Cage Fury Fighting Championships

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Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC)
Private Company
IndustryMixed martial arts promotion
FoundedNovember 2006
HeadquartersAtlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Websitewww.cffc.tv

Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion primarily operating in the Northeastern United States. Founded by Felix and Amy Martinez, they promoted their first shows in Atlantic City, New Jersey, launching the careers of fighters such as Kimbo Slice. The last-minute cancellation of its sixth event under the ownership of Felix and Amy Martinez in 2007 signaled its temporary demise; however, it resurfaced nearly four years later when Vineland, New Jersey native Robert Haydak Jr. purchased the organization and began promoting shows. Since then Haydak has re-invented the CFFC brand, bringing it to be considered one of the top Regional MMA Promotions in the United States.

CFFC launched the careers of several Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters such as Aljamain Sterling, Paul Felder, George Sullivan, and Jimmie Rivera among others. They also played host to a number of other fighters that have appeared on the UFC roster such as Carmelo Marrero, Jim and Dan Miller, Nick Catone, Lyman Good, and Zach Makovsky.

Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses Next Fight
Heavyweight 265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st) United States Azunna Anyanwu May 21, 2016
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 58)
2 Signed to UFC
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st) United States Anton Berzin May 20, 2017
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65)
0 Daniel Spohn ?
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) United States Anthony Smith July 26, 2015 Signed to UFC
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) United States Sean Brady May 20, 2017
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65)
1
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) United States Joseph Lowry May 20, 2017
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65)
1
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st) United States Pat Sabatini September 16, 2017
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 67)
1
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) United States Ricky Bandejas August 5, 2017
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 66)
1 Signed to Bellator
Flyweight 125 lb (56 kg; 8.8 st) United States Sean Santella December 17, 2016
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 62)
1
Women's Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st) United States Katlyn Chookagian March 19, 2016
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 57)
0 Signed to UFC
Women's Flyweight 125 lb (56 kg; 8.8 st) United States Katlyn Chookagian January 9, 2016
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 55)
0 Signed to UFC

Cage Fury Fighting Championships Title History[edit]

[1]

Cage Fury Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 265 lb (120.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Carmelo Marrero
def. Petrus Walker
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 1
New Jersey, USA
June 30, 2006
Marrero vacated the title.
2 United States Chris Birchler
def. Joe Stripling
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 25
Pennsylvania, USA
June 22, 2013
Birchler vacated the title.
3 United States Azunna Anyanwu
def. Joe Stripling
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 32
Philadelphia, USA
February 22, 2014

1. def. Keith Bell at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 37 on June 28, 2014

4 United States Plinio Cruz
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43
Philadelphia, USA
November 1, 2014
5 United States Azunna Anyanwu (2)
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 50
Philadelphia, USA
July 18, 2015
6 United States Dan Spohn
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 53
Philadelphia, USA
December 4, 2015
Spohn vacated the title.
7 United States Azunna Anyanwu (3)
def. Plinio Cruz
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 58
New Jersey, USA
May 21, 2016

1. def. Jose Pinto at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 61 on October 29, 2016
2. def. Shawn Teed at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 63 on February 18, 2017

Cage Fury Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 205 lb (93.0 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Josh Rhodes
def. Wayne Cole
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 1
New Jersey, USA
June 3, 2006

1. def. Lamont Lister at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2 on 6 October, 2006
2. def. Noah Inhofer at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5 on June 23, 2007

Rhodes vacated the title.
2 United States Anton Berzin
def. Jamelle Jones
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65
Philadelphia, USA
May 20, 2017

Cage Fury Middleweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 185 lb (83.9 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Dan Miller
def. Lance Everson
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2
New Jersey, USA
October 6, 2006

1. def. Jose Rodriguez at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4 on April 13, 2007

Miller vacated the title.
2 United States Dustin Jacoby
def. Tim Williams
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 16
New Jersey, United States
August 24, 2012
Jacoby vacated the title.
3 United States Tim Williams
def. Ronald Stallings
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43
Philadelphia, United States
November 1, 2014
4 United States Anthony Smith Cage Fury Fighting Championships 46
Philadelphia, United States
February 28, 2015

1. def. Tim Williams at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 50 on July 18, 2015

Smith vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.

Cage Fury Welterweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 170 lb (77.1 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Tamdan McCrory
def. Mike Littlefield
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2
New Jersey, USA
October 6, 2006

1. def. Anthony D’Angelo at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 3 on January 19, 2007
2. def. Nuri Shakir at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4 on April 13, 2007

McCrory vacated the title.
2 United States Chip Moraza-Pollard
def. Joey Rivera
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 10
New Jersey, United States
July 23, 2011
3 United States Greg Soto
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 12
New Jersey, United States
December 10, 2011
4 United States George Sullivan
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 14
New Jersey, United States
April 14, 2012

1. def. Tenyeh Dixon at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 16 on August 24, 2012
2. def. Julian Lane at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 19 on February 2, 2013
3. def. Brandon Becker at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 24 on April 11, 2013
4. def. Jesus Martinez at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 26 on August 17, 2013

Sullivan vacated the title.
5 United States Jonavin Webb
def. Dan Stittgen
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 38
New Jersey, United States
August 9, 2014

1. No contest. Lyman Good at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43 on November 1, 2014
2. def. Elijah Harshbarger at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 47 on March 7, 2015

Webb vacated the title.
6 United States Lyman Good
def. Nan-shon Burrell
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 48
New Jersey, United States
May 9, 2015
Good vacated the title.
7 United States Manny Walo
def. Jeremiah Wells
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 56
Philadelphia, United States
February 27, 2016
Walo vacated the title.
8 United States Sean Brady
def. Tanner Saraceno
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65
Philadelphia, United States
May 20, 2017

1. def. Mike Jones at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 68 on October 21, 2017

Cage Fury Lightweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 155 lb (70.3 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Al Buck
def. Malachy Friedman
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 2
New Jersey, USA
October 6, 2006
Buck vacated the title.
2 United States Jim Miller
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4
New Jersey, USA
April 13, 2007
Miller vacated the title.
3 Lithuania Deividas Taurosevicius
def. Dan Lauzon
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 3
New Jersey, USA
January 19, 2007
Good vacated the title.
4 United States John Cholish
def. Jameel Massouh
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 9
New Jersey, USA
June 10, 2011
Cholish vacated the title.
5 United States Charlie Brenneman
def. Kyle Baker
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 28
New Jersey, USA
October 26, 2013
Brenneman vacated the title.
6 United States Paul Felder
def. Marc Stevens
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 33
Pennsylvania, USA
March 22, 2014

1. def. Craig Johnson at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 38 on August 9, 2014

Felder vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
7 United States Nathan Vantassel
def. Brett Martinez
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 39
Pennsylvania, USA
August 16, 2014
Vantassel vacated the title.
8 United States Darrel Horcher
def. Jordan Stiner
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 45
Pennsylvania, USA
February 7, 2015

1. def. Stephen Regman at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 52 on October 31, 2015

Horcher vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
9 United States Mike Pope
def. Mike Wilkins
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 62
Philadelphia, USA
December 17, 2016
Pope vacated the title.
10 United States Joseph Lowry
def. Mike Pope
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65
Philadelphia, USA
May 20, 2017

1. def. Richard Patishnock at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 68 on October 21, 2017

Cage Fury Featherweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 145 lb (65.8 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Joey Gambino
def. Eddie Fyvie
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 11
New Jersey, USA
October 22, 2011

1. def. Kenny Foster at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 13 on February 4, 2012

Foster vacated the title.
2 United States Scott Heckman
def. Jeff Lentz
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 31
New Jersey, USA
February 8, 2014
3 Georgia (country) Levan Makashvili
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 35
Pennsylvania, USA
April 26, 2014
4 Brazil Alexandre Bezerra
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 38
Pennsylvania, USA
August 9, 2014
5 Georgia (country) Levan Makashvili (2)
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 44
Pennsylvania, USA
December 13, 2014
Makashvili vacated the title.
6 United States Jeff Lentz
def. Jared Gordon
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 48
New Jersey, USA
May 9, 2015
7 United States Bill Algeo
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 57
Philadelphia, USA
May 19, 2016
Algeo vacated the title.
8 United States Jared Gordon
def. Anthony Morrison
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 59
New Jersey, USA
July 9, 2016

1. def. Bill Alego at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 63 on February 18, 2017

Gordon vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
9 United States Pat Sabatini
def. John de Jesus
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 67
Philadelphia, USA
September 16, 2017

1. def. Francisco Isata at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 69 on December 16, 2017

Cage Fury Bantamweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 135 lb (61.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Nick Cottone
def. Matt McCabe
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 1
New Jersey, USA
June 30, 2006
2 United States Clint Godfrey
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4
New Jersey, USA
April 13, 2007
Godfrey vacated the title.
3 United States Aljamain Sterling
def. Sean Santella
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 11
New Jersey, USA
October 22, 2011

1. def. Casey Johnson at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 14 on April 14, 2012
2. def. Sidemar Honorio at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 16 on August 24, 2012
3. def. Joel Roberts at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 30 on November 2, 2013

Sterling vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
4 United States Jimmie Rivera
def. Anthony Durnell
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43
New Jersey, United States
November 1, 2014

1. def. Casron Beebe at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 48 on May 9, 2015

Rivera vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
5 United States Nick Pace
def. Ricky Bandejas
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 52
Sheffield, United Kingdom
October 31, 2015

1. def. Ahmet Kayretli at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 63 on February 18, 2017. Pace vacated title upon retirement from MMA in 2017.

Pace vacated the title.
6 United States Ricky Bandejas
def. Giorgi Kudukhashvili
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 66
New Jersey, USA
August 5, 2017

1. def. Nick Mamalis at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 69 on December 16, 2017

Bandejas vacated the title when he signed with Bellator.

Cage Fury Flyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 125 lb (56.7 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Sean Santella
def. Bryan Lashomb
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 13
USA
February 4, 2012

1. def. Tuan Pham at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 14 on April 14, 2012
2. def. Evan Velez at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 16 on August 24, 2012
3. def. Anthony Figueroa at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 19 on February 2, 2013
4. def. Dave Morgan at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 24 on August 24, 2012

2 Australia Nick Honstein Cage Fury Fighting Championships 34
New Jersey, USA
April 19, 2014

1. def. Darren Mima at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 40 on August 23, 2014

Honstein vacated the title.
3 Brazil Sidemar Honorio
def. Darren Mima
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 44
USA
December 13, 2014

1. def. Lincoln de Sá at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 49 on June 6, 2015

4 United States Louis Gaudinot
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 57
USA
March 19, 2016
Gaudinot vacated the title.
- United States Sean Santella
def. Matt Lozano for the interim title
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 62
USA
December 17, 2016
5 United States Sean Santella
def. Kevin Gray
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 69
USA
December 17, 2017

Cage Fury Woman’s Bantamweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 135 lb (61.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Katlyn Chookagian
def. Stephanie Bragayrac
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 57
USA
March 19, 2016
Chookagian vacated the title when she signed with the UFC.

Cage Fury Woman’s Flyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 125 lb (56.7 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Katlyn Chookagian
def. Isabelly Varela
Cage Fury Fighting Championships 55
USA
March 19, 2016
Chookagian vacated the title when she signed with the UFC.

List of events[2][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
39 CFFC 39: Heckman vs. Gerhart August 16, 2014 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
40 CFFC 40: Horcher vs. Ricci August 23, 2014 United States King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
41 CFFC 41: Holt vs. Cruz October 11, 2014 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
42 CFFC 42 (XFE 46): Burgos vs. Algeo October 25, 2014 United States Chester, Pennsylvania
43 CFFC 43: Good vs. Webb November 1, 2014 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
44 CFFC 44: Bezerra vs. Makashvili December 13, 2014 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
45 CFFC 45: Horcher vs. Stiner February 7, 2015 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
46 CFFC 46: Williams vs. Smith February 28, 2015 United States Chester, Pennsylvania
47 CFFC 47: Webb vs. Harshbarger March 7, 2015 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
48 CFFC 48: Good vs. Burrell May 9, 2015 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
49 CFFC 49: Honorio vs. Oliveira June 6, 2015 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
50 CFFC 50: Smith vs. Williams II July 18, 2015 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
51 CFFC 51: Ledesma vs. Gaudinot September 12, 2015 United States Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
52 CFFC 52: Horcher vs. Regman October 31, 2015 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
53 CFFC 53: Anyanwu vs. Spohn December 4, 2015 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
54 CFFC 54: Next Generation January 8, 2016 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
55 CFFC 55: Lentz vs. Algeo January 9, 2016 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
56 CFFC 56: Wells vs. Walo February 27, 2016 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
57 CFFC 57: Honorio vs. Gaudinot March 19, 2016 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
58 CFFC 58: Anyanwu vs. Cruz III May 21, 2016 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
59 CFFC 59: Gordon vs. Morrison July 9, 2016 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
60 CFFC 60: Webb vs. Steele August 6, 2016 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
61 CFFC 61: Anyanwu vs. Pinto October 29, 2016 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
62 CFFC 62: Santella vs. Lozano December 17, 2016 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
63 CFFC 63: Anyanwu vs. Teed February 18, 2017 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
64 CFFC 64: San Diego March 26, 2017 United States San Diego, California
65 CFFC 65: Three World Titles May 20, 2017 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
66 CFFC 66: Webb vs. Wilson August 5, 2017 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
67 CFFC 67: Sabatini vs. De Jesus September 16, 2017 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
68 CFFC 68: Brady vs. Jones October 21, 2017 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
69 CFFC 69: Four World Titles December 16, 2017 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey
70 CFFC 70: Balmaceda vs. Stewart March 24, 2018 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey

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