CFFC 89 Main Card Preview

Christien Savoie CFFC 89
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Violence ensues as Cage Fury FC tops off it’s double header on Thursday, November 19. Once again making up for fights lost to the pandemic, Jerome Macalino takes on Thomas Majeski in a 165 pound scrap. Second, a welterweight bout goes down between Jonathan Piersma and Tyler Bunting. Next, Mike Gonzalez challenges Vilson Ndregjoni in a featherweight showdown. Also looking to make a statement, Jeffrey Glossner and C. Grigoriou have a lot to prove at CFFC 89.

The co-main event features Sitik Muduev facing off against Frank Buenafuente in a featherweight bout. Lastly, welterweights will command the audience with the headlining spot, as Christien Savoie faces Basil Hafez — with the vacant 170lb title on the line.

CFFC 89 Main Card

Jerome Macalino vs. Thomas Majeski

With both men having recorded one professional fight, this pair are relatively new. However they each have a deep resume in the amateur circuit. Since Macalino has a little more experience, Majeski will need to play to his strengths. For instance, Majeski has had success with submissions, so closing the distance is a viable path to victory for the American.

Tyler Bunting vs. Jonathan Piersma

Making his pro debut, Bunting has acquired a perfect 6-0 amateur record. In addition, Piersma is also making his professional debut. Since Piersma has four submission wins of the six on his record, it stands to reason he will try to get this fight to the ground. Conversely, Bunting is no slouch on the ground with a few submission wins as well. All in all, these two athletes have a lot in common. But Piersma’s finishing ability might afford him the edge in this fight.

Mike Gonzalez vs. Vilson Ndregjoni

Lightweight Albanian prospect Ndregjoni has emerged as a submission threat on the European circuit. Unlike the Albanian, Gonzalez’s array of finishes range from submissions to strikes. Also, the fact that Gonzalez has never been submitted before illustrates his aptitude on the mats. Both athletes will put it on the line at CFFC 89 in an effort to further their careers and fanbases.

Jeffrey Glossner vs. C. Grigoriou

Bantamweight young guns Glossner and Grigoriou are powerful finishers. Despite not having a plethora of pro fights, Glossner shocked everyone when he destroyed Justin Tipaldos via strikes, in a mere ten seconds. Conversely, Grigoriou is coming off a nice two fight win streak. If history is an indicator future behavior, one thing is for sure, this fight will start fast.

Sitik Muduev vs. Frank Buenafuente

One of the most exciting fights on the card features power puncher Sitik Muduev. Illustrated by his first and second round stoppages, the Russian has relentless pressure. Incredibly, when given the opportunity Muduev is quite active. In fact, he fought five times in 2018. Additionally, Muduev has also never been stopped. At the same time, Buenafuente has a lot of cage experience. Hence it will be vital he uses the cage to the fullest extent. For example, keeping grappling exchanges in the middle of the mat, instead of by the fence to avoid limbs getting trapped. Despite a couple of rear-naked choke losses, Buenafuente will need to keep the fight away from danger zones that could result in those positions.

CFFC 89 Main Event – Christien Savoie vs. Basil Hafez

The Canadian “Tiger” Savoie is one of Canada’s hottest prospects. With five of his last eight performances ending by stoppage, it’s safe to assume he’s a dangerous force in the welterweight division. Not to mention, Savoie is also unbeaten. In contrast, Hafez has struggled in most of the promotions he’s fought in. While he’s alternated wins and losses a lot, the American has finished fights both by submission and knockout. Considering Savoie and Hafez are the main event, pressure is boiling over for a emphatic performance. After all, leagues like CFCC are watched closely by scouting agents from larger promotions.