CFFC 63 Recap & Results

Cage Fury Fighting Championships 63 was a night that will go down in regional MMA history. 

A sold out crowd at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa witnessed a record-breaking night with three tremendous title fights and plenty of highlight reel finishes. 

With UFC President Dana White in attendance scouting prospects, many fighters left it all in the cage with hopes of impressive the most influential man in the fight game. 

In the Main event of the evening Zu Anyanwu defeated Shawn Teed via TKO in Round 2 (2:59). After applying non-stop pressure in round one, Teed fell into the champion's game in round 2, and found himself in a slugfest. Anyanwu connected with several massive right hands stunning Teed. Eventually one final blow prompted the ref to stop the fight as Teed's visibly rocked body bounced off the cage. The win marked Zu's ninth victory under the CFFC banner, as he showed the roaring crowd how he has become the most feared heavyweight in the promotion and beyond. 

In the Co-Main event, Jared Gordon took on Bill Algeo in a bout that went all four championship rounds. It was "Flash" Gordon who came away victorious with a unanimous decision victory. It was the significant strikes and takedowns of Gordon that ultimately won him the bout in the judges' eyes. Gordon now holds a record of 12-1, with his only loss coming by doctor's stoppage in which he was up on the score cards. His first featherweight title defense was a successful one, and it's only a matter of time before Jared moves on to bigger and better things. 

The third title of the evening was a bantamweight title bout featuring Nick Pace vs. Ahmet Kayretli. Early on it was Kayretli having success picking apart Pace with kicks and incredible footwork. After round two, it seemed as if Kayretli was on his way to securing the belt with his Dominick Cruz-esque striking. However in round three, Nick Pace showed why he was a true champion as he took down "The Turk" and managed to position himself for a rear-naked choke. Pace sunk in a beautiful submission and his huge crowd of supporters nearly brought the house down.  

Some other notable bouts from CFFC 63:

Tim "The South Jersey Strangler" Williams (15-3) extended his win streak to five as he defeated late replacement and UFC veteran Jay Silva via unanimous decision. Williams attempted several chokes in an effort to finish the fight, but Silva hung on each time. Nevertheless, Williams' ground control was more than enough to earn him the W. 

Joe Lowry (5-0) remained undefeated by getting a TKO victory over Daisuke Yamaji. Lowry once again found himself in a dog fight where both men were cut up and swinging for the fences. It was Lowry who came away on top after dropping the Renzo Gracie blackbelt and finishing him off with some ground n' pound.

After falling behind on the judges' scorecards through rounds one and two, Stephen Regman came out aggressive in round three against Dave Marfone and connected with a solid right hand that stunned Marfone. Regman (6-3) finished by raining down ground strikes before being awarded with a TKO victory.

Joe Solecki (3-0) achieved his third straight 1st round submission victory in as many CFFC events against Kevin Perez. Solecki has yet to make it even 3 minutes into a fight during his time with Cage Fury. Solecki left the cage without a scratch yet again on Saturday night. He's a BJJ phenom that is well worth watching going forward.

Below are the official results from CFFC 63:

Zu Anyanwu def. Shawn Teed
via TKO in Rd. 1 (2:59)

Jared Gordon def. Bill Algeo
via Unanimous Decision 

Nick Pace def. Ahmet Kayretli
via Submission (RNC) in Rd. 3 (3:47)

Tim Williams def. Jay Silva
via Unanimous Decision 

Joe Lowry def. Daisuke Yamaji
via TKO in Rd. 2 (3:32)

Stephen Regman def. Dave Marfone
via TKO in Rd. 3 (0:54)

Joe Solecki def. Kevin Perez
via Submission (RNC) in Rd. 1 (1:08)

Sergio Da Silva def. Eddie Alvarez
via Unanimous Decision 

Tanner Saraceno def. Matt Socholotiuk
via Submission (Heel Hook) in Rd. 1 (4:56)

Thiago Rela def. Greg Soto
via Submission (Arm bar) in Rd. 1 (1:31)

Kenny Richmond fought to a Split Draw
with Troy Sterling (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

Claudio Ledesma def. Alberto Orellano
via Unanimous Decision