Cage Fury Fighting Championships
|Industry||Mixed martial arts promotion|
|Headquarters||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
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.
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|Division||Upper weight limit||Champion||Since||Title defenses|
|Heavyweight||265 lb (120 kg; 18.9 st)||Plinio Cruz||November 1, 2014
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43)
|Light Heavyweight||205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)||Uninaugurated||N/A||0|
|Middleweight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)||Anthony Smith||February 28, 2015
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 46)
|Welterweight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)||Vacant||April 2, 2015||0|
|Lightweight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)||Darrell Horcher||February 7, 2015
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 45)
|Featherweight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)||Vacant||February, 2015||0|
|Bantamweight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)||Jimmie Rivera||November 1, 2014
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 43)
|Flyweight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)||Sidemar Honorio||December 13, 2014
(Cage Fury Fighting Championships 44)
Cage Fury Fighting Championships V
|Cage Fury Fighting Championships V - TWO WORLDS, ONE CAGE.|
|Promotion||Cage Fury Fighting Championships|
|Date||June 23, 2007|
|Venue||Trump Taj Mahal|
|City||Atlantic City, New Jersey|
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.
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.
|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|
- For the CFFC Light Heavyweight Championship
- For the NABC Lightweight Championship.
- For the NABC Middleweight Championship
- For the CFFC Welterweight Championship
- For the CFFC Lightweight Championship
- For the CFFC Middleweight Championship
Shelby Walker Heart of a Lion Award
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.
|Cage Fury Fighting Championships II||Al Buck|
|Cage Fury Fighting Championships III||Alexis Aquino|
|Cage Fury Fighting Championships V||Brian DeMuro|
- The Fight Network :: ALL FIGHTS ALL THE TIME :: Get it on!
- "Upcoming Events; CFFC:5". www.cagefuryfighting.com. Retrieved 2007-06-17.