. One flying knee, 15-seconds into the fight, is all it took for the 23-year old fighter to secure a knockout win over Jake Kozorosky.
Now with a 2-0 pro record and plenty of fight left in his tank, “The Suitcase Kid” has his biggest opportunity yet. He will now get a chance to compete on UFC Fight Pass at CES 54 when he meets Gil Pinheiro (0-2).
Yesterday Aubry posted on social media, “I’m about to knuckle on 11 days notice on UFC fight pass I’m a very blessed young man…..stay tuned for more details.”
This morning he signed the dotted line and the fight because official.
While Aubry tells MyMMANews that he is not overly excited about the matchup seeing that his opponent has a losing record, he won’t pass up the opportunity.
“Good opportunity, easy money,” Aubry tells us.
CES MMA 54 takes place at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island and pairs defending bantamweight champion Tony Gravely up against challenger Kris Moutinho. In the main event, lightweight champion Nate Andrews defends against Bryce Logan.