Cage Fury Fighting Championships held CFFC 74 tonight from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight card, which broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass, was headlined by a featherweight title bout between champion, Pat Sabatini, and challenger, Fabricio Oliveira. If Sabatini doesn’t get the call to the big show after tonight, something is wrong. The champion forces a submission in the second round to retain his belt.
In the co-main event, Sidney Outlaw looked to continue his incredible run as he meets lightweight champion Cesar Balmaceda at 160-pounds. Both men struggled to make weight yesterday so the title was taken off the line and the men will do battle at catchweight. Outlaw gets the submission in the first very round and could find himself back on the UFC radar after a win like this.
Four fighters who competed for CFFC tonight made the list of five rising fighters that mixed martial arts fans should keep an eye out for.
Troy Sterling, brother of UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling, met Miller Brothers MMA’s Joey Tizzano, with Tizz coming out on top by way of judges’ decision.
Ryan Kim Cafaro racked up another big win as he submitted Michael Lawrence in the second round by way of guillotine choke. Cafaro was hurt earlier in the fight from some of the big shots that Lawrence was throwing, and even got knee’d in the head just seconds before he was able to gather his thoughts and finish the fight. Cafaro is a warrior.
Crazy end to Ryan Cafaro vs. Michael Lawrence!!! Ryan got knee’d in the head an immediately got a choke on Michael! Nuts! Crazy stuff! #CFFC74 #CFFC #MMA #Figths #Fighting #Choke #Submissions https://t.co/kVH5fl2kIJ
— wildmatt (@wildmatt) May 18, 2019
Complete CFFC 74 results below:
Pat Sabatini (C) defeated Fabricio Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:45 – for the CFFC featherweight title
Sidney Outlaw defeated Cesar Balmaceda via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:30
Joey Pierotti defeated Manny Walo via KO (elbow) – Round 2, 4:52
Matthew Semelsberger defeated Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ryan Kim Cafaro defeated Michael Lawrence via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:18
Joey Tizzano defeated Troy Sterling via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Charalampos Grigoriou defeated Cody Hier via TKO (leg kicks) – Round 1, 2:05
Mark Trader defeated BJ Young via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:11
Eddy Torres defeated Jacob Dorman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:20
Sergio DeBari defeated Jordan Titoni via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brandon Davis defeated Miguel Junior Diaz via dnanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)