Cage Fury Fighting Championships

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Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC)
Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded November 2006
Headquarters Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Website www.cffc.tv

Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. Founded by Felix and Amy Martinez, it promoted in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The last-minute cancellation of its sixth event (second pay-per-view) in 2007 signaled its temporary demise; however, it resurfaced nearly four years later. CFFC featured many Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans, including fight commentator Dan Severn, as well as appearances by Evan Tanner, Kimbo Slice, Frank Shamrock, and Homer Moore. A number of former champions (Carmelo Marrero, Jim Miller, and Dan Miller) have appeared or currently appear in the UFC.

Current champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Heavyweight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st) United States Plinio Cruz November 1, 2014
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43)
0
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st) Uninaugurated N/A 0
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) United States Anthony Smith February 28, 2015
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 46)
0
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) Vacant April 2, 2015 0
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) United States Darrell Horcher February 7, 2015
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 45)
0
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) Vacant February, 2015 0
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) United States Jimmie Rivera November 1, 2014
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43)
0
Flyweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) Brazil Sidemar Honorio December 13, 2014
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 44)
0

List of events[1][edit]

No. Event Name Date Location
1 Cage Fury Fighting Championships 1 June 30, 2006 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
2 Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2 October 6, 2006 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
3 CFFC 3: Battleground January 19, 2007 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
4 Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4 April 13, 2007 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
5 CFFC 5: Two Worlds, One Cage June 23, 2007 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
6 CFFC 6: The Return February 5, 2011 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
7 CFFC 7: No Mercy April 16, 2011 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
8 CFFC 8: Seek and Destroy May 20, 2011 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
9 CFFC 9: Beach Brawl June 10, 2011 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
10 CFFC 10: Black Eye July 23, 2011 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
11 CFFC 11: Danger Zone! October 22, 2011 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
12 CFFC 12: Pollard vs. Soto December 10, 2011 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
13 CFFC 13: Gambino vs. Foster February 4, 2012 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
14 CFFC 14: No Mercy April 14, 2012 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
15 CFFC 15: Williams vs. Rumsey June 30, 2012 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
16 CFFC 16: Williams vs. Jacoby August 24, 2012 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
17 CFFC 17: Nsang vs. Louck October 13, 2012 United States Dover, Delaware
18 CFFC 18: Wade vs. McCray October 27, 2012 United States Richmond, Virginia
19 CFFC 19: Sullivan vs. Lane February 2, 2013 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
20 CFFC 20: Heckman vs. Martinez February 8, 2013 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
21 CFFC 21: Lashomb vs. Hickey February 16, 2013 United States Richmond, Virginia
22 CFFC 22: Wynn vs. Velez March 16, 2013 United States Dover, Delaware
23 CFFC 23: La Nsang vs. Baker April 13, 2013 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
24 CFFC 24: Sullivan vs. Becker May 11, 2013 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
25 CFFC 25: Williams vs. Faunce June 22, 2013 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
26 CFFC 26: Sullivan vs. Martinez August 17, 2013 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
27 CFFC 27: Heckman vs. Kelleher September 21, 2013 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
28 CFFC 28: Brenneman vs. Baker October 26, 2013 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
29 CFFC 29: Smith vs. Kelleher November 1, 2013 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
30 CFFC 30: Sterling vs. Roberts November 2, 2013 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
31 CFFC 31: Heckman vs. Lentz February 8, 2014 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
32 CFFC 32: Stripling vs. Anyanwu February 22, 2014 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
33 CFFC 33: Felder vs. Stevens March 22, 2014 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
34 CFFC 34: Santella vs. Honstein April 19, 2014 United States Morristown, New Jersey
35 CFFC 35: Heckman vs. Makashvili April 26, 2014 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
36 CFFC 36: Secor vs. Good June 21, 2014 United States Morristown, New Jersey
37 CFFC 37: Anyanwu vs. Bell June 28, 2014 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
38 CFFC 38: Felder vs. Johnson August 9, 2014 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey

Cage Fury Fighting Championships V[edit]

Cage Fury Fighting Championships V - TWO WORLDS, ONE CAGE.
Information
Promotion Cage Fury Fighting Championships
Date June 23, 2007
Venue Trump Taj Mahal
City Atlantic City, New Jersey
Attendance 7,286[2]
Event chronology
Cage Fury Fighting Championships IV Cage Fury Fighting Championships V - TWO WORLDS, ONE CAGE.

Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5 - TWO WORLDS, ONE CAGE. was a mixed martial arts event held by Cage Fury Fighting Championships, and their first on pay-per-view. The event took place Saturday, June 23, 2007 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[3]

CFFC:5 featured the mixed martial arts debut of Kimbo Slice, a bare knuckle street brawler from Miami, Florida. Slice's opponent was 'Merciless' Ray Mercer, an American professional boxer and former WBO World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist that resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina, also made his MMA debut.

Kimbo Slice won the fight in the first round with a guillotine choke submission.

Mercer had missed a guillotine choke opportunity and paid the price. Kimbo added insult to injury, as he refused to let go, further aggravating the pain for mercer. When he finally let go, Mercer very irrate punched Slice's chest in anger and later was restrained by the referee and officials.

Mercer later stated in the press conference at Adrenaline III: Bragging Rights, when he was scheduled to fight Tim Sylvia under MMA rules instead of boxing rules, that he had expected Kimbo Slice to box with him and said that he did not really train in any other aspect of MMA and was unprepared for the guillotine choke.

Results[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Kimbo Slice def. Ray Mercer guillotine choke 1
Light Heavyweight Josh Rhodes def. Noah Inhofer Ref stoppage (Strikes) 2 [a]
Lightweight Deividas Taurosevičius def. Kevin Roddy Rear-naked choke 1 [b]
Welterweight Gregor Gracie def. Josh Lydell Rear-naked choke 1
Middleweight Dante Rivera def. Alexis Aquino Straight ankle lock 2 [c]
Welterweight Nick Serra def. Mike Varner Armbar 2 [d]
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Anthony Morrison Triangle choke 1 [e]
Middleweight Nick Catone def. John Howard Unanimous decision 5 5:00 [f]
Welterweight Lyman Good def. Doug Gordon Unanimous decision 3 5:00
Welterweight Al Buck def. Brian DeMuro Unanimous decision 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the CFFC Light Heavyweight Championship
  2. ^ For the NABC Lightweight Championship.
  3. ^ For the NABC Middleweight Championship
  4. ^ For the CFFC Welterweight Championship
  5. ^ For the CFFC Lightweight Championship
  6. ^ For the CFFC Middleweight Championship


Shelby Walker Heart of a Lion Award[edit]

CFFC employed former MMA fighter Shelby Walker as their post-fight interviewer at CFFC I. Walker was to perform the duties again at CFFC II prior to her death September 24, 2006. In her honor, CFFC created the Shelby Walker Heart of a Lion Award, to be awarded to the fighter that showed the most heart at each event. Al Buck received the award at CFFC II for surviving a long rear naked choke attempt by Malachy Friedman en route to a TKO victory. Brian DeMuro received the award at CFFC IV for a battle with former welterweight champ Carlos Nieves in which DeMuro won via submission in the second round.

Championship Recipient
Cage Fury Fighting Championships II Al Buck
Cage Fury Fighting Championships III Alexis Aquino
Cage Fury Fighting Championships V Brian DeMuro

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