Cage Fury Fighting Championship 98 Results: Yohan Lainesse Wins Welterweight Gold!

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CFFC Welterweight Championship
Yohan Lainesse def. Evan Cutts (c) by TKO via strikes (2:17, R2) to win the welterweight championship

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Santo Curatolo def. Dilshod Zaripov by TKO via strikes (1:59, R2)

Solomon Renfro def. Lee Henry Lilly by KO via strikes (1:39, R1)

Miles Lee def. Liam Anderson by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Ryan Rizco def. Feraris Golden by submission via rear naked choke (1:47, R2)

Isa Dalipaj def. Tyson Craig by TKO via strikes (3:57, R2)


CFFC Welterweight Championship
Evan Cutts (c) vs. Yohan Lainesse

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs, Lainesse starts landing some leg kicks against Cutts. Cutts lands a counter strike combination against a swinging Lainesse, Lainesse stuns Cutts after landing a right. Cutts clinches with Lainesse before landing a knee strike to his face, Lainesse and Cutts continue exchanging a bunch of jabs before Lainesse rocks Cutts with another right. Lainesse then cracks a swinging Cutts with a counter left hook, Cutts charges at Lainesse and Lainesse pops him with a few short rights. Lainesse again cracks a swinging Cutts with a counter left hook, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lainesse

Round Two: The round begins with Lainesse nailing a swinging Cutts with a counter right, Cutts fires back as the fighters trade combinations. Lainesse and Cutts also exchange a plethora of jabs to their faces, Lainesse nails a swinging Cutts with a counter strike. Lainesse steps forward and he cracks Cutts with a short left, Lainesse rocks Cutts after landing some rights to his midsection. Lainesse nails Cutts with a plethora of unanswered strikes near the cage wall and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Yohan Lainesse def. Evan Cutts (c) by TKO via strikes (2:17, R2) to win the welterweight championship

Santo Curatolo vs. Dilshod Zaripov

Round One: The round begins with Zaripov attacking Curatolo with some leg kicks, the fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes. Curatolo scores a takedown on Zaripov and he gets side control, Zaripov gets Curatolo into his half guard while eating strikes. Curatolo postures up and he returns to the half guard position a short time later, Zaripov scrambles to his feet and the fighters swing away at each other. Curatolo cracks a kickingZaripov with a counter right hook followed by a left, Curatolo drags Zaripov back to the ground and he gets back control. Zaripov scrambles to get the fight standing once again, Curatolo nails Zaripov with a right before taking him down again. Zaripov gets up while eating strikes and Curatolo gets him right back down, Curatolo attacks Zaripov with ground and pound. Curatolo postures up and he lands an axe kick on Zaripov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Curatolo

Round Two: The round begins with Zaripov attacking Curatolo with a few kicks, Zaripov and Curatolo exchange some leg kicks. Curatolo charges at Zaripov while landing a left hook, Curatolo grabs Zaripov and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and they trade some more leg kicks, Curatolo drops Zaripov with a right hook and he lands follow up strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Santo Curatolo def. Dilshod Zaripov by TKO via strikes (1:59, R2)

Lee Henry Lilly vs. Solomon Renfro

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading punching combinations, Lilly starts attacking Renfro with some leg kicks. Renfro responds and he cracks Lilly with leg kicks of his own, Renfro backs up Lilly after landing a three punch combination. Renfro drops a swinging Lilly with a counter jab, Lilly gets up again and Renfro drops him before landing a few follow up strikes that put him to sleep.

Official Result: Solomon Renfro def. Lee Henry Lilly by KO via strikes (1:39, R1)

Ryan Rizco vs. Feraris Golden

Round One: The round begins with Golden taking a few swings at Rizco, Golden starts landing some jabs against Rizco. Rizco scores a takedown on Golden and he gets the open guard, Rizco attacks Golden with some ground and pound. Rizco transitions to the half guard position against Golden, Rizco gains the full mount and then back control on Golden. Golden sweeps Rizco and he gains top control on the ground, Golden attacks Rizco with a few strikes of his own. Rizco sweeps Golden and he regains top control on the ground, Rizco keeps top control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rizco

Round Two: The round begins with Golden attacking a swinging Rizco with leg kicks, Golden then attempts a jump knee strike against Rizco. Golden accidentally pokes Rizco in the eye and the fight is halted, the action resumes with Rizco scoring a takedown on Golden and he gets the full mount. Golden scrambles and Rizco manages to get back control on him, Rizco locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Ryan Rizco def. Feraris Golden by submission via rear naked choke (1:47, R2)

Miles Lee vs. Liam Anderson

Round One: The round begins with Anderson attacking Lee with a few high kicks, Lee responds by landing leg kicks on Anderson. Lee scores a takedown on Anderson and he gets the half guard, Lee attacks Anderson with some ground and pound. Lee transitions to side control on Anderson while landing more ground and pound, Lee maintains top control until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee

Round Two: The round begins with Lee exchanging some leg kicks with Anderson, Lee grabs Anderson and he gets him up against the cage wall. Lee scores a takedown on Anderson and he gets the half guard, Lee attacks Anderson with some ground and pound. Anderson scrambles to his feet and Lee gets standing back control on him, Anderson grabs the fence to prevent a takedown and the ref takes a point from him. The action resumes with Lee having standing back control on Anderson, Lee scores a takedown on Anderson and Anderson gets back up. Lee again gets Anderson back up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. The fighters briefly clinch before Anderson lands a few shots on Lee, Lee looks for a takedown and Anderson defends while landing a knee strike. Lee scores another takedown on Anderson and he gets him in a seated position, Anderson wall walks to his feet and Lee keeps him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Lee (Overall Score: 20-17 for Lee)

Round Three: The round begins with Anderson and Lee exchanging some body kicks, Lee cracks a swinging Anderson with a counter right. Lee scores a takedown on Anderson and he gets the half guard, Lee transitions to side control on Anderson. Lee attacks Anderson with some ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Anderson taking a few swings at Lee, Anderson also starts landing leg kicks on Lee. Lee looks to pull guard and Anderson gets side control when they hit the ground, Anderson rolls for an arm bar and Lee escapes to gain top control on the ground, Lee attacks Anderson with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lee (Final Score: 30-26 for Lee)

Official Result: Miles Lee def. Liam Anderson by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Tyson Craig vs. Isa Dalipaj

Round One: The round begins with Craig charging at Dalipaj while swinging away at him, Dalipaj and Craig exchange some leg kicks. Dalipaj and Craig get into some wild striking exchanges, Craig drops Dalipaj with a multiple punch combination and he gets right back up. Dalipaj gets up and he scores a takedown on Craig while gaining back control, Dalipaj attacks Craig with ground and pound. Dalipaj transitions to the full mount and then to back control on Craig while landing more strikes, Craig scrambles to his feet and Dalipaj drags him back to the ground. Craig gets back up while Dalipaj lands more strikes on him, Dalipaj and Craig get into another wild striking exchange. Dalipaj then cracks Craig with a two punch combination before landing a trio of rights, Dalipaj then cracks a swinging Craig with a counter right hook. Craig eats a high kick before landing a jump knee strike on Dalipaj as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Dalipaj

Round Two: The round begins with Craig attacking a kicking Dalipaj with a counter strike combination, Dalipaj and Craig both attempt some high kicks. Dalipaj drops Craig with a leg kick and he cracks Craig with a right hook as he gets back up, Dalipaj scores a takedown on Craig and he gets the half guard. Dalipaj attacks Craig with some ground and pound, Dalipaj postures up and he kicks at the legs of Craig until he gets back up. Craig cracks Dalipaj with an elbow strike followed by a knee strike, Dalipaj fights back and he nails Craig with a left. Dalipaj and Craig exchange various kicks to the midsection, Dalipaj rocks a swinging Craig with a counter strike combination. Dalipaj drops Craig with a follow up right hook and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Isa Dalipaj def. Tyson Craig by TKO via strikes (3:57, R2)


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