CFFC 91: Sabatini vs. Stirn Play-by-Play

This article is the play-by-play to accompany the live coverage being done for CFFC 91 on the website. Live coverage of the six-bout card can be viewed here.

Quick Results:

Main Card (8:00PM EST) (UFC Fight Pass)

Bout 1: Jose Perez def. Jacob Dorman via Submission, Banana Split (RD 1, 2:01)

Bout 2: Jonathan Piersma def. Tyler Bunting via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 1, 1:36)

Bout 3: Darrell Horcher def. Vadim Ogar via TKO, Strikes (RD 1, 0:29)

Bout 4: Mike Malott def. Solomon Renfro via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 1, 1:42)

Bout 5: Elise Reed def. Jillian DeCoursey via Decision, Unanimous (CFFC Strawweight Championship)

Bout 6: Pat Sabatini def. Jesse Stirn via Submission, Armbar (RD 2, 2:23) (Vacant CFFC Featherweight Championship)

Play-by-Play:

Bout 1: Jacob Dorman (1-3) vs. Jose Perez (1-0) (Featherweight)

Dorman landed a left hook that wobbled Perez early. Perez scored a takedown in the opening minute of the fight. Perez landed a couple of elbows from half guard before moving into full mount. Taking the back of Dorman in the second minute. Perez looked for a banana split, stretching out the legs of Dorman. The submission caused Dorman to tap out while it was in the process of being extended.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Dorman
Perez

Bout 2: Tyler Bunting (0-0) vs. Jonathan Piersma (0-0) (Welterweight)

 

Piersma was quick to get a takedown in the fight, taking side control on top on the ground. Piersma looked for a guillotine choke, moving into full mount in the process. Keeping with the choke in the second minute of action, Bunting tapped out to end the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Bunting
Piersma

Bout 3: Vadim Ogar (6-3) vs. Darrell Horcher (13-4) (Lightweight)

Horcher landed a left cross that dropped Ogar in the first 30 seconds of action. Horcher took top position on the ground, where he landed a series of punches that hurt Ogar and forced the referee to stop the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Ogar
Horcher

Bout 4: Solomon Renfro (6-0) vs. Mike Malott (5-1-1) (Welterweight)

Renfro came forward with a combination of hooks to the body and head in the first minute that hurt Malott. He started to connect with leg kicks as well that would slightly trip Malott. Malott landed a right cross that dropped Renfro in the second minute of action. Malott took the back of Renfro, where he slipped in a rear naked choke that put Renfro unconscious.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Renfro
Malott

Bout 5: Elise Reed (2-0) vs. Jillian DeCoursey (4-2) (CFFC Strawweight Championship)

DeCoursey caught a leg for a clinch in the second minute, putting Reed against the cage. Reed got on the back of DeCoursey while on the feet, landing some punches from the position. DeCoursey scored a trip takedown, although Reed looked for a choke while on the ground. Reed lost the choke after getting full guard on top. DeCoursey looked for an armbar while on her back in the second half of the round. Reed landed a few punches on top before the round ran out of time.

DeCoursey scored a takedown from a clinch a minute into the second round. DeCoursey took half guard on top, although she was eventually moved to full guard. DeCoursey landed with punches frequently from the top. Reed connected with punches in her back, although not as many as DeCoursey. Reed landed an upkick when DeCoursey stood up for a moment. DeCoursey kept control on top until the round concluded.

DeCoursey shot for a takedown in the second minute of the third round. Reed was able to back up against the cage to stop the attempt. Reed stuffed another takedown in the fourth minute of the fight, using the chance to land a series of hammerfist punches of the head. DeCoursey kept pressing for the takedown after eating the strikes, getting a takedown and earning side control. DeCoursey moved into full mount in the final minute of the round. Reed left the position late in the round. DeCoursey seemingly shelled up late in the round, eventually getting to her feet and backtracking to avoid punches.

DeCoursey searched for a single leg takedown a minute into the final round. Like she did in the round before, Reed landed numerous punches while stopping the attempt. DeCoursey got a hold of one of her legs while on the ground. Reed scored with punches to the body and head while DeCoursey stayed attached to her. The fight went back to the feet halfway through the round, with DeCoursey keeping Reed against the cage. Reed seemingly scored a takedown in the fourth minute of the round. DeCoursey held a leg of Reed again while getting hit by a series of punches. DeCoursey looked for an armbar late in the round after eating a few punches and elbows. Reed kept with punches until the round ran out of time. Reed defneded her belt for the first time on Friday, defeating DeCoursey on the scorecards(39-37, 39-37 & 39-37).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Reed 10 9 9 10 38
DeCoursey 9 10 10 9 38

Bout 6: Pat Sabatini (12-3) vs. Jesse Stirn (10-3) (Vacant CFFC Featherweight Championship)

Sabatini landed a clean right cross a minute into the fight. He scored a takedown right after, taking the back of Stirn. Sabatini switched positions frequently, going from half guard to side control. He attempted a kimura late in the round, losing the submission after taking full mount in the closing seconds of the round.

Sabatino was quick to clinch with Stirn early in the second round, scoring a takedown from the position right after. He was quick to land in full guard on top. Sabatini landed a series of punches before Stirn escaped the position in the second minute of the round. Sabatini was quick to thrown Stirn back down, taking side control after. Sabatini left full mount to attempt an armbar halfway through the round, causing Stirn to tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
Sabatini 10
Stirn 9

 

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