The New Jersey-based MMA promotion returns to UFC Fight Pass this Friday night. Drew Zuhosky has a preview.
With major MMA dormant this Friday night, New Jersey-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships returns to UFC Fight Pass with CFFC 74, live from Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Café.
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In total, 11 fights will be contested this Friday, with main card action beginning at 9 p.m. EDT, 6 p.m. PDT, following the undercard. This is the first of two straight weekends with CFFC fights on Fight Pass.
Next Saturday, CFFC 75 will be streamed live from Coachella, CA at 10 p.m. EDT, 7 p.m. PDT on the platform.
The card features a championship fight to headline the evening. In case you haven’t been following this promotion, title fights are a maximum of four rounds at five minutes per round in Cage Fury.
In the main event, the promotion’s Featherweight title is at stake, as Pat Sabatini (10-2) puts his belt up for grabs against Fabricio Oliveira (11-5-1).
Initially, Cesar Balmaceda was to have fought for the Interim Welterweight belt vs. Sidney Outlaw, but this was changed to a non-title fight after both fighters missed weight.
Heading into this title fight, champion Pat Sabatini is the taller contestant, standing 5-foot-9, two inches taller than challenger Fabricio Oliveira’s 5-foot-7 frame.
Sabatini has posted a 4-1 record in his last five MMA fights and enters this contest on a two-fight winning streak. Most recently, he scored a unanimous decision win against Da’Mon Blackshear in December during CFFC 71 on UFC Fight Pass.
In the other corner, Oliveira has gone 3-2 in his last five MMA fights. Last time out, he defeated Pedro Gomes by unanimous decision during the Nov. 25, 2017 Quality Combat 3 card.
Ordinarily, we’d mention who has the reach advantage as per Tapology, but no reach information was accessible for either fighter in this matchup on the site.
Prediction: Sabatini by first-round KO.
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CFFC 74 at a Glance
Card: Friday, 9 p.m. EDT, 6 p.m. PDT, UFC Fight Pass
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