Atlantic City, New Jersey – Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns December 10 to Atlantic City, New Jersey as it presents CFFC 12 – Pollard vs Soto at the Resorts Hotel and Casino and Live iPPV Broadcast on www.GFL.tv. The exciting card is loaded with the top fighters on the East Coast and is headlined by 4 TITLE FIGHTS! CFFC has been on a rampage since its re-launch and MMA fans in the Tri-State area won’t want to miss this stacked card.
In the main event, CFFC Welterweight Champion, Chip “The Surgeon” Pollard (5-2) defends his title for the first time against UFC veteran Greg Soto (8-2). Pollard won the title last July in an upset against former champ Joey Rivera by TKO due to cuts. Things won’t get any easier for the new champ as his first title defense is against Soto who just had a 3-fight stint in the UFC. Pollard got the nickname “The Surgeon” because of his pinpoint accuracy and he will need to be on-point with his strikes as Soto is grappling wizard so if things hit the mat, it will be to Soto’s advantage.
The CFFC Light Heavyweight Title will also be on the line as undefeated amateur Daniel Holmes will make his pro debut against Chris “The Finisher” Sydnor (1-5). Holmes was quite impressive during his amateur tenure, even winning a title. He looks to make a splash into the professional ranks as he is fighting for another title in his first pro bout. For Sydnor, he fought for and won earlier this year in CFFC by KO and that victory made quite an impression on the CFFC officials as they now matched him up in a title fight.
Chris “The Story” Liguori (13-9) battles Don Carlo-Clauss (7-5) for the vacant CFFC Lightweight Title. Both fighters have fought at 170 lb their entire careers, so this will be an interesting fight to see if the added weight cut will have adverse effects on their performances. Earlier this year, Liguori had a hard fought, tough, split decision loss in a CFFC Welterweight Title, but came back strong in his next bout picking up a victory by KO. For Liguori, a win against Carlo-Clauss would close out a busy year with CFFC on a great note for the Ricardo Almeida student. Carlo-Clauss is coming off of a tough loss on the Strikeforce: Fedor VS Silva card and looks to put that past him and close out the year as CFFC Lightweight Champion. Carlo-Clauss’ biggest attribute is his cardio conditioning as he likes to grind out his opponents for decisions, so the extra weight cut down to 155 lb could be very instrumental into Carlo-Clauss’ game plan going into the fight. Expect a “fight of the night” here as these two gladiators will come out guns blazing.
The final title on the line will crown the CFFC Featherweight Champion as undefeated fighters Steve Perez (2-0) fights Dan Cion (3-0) in what is sure to be a barnburner. Perez won both of his fights earlier this year inside the CFFC cage by submission and looks to make it number three against Cion. For Cion, who is also a CFFC veteran, he prefers to pressure his opponents for a whole fight, and where them down and winning by decision. It will be a clash of styles and game plans as these to 145 lb scrappers hook horns in the CFFC cage.