Finishing off their back-to-back events, Cage Fury Fighting Championship is set to hold CFFC 85 on Friday night. The card is headlined by a welterweight championship bout, where Mike Hill faces Bobby Lee.
Follow along throughout the evening for live results of the action from the Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino from Tunica, Mississippi, USA.
Bout 1: Donny Ross vs. Lance Abera (Lightweight) (Amateur Bout)
Bout 2: Trinity Swint vs. Dakota Smith (Catchweight 130 lbs) (Amateur Bout)
Bout 3: Jordan Seufzer (2-7) vs. Marcelo Nunes (5-1) (Heavyweight)
Main Card (8:30PM EDT / 7:30PM CDT) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 9: Mike Hill (11-4-1) vs. Bobby Lee (11-4) (Interim CFFC Welterweight Championship)
Lee Sweeps Scorecards To Become CFFC Champion
Controlling through all four rounds with takedowns and ground work, Bobby Lee picked up a unanimous decision victory over Mike Hill to become the new interim CFFC Welterweight Champion.
Lee picked up a clean sweep on the scorecards after four rounds.
“I’ve been dreaming of this for 10 years now,” said Lee in his post-fight interview.
Lee was first scheduled to fight CFFC’s previous welterweight champion, Jeremiah Wells, although the fight was changed after Wells signed to the UFC.
Hill made his return to action on the card, as his previous fight was a 2018 win against Matt Krayco. Friday’s fight was his first under CFFC. Hill took the fight on short notice, replacing Wells.
The fight was also Lee’s first in CFFC. He fought 12 times in RFA/LFA from 2016 to 2019. His most recent fight was in October of 2019, defeating Zack Shaw on a “Tony G Presents” card.
Bout 8: Ramazan Kuramagomedov (7-0) vs. Trevor Ollison (4-2) (Welterweight)
Kuramagomedov Remains Undefeated In CFFC Debut
A dominating performance for Ramazan Kuramagomedov concluded in the second round, putting in an arm triangle choke that caused Trevor Ollison to tap out.
Kuramagomedov was successful throughout the fight with takedowns. He tried for a triangle choke in the round before the finish as well.
Kuramagomedov, undefeated through eight fights, previously had wins in the PFL and TV series “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
Ollison came into the fight on a two-bout streak of wins from 2019.
Bout 7: Jose Mariscal (10-5) vs. Sean Soriano (12-6) (Featherweight)
Soriano Wins Strong Decision Over Mariscal
Getting his 13th win as a pro, Sean Soriano got a unanimous decision victory over Jose Mariscal. The contest saw Soriano control for a large part of the fight in full guard on the ground.
Soriano was deducted a point in the first round due to two different knees to the groin of Mariscal.
“I wish I could’ve stayed a little sharper on the feet,” said Soriano in his post-fight interview.
Bellator fighter Adam Borics was in the corner of Soriano.
His last fight was in July of 2019, defeating Saul Almeida on a CES card. Soriano had a three-fight stint in the UFC from 2014 to 2015. Soriano noted after the fight that he wants to return to the UFC.
“I feel like it all comes full circle and I think my circle is coming around,” said Soriano, who thinks he is on his way to a second UFC stint soon.
Mariscal’s previous fight was a loss, being finished last January on an LFA card to Steve Garcia, who is now in the UFC.
Bout 6: Nathan Mitchell (0-0) vs. Eddy Torres (1-0) (Lightweight)
Torres Wins With Armbar Early
Getting his second win as a pro, Eddy Torres put in an armbar from the bottom position to make Nathan Mitchell tap out.
The finish came only moments after Mitchell caught a leg kick for a takedown.
Torres debuted in 2019 with an armbar victory over Jacob Dorman.
The fight was Mitchell’s debut as a pro.
Bout 5: Chris Sorrell (2-2) vs. Montel Williams (3-0) (Catchweight 175 lbs)
Williams Remains Undefeated With Quick Victory Over Sorrell
Montel Williams got a quick win on the card, stopping Chris Sorrell with ground and pound in the first round. The finish saw Williams land a series of punches from full guard that saw the referee step in. Sorrell was quick to dispute the finish.
“I think it was a little too early. I wished it would gone on longer,” said Williams about the finish in his post-fight interview.
Williams picked up a win earlier in the year, defeating Gage Saunders on a Fusion Fight League card last June.
Bout 4: Mike Anderson (0-0) vs. Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov (2-1) (Lightweight)
Kamchybekov Stops Anderson In The Third With Strikes
Getting back in the win column, Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov stopped debuting fighter Mike Anderson in the third round with punches. The stoppage came after strong striking and a short amount of grappling control on the ground from Kamchybekov.
The fight was Kamchybekov’s debut at lightweight, having fought at welterweight and catchweight classes above in the past.
“I walk around 170. I’ve never cut [weight] before. This time my coaches said ‘yo, go to 155 [pounds],” said Kamchybekov in his post-fight interview, explaining the move to lightweight.
Kamchybekov dropped Anderson with a right hand in the second round. A pause came shortly after the knockdown due to Kamchybekov landing an illegal soccer kick to the head of Anderson, who was grounded.
Kamchybekov’s previous fight was his first loss of his career, not being favoured in a split decision to Matthew Semelsberger, who is now a UFC fighter.