Paul Felder and Brian Collins both successfully defended their undefeated records last Saturday night at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships, and Felder’s fight against AMA’s Corey Bleaken has run away with the votes for Fight of the Night.
Paul Felder (seen above), out wrestled his opponent, NAIA National Champion wrestler Corey Bleaken out of AMA Fight Club, throughout the three full rounds of the fight to earn himself a unanimous decision victory and improve his record to 5-0. Not bad for just a “striker.” This kind of hard-earned grappling expertise is a testament not only to Paul’s work ethic, but also the dedication and game-planning employed by Head Coach Jason Sargus to ensure that a fighter who had won all previous 4 fights by knockout in the first or second round was prepared to cancel out any potential grappling advantage and win the fight no matter where it took place.
Not to say that Felder’s striking was absent: Bleaken sustained serious damage from Felder’s elbows from the top and bottom position, and Bleaken also got dropped with a mean left hook early, despite Felder’s sustaining a dramatically broken nose in the first minute of the fight. The audience was glued to the fight as each fighter battled for position throughout all three rounds of intense, fast-paced action before the scores were read at the end of the third, unanimously for Felder 30-26, 29-28, and 29-28. In his post-fight interview, Paul mentioned that although he suffered a broken nose, he’d rather that than a broken spirit. Now that’s Brazen talk right there.
Brazen’s other fighter on Saturday night, Brian Collins (2-0), was the clear winner in all three rounds against Kyle Dunn of Colorado. Despite Dunn’s significant height and reach advantage, Collins found a way to land punches and knees on the way to takedowns, and forced Dunn to spend most of the fight on his back. Collins earned another unanimous decision victory in his second outing as a pro, and maintained his undefeated record.
Indeed, with these most recent two wins, our professional Brazen MMA fighters have earned a combined record of 13-2!
Needless to say, the whole crowd at CFFC 24 was vocal and excited about both of these fights. And of course, the Brazen Nation was out in force at the Borgata, feeding the electricity in the Borgata Event Center. We are so grateful for your support as always!
We are also deeply grateful for the support of our fighter’s sponsors: Class Act Auto Repair, Philly Sports Bar, Images Salon, and the Diving Horse cabaret. Thank you all!