by M. Robert Hicks (Photos courtesy of Teresa Bergen)
Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall was the venue for the Cage Fury Fighting Championship 4 “The War at the Shore.” Rico Rodriguez, Nick Diaz and Clinton Portis were just a few of the VIP’s in attendance to witness the event everyone was talking about.
There were four belts on the line beginning with the CFFC Bantamweight title. Clint Godfrey defeated Nick Cottone at 4:11 of round 1 by armbar submission making him the new Champ. ” I want to get where all the good fights are – Cage Fury I’m going to be the champ here for a long time,” he said.
Jim Miller took Al Buck to the ground and submitted him by way of a rear naked choke at 1:58 of round 1. Miller said, “I knew he was going to come out strong as he always does. He’s definitely a fast starter. I’ve seen him in bad spots with submissions, but he can never finish them.”
Tamdan McCory defended his NABC Welterweight title against Nuri Shakir. Although he seemed a little dazed by the end of the first round, McCory ended up submitting Shakir by rear-naked choke at 3:22 of round 2. “He was a little craftier than I thought he was going to be. When I got the rear naked, I thought I was going to pound him out, but I new he was resilient in that position. When I sunk the choke I just grabbed it and went for the money and got it.”
Dan Miller won by unanimous decision against Jose Rodriguez making him the CFFC Middleweight Champ.
Alexis Aquino choked out Erick Charles at 2:25 of round 2.
Chris Ligouri defeated Dorian Price with an impressive side choke at 0:55 of round 1.
Anthony Morrison took the unanimous decision over Spencer Paige.
John Howard won his professional debut over Josh Rossaan with a triangle choke at 1:17 of round 3.
Jay Coleman scored a TKO over Rocky Johnson at 2:02 of round 3.
Brian DeMuro tapped out Carlos Nieves with an ankle lock at 0:57 of round 2.
Doug Gordon trapped Tom Gallicchio in a guillotine choke at 0:20 of round 3.
Eric Henry took the unanimous decision over Lionel Cortes.
Jonathan Helwig also took the decision over Ken Owens earlier in the evening.