Timmy “the South Jersey Strangler” Williams’ First Title Defense Highlights CFFC 46!

February 25, 2015 by
Filed under: MMA News, Press Release 


Atlantic City, NJ – On Saturday February 28, 2015, Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) returns to the great state of Pennsylvania when Timmy “the South Jersey Strangler” Williams (10-1) defends his middleweight title against veteran Anthony “Lionheart” Smith (20-10) from the Harrah’s Casino in Chester.

In his last bout, the Millville native punctuated his early career by winning the CFFC middleweight title against Ronald Stallings, who was recently added to the UFC roster, with a unanimous decision victory in November 2014. A decision is something new for Williams as nine out of his ten victories have come via stoppage. “Being the CFFC Champion is a great honor and holding that belt means something to me, my team and my fans,” stated Williams. “They say you are not a true champion until you defend the belt. I’m excited about the opportunity ahead and I am coming for a finish.”

“Timmy is one of, if not the toughest fighter in CFFC right now,” stated CFFC CEO Robert Haydak Jr. “He’s a guy that wants nothing but fights that will test him and make him better. I think this has fight of the year potential and I can’t want to see it unfold.”

In regard to his opponent, Williams is all business. “I am very excited to be able to have my first CFFC middleweight title defense against a solid opponent like Anthony Smith,” stated that champion. “Anthony has fought all over the country and has faced some top competition. This fight will be a great test and I look forward to putting on a great show.”

On the other side of the cage next Saturday will be 30 fight veteran, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith. Competing successfully in organizations like UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator, Smith has grown confident of his skills and appears that he knows the platform CFFC can provide. “I’m real excited to have the chance to fight for CFFC,” said the challenger. “CFFC is such a quality organization with a reputation as a premier regional show with waves of talent going through it. Important eyes are watching this show and I’m excited to be able to perform for the fans. I’ve been to the east coast a few times and have enjoyed it each time. Good people and I really enjoy fighting on the road. ”

When Smith was asked about his opponent, his answer was quite surprising. “I know absolutely nothing about my opponent,” continued Smith. “Don’t even know what he looks like. Name sounds somewhat familiar maybe, but it’s a pretty generic name. It’s a title fight. I’m sure he’s tough and will be prepared. I don’t research my opponent that is up to my coaches. It will be an honor to become the next CFFC Champion.”

“I think Anthony is will be Timmy’s toughest fight to date,” continued Haydak. “He’s very confident and has faced some of the toughest competition the sport has to offer. He’s been on our radar for a while and I’m glad to add him to the CFFC roster and give him a title fight right away.”

CFFC 46 will also feature an anticipated lightweight bout between two local powerhouses when Joe Lowry (1-0) makes his second CFFC appearance when he takes on the dangerous Allen Otto (1-1) who is coming off a knockout victory. Both men have found a home with CFFC and a victory here gets someone closer to title contention. This event will also mark the professional debut of Jon Forster, the return of Andrew Aguilar, and amateur bouts represented by the top schools in the area.

Main Event:

CFFC Middleweight Title:

Tim Williams vs. Anthony Smith

Main Card:

Allen Otto vs. Joe Lowry

Jon Forster vs. Brandon Kaiser

Drew Aguilar vs. William Sizemore

Amateur Bouts:

Vladimir Jean-Philippe vs. Shane LaRocca

Kasey Mathews vs. Jamie Driver

Martin Scales vs. Paul Sims

Jesse Stokes vs. Justin Burke

For the CFFC updates and further announcements on the card, log on to www.CFFC.tv and find us on Facebook.

About Cage Fury Fighting Championships

Cage Fury Fighting Championships (www.cffc.tv) is a pioneer in bringing prominent and elite MMA talent to the East Coast. Since CFFC’s debut, past, and current champions have competed at the highest level. Before they were in the UFC, Jim and Dan Miller were both CFFC champions. That legacy remains the same today. Three current CFFC champions, George Sullivan, Aljamain Sterling, and Paul Felder are currently on the UFC roster. Current UFC fighters Zach Makovsky, Nick Catone, Nah-Shon Burrell, and John Howard have also competed in CFFC prior to their entry to the UFC. Also, CFFC helped jumpstart the career of Internet fighting sensation Kimbo Slice, whose first foray into MMA came in the CFFC cage when he fought former boxing champion Ray “Merciless” Mercer. CFFC continues to thrive as one of the best regional promotions in the world while focusing on treating fighters with respect and giving the fans the ultimate MMA experience.


Rob Haydak Jr., CFFC CEO: Rob@cffc.tv

Mike Constantino CFFC President: Mike@cffc.tv

David Feldman, Vice President: David@cffc.tv

Arias Garcia, Matchmaker: Arias@cffc.tv

Earl Campbell, General Manager: Earl@cffc.tv


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