ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – With back-to-back championship headliners already on the books, Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) is proud to announce a supporting lineup of top-tier MMA talent for CFFC 86 and CFFC 87, which take place later this month at Philadelphia’s historic 2300 Arena. Both cards stream live on UFC FIGHT PASS.
CFFC 86 takes place Oct. 29 and includes reigning CFFC featherweight champion James Gonzalez (6-3) taking aim at the vacant bantamweight belt in the night’s main event, where he meets fast-rising Texas prospect Levi Mowles (13-4).
Additional new contests for the card include Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Joe Lowry (9-1) looking to build on a scintillating first-round victory at CFFC 83 when he takes on Virginia’s Christian “Action” Leonard (8-8), as well as undefeated Canadian middleweight Yohan “White Lion” Lainesse (4-0) facing Roufusport MMA product Lirim “Lenny the Gorilla” Rufati (4-2).
Meanwhile, CFFC 87 takes place Oct. 30 and features CFFC flyweight champion Santo Curatolo (5-0) seeking his first title defense when he takes on Alliance MMA product Albert Trujillo (4-1) in the night’s main event.
New additions to the card include a battle of undefeated lightweights with Renzo Gracie product Ryan Rizco (2-0) and North Carolina’s Paris “Ares” Artis (3-0), as well as undefeated Nick Catone prospect Justin Clarke (3-0) against Philadelphia’s Matt “White Chocolate” Turnbull (2-2).
“We visited 2300 Arena in August and had several athletes make huge steps forward in their career, including Bill Algeo, who earned his invite to the UFC,” CFFC President Rob Haydak said. “I have no doubt the fights we’ve booked this time around will deliver on exciting action once again, and I look forward to seeing who will punch their tickets to the sport’s biggest stages with their performances.”
CFFC 86 OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD
Levi Mowles (13-4) vs. James Gonzalez (6-3)
Vacant Bantamweight Title Fight
Joe Lowry (9-1) vs. Christian Leonard (8-8)
Yohan Lainesse (4-0) vs. Lenny Rufati (4-2)
Eddy Torres (2-0)vs. Jake Schilling (1-0)
Kenny Richmond (4-1-1) vs. Garrret Armfield (4-1)
Will Tucker (0-1) vs. Bryan Bautista (2-1)
Frank Wells (Debut) vs. Jasha Vann (1-1)
Christian Bobe (4-1) vs. Nick Perez (4-4-1)
Nathan Rex (2-0) vs. Itso Babulaidze (1-0)
CFFC 87 OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD
Champion Santo Curatolo (5-0)vs. Alberto Trujillo (4-1)
CFFC Flyweight Title Fight
Dustin Joyson (5-0)vs. Carl Seumanutafa (12-11)
Ryan Rizco (2-0)vs. Paris Artis (3-0)
Justin Clarke (3-0)vs. Matt Turnbull (2-2)
James Lyons (DEBUT) vs. Isa Dalipaj (1-0)
Ben Coyle (DEBUT) vs. Phumi Nkuta (1-0)
Turpal Khamzayev (1-3)vs. Daniel Rodriguez (1-1)
NextGen Champion Miles Lee (5-0) vs. Jacob Lowry (6-0)
Nick Caracappa (DEBUT) vs. Jeff Taylor (0-1)
Luke Fernandez (DEBUT) vs. Josh Wotring (DEBUT)