CFFC 96 is set to take place tonight at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The prelims are set to start at 5:30 pm ET on CFFC’s Facebook page, and the main card will kick off at 8:00 pm ET on UFC Fight Pass. The main card will be headlined by former PFL heavyweight, Rakim Cleveland and Tapology‘s number one ranked heavyweight in New England, Jamelle Jones, fighting for the CFFC heavyweight championship.
Cleveland will come into this fight on a two-fight win streak with a submission win over Parnell Davis and a knockout win over Scott Hough in his last fight. In his lengthy 35 fight professional career, Cleveland has fought big names such as Vinny Magalhaes, Viktor Nemkov, Tanner Boser, and Houston Alexander twice. His opponent, Jamelle Jones is also riding a two-fight win streak coming into this fight. With knockout wins over Tyler King and Cody Goodale in the CFFC cage. Jones has a professional record of 11-6 and has previously fought for Bellator, Dana White’s Contender Series, and The Ultimate Fighter.
In the co-main event of CFFC 96, the 3-0 Eddy Torres takes on the 2-1 Yohe Rojas. Rojas will be making his CFFC debut, having fought all three of his pro-MMA fights with the Ohio Combat League. Torres, on the other hand, is 3-0 in CFFC with a 100% finish rate. CFFC 96 will have seven professional fights and four amateur fights on the card.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with CFFC 96 results throughout the card.
CFFC 96 Results
Main Card (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT)
Jamelle Jones vs. Rakim Cleveland
*Rakim Cleveland pulls from the fight just minutes before the fight due to illness. CFFC says he is feeling better but their medical staff does not want the fight to happen tonight. CFFC looking at the possibility of putting this fight on tomorrow nights card.
Eddy Torres def. Yohe Rojas via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Boimah Karmo def. Jeremiah Labiano via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Laura Gallardo def. Helen Peralta via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kris Moutinho def. Andrew Salas via submission (head and arm choke) in the third round
Jerald Spohn def. Nick Olson via submission (rear naked choke) in the first round
Preliminary Card (5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT)
Taylor Pierce def. James Herd via majority decision (28-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Nick Galanti def. Tim Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mark Grey def. James Mullens via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Tanner York vs. Matt Surich
CJ LaFragola def. Geoff Magin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)