Atlantic City, NJ –When Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) returns to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa on Friday, August 24th, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, four titles will be up for grabs. One of those bouts will have George Sullivan (10-3) defending his CFFC welterweight crown against Baltimore’s own, Tenyeh "Skinny Man" Dixon (10-8).
Back on April 14, 2012, Sullivan took the title from former friend, teammate, and UFC veteran, Greg Soto, with a knock out in the first round. Now with the belt, Sullivan will defend his title for the first time. "I’m training harder for this fight because keeping the belt means a lot more than winning it", said Sullivan. "Everyone always says it easy to win it and harder to keep it, so that just motivates me more."
In regards to his opponent, Sullivan respects Dixon but is confident the belt is staying with him. "I’m excited to fight him, he is a talented guy," continued the Kurt Pellegrino stand out. "I think he is going to get the best George Sullivan yet. I see Dixon eventually locking up with me because he is not going to like how hard I hit. But when he does lock up, he is going to realize why I am the strongest 170 around and I think he is going to be in for a rude awakening. I really feel my size and power will be too much for him."
This will be Dixon’s debut with CFFC and he comes into this fight with a lot of experience. Dixon, who is currently a welterweight champion in Philadelphia, knows the magnitude of this fight. "Well I just want to say I’m looking forward to my CFFC debut", said Dixon. "I haven’t felt this happy and motivated for a fight in my MMA career in a very longtime and come August 24th the world will see who "Skinnyman" Dixon is and the true meaning of "Raww Dogg"."
Dixon, currently riding a three-fight win streak believes he can make it a fourth and bring the title to Baltimore. "As far as George is concerned, I have the upmost respect for him," stated Dixon in regards
to his opponent. "I don’t know him at all to dislike him or comment on him. But he is a fighter, as I am one and come August 24th we are going to do what we get paid to do. Make no mistake at all, failure is not an option. Its win however I can. Fast, slow, short, long, I don’t care. Come August 24th I’m bringing my brand of danger to the CFFC fighting fans."
"If you bring anything less than your absolute best against George, you are in for a rude awakening and an early night," said CFFC president Rob Haydak Jr. "Tenyeh is a gamer and has been on the CFFC radar, I hope he brings his best and the fans are treated to a five round war."
In addition to Sullivan vs. Dixon, CFFC will have three other title bouts. Undefeated prospect Tim Williams (7-0) will fight UFC veteran David Branch (10-3) for the vacant CFFC middleweight crown. Current
CFFC bantamweight champion, Aljamain "Aljo" Sterling, will try to keep his perfect record intact when he defends his title for the second time against Philadelphia’s Sidemar "Sedico" Honorio (8-2). AMA’s Sean Santella will try to continue his flyweight success when he defends his CFFC title against Evan Velez. For more details on the card please visit www.CFFC.tv. Tickets for this event can be purchased at www.theborgata.com.