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This Saturday Night, August 6, the next installment of Cage Fury Fighting Championship (CFFC) will be taking place. CFFC 60 is being held at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On paper, CFFC 60 looks like it will be an exciting event, full of hungry fighters, looking to punch, kick and wrestle their way to the top. The main event and co-main event feature two former UFC fighters, who will stop at nothing to get another win in the cage.

The main event contains a thrilling match up between Jonavin Webb and Isaac Steele. Webb is coming off of two disappointing losses in the UFC, which ultimately led to his release from the organization. His last fight with Nathan Coy at UFC Fight Night 83 resulted in a unanimous decision loss, before that he lost a split decision to Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night 65. Now with CFFC, Webb is looking to capitalize on the experience he gained from fighting the best of the best in the UFC, and secure the title that he so wants.

His opponent, Isaac Steele is a relatively inexperienced fighter who is on his way up in the sport. He is currently 5-0 in his professional career, with his most recent win coming via first round TKO over Tommy Roberts at the Ultimate Victory Challenge. Steele will not be an easy victory for Webb, as he holds three submission victories as well as the aforementioned TKO. This fight will also be taking place at a catch weight of 175 pounds.

The co-main event is one that should interest most, with former UFC fighter Eddie Gordon (7-4) taking on Chris Lozano (10-3). Gordon is coming into this fight with Lozano after suffering 3 straight losses in the UFC. He is a fan favorite and well-known for his time spent on The Ultimate Fighter season 19. Gordon is motivated to get back to where he believes he should be and eager to get a win. He trains at the renowned Serra-Longo gym in New York alongside former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. His opponent, Lozano, is coming into this fight fresh off a win that ended a losing steak of his own. After dropping two straight in Bellator, Lozano is looking to refresh his career. His last fight was in the North American Allied Fight Series, where he was able to TKO his opponent James Warfield in the first round.

The entire fight card for this event is as follows:

Main Event
Jonavin Webb vs. Isaac Steele – Catch weight 175lbs

Co-Main Event
Eddie Gordon vs. Chris Lozano – Middleweight

Main Card
Dawond Pickney vs. Jared Gordon – Lightweight
Chauncey Foxworth vs. Sean Brady – Welterweight
Francisco Isata vs. Julio Arce – Featherweight
Mike Milkins vs. Jon Delbrugge –  Lightweight

Undercard
Ricky Bandejas vs. Tony Gravely – Bantamweight
James Jenkins vs. Jacob Bohn – Featherweight
Mike Medrano vs. Kevin Horowitz – Catch weight 160lbs
Dez Morgan vs. Cesar Balmaceda – Lightweight

CFFC 60 will be airing on a tape delay on CBS Sports Network. Check local listings for more information.

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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”

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Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:

Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”

Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.

Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”

Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217

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UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.

The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:

It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.

Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.

 

This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.

With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th?  Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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