Williams to defend MW title against UFC vet Smith at CFFC 46

Tim Williams

Tim WilliamsThe Cage Fury Fighting Championship middleweight title is on the line at CFFC 46 as Tim “the South Jersey Strangler” Williams makes his first defense of the belt against UFC vet Anthony Smith.  CFFC 46 takes place February 28th at the Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA with a main card webcast as a pay-per-view at GoFightLive.

Tim Williams was CFFC champion in 2012 until losing the belt to Dustin Jacoby at CFFC 16 via TKO.  Williams returned to defeat Noah Faunce by armbar and Dervin Lopez by rear-naked choke before winning a unanimous decision over now-UFC vet Ron Stallings for the vacant title in November.  10-1 Williams is rightfully nicknamed “the South Jersey Strangler” as seven of his ten wins have come by submission with four of those by rear-naked choke, one by triangle, and one by arm-triangle.  Anthony Smith20-11 Smith lost his sole UFC fight to Antonio Braga Neto in June 2013 and his follow-up fight to UFC vet Josh Neer in December of that year but has since gone 3-0.  In Bellator Smith defeated Victor Moreno and Brian Green then most recently defeated Andrew Kapel by rear-naked choke in regional promotion Extreme Beatdown.

The rest of the card is a building card with the co-main event featuring 1-1 Allen Otto vs. 1-0 Joseph Lowry.  Otto lost to Ryan Patrovich in his CFFC debut then followed up with a TKO of Mahmoud Mohagheghrashid in XFE.  Lowry was 7-0 as an amateur, his sole pro win being a TKO of Billy Dee Williams at CFFC 32.

CFFC 46 card

  • Bridget McEliece vs. Kasey Mathews
  • Jesse Stokes vs. Justin Burke
  • Shane LaRocca vs. Vladimir Jean-Philippe
  • Martin Scales vs. Paul Sims
  • Justin Dalton vs. Julio Rosario
  • Jonathan Forster vs. Brandon Kaiser
  • Chris Nelson vs. Andrew Aguilar
  • Allen Otto vs. Joseph Lowry
  • Tim Williams vs. Anthony Smith