CFFC 132 Main Event Breakdown

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Everybody in sports loves a good doubleheader, and why not? It’s two for the price of one. While fans of eight NCAA Division I baseball programs will converge on Omaha, NE for doubleheaders this weekend as the 2024 Men’s College World Series begins, fans of MMA will have their eyes peeled on the goings-on at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

After a pause in the action of slightly over two months, the venue serves as the host site for another Friday night of MMA as the Father’s Day weekend begins with Cage Fury Fighting Championships‘ CFFC 132. Action kicks off with the prelims at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT on the CFFC OnlyFans page.

Main card action follows at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT on UFC Fight Pass. If there are no cancellations or alterations to the bout order between now and Friday, the final version of CFFC 132 features 11 total bouts, including a championship doubleheader at the top of the bill.

Middleweight Title Up for the Taking on Friday Night

Immediately following the co-main event of the evening, the headliner sees the CFFC Middleweight Championship at stake. Current 185-lb. champion Kyle Daukaus (14-4, 1 NC MMA, 7-0 CFFC), an alumnus of the UFC, will meet up with challenger Keanan Patershuk (5-1 MMA, 2-0 CFFC), a veteran of both Battlefield Fight League and A1 Combat, in the CFFC 132 main event.

As always, the CFFC 132 main event is an advertised maximum of four rounds at five minutes per round to close the show. Should, however, the main event produce a draw on the scorecards after 20 minutes of action, it then progresses through to a fifth round as a tiebreaking procedure.

CFFC 132 Main Event Fighter Comparison

Heading into the CFFC 132 main event on Friday night, champion Kyle Daukaus stands as the taller man at 6-foot-3, compared to the 5-foot-11 frame of challenger Keanan Patershuk. The challenger owns a 1 1/2-inch reach advantage (77 1/2 inches to 76 inches even) over the champion.

Currently, no betting odds are available for CFFC 132 on Friday night. If you plan on betting on this or any other fight in MMA this weekend, please wager responsibly.

“The D’arce Knight” Ready to Defend Belt in CFFC 132 Main Event

Kyle Daukaus has posted a record of 3-2 in his last five MMA fights. Since rejoining the CFFC active roster in June of last year, he’s on a three-fight winning streak.

Last time out, Daukaus, nicknamed “The D’arce Knight”, lived up to his moniker when he stopped Sean Connor Fallon (17-9 MMA, 0-1 CFFC) with a D’arce choke in the third round on Feb. 9.  Recently, Daukaus talked to Hyon Ko of The Allstar. He mentioned that it doesn’t really matter who he’s booked to fight on a given evening.

“It depends upon how you look at it,” the champ began. “If you’re trying to take the easy way out, I would say do that, but then again, you could steal it from boxing and kind of beat up– kind of test yourself against different types of guys that are out there, like wrestlers. jiu-jitsu guys, strikers, just to make sure that you’re good and that you have it, but that’s not the mindset that I have. The mindset that I have is just making sure that I can beat the best guys and just making sure that I beat the guys that I’m getting offered.”

Kyle Daukaus is a man who’s taken the right approach all the way and despite getting cut from the UFC, it’s proven to be successful of late. How will he fare in his defense of the title? Tune in and find out.

Patershuk Looks to Hand Daukaus First CFFC Loss in CFFC 132 Main Event

In the other corner, Keanan Patershuk has gone 3-2 in his last five fights. At the moment, he’s on a three-fight winning streak.

Last fall, Patershuk bested Khadzhimurat Bestaev (11-6 MMA, 0-1 CFFC) during CFFC 127 in Tunica, MS on Fight Pass by way of first-round knockout (punches). A week ago, he talked to James Lynch about his prospects on Friday night.

“I’d have a hard time seeing it go the distance,” Patershuk mentioned. “I love to finish fights, man, I hate boring fights coming from a fan aspect, as well. I hate guys who will just lay on someone for four rounds and try and bleed out a decision. If I get my way, I’ll be finishing that fight in the first round. I’ll be keeping that 100 percent finish rate.”

Like Patershuk said, all of his wins as a professional have been recorded inside the distance. Will he add another stoppage to his resume on Friday?

Analysis, Film Study, and Prediction

The CFFC 132 main event is a classic strength vs. strength fight. Kyle Daukaus owns a black belt in BJJ and purple belt in Muay-Thai, while Keanan Patershuk is a knockout artist.

Daukaus Can Hunt for a Sub

A word to the wise: Kyle Daukaus likes to take down his opponents at the earliest possible opportunity. Throughout the third round of his fight versus Fallon in February, Daukaus had him right where he wanted him, nearly securing a D’arce choke in the early going before jettisoning the attempt.

Daukaus’ grappling was too much for Fallon to handle. A later attempt at a D’arce choke proved fruitful, with the champ locking it up in three minutes and 45 seconds.

If Daukaus can take Patershuk down and establishes dominance on the mat, the CFFC 132 main event is a wrap.

Look for Patershuk to Land Punches in Bunches

In the other corner, just as the champ can secure a submission, the challenger can land a quick knockout. Just look at the tape of his A1 Combat fight vs. Kail Melton from last August.

Both men came out hitting with reckless abandon from the opening bell, but Patershuk wobbled Melton to knock him down. A flurry of ground and pound shots ended things in just 18 seconds. If Keanan Patershuk can land the first big shot of the CFFC 132 main event, it’ll be the only big shot of the fight.

Final Thoughts

A UFC call-up could be in the offing for the winner on Friday night. Tune in for the fireworks.

Prediction: Keanan Patershuk by First-Round KO. 

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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.