Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65 takes place tonight, May 20, 2017 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The card consists of five amateur bout, seven professional contests, including three championship fights.
In the main event, four-time Cage Fury Fighting Championships veteran Sean”Brick House” Brady (5-0 MMA, 5-0 CFFC) will fight Tanner “The Hammer” Saraceno (4-1 MMA, 1-0 CFFC) for the vacant CFFC welterweight title at CFFC 65 inside the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 20, 2017.
In his last outing at CFFC 60, Brady knocked out Chauncey Foxworth in less than a minute into the first round Aug. 6, 2016. Previously, the 24-year-old earned a unanimous decision from the judges by defeating Rocky Edwards at CFFC 56 Feb. 27, 2016.
He owns two unanimous decisions against Aaron Jeffery and Jake Combocz under the CFFC banner. In his professional debut, Brady finished Paul Almquest by TKO (referee stoppage) at 33 seconds into the opening round at CFFC 38 Aug. 9, 2014.
This is not the first time “Brick House” earned a shot at the title. Brady’s scheduled CFFC 62 bout with DJ Jackson for the vacant CFFC welterweight title was canceled after Brady suffered a bulging disc in his lower back.
He fought once for the CFFC at the amateur level. In his final bout before turning professional, Brady finished Brandon Vernalli by first-round rear-naked choke at CFFC 33 March 22, 2014.
He ranks as the No. 1 welterweight in Pennsylvania according to Tapology.com. In the Northeast, Brady is the No. 11 welterweight, moving down as the No. 3 in New Jersey.
Saraceno made his CFFC debut Feb. 18, 2016. “The Hammer” submitted Matt Socholotiuk in the opening round of their CFFC 63 bout.
He competed on season six of WWE’s “Tough Enough” reality TV show. The 26-year-old missed out on being called the next WWE Superstar as Josh Breedl won the show.
Since losing his professional debut to Jared Gooden at National Fighting Championships 38 March 2016, Saraceno defeated his next four opponents.
His other three victories besides Socholtiuk, include of a submission win against Travis Conner and two TKO finishes against Muhieddin Alkhatib and Eric Thomas.
Main Event: Tanner Saraceno vs Sean Brady (For Vacant CFFC Welterweight Championships)
Sean Brady submits Tanner Saraceno in the first round to win the vacant CFFC welterweight title.
Co-main event: Joe Lowry vs (C) Mike Pope (For CFFC Lightweight Championship)
Joesph Lowry defeats Mike Pope by KO one minute into the first round to win his first Professional lightweight title.
Bout 10: Jamelle Jones vs Anton Berzin (For Inaugural CFFC light-heavyweight Championship)
Anton Berzin TKO’s Jamelle Jones in the second round and becomes the first CFFC light-heavyweight champion.
Bout 9: Cristian Torres vs Mike Wilcox
Mike Wilcox submits Cristian Torres via RNC in the first round.
Bout 8: Chauncey Foxworth vs Bassil Hafez
Bassil Hafez submits Chauncey Foxworth via RNC in the first round.
Bout 7: Joe Solecki vs Cesar Balmaceda
Cesar Balmaceda defeats JoeSolecki via unanimous decision.
Bout 6: Derrick Brown vs Karl Roberson
Karl Robertson submits Derrick Brown via arm-bar at 1:40 secs in the first round.
NEXT GEN UNDERCARD (Amateur)
Bout 5: Bobby Malcolm vs James Fitzpatrick
James Fitzpatrick via Split Decsion
Bout 4: Austin Coleman vs Israel Encarnacion
This bout has been canceled. Coleman weighed in heavy at 128 and Encarnacion weighed in light at 123, commsion wouldnt sanction bout
Bout 3: Zulkaranain Kamchybekov vs Frank Wallace
Kamchybekov by unamious decsion
Bout 2: James Ferren vs Zac Haynes
Zac Haynes by Unamious Decision
Bout 1: Sandra Chheng vs Linda Silsith Bye
Sandra Chheng by decision
By Matt Steck