Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) has quite the title fight on the line come this weekend.
The United States’ Evan Cutts (12-4) will defend his welterweight gold against the undefeated Canadian Yohan Lainesse (6-0) on Saturday night at CFFC 98 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Cutts, 30, is excited for Lainesse, who walks in with an impressive 6-0 record. In his first title defence, Cutts is ready to not only come home with his belt, but plans on being the man to hand Lainesse his first loss.
“That is why I’m called the Butcher,” Cutts said.
“I love going out there and getting to crush guys that think it’s going to be their night, especially in their own town. Nothing better than beating Bassil in Philly and taking the title back to Texas.”
“The Butcher” won the belt in a split decision over Bassil Hafez in April and is now ready for his first title defense.
“We kept the ball rolling,” Cutts said following his title win.
“I got back on Monday and was running on Tuesday. That is the privilege of being a champion, you get to stay active. Especially after the year off, why wouldn’t you stay active?”
As for what is next for Cutts, he believes it’ll be the “major leagues,” as he calls it.
“Right now I’m playing minor league ball. I’d love to play major league ball,” Cutts told MMA Empire.
“Whether that is a Bellator, UFC, PFL has been great. I don’t know, whether a big organization calls or Cage Fury, I’ll keep fighting for them.”
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