205 lbs Antonio Mauricio DeSilva vs Pierre Joseph Proudhon
"2 Champ" Antonio Mauricio DeSilva left it all in the ring, successfully defending his light heavyweight title for the second time in November. As with the first title defense, this one went the full five rounds with the champion walking away with a unanimous, but close, decision. Pierre Joseph Proudhon came out strong, easily winning the first round on the back of some great clinch defense. Not a lot of shots landed on either side, but it was some great action enjoyed by the 93,418 in attendance. DeSilva took his corner’s instructions and came out in the second looking more aggressive. His quickness ensured the second round was his. He wasn’t able to assert himself as much in the third, only managing to gain the clinch (which he’d been working hard on) close to the end of the round. Proudhon’s counters were on point and he was able to land enough to win the round. Score it 2-1 Proudhon after three. The champ changes tactics a little in the fourth, trying to isolate the body and slow Proudhon down, landing some heavy rib shots. None proved fatal, but it certainly reduced the challenger’s effectiveness. Those in attendance gave the fighters a standing ovation before the fifth, and final, round. It was a slow start until the two minute mark, when Proudhon broke a clinch. The two fighters then exchanged blows for a long time and I don’t know how either of them didn’t collapse in exhaustion. DeSilva’s aggressiveness put him over the top. Result: Defending 205 champion, Antonio Mauricio DeSilva by Unanimous Decision
135 lbs Yuri Nagasaki vs Pat Joplin
“We have a 135 pound division?” Yes we do, and unlike other organisations who have a half dozen scrawny babies who are hoping for an easy belt, CFC’s bantamweight division is full of manly men who aren’t afraid of a dust up. Case in point; "The Ninja Demon" Yuri Nagasaki squared off against "The Human Thermometer" Pat Joplin for the bantamweight title. The first 135 title since July of 2021. Nagasaki barely broke a sweat in this one, earning the shiny new CFC belt in spectacular fashion. 33 wins in his career, he’d never won one by submission … until now. Joplin got caught early, being thrown on his back before the first minute was up, but it wasn’t a position he was uncomfortable being in. The Black Belt from Savannah was very aggressive and active, throwing his legs up to try and isolate for the triangle submission. Nagasaki either didn’t notice or didn’t care, controlling his dominant position and hammering Joplin with some nasty blows. It seemed to soften him up, allowing Nagasaki to grab Joplin’s arm and surprise the pundits to a submission victory. Result: New 135 champion, Yuri Nagasaki by Submission
265 lbs Spinning Fire vs The Devils Outlaw
Two former Grunge fighters took the welcome applause by the CFC audience and looked to gain steam in the heavyweight division. Spinning "Double Elixer" Fire put CFC owner, Dead Disney, on notice saying “I want the CFC belt” and “don’t deny it from me” in his post-fight interview. The Devils Outlaw was 20-3 coming into the fight and a long time Grunge heavyweight champion, so how could it have been easy? Fire had the gameplan written on the back of his hand and executed it brilliantly. Countering virtually every strike thrown Outlaw, Fire pinned Outlaw to the mat and kept him there for two and a half rounds. He tossed an incredible 66 strikes on the ground and although the accuracy was horrific, the power made up for it. Outlaw was rocked hard late in the first, rudely elbowed in the second, and TKO’d early in the third. Great takedown offense and power shown by Fire and a disappointing debut by Outlaw. Result: Spinning Fire by TKO
205 lbs Jan Sobieski vs Mike Holmes Jr
Two light heavyweights looking to get back on track. Jan Sobieski lost his debut against PJ Proudhon and "Do It Right The 1st Time" Mike Holmes Jr lost his title shot to DeSilva at CFC 437. The fans definitely weren’t behind this one, booing loudly and repeatedly as the two fighters spent the majority of the fight on the ground looking for openings. Sobieski managed to land some strikes, but the rest of the fight was two sweaty wiggly worms. Result: Jan Sobieski by Unanimous Decision
145 lbs Leonardo Da Silva vs 3 Piece Soda
Old Man Da Silva beat CFC newcomer, 3 Piece "N " Soda, in 2 minutes 25 seconds. Soda was incredibly active, but it only took one miss for Da Silva to counter and take Soda to the mat. A sub attempt later and Soda’s stand-up fighting was all for naught. That’s two CFC wins for Da Silva, two Sub of the Night Awards. Result: Leonardo Da Silva by Submission
170 lbs Ralphie Maldonado vs Abdul Rahman
Two more former Grunge employees making their CFC debuts. Ralphie "Maldo" Maldonado and Abdul "The Sheik" Rahman entertained the crowd for three rounds with some great stand-up action. Rahman may have lost the fight, but he must take some consolation that he had Maldonado hurt badly in both of the first two rounds. If he had cut down the aggression in the third and not got caught with the left counter, this would have been a different story. Credit to Maldonado for getting up off the mat and making Rahman pay. Result: Ralphie Maldonado by Unanimous Decision.
265 lbs Shaka Zulu vs Ginger Jesus
What the hell was that? Shaka "Giganto" Zulu beat "Da Ginga Ninja" Ginger Jesus in 18 seconds, extending Jesus’ losing streak to three fights in the process. Textbook submission win; takedown, sub, make opponent cry. Result: Shaka Zulu by Submission
265 lbs Tinashe Chukwuma vs Kevin Shinnie
Tinashe Chukwuma is back in business, earning his second straight KO of the night with a flawless ground and pound game. 7 strikes, 7 hits for the Algerian and Kevin "Rolling Thunder" Shinnie had no response except to hope the bell came to save him. It didn’t. Result: Tinashe Chukwuma by KO.
205 lbs Bill Goldberg vs Bak Mei
Bill "The Spear" Goldberg evens his record to 21 and 21, while sending Bak Mei (or is it Cut Me Daddy?) into retirement with a first round TKO win. Mei got cut, knocked down, and rocked in a span of 30 seconds, but managed to hold on … for another minute. Goldberg then cut him again with an elbow and one last time for good measure. Result: Bill Goldberg by TKO.
205 lbs Anderson Nogueira vs Theodore Rothschild
The three month layoff did "The Punisher" Anderson Nogueira some good. He and opponent, "Chuck DiBiase" Theodore Rothschild, fought hard for three rounds, but in the end, Nogueira’s clinchwork was just too much. Result: Anderson Nogueira by Unanimous Decision.