ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Cage Fury Fighting Championships launches the promotion’s ambitious 2023 schedule with a spectacular weekend of mixed martial arts action, including five championship contests, when the organization visits Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Friday, March 31 for “CFFC 117: Kamchybekov vs. Gunnison” and Saturday, April 1 for “CFFC 118: Forest vs. Radtke.”
Friday’s CFFC 117 is headlined by an interim lightweight title fight, with former undisputed champ Zulkarnaiyn Kamchybekov (6-2) facing the hard-hitting Cedric Gunnison (5-1) to claim the newly minted title, while the co-main event sees a pair of undefeated heavyweights collide with reigning champion Greg “The Viking King” Velasco (5-0) putting his belt on the line against challenger Ronald Coleman (3-0).
Additional matchups already booked for the card include Luke Fernandez (Pro debut) vs. “Lord” Derik Overstreet (2-1), Jerry Lleshi (0-1) vs. Guilherme Crossi (0-2) and Ryan Cafaro (9-5) vs. Jeremiah “The Kid” Labiano (13-10), with more announcements coming soon.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s CFFC 118 features reigning welterweight champion Raheam “Rambo” Forest (6-0) facing the explosive Charles “Chuck Buffalo” Radtke (6-3), as well as Vilson “The Strong Eagle” Ndregjoni (6-3) vs. Ashiek “Peak Physique” Ajim (6-2) for the vacant bantamweight title.
Other contests confirmed for the event include NextGen middleweight champion Nick Galanti (4-1) vs. Nart Gokeh (4-1), as well as Riley Palmer (Pro debut) vs. Donzeill “The Black Dragon” Marshall (1-1), and Tom “Pooch” Picciano (2-1) vs. “Juggernaut” Joe Schick (5-2), with additional matchup to be announced shortly.
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Tickets are on sale now at CFFC.tv. The main cards for both events stream live on UFC FIGHT PASS following prelims that stream on YouTube and Twitter.
“This past year was a groundbreaking stretch for Cage Fury Fighting Championships, and 2023 promises to be even better,” CFFC CEO Rob Haydak said. “We’re kicking off our schedule with two incredible nights of action featuring some of the absolute best talent in the sport, and both events are sure to deliver nonstop entertainment and set the tone for another amazing year for our fans and our organization.”
Current AEW wrestling superstar and two-time UFC veteran CM Punk calls the action at CFFC 117 and CFFC 118 alongside MixedMartialArts.com editor-in-chief John Morgan on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Stay tuned to CFFC.tv for future announcements regarding both events.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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