The CFFC (Cage Fury Fighting Championships) is back with its second fight in as many days with middleweight champion Gregg Ellis putting his title on the line against UFC veteran and Philly local Kyle Daukaus.
CFFC 124 emanates from Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a suburban Philadelphia area. The show will air live on UFC Fight Pass, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
MMAJunkie’s John Morgan and UFC middleweight Andre Petroski will have the call.
CFFC Middleweight Championship — Ellis vs. Daukaus
Kyle Daukaus posted mixed results during his three-year UFC run, and returned to the CFFC cage coming off a pair of defeats in the Octagon. He immediately impressed, dominating Robert Gidron in the grappling department en route to a buzzer-beater guillotine choke victory. Daukaus trains out of Martinez BJJ alongside his brother, Chris, and boasts something of an all-around skillset. However, his grappling, pace, and durability are his best attributes, and all three work together in a skillset that is very conducive to dominating regional promotions. Daukaus won the middleweight strap during his last run in CFFC, and even defended the belt once. He won both of those fights by way of d’Arce choke.
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Ellis, however, is no slouch whatsoever, and has been on an awesome roll as of late. A winner in four straight, Ellis beat Donovan Beard in his CFFC debut to win the middleweight championship and is, in fact, 4-2 when fights reach the judges’ scorecards. At 6-foot-3, the Jamaican-born Ellis presents an interesting stylistic puzzle for opponents to solve. His physical intangibles for the weight class could point to a long career in a major organization one day, but he will need to pass the biggest test of his career in the tested Daukaus in order to keep his career on the upward trajectory.
Rest of the Card
The co-main event will see a pair of one-loss prospects hit the CFFC cage when Trenton Dzarko takes on Manny Morales. Both fighters should have plenty to improve, particularly the 6-foot-2 wrestler in Dzarko. Mansher Khera is also scheduled to take on Jake Hixenbaugh at 155 pounds. Khera is 3-0, having won fights in promotions such as Anthony Pettis Fighting Championship and iKON.
Rounding out the main card are fights between Dylan Diebitz and Keanan Patershuk at 185 pounds, and Morquez Forest and Nick Caracappa at 175 pounds. Caracappa, a brother and training partner of fellow regional fighters Mat and Phil Caracappa, will be making his pro debut. The Canadian Patershuk, meanwhile, will be looking to hand Forest the first defeat of his young career.
With fights subject to change as always, be sure to stay locked in to MMA Sucka for up-to-the-minute results and updates.
CFFC 124: Ellis vs. Daukaus Results
Kyle Daukaus def. Gregg Ellis via Unanimous Decision (39-37, 39-37, 39-37) — For the CFFC Middleweight Championship
Mansher Khera def. Jake Hixenbaugh via Submission (Standing RNC) at 2:47 of Round 1
Anthony Dilemme def. Robert Wusstig via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Manny Morales def. Trenton Dzarko via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Morquez Forest def. Nick Caracappa via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Frank Wells vs. Unterio Gladney
Sarah Faust vs. Laura Turzenski