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.
CFC owner Johnathan Ivey talks to CEO of FightBookMMA, Roberto Villa on how he found Jaime Vasquez:
I had never heard of Vasquez, but I was big on a fighter named Nolan Thomas. I was wanting to potentially put Thomas on my next event at the time and heard he would be fighting in Dickson Tennessee that weekend. So I drove to Dickson to watch him. He was matched against Jaime Vasquez that night and I expected Thomas to win. Vasquez completely dominated the fight and won with a first round finish. I was shocked. I left that fighting wanting Vasquez in the CFC. I was so impressed with his performance that I put him in an immediate featherweight title fight against Kyle Tetley who was coming off 2 first round finishes in the CFC. Vasquez dominated Tetley and won in the first round. Then for his first title defense he was matched with young undefeated prospect Jaysen Baker. Baker is a submission Specialist. I thought if Vasquez was to win he would have to keep the fight standing. The fight went to the ground every round and Vasquez dominated the stand up and grappling aspects of the fight for the whole fight. Winning a unanimous 3 round judges decision. Jaime is by far the most well-rounded fighter in the CFC. He has no weaknesses. October 20th he fights #5 CFC featherweight contender Tommy Scrivner.
After hearing about Jaime I caught up with him before he steps in the cage to meet Scrivner at CFC 5:
Jaime thank you for the opportunity to sit down and talk to you. So what made you decide to become an MMA fighter in the first place?
Since I was a child I wanted to learn the martial arts but I couldn’t learn, sometime after turning 24 I took my first MMA class and I loved it so much and now I’m 30 years old and I’m still learning.
At CFC 3 you immediately stepped in the CFC cage and fought for the featherweight title. You beat Kyle Tetley in the first round. Can you walk us through that fight?
I prepared so much to fight Kyle, he has good style and that had me worried then I had to enter with a lot of strength and technique to defeat my opponent soon
Is the CFC title your first title or do you have others?
I have a title in the 155 pounds in Warriors Den Fighting Championships and a title of 145 pounds in CFC Johnathan Ivey’s promotion
Right on! At CFC 4 you defended your belt against previously undefeated fighter Jaysen Baker, you completely dominated that fight. Did you expect that fight to go as it did or were you surprised it lasted 3 rounds?
I kept training hard to defend my 145-pound belt it was a tough fight, I couldn’t finish him then it was 3 rounds I was surprised he was very strong
That same night that you fought Baker, your training partner fought Tommy Scrivner. Were you surprised that the fight went the way it went?
My partner had about 2 years not to train and took the fight against Tommy it was a mistake to fight but Tommy does not surprise me anything
What do you think of Scrivner as a fighter and as a person?
As a fighter I’m not surprised he has a very bad style and as a person he does not respect his opponent and he is a clown he talks without logic he has no personality
How do you see the fight going with you and Scrivner?
I train hard I fight with any fighter I doot know what he can offer me as a bad fighter
Johnathan Ivey has called you numerous times the most well rounded and best fighter in CFC, how much longer do you plan to fight as an amateur?
Thanks to my training team we are getting good results and soon I will be pro
Anything you want to tell Scrivner before you face him in the cage?
I have nothing to say, I’m just going to do my job like I always do
Jaime again thanks for sitting down with me before your fight at CFC 5. Any sponsors or anyone you want to shout out the floor is yours.
Thank you fans for your support and love they give me, thanks to my coaches for their help they are great, thanks Johnathan Ivey for the opportunity
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, 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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