One of the downsides to multiple shows in adjoining markets is the pool of quality fighters quickly commits leaving some cards to run light. Case in point was Cage Fury Fighting Championship’s October 13th show, the Atlantic City-based promotion’s debut in Dover, Delaware. Due to three other shows in adjoining markets DC, MD, VA, and PA CFFC could only scrounge up nine fights, not bad until three of those fights were scrapped within two days of the show. CFFC 17 took place at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE with a live webcast on GoFightLive.
The main event stayed intact as BFC vet Aung La Nsang clashed with Jason Louck. The two clashed early with Louck doing most of the scoring, punishing with jabs Nsang who snuck in a couple uppercuts but otherwise took several shots to the face as he tried to close. Nsang turned the tables with a punch to the midsection that had Louch wincing and holding his ribs causing Nsang to switch gears. Nsang opened up with a barrage of punches, finally making contact with a right that floored Louck followed by a diving elbow to the head on the ground for the KO ruling.
Three other pro fights took place on this card, the first two fights being amateur.
In the co-main event Anton Berzin advanced to 3-1 with his third submission victory, a first-round rear-naked choke over Walter Howard. The two clinched early and traded knees until Berzin took the fight to the ground. After a short scramble that saw both fighters in top position Berzin transitioned to a rear-naked choke for the tap. Howard now drops to 2-2 with none of his fights making past the second round.
In a back-and-forth battle Myron Baker won his pro debut with a second-round TKO of Andre Shuler. After Baker slipped and fell early in the first round Howard dominated most of the round with punches and multiple rear-naked choke attempts until Baker escaped late in the round and opened a cut on the forehead of Howard. Howard still seemed dazed in the second, quickly being beaten to the ground then against the cage until the referee stepped in.
In the first pro fight of the card Sergio da Silva put an end to his three-fight losing streak with a quick armbar of Gregory Saumenig. Da Silva stunned Saumenig early causing the Albuquerque fighter to shoot, the ensuing scramble finding Da Silva on bottom for an armbar into a triangle choke officially called an armbar victory.
CFFC continue to expand with their Richmond debut coming up October 27th before their return to Atlantic City November 3rd. Look for more on those cards in the days to come.
CFFC 17 results:
Andrew Hom def. Damon Bonner 1:35 R1 by TKO
Mike Shipman def. Ibrahim Toure by unanimous decision
Sergio da Silva def. Gregory Saumenig 1:52 R1 by armbar
Myron Baker def. Andre Shuler 1:14 R2 by TKO
Anton Berzin def. Walter Howard 3:53 R1 by rear-naked choke
Aung La Nsang def. Jason Louck R1 by KO