CFFC 97 Results: The CFFC Strawweight Championship Is Defended

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CFFC Strawweight Championship
Elise Reed (c) def. Hilarie Rose by TKO via strikes (4:57, R2) to retain the title

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James Lyons def. Beau Samaniego by submission via rear naked choke (2:01, R1)

Greg Velasco def. Halston Williams by TKO via strikes (3:18, R1)

Jose Perez def. Jaleon Alston by submission via rear naked choke (3:04, R1)

Feraris Golden def. Nick Giulietti by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Efren Escareno def. Matt Turnbull by submission via rear naked choke (2:15, R2)


CFFC Strawweight Championship
Elise Reed (c) vs. Hilarie Rose

Round One: The round begins with Rose attacking Reed with some leg kicks, Rose pops a swinging Reed with a counter right. Reed starts attacking Rose with some kicks of her own, Rose backs up Reed after landing a right to the midsection. Rose and Reed also exchange some punching combinations, Rose looks for a takedown and she winds up catching Reed in a standing arm triangle choke. Rose drags Reed to the ground and Reed eventually escapes to get top control on the ground, Rose rolls for an arm bar on a swinging Reed and Reed defends. Rose catches Reed in an inverted triangle choke and Reed survives, Reed sweeps Rose and she gets back control a short time later. Reed attacks Rose with some ground and pound until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rose

Round Two: The round begins with Rose and Reed taking some swings at each other, Reed and Rose also exchange some body kicks. Reed backs up Rose after landing a multiple strike combination, Rose then cracks Reed with a kick to the midsection. Rose also starts landing leg kicks against Reed, Reed continuously cracks a swinging Rose with counter rights. The fighters clinch and battle along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Reed drops Rose with a multiple strike combination. Reed pounces on a downed Rose with a plethora of strikes, Rose rolls for an arm bar on Rose and Reed defends against it. Reed attacks Rose with more ground and pound while gaining side control, Reed advances to the half guard while landing more strikes on Rose and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Elise Reed (c) def. Hilarie Rose by TKO via strikes (4:57, R2) to retain the title

Jaleon Alston vs. Jose Perez

Round One: The round begins with Alston attacking Perez with a few kicks, Perez and Alston exchange some combinations. Perez backs up Alston after landing a multiple punch combination, Alston continues attacking Perez with a variety of kicks. Alston drops Perez with a pair of lefts to the face, Alston goes to the ground and Perez catches him in a triangle choke and Alston escapes. Alston looks for a guillotine choke and Perez defends before dragging Alston back to the ground, Perez locks in a rear naked choke and Alston taps out.

Official Result: Jose Perez def. Jaleon Alston by submission via rear naked choke (3:04, R1)

James Lyons vs. Beau Samaniego

Round One: The round begins with Lyons attacking Samaniego with a few high kicks, Samaniego swings back at a kicking Lyons. The fighters clinch and they exchange some strikes, Lyons nails Samaniego with a few body kicks after separating. Lyons scores a takedown on Samaniego and Samaniego gets up with Lyons on his back, Lyons catches Samaniego in a rear naked choke and Samaniego goes out cold.

Official Result: James Lyons def. Beau Samaniego by submission via rear naked choke (2:01, R1)

Feraris Golden vs. Nick Giulietti

Round One: The round begins with Giulietti immediately hunting for the takedown against Golden, Golden exchanges knee strikes with Giulietti upon separating from him. Giulietti scores a takedown on Golden and he gets the half guard, Golden scrambles to his feet and Giulietti gets him against the cage wall. Golden comes forward and Giulietti attacks him with knee strikes and a body kick, Giulietti grabs Golden and he gets him up against the cage wall. Giulietti drags Golden back to the ground and he gets back control, Giulietti attacks Golden with some ground and pound. Giulietti gains the full mount on Golden while landing more strikes, Giulietti accidentally nails Golden with an illegal strike and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Golden attacking Giulietti with a high kick, Golden stays at a distance while taking some swings at Giulietti. Golden rocks Giulietti after landing a knee strike to the midsection, Giulietti gets Golden against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Giulietti

Round Two: The round begins with Giulietti immediately going for takedowns against Golden, Golden charges at Giulietti while landing a combination. Golden stuns Giulietti after landing a right to the midsection, Giulietti and Golden exchange some leg kicks. Giulietti continuously hunts for takedowns and Golden defends against them, Giulietti clinches with Golden and Golden nails him with a knee strike. Giulietti scores a takedown on Golden and he gets the half guard, Giulietti advances to the full mount against Golden. Giulietti attacks Golden with ground and pound before gaining back control, Giulietti goes for the rear naked choke and Golden defends before posturing up. Golden gets back control on Giulietti while landing a few strikes, Golden attacks Giulietti with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Golden (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Giulietti attacking Golden with some leg kicks, Giulietti grabs Golden and he gets him against the cage wall. Golden gets free and he lands a pair of knee strikes on Giulietti, Giulietti rolls to his back after a failed takedown attempt and Golden lands a few shots on him. Golden postures up before returning to top control on Giulietti, Golden postures up before landing an axe kick to the body of Giulietti. Giulietti gets up and he gets Golden against the cage wall, Golden drops Giulietti after landing a pair of knee strikes to the head and he lets him get back up. Giulietti goes back to attempting takedowns and Golden defends against them, Golden attacks a downed Giulietti with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Golden (Final Score: 29-28 for Golden)

Official Result: Feraris Golden def. Nick Giulietti by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Matt Turnbull vs. Efren Escareno

Round One: The round begins with Turnbull attacking Escareno with some leg kicks, Turnbull attacks Escareno with a variety of kicks. Escareno charges at Turnbull while swinging away at him, Turnbull also nails Escareno with a kick to the midsection. Turnbull cracks a swinging Escareno with a counter right hook, Escareno grabs Turnbull and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Escareno lands a multiple punch combination, Turnbull looks for a takedown and Escareno defends against it. Turnbull backs up Escareno after landing a few combinations, Escareno scores a takedown on Turnbull and he gets the full guard. Turnbull scrambles and he makes it back to his feet, Turnbull goes right back to attacking Escareno with leg kicks. Escareno scores another takedown on Turnbull and Turnbull gets right back up, the fighters have a few striking exchanges as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Turnbull

Round Two: The round begins with Turnbull immediately attacking Escareno with combinations, Turnbull barely lands a spinning back fist on a swinging Escareno. Turnbull also goes back to attacking Escareno with leg kicks, Escareno scores a takedown on Turnbull and he gets him in a seated position. Turnbull wall walks to his feet and the fighters swing away at each other, Escareno scores another takedown on Turnbull and he gets back control. Escareno catches Turnbull in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Efren Escareno def. Matt Turnbull by submission via rear naked choke (2:15, R2)

Greg Velasco vs. Halston Williams

Round One: The round begins with Williams attacking Velasco with a multiple strike combination, Velasco scores a takedown on Williams and he gets the half guard. Velasco quickly transitions to the full mount against Williams, Velasco attacks Williams with some ground and pound. Velasco gains back control against a scrambling Williams before regaining the full mount, Velasco catches Williams in an arm triangle choke and Williams survives. Velasco attacks Williams with more ground and pound, Velasco gains back control while landing more strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Greg Velasco def. Halston Williams by TKO via strikes (3:18, R1)


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