Cage Fury Fighting Championships 65 weigh-ins takes today, May 19, 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 (170.5) vs Sean Brady (169.5) (For Vacant CFFC Welterweight Championships)
Co-main event: Joe Lowry (154.2) vs (C) Mike Pope () (For CFFC Lightweight Championship)
Bout 10: Jamelle Jones (205.5) vs Anton Berzin (203.7) (For Inaugural CFFC light-heavyweight Championship)
Bout 9: Cristian Torres (185.5) vs Mike Wilcox (185.4)
Bout 8: Chauncey Foxworth (169.3) vs Bassil Hafez (171.o)
Bout 7: Joe Solecki (155.4) vs Cesar Balmaceda (155.5)
Bout 6: Derrick Brown () vs Karl Roberson ()
NEXT GEN UNDERCARD (Amateur)
Bout 5: Bobby Malcolm () vs James Fitzpatrick ()
Bout 4: Austin Coleman () vs Israel Encarnacion ()
Bout 3: Zulkaranain Kamchybekov () vs Frank Wallace ()
Bout 2: James Ferren () vs Zac Haynes ()
Bout 1: Sandra Chheng () vs Linda Silsith Bye ()