CFFC 66 Preview
On August 5th, Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for CFFC 66. It's set to be a fantastic night of fights that will include plenty of regional MMA's top prospects and even a few hometown heroes.
Main Event: Jonavin Webb (9-2) vs. Cody Wilson (9-3)
In the main event of the evening, former CFFC welterweight champion and UFC veteran Jonavin "The Spider" Webb (9-2) is set to face Cody Wilson (9-3).
A Brazilian jiujitsu blackbelt with Gracie lineage, Jonavin Webb is one of the biggest stars in Cage Fury history. With 9 wins inside the CFFC cage, Webb has proven to be one of the very best 170-pounders on the east coast, and looks to further cement himself in CFFC history by getting his tenth Cage Fury win on August 5th.
Standing in Webb's way will be Revolution Academy's Cody Wilson. The South Carolina native is known for an all-around skillset and unique length for his division. Wilson is capable of finishing his opponents in every facet of the fight game. He is a very interesting matchup for the shorter Webb as Wilson stands 6'1" tall and will have a significant reach advantage come fight night.
Co-Main Event, Rickey Bandejas (8-1) vs. Giorgi "Little Godzilla" Kudukhashvili (3-0) - Interim Bantamweight Title Bout
A product of Nick Catone MMA, Ricky Bandejas has fought strictly for Cage Fury through the first 9 fights of his pro career and now he is looking to capture his first title against Kudukhashvili. Bandejas is best known for his elite wrestling skills and smothering top game.
Giorgi Kudukhashvili is a highly-touted 21 year-old prospect hailing from the Eastern European country of Georgia. Like many of his countrymen, Kudukhashvil has an extensive background in Sambo and wrestling. He got his first finish at CFFC 59 where he choked out Jesse Stirn, and now Kudukhashvili wants to take his MMA career to the next level with a win over Bandejas.
Shawn Teed (3-1) vs. Jahsua Marsh (2-2)
Next on the main card is a scintillating heavyweight bout as Shawn Teed takes on V3Fights heavyweight champion Jahsua Marsh. This matchup will be decided by whose strengths reign supreme. It will be the Brazilian Jiujitsu or Teed versus the collegiate wrestling talents of Marsh.
A Nick Catone pupil, Shawn Teed is hoping to get himself back in the win column this time around as he returns for the first time following his first professional loss to CFFC heavyweight champion.
Marsh is looking to prove that he can handle the fighters in the Northeast the same way he's dominated the guys in the Midsouth. Marsh has won handily in the V3Fights organization on two occasions, and now will attempt to win his first fight close to his home state of New York.
Mike Wilkins (7-3) vs. Rich Patishnock (6-4)
Before that Teed vs. Marsh comes "Iron City" Mike Wilkins versus Rich Patishnock. Wilkins is attempting to bounce back from a submission loss to Mike Pope at CFFC 62. Look for him to use his terrific takedowns to plant Patishnock on his back. Patishnock however, will likely implement a sprawl and brawl strategy.
"I'm lookin' to get myself back on track, and prove to everyone that I'm a force to be reckoned with," said Mike Wilkins ahead of this bout. The Stout Training Pittsburgh product wants to reel off a couple more wins like he did when he first came to CFFC.
A veteran of the PFL as well as Bellator MMA, Rich Patishnock knows what it takes to perform in front of the bright lights of a nationally branded promotion.
Sodiq Yusuff (4-0) vs. Vadim Ogar (7-1)
In a featured featherweight bout, high-level prospects Sodiq Yusuff and Vadim Ogar will throw down to see who is going to be the next top featherweight on the east coast. Yusuff possesses rangy striking and explosiveness in every technique he throws. Ogar is a submission specialist riding a win streak with three straight first round finishes. The fight style that will prevail in this bout is anyone's guess.
Yusuff is a SuckerPunch Entertainment Athlete with all of the tools to become a world champion. He is most known for his shimmy knockout at Shogun Fights 15, but Sodiq can turn even more heads by disposing of the highly-touted Ogar.
Ogar on the other hand has flown a bit under the radar. He has quietly won seven fights in a row, most of them coming on the Russian regional MMA circuit. In Ogar's last bout, he got an arm bar against Chaitanya Gavali at WSOF China 1.
Jamal Johnson (0-1) vs. BJ Young (7-0) AMATEUR
Kicking off the main card will be Jamal Johnson (0-1) versus BJ "Rican Rebel" Young (7-0 Amateur), who is making his pro debut. Johnson will make the trip up from his hometown of Baltimore in hopes of getting his first professional win in spectacular fashion. Young however, wants to make a statement in his debut and stifle his opponent.
THIS SATURDAY, August 5th in Atlantic City! Get ready for an unforgettable night Cage Fury fans!