CFFC 62 marks the promotion’s return to the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia this weekend, and seven pro bouts are on tap, including two title fights.
Pittsburgh native Mike Wilkins (7-2) will travel across the state, as he is set to take on Mike Pope (6-2) for the vacant lightweight title.
Wilkins is 2-0 under the CFFC banner, including victories over Stephen Regman and Jonathan Delbrugge. Four of his seven wins have come via submission.
Pope hails from Virginia and is coming off of a win over Richard Gates at PA Cage Fight 26 in October. He also has four career wins via submission.
In the main event, the interim flyweight title is on the line as Sean Santella (15-5-1) squares off against Matt Lozano (8-3).
Santella briefly signed with the UFC earlier this year to take on Wilson Reis as an injury replacement, but he too was injured and forced off of the card and back to the regional scene. “Shorty Rocky” has won his last two fights, and is 7-2 in his last nine bouts. The New Jersey native has ten wins via submission, and has never been stopped in his career.
Lozano has won four bouts in a row, and he’s a Bellator and World Series of Fighting veteran.
The winner of the bout is likely to set up a title unification against flyweight champion Louis Gaudinot.
The entire fight card is set to stream live via GFL. You can order it here for $24.99.
Sean Santella vs. Matt Lozano – Interim Flyweight Title
Mike Wilkins vs. Mike Pope – Lightweight Title
Chris Paul vs Jeff Blachly
Ahsan Abdullah vs. Christopher Piriz
Joe Solecki vs. Andrew Chirico
Sergio de Bari vs. Chris Rollins
Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Kenny Richmond
*subject to change