ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—— Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC), one of the industry’s leading developmental MMA organizations, is closing 2018 with a bang, as tonight’s championship event from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City is sold out.
Headlined by three CFFC title fights, tonight’s event will also mark the debut of CFFC on UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s digital subscription service for fight fans. The night’s action on UFC Fight Pass begins at 9 p.m. ET and will be called by accomplished sports broadcaster Mike Gill and former pro wrestling superstar and UFC veteran CM Punk.
“We are blown away by the support from our fans, partners, and the entire MMA community ahead of tonight’s sold-out card,” CFFC President Rob Haydak said. “Borgata has been a tremendous partner for CFFC and we can’t wait to deliver one of our best cards ever to one of the finest properties in the country.”
“When we made the announcement for CFFC 71, we set the goal of bringing back CFFC bigger and better than ever. Now, with a sold-out card and fans tuning in from around the world on UFC Fight Pass, we believe we are on the cusp of something special. Tonight’s event continues our mission of showcasing the best and brightest young talent in this sport and solidifies CFFC as one of MMA’s true proving grounds for top prospects and future world champions.”
CFFC’s first event on UFC Fight Pass will feature three championship fights. Unbeaten Atlantic City lightweight Cesar Balmaceda (5-0) will take on Damian Norris (Chicago, Ill., 10-2) for the CFFC interim lightweight title, while featherweight champion Pat Sabatini (Bristol, Pa., 9-2) will defend his title against Da’Mon Blackshear (Fayetteville, N.C., 6-2). If that wasn’t enough, a CFFC bantamweight champion will be crowned when Alexander Keshtov (Krasnodar, Russia, 8-0) takes on Andre Bernardo (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 8-5).
Plus, Chase Hooper (Enumclaw, Wash., 6-0) from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series makes his CFFC debut when he takes on Lashawn Alcocks (Wilmington, N.C., 7-8) in lightweight action, while rising women’s strawweight star Miranda Granger (Everett, Wash., 4-0) battles Jamie Colleen (Philadelphia, Pa., 4-2). Additionally, UFC veteran and former CFFC welterweight champion Jonavin Webb (Marlton, N.J., 11-2) returns in search of his fourth straight victory as he takes on Hugh Pulley (St. Louis, Mo., 7-3).
CFFC partners for tonight’s event include: