Atlantic City, NJ – Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) returns to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Friday, August 24, 2012 with a total of four title fights, headlined by undefeated phenom Tim "The South Jersey Strangler" Williams versus UFC veteran David Branch for the vacant CFFC middleweight title.
"I'm a huge fan of both Timmy and Dave", said CFFC President Rob Haydak Jr. "They exemplify what it means to be a true professional. Both guys are arguably two of the best middle weights in the world outside the UFC. We are elated at the prospect of recognizing either Timmy or Dave as our new CFFC middleweight champion."
When the opportunity presented to put this fight together, both sides were eager to put each other against the best competition on the most prominent MMA stage on the east coast. "A fight of this caliber is a testament to both fighters and their management (Ali Abdelaziz and Bryan Hamper)", continued Haydak. "There was no hesitation from either camp in getting this deal done. This fight alone will be worth the price of admission."
The excitement of this fight started when Williams joined CFFC in April of 2011. He immediately stepped up in competition and took out UFC veteran Andre Gusmao. After an injury sidelined Williams for over a year, he defeated cagey veteran Lewis Rumsey by first round submission in June of 2012. Williams now faces his toughest challenge when he takes on Renzo Gracie student David Branch. "Dave is a top of the food chain middleweight," said Williams. This is definitely going to be the toughest fight of my career."
Not only is this the toughest fight of Williams’ career, it is scheduled for a five round war for the CFFC middleweight title. He is taking this fight very seriously. "It’s an honor to fight for the CFFC title,’ continued Williams. "CFFC puts on the best show on the east coast. To be a part of this show and fight for a title in CFFC is the culmination of my MMA career so far. I decided to take the whole month of August off of work to train for this fight. I want to finish Dave and establish myself as the top prospect at 185 pounds."
Since turning pro in 2007, Branch has amassed an impressive 10-3 record with his only losses coming to UFC veterans. Branch has faced the best fighters in the world and had four fights in the UFC compiling a 2-2 record. Although Branch has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, most of his victories have come via knock out. No matter where the fight ends up, Branch is confident in his abilities. "I’m looking forward to the fight," said Branch. "On the 24th I’m going to become the Cage Fury middleweight champion."
In addition to Williams vs. Branch, CFFC will have three other title bouts. Kurt Pellegrino stand out George Sullivan will defend his CFFC welterweight title for the first time against Baltimore’s Tenyeh "Skinny Man" Dixon. 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.
About Cage Fury Fighting Championship:
Cage Fury Fighting Championships (www.cffc.tv) is a pioneer in bringing prominent and elite MMA talent to the east coast. With a successful return in 2011 headed by President Rob Haydak Jr. and Vice President Joe Stant, the organization has continued to help launch the careers of several MMA stars including current UFC standouts, current CFFC lightweight champion John Cholish, and CFFC featherweight Champion Joey Gambino. CFFC Champions include George Sullivan (welterweight), current #2 prospect in the world, Aljamain Sterling (bantamweight), and CFFC Flyweight Champion, Sean Santella, who is currently ranked as the # 8 fighter in the world in the flyweight division.