CFFC 105: Jeffery vs. Harris Preview

Aaron Jeffery will return to CFFC on Saturday night, coming back to the promotion to defend his middleweight belt. He will face Rex Harris in the main event of CFFC 105 from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Here’s a preview of the entire show.

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Preliminary Card (6:00PM EST) (Facebook / Youtube)

Bout 1: Cameron Scalio (2-1) vs. Blair Wilt (1-0) (Amateur Lightweight)

In the first of four amateur fights on the card, Blair Wilt will meet Cameron Scalio.

Wilt is returning to action after winning his amateur debut. He scored a stoppage victory in his first appearance, stopping Christian Monyer in July on a Art of War Cage Fighting card.

Scalio is still in his rookie year as an amateur. He took his first amateur loss last time around, losing to Collin Kaplowitz in September.

Bout 2: Dymere Rappa (2-1) vs. Dwayne Pepper (2-0) (Amateur Light Heavyweight)

Dwayne Pepper will fight to keep his flawless amateur record alive when facing Dymere Rappa.

Pepper returned to competition in July, defeating Johnathan Howard in the first round of a fight. His previous amateur bout was back in 2019.

Rappa has appeared twice on CFFC cards in the past. His first showing was in early October, where he lost a decision to Ian Allston. Later that month he bounced back with a win over Nick Galanti.

Bout 3: Nick Gebhard (1-2) vs. Dylan LaPalomento (3-0) (Amateur Flyweight)

Coming off his first win, Nick Gebhard will face Dylan LaPalomento.

Gebhard’s first victory came in October, defeating Dominic Robinson. This came after he suffered two losses earlier in the year. A win on Saturday night would even his amateur record.

LaPalomento has yet to lose in his amateur run. His winning streak turned into a trio in August, submitting Juan Penaloza with an armbar.

Bout 4: Akuma Maters (4-4) vs. Ian Allston (3-2-1) (Vacant CFFC Amateur Heavyweight Championship)

CFFC will crown an amateur heavyweight champ in the final prelim fight of the card, as Akuma Maters and Ian Allston will fight.

Allston won in his return to CFFC in October, defeating Dymere Rappa via decision. The fight put him back into the win column after taking a loss and a draw in his previous fights.

Maters was inactive in 2021 but developed a two-fight losing streak in 2020.

Bout 5: Caleb Hall (2-2) vs. Manny Morales (0-0) (Welterweight)

Before the prelims wrap up, Manny Morales will make his pro debut against Caleb Hall.

Morales is turning pro after a nine-fight career as an amateur. His amateur career ended strong, as he put together a five-fight winning streak at the end. This included two CFFC fights from 2020 to 2021 as well.

Hall will be fighting to snap a two-fight losing streak. He took two losses in 2021, losing to Jacobi Jones on an LFA card then getting stopped by Joey Banks.

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

Bout 6: Efren Escareno (3-1) vs. Jeffrey Glossner (3-2) (Catchweight)

Coming back after his first pro loss, Efren Escareno will meet Bellator alum Jeffrey Glossner.

Escareno had his undefeated record of three wins snapped in October, as Charalampos Grigoriou stopped him in 21 seconds with strikes at CFFC 101.

Glossner won on a Bellator card in his last appearance, defeating Sebastian Ruiz on scorecards.

Bout 7: James Lyons (2-1) vs. Damion Nelson (2-0) (Featherweight)

Featherweights James Lyons and Damion Nelson will meet in the next fight.

Lyons is coming off his first loss, which he took against Timothy Cuamba in August. He had an explosive start to his career before then, finishing both Cody Zappone and Beau Samaniego within a round in the first half of 2021.

Nelson will be making his CFFC debut in this fight. He won his first two pro bouts in Ring of Combat, defeating two opponents via split decision in 2021.

Bout 8: Joey Tizzano (3-1) vs. Taylor Pierce (2-1) (Featherweight)

CFFC regulars Joey Tizzano and Taylor Pierce will collide in the next fight.

Pierce has earned two pro wins since joining CFFC. The most recent victory came in May of last year over James Herd.

Tizzano returned from his first loss in April, submitting Malek Mahmoud with a rear naked choke.

Bout 9: Manoel Sousa (7-0) vs. Trevor Ollison (5-3) (Lightweight)

The long winning streak of Manoel Sousa will be tested against Trevor Ollison on Saturday’s main card.

Sousa has put together an undefeated record of seven wins on the regional scene in Mexico. His last win was in July, stopping Brendo Bispo in the first round of a fight.

Ollison picked up an impressive win in his last outing, stopping the returning Wade Johnson in the first round with a kimura. That was his first win since 2019.

Bout 10: Jose Perez (5-1) vs. Paul Capaldo (6-0) (Featherweight)

Rising featherweights Jose Perez and Paul Capaldo will fight in the co-main event of the show.

All six of Capaldo’s wins have taken place in the CFFC cage since he turned pro in 2018. His last fight was a flashy knockout, as he stopped Chris Vasil with a wheel kick in April 2021.

Perez had a brutal first pro loss in August, suffering an 11-second knockout loss to DeAndre Anderson. Two months later, Perez was able to bounce back with a win against Isa Dalipaj via unanimous decision.

Bout 11: Aaron Jeffery (10-3) vs. Rex Harris (12-5) (CFFC Middleweight Championship)

Aaron Jeffery will fight to defend his CFFC Middleweight Championship for the first time when fighting Rex Harris in the main event of Saturday’s card.

Jeffery earned the middleweight belt in March 2021, going four rounds against Collin Huckbody to win a decision. He appeared later that year on the TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series,” fighting for a spot on the UFC roster. He was unsuccessful in that fight, losing to Caio Borralho.

Still the champ, Jeffery will return in Saturday’s main event.

Harris will be fighting in CFFC for the first time in nearly an entire decade. His previous fight with the promotion goes all the way back to 2012. He is coming back to the promotion after recently wrapping up an extensive run with the PFL. He first joined them in 2015 when it was still recognized as WSOF. He stuck around for their first year as PFL, departing after the 2018 season.

Harris won in his return to the regional scene in August, defeating Chris Dempsey with strikes.

On Saturday, Harris will get the chance to become a champion.

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