CFFC 132 Co-Main Event Breakdown

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It’ll be Father’s Day weekend this week. It’s the final weekend of spring and a time to celebrate dear old Dad. Most dads love sports, so if your father loves MMA, your ship has come in.

Between the PFL and Fury FC, you and your father have four evenings’ worth of competitive violence to watch this week. After the PFL sets up shop at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT for PFL 4 on Thursday night, Philadelphia is the spot for a full slate of Friday night fights.

After a two-month break, Atlantic City-based CFFC returns to live action for CFFC 132 from 2300 Arena (formerly the home venue for the long-defunct ECW sports entertainment promotion) on Friday night. Live coverage begins at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT on the promotion’s OnlyFans page with the prelims before moving to UFC Fight Pass at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT with the main card.

Vacant Women’s Bantamweight Championship at Stake Friday Night

All told, barring any late postponements or cancellations between now and then, the final version of CFFC 132 features 11 fights. Highlighting the main card is a battle for the vacant CFFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship in the CFFC 132 co-main event. Its winner succeeds Katlyn Cerminara (Katlyn Chookagian), who departed CFFC for the UFC back in 2016.

Undefeated Emily Martins (2-0 MMA, 2-0 CFFC) will try to win the belt in only her third professional appearance when she battles Invicta FC veteran Auttumn Norton (3-2 MMA, CFFC promotional debut) in the co-headliner. As with all CFFC championship fights, this one is an advertised maximum of four rounds at five minutes per round. A middleweight title fight between Kyle Daukaus (14-4, 1 NC MMA, 7-0 CFFC) and Keanan Patershuk (5-1 MMA, 2-0 CFFC) immediately follows.

If the fight produces a draw on the scorecards after four rounds, the CFFC 132 co-main event will head to a fifth round for the purposes of breaking the deadlock.

CFFC 132 Co-Main Event Fighter Comparison

Heading into the CFFC 132 co-main event on Friday night, Emily Martins stands as the taller contestant at 5-foot-9, compared to the 5-foot-5 frame of Auttumn Norton. The latter owns a 67 1/2-inch reach, with no such information accessible for the former.

In addition, no betting odds have been released at press time. If you plan on betting on this or any other fight happening this weekend, please wager responsibly.

Martins Seeks Championship Nine Months After Turning Pro

Emily Martins has gone 3-0, counting an amateur fight, so far in her MMA career. Back in March, she scored a second-round submission due to a rear-naked choke over Marissa Ellis (1-1 MMA, 0-1 CFFC) in 57 seconds.

Both of her wins have come by rear-naked choke and neither of them have gone to the second minute of the second round. Total time of Emily Martins’ two professional MMA fights: Seven minutes and 51 seconds of a combined 30 minutes of fight time.

This is a woman who’s an experienced grappler, having already become a decorated IBJJF champion. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that Martins just turned 20 years of age back in April of this year and just began her professional MMA life just slightly over nine months ago.

She’s been a pro for less than a year. Can she add to her already-impressive resume with a victory in the CFFC 132 co-main event?

Auttumn Norton Comes in on Nine-Month Layoff

In the other corner, Auttumn Norton has posted a 3-2 record in her first five professional fights. Most recently, she stopped Brittney Victoria (3-2 MMA) at the end of the third round when her cornermen intervened on Sept. 1 in UNF 11 from Burbank, CA.

Norton will enter the CFFC 132 co-main event having gone close to nine and a half months between fights, while Emily Martins has only been away from the cage for just over three months’ time. How much ring rust does Auttumn Norton have ahead of Friday’s championship bout?

What kind of a training camp has she been able to hold in order to shake off the ring rust? Only time will tell.

Analysis, Film Study, and Prediction

Stylistically, the CFFC 132 co-main event looks to favor Emily Martins, a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, compared to Auttumn Norton’s purple belt in BJJ.

Emily Martins Can Sink in a Submission Quickly

Given that Emily Martins is a grappler, it could be a foregone conclusion that the CFFC 132 main event could head to the mat at any moment. One need look no further than her win over Marissa Ellis earlier this year. Not long after the command to fight was given in round two, she stalked Ellis and later caught a kick to drop her.

From there, she executed a bodylock before going to a successful rear-naked choke in 57 seconds. If Emily Martins can get Auttumn Norton to the canvas, it’s her world and we’re all just living in it.

Auttumn Norton Has Fists of Fury

In the other corner, while it hasn’t happened too often, with only four wins by such a method in pro and amateur MMA, Auttumn Norton has been known to bring the heat and get the win by knockout. Just watch the tape of her fight at Invicta 48 vs. Maria Djukic.

During the second round of a scheduled three, while Djukic kept Norton on her toes, she ended up running right into a left hook from Norton to sit her down before she landed ground and pound shots to end the fight. All Auttumn Norton has to do here is to come out swinging and disrupt Emily Martins’ gameplan.

Final Thoughts

This is an amazing fight on Friday and it’s only the co-main event of the evening. Who wins the day?

Prediction: Emily Martins by Second-Round Submission. 

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Drew Zuhosky has been writing about combat sports since May of 2018, coming to MMASucka after stints at Overtime Heroics and Armchair All-Americans. A graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, Drew is a charter member of the Youngstown Press Club. Prior to beginning his professional career, Drew was a sportswriter for YSU's student-run newspaper, The Jambar, where he supplied Press Box Perspective columns every week.