There’s three title fights headlining Cage Fury Fighting Championships [CFFC] 81 on Feb. 1, 2020.
Pat Sabatini, Kyle Daukaus and Alexander Keshtov defend their titles at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, the promotion’s first event of the new year.
“We closed out our 2019 schedule with an incredible ‘Fight for the Troops’ event, and now it’s time to look to the new year,” CFFC President Rob Haydak said in a press release. “With that in mind, I’m happy to reveal that we will return to the beautiful Parx Casino for our first event of 2020. We think it’s going to be our best year yet, and we look forward to putting on a fantastic card on Feb. 1.”
CFFC featherweight champion, Sabatini [11-2] fought once in 2019, defending his strap by choking out Fabricio Oliveira at CFFC 74 on May 17. Sabatini’s scheduled bouts for CFFC 78 and CFFC 79 fell through.
He captured the title with a unanimous decision win against Da’Mon Blackshear at CFFC 71 on Dec. 14, 2018. He is a seven-time CFFC veteran as a professional and is currently riding three-fight win streak.
Daukaus [8-0] remained unbeaten in 2019, including unanimous decision victory over Michael Lombardo on week two, season three of Dana White’s Contender Series onJune 25. Daukaus never received a contract and returned to the CFFC to defend his middleweight title on Sept. 21.
He earned his seventh career-submission win with a second round D’Arce choke against Stephen Regman
He claimed the title by choking out two-time UFC veteran Jonavin Webb in the third round at CFFC 72, Feb. 16. Daukaus will make his fourth appearance under the CFFC banner in February of 2020. He’s built quite a reputation with seven of his eight wins coming by submission.
Keshtov [9-0] returns to defend his bantamweight strap after a year layoff. He fought once in 2018, claiming the title with a unanimous decision win over Andre Bernardo at CFFC 71.
Keshtov fought for numerous promotions throughout his professional career and is currently finding a home in CFFC.
Pierce joins card
Taylor Pierce makes his CFFC debut on the card as well after making his pro debut at 140 lbs. catchweight on Sept. 28. Pierce lost by unanimous decision to Matt Turnbull at Art of War Cage Fighting 13 on Sept 28.
The three title bouts headline the UFC Fight Pass-streamed event. Official opponents have not been announced yet.
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