NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA — Dodge Sports middleweight Aaron Jeffery (9-2) will challenge UFC signee Collin Huckbody (9-2) for Huckbody’s Cage Fury FC middleweight title at CFFC 93 on March 12 in Philadelphia, PA.
“It’s awesome,” said Jeffery. “CFFC is a huge promotion. Obviously, [aired on] UFC Fight Pass, it’s going to be the main event. I like this matchup a lot; I think I match up well against him. So, this is big. It’s one of those promotions where it seems like if you get the strap, you’re going to be going to The Show, so I hope it’s the same for me.”
A veteran of UFC President Dana White’s Contender Series, Jeffery will look to extend his winning streak to four and add a prestigious regional title to his mantle against Huckbody. The 28-year-old has won three straight fights by knockout since a loss to notable UFC middleweight Brendan Allen (15-4) in the pair’s July 2019 Contender Series affair.
“I’ve had a bunch of fights since then. I feel like I’m so much more ready now. At the time, I felt the same way; I felt like I was ready, but looking back now, it was probably good to have that loss, learn a little bit, and get some more experience, because I think now is a much better time for me to be there,” admitted Jeffery.
Considered one of the top middleweight prospects in both his native Canada and the United States, Jeffery dominated the regional scene en route to his Contender Series opportunity, appearing on the show a fight after capturing the BTC middleweight championship.
The talented knockout artist returned to his winning ways just over a month later, defeating Bellator veteran Dennis Olson (14-12) in the main event of Combat Zone 71, Contender Series alumnus Bruno Assis (10-5) in the main event of SFT 23, and then-undefeated highly-touted former wrestler Andre Petroski (5-1) in the main event of LFA 93.
Now, Jeffery will compete on UFC Fight Pass for the fourth time in his second appearance with CFFC as the Niagara Top Team product aims to dethrone Minnesota’s Huckbody, 26.
“CFFC has developed its talent well over the years, creating what now is a very effective pipeline into the UFC,” added Matt Dodge, CEO of Dodge Sports. “Aaron is built for the pressure of the moment; he does best under bright lights, with everything on the line. He thrives in it, and this title fight should be no different from his last three victories.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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