Legacy Fighting Alliance and GLORY Kickboxing won’t be the only combat sports promotions in action on UFC Fight Pass this Friday night. The evening’s schedule on Fight Pass also includes Cage Fury Fighting Championships’ CFFC 80, the second straight weekend of action from the promotion.
This week, CFFC finds itself in Hampton, VA for 10 mixed martial arts contests. CFFC 80 will originate from the Joint Base Langley Eustis military facility in Hampton this weekend. The base was the end result of the merger between the Langley Air Force Base of the United States Air Force and Fort Eustis of the U.S. Army in 2010.
Action from CFFC 80 begins this Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST, 4:30 p.m. PST on Facebook Live with three amateur bouts and one professional bout. Following that, the remaining five professional MMA fights will be livestreamed on UFC Fight Pass at 9:30 p.m. EST, 6:30 p.m. PST.
Highlighting CFFC 80 is a fight for the promotion’s vacant Light Heavyweight championship between Mike Rhodes (12-6) and Najim Wali (6-4).
Heading into the main event title fight on Friday night, Najim Wali is the taller contestant at 6-foot-2, an inch taller than Mike Rhodes’ 6-foot-1 frame.
Rhodes has posted a record of 2-2-1 in his last five fights, entering Friday evening’s main event having emerged victorious from his last two MMA contests. Most recently, he defeated Cristhian Torres via unanimous decision on May 31 during LFA 68 on AXS TV.
In the other corner, Najim Wali has posted a 3-2 record in his last five contests. Last time out, he scored a first-round TKO victory against Nick Grady (official’s stoppage- unanswered strikes) during Shogun Fights 22 back on July 13.
The Tale of the Tape
According to Tapology, both Mike Rhodes and Najim Wali are level in reach at 74 inches apiece.
Prediction: Mike Rhodes via first-round knockout.
For tickets to CFFC 80 if you plan to be in the Hampton area on Friday, please access the CFFC website for information.
CFFC 80 at a Glance
Early fights: Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST, 4:30 p.m. PST, Facebook Live
Main Card: Friday, 9:30 p.m. EST, 6:30 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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