Jonovin Webb vs. Hayder Hassan named CFFC 60 co-main event.

Webb standing across the cage from opponent.
Webb standing across the cage from opponent.

Former Cage Fury Fighting Championships Welterweight Champion Jonovin Webb will return to the CFFC cage to fight “The Ultimate Fighter” veteran Hayder Hassan at CFFC 60 at Borgota Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey Aug. 9.

After suffering back-to-back decision losses inside the octagon to Nathan Coy and Kyle Noke, the UFC released the Marlton, New Jersey native. Webb’s loss to Noke at UFC Fight Night 65 marked his first career defeat in the amateur and professional level.

Webb won the CFFC title by finishing former UFC fighter Dan Stittgen via third-round TKO at CFFC 38 Aug. 9, 2014. Webb fought current UFC fighter Lyman Good, but the fight was ruled a no contest.

After his fight with Good, Webb defeated Elijah Harshbarger via first-round rear-naked choke at CFFC 47 before heading to the UFC.

Hassan signed with CFFC June 9.

Hassan represented American Top Team out of Coconut Creek, Florida on “The Ultimate Fighter: American Top team vs. The Blackzilians.” In the opening round of the show, Hassan defeated Andrews Nakahara by TKO 48 seconds into the first round.

In episode eight, “Hulk” beat Felipe Portela via majority decision in the two-round bout. Trailing in points the entire show, ATT came back and defeated The Blackzilians after Hassan won a split decision against Vincete Luque.

After the show, he made his UFC debut where Kamaru Usman won by a second round arm-triangle choke at TUF 21 Finale July 12, 2015. The UFC released Hassan following his defeat to Vincente Luque via anaconda choke at UFC on FOX 17.

CFFC 60 Fight Card:

Nick Pace (C)  vs. Dominic Mozzato for the CFFC Flyweight Championship

Jonovin Webb vs. Hayder Hassan

 

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