CAGE FURY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS DEBUTS AT
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY ON SATURDAY, FEB. 16
WITH TWO CHAMPIONSHIP BOUTS
RADY DEFENDS 170-POUND CROWN VS. ABDUL HAKIM ANDWILCOX BATTLES DAUKAUS FOR MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE
PLUS, CM PUNK RETURNS TO CALL THE ACTION LIVE ON UFC FIGHT PASS
Source: Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY — January 3, 2018 — The boardwalk in Atlantic City will once again host a major championship combat sports event in 2019.
Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC), one of the industry’s leading developmental MMA organizations, announced today that it will host a championship card on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. The event, which features two CFFC title fights, will be broadcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS, with veteran broadcasterMike Gill and international superstar CM Punk returning to call the action.
In the night’s main event, reigning CFFC welterweight champion Sean Brady (Philadelphia, Pa., 9-0) defends his title against Taj Abdul Hakim (Queens, N.Y., 8-1). With a win, the undefeated and versatile Brady looks to cement his place as one of the best welterweights in CFFC history. Meanwhile, the dangerous Abdul Hakim is fresh off a victory over Marco Smallman at CFFC 71 and determined to end Brady’s run atop CFFC’s talent-rich 170-pound division.
In addition to the welterweight title fight, a pair of gifted submission artists collide in the night’s championship co-main event. Mike Wilcox (Philadelphia, Pa., 6-3) battles Kyle Daukaus(Philadelphia, Pa., 4-0) for the vacant CFFC middleweight crown, which was last held by UFC star Anthony Smith.
Wilcox – a former NCAA Division III National Champion wrestler at Delaware Valley College – has won four of his last five contests, all by first-round submission. Like Wilcox, Daukaus is a grappling ace, with all four of his pro wins coming by way of submission. Both fighters in this title fight look to follow in the footsteps of Smith, one of UFC’s fastest rising stars who holds wins over the likes of MMA legends Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rashad Evans.
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“The boardwalk in Atlantic City has hosted some of the greatest fights in the history of combat sports and we look forward to carrying on that tradition with our new partners at Hard Rock,” said Rob Haydak, President of CFFC. “Joe Lupo and his team are doing a remarkable job in positioning Hard Rock as one of the best properties in the country for gaming, dining, nightlife and entertainment. We couldn’t be more excited to bring two CFFC championship fights to Hard Rock as we look to once again deliver the best regional MMA fights in the industry.”
Joe Lupo, President, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City stated, “We could not be more excited to host Cage Fury Fighting Championship at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City this February 16th. Building a relationship with a premier MMA organization to host the first of many CFFC events at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena for our fight fans to enjoy on the Boardwalk speaks to our continued commitment to world-class entertainment.”
For more information, visit www.cffc.tv.
ABOUT CAGE FURY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Considered one of the best regional, developmental mixed martial arts organizations in the industry, Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) hosts events across the United States with an emphasis on cultivating the best and brightest talent in the sport. CFFC events are broadcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS, the leading digital subscription service for fight fans.
Founded in 2006, CFFC has served as home to a variety of UFC stars, including Anthony Smith, Jimmie Rivera, Aljamain Sterling, Kimbo Slice, Paul Felder, Jim Miller, Nick Catone, Lyman Good, Katlyn Chookagian, Shane Burgos and Jared Gordon.
Led by its respected President Rob Haydak, CFFC’s executive team consists of sports and entertainment industry executives who have worked for some of the most prestigious brands in the world. For more information, visit www.cffc.tv.