Cage Fury Fighting Championships Signs Television Agreement with CBS Sports Network

Apr 16, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Cage Fury Fighting Championships has reached an agreement with CBS Sports Network to exclusively televise at least four Cage Fury Fighting Championship events in 2015.

CBS Sports Network’s coverage begins with CFFC 48 Good vs. Burrell on Thursday, May 14 (10:00 PM, ET) from the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, NJ.

Current CFFC Welterweight Champion and former Bellator World Champion Lyman Good (17-3) will headline the card as the featured fight of the evening as he takes on former UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce Veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (11-5). Both Good and Burrell are coming into this fight off 1st round stoppages and will be looking to continue their winning ways.

In the co-main event, CFFC Bantamweight Champion, Jimmie Rivera (15-1) will make his first title defense against a well-regarded veteran in Carson Beebe (15-3).

In the other co-main event, the recently vacated CFFC Featherweight Title will be decided as undefeated featherweight prospect Jared Gordon (5-0) takes on hard hitting striker Jeff Lentz (10-5-1).

CBS Sports Network also will feature coverage from the June 6 CFFC event at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., and returns to the Borgata for fights on July 18 and October 31.

"Since day one, CFFC has been very systematic in our approach to build a brand that centered around its athletes," said CFFC CEO Rob Haydak Jr. “This national television agreement provides additional exposure to further showcase one of the best MMA rosters in the sport.”

"This is a game-changer for us," added CFFC President Mike Constantino. "We've worked extremely hard over the years to reach an industry-level position that recognizes CFFC as a leader and this agreement with CBS Sports Network only helps to solidify that position."

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

For updates and further announcements on this partnership and local listings, 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. Four current CFFC champions, George Sullivan, Aljamain Sterling, Paul Felder, and Jonavin Webb 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.
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