Potential Fight of the Year Pits Jeremiah Wells Against Joey Pierotti for Vacant CFFC Welterweight Title on Friday, Aug. 16 in Atlantic City



ATLANTIC CITY — JULY 10, 2019 — Fresh off a Knockout of the Year last month that was the talk of the MMA world, Philadelphia’s Jeremiah Wells (7-2-1) will battle red-hot Joey “Mama’s Boy” Pierotti (12-1) of Washington State for the vacant Cage Fury Fighting Championships welterweight title. This tremendous championship fight takes place as the main event of CFFC 77 on Friday, Aug. 16 at Etess Arena inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Tickets for the card are on sale NOW at the Hard Rock Box Office and at www.cffc.tv.  

Wells and Pierotti will square off for the CFFC 170-pound title which was vacated earlier this year when then-champion Sean Brady signed a contract to compete for the UFC. The title fight comes on the heels of Wells’ incredible knockout of Mumia Abu Dey Ali at CFFC 76 in June, as well as Pierotti’s undefeated run in CFFC which has seen him score victories over David Mundell and Manny Walo.  

“Sean Brady was one of the best fighters CFFC has ever produced so it’s only right that two amazing prospects collide to crown our next champion,” CFFC President Rob Haydak said. “This fight at Hard Rock between Jeremiah Wells and Joey Pierotti will not only determine the next CFFC welterweight king, but it may very well determine the best 170-pound prospect in the world on the developmental level.”

CFFC 77 also marks the return of former CFFC interim lightweight champion and Atlantic City’s own Cesar Balmaceda (6-1), who takes on American Top Team’s Nikola Motta (9-3). This stacked card also features budding CFFC stars Santo Curatolo, Paul Capaldo, Chris Daukaus and more. A full CFFC 77 fight card is available at www.cffc.tv

CFFC 77 will be broadcast live on UFC FIGHT PASS, with veteran MMA broadcaster John Morgan and international superstar CM Punk calling the action.

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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Set on 17 acres, with the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk as its backdrop, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be Atlantic City’s go-to entertainment destination, boasting 2,200 slots, 120 table games, more than 20 first-class restaurants and lounges, and world-class entertainment, including Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, the beachside Sound Waves and Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club. The hotel and casino also features the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, overlooking the Atlantic City Boardwalk, showcasing a brand new elevated menu and state-of-the-art stage, allowing for an amplified level of service and entertainment. Along with an endless array of upscale amenities, including world-class shopping and the brand’s signature full-service Rock Spa and Salon, featuring 31 treatment rooms, the new, music-inspired property offers lavish guest rooms and suites, with stunning views of the city and Atlantic Ocean. From family vacations and business trips to weddings, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City offers an unparalleled experience. Each of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites radiates a contemporary style, including Hard Rock’s signature The Sound of Your Stay® music amenity program, which allows guests to set the mood with complimentary vinyl records or jam out on a Fender guitar in the privacy of their own room. Hotel guests can enjoy high speed, property-wide Wi-Fi, 24-Hour In-Room Dining, towel and chair service at Hard Rock Beach or at the indoor pool, and 24-Hour Access to Body Rock fitness. For more information and to book your stay, please visit hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.