CFFC 70 Results - Main event cancelled, show goes on

CFFC 70 Results – Main event cancelled, show goes on

There is a saying that if something seems to good to be true, it usually is.  Today the Alliance MMA owned Cage Fury Fighting Championships sustained a major blow to their CFFC 70 fight card from the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The event will be available for pay-per-view broadcast on

The night’s main event was supposed to be a bantamweight title match between champion Ricky Bandejas and undefeated challenger Askar Askar.  Unfortunately Bandejas did not make it to ceremonial weigh-ins yesterday and speculation began to circulate as to why the Nick Catone MMA fighter did not show up. The champion did weigh-in earlier in the day for official CFFC 70 early weigh-ins so the fight had already been made official.

Today the fight was officially called off although reasoning is still not certain.  Some said Bandejas has a family emergency while his opponent’s corner said that Ricky had fallen ill.  Either way, it is an unfortunate set of circumstances as this was a highly intriguing title fight that fans were interested in seeing go down.

Two other fights were called off yesterday after Sergio Da Silva and Maki Pitolo both missed weight.  Da Silva was to take on Jordan Morales in a bantamweight fight.  Pitolo was to meet Stephen Regman in a welterweight bout.  Then when the fight was moved to a catchweight of 175 pounds Pitolo still could not make the mark.

It appears as if the card will now be headlined by two undefeated fighters in Cesar Balmaceda and Hopeton Stewart.  The fight went on and it was Balmaceda who would win via unanimous decision.

Eddie Bravo Invitational winner Erin Blanchfield dominated Whittany Pyles on the ground and opened a cut above her eye.  The fight was stopped by a ringside physician following the first round.  With the win she became New Jersey’s youngest pro fighter to ever record a win.  She is just 18-years of age and her coach John Danaher had to write a letter to the commission to allow her to get approval for pro competition after just one amateur bout in New York.

CFFC 70 opened up with Troy Sterling, one of UFC star Aljamain Sterling’s brothers, taking on Magic Mears.  Sterling’s grappling prowess overwhelmed Mears en route to a unanimous decision.

CFFC 70 Results below:

Cesar Balmaceda defeated Hopeton Stewart via unanimous decision

BJ Young defeated Benjamin Allen

Sergio DeBari defeated Adi Alic via split decision

Kenny Gaudreau defeated Thiago Rela via TKO

Solomon Renfro defeated Scott Noble via split decision

Terry Bartholomew defeated Christopher Piriz via unanimous decision

Erin Blanchfield defeated Whittany Pyles via doctor stoppage – Round 1, 5:00

Troy Sterling defeated Magic Mears via unanimous decision

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