GFL REAL FIGHTS Presents CFFC 44 Debuting on January 5 on TCN and CSN Comcast

January 3, 2015 by
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January 3, 2015

GFL, The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet continue their weekly combat sports series, REAL FIGHTS, with world class boxing as CFFC presents another show stopper with CFFC 44: Bezerra VS Makashvili, featuring a full lineup of extreme cage fights emanating from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This event will showcase the top regional MMA stars along the Eastern seaboard as CFFC presents another hard-hitting event anchored by 2 title fights!

In the main event, in a rematch, for the CFFC Featherweight Title, Champion Alexandre Bezerra defends his title for the first time against former Champion Levan Makashvili. Bezerra won the title after a majority decision at “CFFC 38”. These two 145 lb fighters are two of the top prospects in North America and they are going to continue their epic battle on December 13. Bezerra prefers to stand and strike while Makashvili is a great submission specialist. The question of this fight will be who will win the clinch as if Makashvili can get the fight to the mat he will have a huge advantage. If Bezerra can keep the fight standing he will be able to score with huge low kicks and slow down the shots of Makashvili in the later rounds. Bezerra will need to be on point with his takedown defense because Makashvili will be relentless with his takedown attempts because he does not want to have another 5-round war predominantly contested in a kickboxing match where Bezerra is strongest. Makashvili is bound and determined to get the fight to the ground and if that happens, he could reclaim his title via tapout.

In the co-main event, for the vacant CFFC Flyweight Championship, Darren Mima (5-2) fights WSOF vet Sidemar “Sideco” Honorio (8-4). Mima has made a name for himself around the East Coast MMA circuit as a gritty durable fighter who always comes in shape and ready to battle. Mima is a grinder and likes to wear down his opponents over the course of a full fight and will look to tire Honorio out and then finish hi in the championship rounds. Honorio is a champion with another organization and has had numerous title fights so he will not be phased by the bright lights and what is at stake. Honorio is coming off a TKO victory in his last fight and 5 of his 8 wins have come via stoppage. Look for Honorio to mix it up early and often and try and make this battle a dog fight with Mima.
In other action, in the featherweight division, Bellator vet, Lester Caslow (12-8) takes on Justin Dalton (8-8). Caslow is no stranger to tough fighters as he will pose the strongest test to date for Dalton. Caslow is battle-tested in the cage and the Bellator veteran has KO power in both hands as well as a strong grappling game to go with it. Dalton is a terrific striker having 6 wins via KO or TKO. Dalton is dangerous until the last bell and will be looking to take Caslow out with a punch or kick. The winner of this bout could be in line for a future title shot. It should be a barnburner.

Air times are listed below:
The Comcast Network: (all zones): Monday, January 5 at 7:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Philly): Wednesday, January 7 at 9:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, January 10 at 2:00pm ET
The Comcast Network: (Mid Atlantic): Saturday, January 10 at 11:00pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Saturday, January 10 at 12:30pm ET
CSN Philadelphia: Sunday, January 11 at 8:00pm ET

CSN regions in other major markets including CSN Northwest and CSN Bay Area will also be airing CFFC 44 in the weeks and months to follow. In addition, close to 25 cable and satellite systems carry CSN and because of that wide distribution across numerous regions and even nationally via satellite, GFL REAL FIGHTS is available on additional platforms.

To stay connected with GFL and this unique fight series, visit these TCN & CSN online locations for up-to-the-date programming info.
The Comcast Network
CSN Philadelphia
CSN Washington
CSN Baltimore
CSN New England
CSN Northwest
CSN Bay Area

Upcoming Events on Comcast
1/5: CFFC 44: Bezerra v Makashvilli (MMA)
1/12: Broadway Boxing Hardy VS Anderson
1/19: GPG: USA v Russia (MMA)

About GFL:
GFL ( is a fast-growing media and sports entertainment company that utilizes a proprietary technology to deliver the most exciting LIVE combat sports events worldwide and an incredible viewing experience to a global audience. With a diverse mix of combat sports properties, GFL is the premier online destination for live boxing, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu and more. Since its inception in 2007, GFL has streamed more than 2,500 live events with over 10,000 hours of combat sports content. In addition to its web platform, GFL is available on Roku, IPhone, IPad, as well as other internet ready devices, and broadcasts a weekly, two-hour, syndicated fight TV show on CSN, TCN and SNY, as well as live pay-per-view events directly to iN DEMAND.


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