Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) 5 will take place on Saturday October 20, 2018 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the Mid TN Expo Center. Event doors will open at 630 p.m. and fights will start at 730 pm.
Jonathan Ivey talked to FightBookMMA and he states that he’s heard great things from his scouts about Ebi Sikpi one of the fighters competing on the CFC 5 card. “He’s supposed to be very athletic and a good wrestler” Ivey states. “He’s a young undefeated fighter at 1-0. It should be a great matchup.”
FightBookMMA CEO Roberto Villa was able to catch up with Ebi.
Ebi thanks for the opportunity. I know weigh-ins and fight night is a few days away, can you tell us how the weight cut is going and how do you feel about the upcoming fight?
It’s going very well! Weight isn’t an issue and I’m looking forward to the fight! I feel good about the fight, my skill set versus his skill set. I’m pumped!
Ebi we hear you are a great wrestler. Do you prefer to keep your fights standing or go to the ground?
I train to be a competent mixed martial artists regardless of where the fight goes.
On October 20th at CFC 5 you are fighting debuting fighter Devon Cannon. How do you envision this fight going?
I envision victory. The in between is what is, my goal is to get my hand raised. I’m preparing for the best Devon there is.
Have you gotten a chance to see the CFC lightweight rankings…would you like a shot at the lightweight title with a win October 20th?
Hadn’t looked at the rankings. Coming from wrestling, you have to compete against and beat everyone!
OK Ebi lets hit you with some rapid questions.
1.) Favorite movie?
The Dark Knight.
2.) Favorite fighter?
Boxer: Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker.
MMA: TJ Dillashaw.
Who do you have winning Jones or Gustafsson this time around?
What other organizations have you fought on?
How has training been in preparation for your fight October 20th?
It’s been great!
Anything you would like to tell Devon before fight night?
I look forward to a tough competitive fight, good luck bro!