Cage Fury Fighting Championships officials hold CFFC 72 tonight from Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, N.J. The event broadcasted live on UFC Fight Pass and features two title bouts, while the prelims streamed on Facebook Live.
In the main event, Sean Brady successfully defended his welterweight title against Taj Abdul-Hakim. His dominating win may be what Brady needed to receive the call from UFC President, Dana White for the UFC event coming to nearby Philadelphia, his hometown.
In the co-main event spot, former CFFC welterweight champion and UFC fighter, Jonavin Webb moved up to middleweight on short notice to fight Kyle Daukaus for the promotion’s vacant middleweight strap. Daukaus was to fight Mike Wilcox, but Wilcox was removed from the card several weeks ago following an arrest. Daukaus battled through to eventually sink in a deep D’arce choke that made Webb spit ZZZZ’s out his mouth, finishing the bout at 5:00 of round two.
CFFC 72 results below:
Sean Brady def. Taj Abdul-Hakim via TKO in Round 4, at 3:30. – for the welterweight title
Kyle Daukaus def. Jonavin Webb via Submission (D’Arce Choke) in Round two, at 5:00. – for the middleweight title
Sean Santella def. Naoki Inoue via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Andre Barquero Morera def. Tommy Espinosa via Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28).
Joey Pierotti def. David Mundell via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Paul Capaldo def. Jacob Olave via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Prelims on Facebook:
Justin Clarke def. Chaka Worthy via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
Joey Tizzano def. Benjamin Allen via TKO in round 2, at 0:12.
Ryan Rizco (1-0) def. Josha Vann via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27).
Miguel Junior Diaz (1-0) def. David Juliano (0-1) via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in round 3, at 2:14.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).