Cage Fury Fighting Championships makes its second appearance this weekend on UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s subscription-based streaming service, with Saturday night’s CFFC 72. Main card action will begin at 8:30 p.m. EST, 5:30 p.m. PST on Fight Pass, following a five-fight undercard.
The evening will be highlighted by a title fight twin-bill. In the co-main event, Kyle Daukaus (5-0) fights Jonavin Webb (12-2) for the Cage Fury FC Middleweight belt, while in the evening’s main event, Sean Brady (9-0) will collide with Taj-Abdul Hakim (8-1) for the Cage Fury Welterweight belt. Championship fights are a maximum of four rounds at five minutes per round.
Jonavin Webb is a replacement for Daukaus’ original opponent, Mike Wilcox, who was pulled from the Saturday night card after his January arrest.
A Jan. 31 press release from Cage Fury FC reads, in part:
“CFFC was recently made aware that Wilcox was arrested on Jan. 22 in Franklin Township, N.J. Wilcox is entitled to due process and the organization will monitor the situation closely going forward.”
Co-main event: Kyle Daukaus (5-0) vs. Jonavin Webb (12-2)
Contender Comparison: Daukaus is the taller fighter in this championship contest, standing 6-foot-1, with Webb standing 5-foot-10.
Daukaus has posted a perfect 5-0 record thus far in his professional career, including a first-round submission win (rear-naked choke) on Nov. 16 vs. Dustin Long in Ring of Combat 66. In the other corner, Webb has posted a 4-1 record in his last five MMA fights, including a victory by decision last time out vs. Hugh Pulley in CFFC 71 in December on Fight Pass.
The Tale of the Tape: Webb has a 71-inch reach heading into Saturday’s title fight, according to Tapology. No reach information was available for Daukaus.
Prediction: Daukaus by first-round knockout.
Main event: Sean Brady (9-0) vs. Taj-Abdul Hakim (8-1)
Contender Comparison: Brady is the taller contender in this main event, standing 5-foot-9, compared to Hakim’s 5-foot-8.
Champion Brady has gone 5-0 in his last five MMA appearances, including last time out vs. Gilbert Urbana by decision in LFA 49 on AXS TV last Sept.
In the other corner, challenger Abdul-Hakim has posted a 4-1 record in his last five fights, including his most recent win against Marco Spellman in CFFC 71 in December by split decision on Fight Pass.
The Tale of the Tape: Brady has a 72.5-inch reach heading into the main event, according to Tapology. No reach information was available for Abdul-Hakim.
Prediction: Brady by first-round knockout.
Other fights on this Saturday’s main card include:
Sean Santella (20-7-1) vs. Naoki Inoue (11-1) [Flyweight]
Andre Barquero Morera (5-1) vs. Tommy Espinosa (6-1) [Flyweight]
Jacob Olave (1-0) vs. Paul Capaldo (1-0) [Featherweight]
Joey Pierotti (10-1) vs. David Mundell (10-4) [Catchweight]
CFFC 72 at a Glance:
Card: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST, 5:30 p.m. PST, UFC Fight Pass
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