CFFC returns to one of its favorite cities, Philadelphia, today as CFFC 108 goes down live from the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, outside of the City of Brotherly Love.
The main event has Bellator, CES, and Titan FC vet Da’Mon Blackshear defend his bantamweight title for the first time against former CES bantamweight champion Josh Smith. The Jackson Wink-trained Blackshear is riding a three-fight winning streak, capped off by a first-round submission of DeAndre Anderson to capture the vacant CFFC bantamweight title at CFFC 103 his last time out. That win streak started at CES 62, the same event where the American Top Team-trained Smith captured the aforementioned bantamweight title for that promotion. Smith then lost the title to Jay Perrin, who has since departed for the UFC, by second-round submission at CES 64. He then rebounded to pick up a decision victory over Kyle Estrada at XMMA 3.
The aforementioned Alabama native DeAndre Anderson will attempt to rebound from his first professional loss in the co-main event, taking on Colombian Ricardo Fuentes in a 150-pound catchweight bout. Anderson had rattled off five wins in a row previously, including an 11-second KO at CFFC 99 to earn the title shot. Fuentes holds a 4-2 record overall, with two wins coming by submission and one by TKO, while both losses have been by split decision.
The feature fight comes at flyweight, as Ryan Burgos makes his professional MMA debut against Ivan Rios. Burgos, the 20 year old brother of UFC featherweight contender Shane Burgos, comes in with an undefeated amateur record of 3-0, while Rios is 1-0 as a professional, having last fought in August 2019.
MMA Sucka has fight fans covered with CFFC 109 results, with the main card kicking off the action at 2pm ET/11am PT on UFC Fight Pass, with three NextGen amateur fights immediately following the main card on CFFC’s YouTube page.
CFFC 108 Results
NextGen Amateur Bout: Luke Fernandez def. Dymere Rappa via TKO (Ground and Pound) at 1:14 of Round 1, defends CFFC NextGen Light Heavyweight Championship
NextGen Amateur Bout: Nick Galanti def. Mike Basile via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
NextGen Amateur Bout: Nezzar Dimes def. Eduardo Castillo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Da’Mon Blackshear def. Josh Smith via Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:34 of Round 3, defends CFFC Bantamweight Championship
Ricardo Fuentes def. DeAndre Anderson via Submission (Kneebar) at 2:10 of Round 1
Ryan Burgos def. Ivan Rios via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:40 of Round 1
Will Spann def. Brandon Davis via Verbal Submission (Omoplata) at 3:29 of Round 1
Frank Wells def. Damion Nelson via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Isaiah Sackey-El def. Victor Mena via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)