CFFC will conclude 2020 with an event on Friday night which sees two championship fights. Live from the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, CFFC 91 presents a strawweight and featherweight title fight atop a six-bout card.
Follow along throughout the evening for live updates on the show.
Main Card (8:00PM EST) (UFC Fight Pass)
Bout 6: Pat Sabatini (12-3) vs. Jesse Stirn (10-3) (Vacant CFFC Featherweight Championship)
Sabatini Wins Controlling Fight To Reclaim CFFC Featherweight Belt
Pat Sabatini reclaimed the CFFC Featherweight Championship in the main event, closing out an impressive performance over Jesse Stirn with an armbar in the second round.
Sabatini smothered Stirn on the ground, being quick to score takedowns at the start of both rounds. Sabatini was able to move around easily on the feet, often switching positions and attempting numerous submissions.
Sabatini called for a UFC fight following his victory.
The win started Sabatini’s second run as a CFFC champion.
Sabatini first won the belt in 2017, defeating John de Jesus in under a minute. He lost the belt in February, as an injury in the first minute of action took him out of a fight against James Gonzalez.
He bounced back with a win in September, defeating Jordan Titoni on a CFFC card.
Stim entered the fight after two-straight wins in 2019.
Bout 5: Elise Reed (2-0) vs. Jillian DeCoursey (4-2) (CFFC Strawweight Championship)
Reed Scores High Volume Of Strikes, Given Decision Victory Over DeCoursey
Elise Reed defended her CFFC Strawweight Championship for the first time on Friday, defeating Jillian DeCoursey via unanimous decision after four rounds of action.
Reed was able to capitalize on takedown attempts throughout the fight, often landing numerous punches and elbows while DeCoursey stayed pressed on her. Despite often not having the dominant position, Reed was doing damage.
While consuming strikes, DeCoursey would often look for leg locks and armbars, among other submissions.
Reed earned the CFFC belt in her previous fight, defeating Jasmine Jasudavicius in August.
DeCoursey entered the fight after two-consecutive victories on the regional scene. Her most recent fight was in February, defeating Linda Mihalec on an Invicta FC card.
Her sole CFFC win was in 2019, where she defeated Katie Perez.
Bout 4: Solomon Renfro (6-0) vs. Mike Malott (5-1-1) (Welterweight)
Malott Stops Renfro With Choke, Ends Six-Fight Undefeated Run
Mike Malott ended the six-fight undefeated record of Solomon Renfro on Friday, choking him unconscious with a rear naked choke in the first round.
Malott found the choke moments after dropping Renfro with a right hand on the feet. He was quick to slip in the choke on the ground afterwards.
Despite losing, Renfro had a strong start to the fight, hurting Malott with punches in the opening seconds of the fight.
The bout was Malott’s first since 2017.
Renfro’s undefeated record included five fights in CFFC.
Bout 3: Vadim Ogar (6-3) vs. Darrell Horcher (13-4) (Lightweight)
Horcher Wins Return Fight In 29 Seconds
Darrel Horcher won in his return to action on Friday, stopping Vadim Ogar in less than a minute with strikes. Horcher landed a series of punches on the ground to stop the fight shortly after he dropped Ogar with a left cross.
The fight was Horcher’s first since his four-fight UFC career. Horcher picked up one win and three losses in the UFC. One of the three losses was against former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“I’m rejuvenated. I needed that time away,” said Horcher in his post-fight interview.
Horcher had competed in CFFC before being in the UFC. He extended his record in CFFC to six wins with Friday’s fight.
Horcher looked to return to the UFC after his win.
“I love it here … But I belong on the big show,” said Horcher.
The bout was Ogar’s first since 2017. His two previous fights were losses, including a loss to now-UFC fighter Sodiq Yusuff.
Bout 2: Tyler Bunting (0-0) vs. Jonathan Piersma (0-0) (Welterweight)
Piersma Secures Guillotine Choke To Win Pro Debut
Jonathan Piersma picked up a quick pro debut on Friday, submitting Tyler Bunting with a guillotine choke in the second minute of action.
Piersma scored a takedown early in the fight. He stepped into full mount while holding the guillotine choke, eventually causing a tap out.
“I do that every day in training. You could ask my training partners they probably get sick of being guillotined,” said Piersma in his post-fight interview.
The fight was Bunting’s pro debut as well.
Bout 1: Jacob Dorman (1-3) vs. Jose Perez (1-0) (Featherweight)
Perez Submits Dorman Quickly With Rare Banana Split
Jose Perez earned his second win as a pro to start the main card, submitting Jacob Dorman in the third minute of action with a banana split, also known as a spladle.
Perez scored a takedown early in the round after Dorman charged forward with strikes. He applied the submission after just a few moments of control on from the back of Dorman. The tap came while it was being applied.
Perez won his pro debut just three months ago, defeating Brandon Gaitor on a CFFC card.
The loss was Dorman’s third-straight as a pro. His two previous fights were also first-round submission losses, being caught in an armbar twice in 2019.