FCFF’s Best of 2017 List Released, Two Fighters Earn Two Spots
The FCFF returns to Portland on Saturday, January 20th for Rumble @ The Roseland 96. Alex Aguilar and Johnny James both made the FCFF's Best of 2017 list and will face-off for the Welterweight Title as the Main Event! Aguilar is the current Champ, James is the 175-pound Superfight Champ. It's time they rumbled.
The Best of 2017 List:
Fighter of the Year:
2017 Bout of the Year:
Alex Aguilar vs Stefan Habib
Female Fighter of the Year:
Rookie of the Year:
2018 Fighter to Watch:
2017 Best Comeback:
2017 Best Submission:
Cris Williams over Dylan Atkinson
Best Intro into the Slammer:
Best Crowd Following:
Fastest Finish of 2017:
Best KO of 2017: Johnny James
FCFF Releases Best of 2017 List
Johnny James and Nick Maximov Earn Two Spots Each
The Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) has released this year's Best of 2017 list. This list recognizes the top fighters within the organization in twelve categories and will become part of the annual Fighter Hall of Fame, which has been recorded since 2009. The FCFF's Best of 2017 list features categories ranging from Fighter of the Year, Fastest Finish, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved, to 2018 Fighter to Watch. A number of these fighters are on the card for the FCFF's Rumble @ The Roseland 96 event scheduled for Saturday, January 20th 2018. This event features two FCFF Championship Fights, two Superfights, two female fights and a loaded undercard.
2017 Bout of the Year: Alex Aguilar vs Stefan Habib
FCFF fight fans witnessed an incredible battle between two warriors in the FCFF's Welterweight Championship fight at Rumble @ The Roseland 94. These two athletes went the distance, slugging it out for five nail-biting rounds. Alex Aguilar came out on top and earned the FCFF's 170-pound division Title. He returns on Saturday, January 20th at Rumble @ the Roseland 96 to defend his belt for the first time against Johnny James, another fighter who has made the FCFF's Best of 2017 List in two categories: Best KO and Most Improved.
Most Improved & Fastest KO: Johnny James
Johnny's first fight in the FCFF was at Rumble 88, where he faced Derek Rottenberg and lost via a round two TKO. This was James first loss, then he faced a second loss to Eric McConico at Budofights 15. He refocused and came back with a vengeance. Fight fans can see he's turned a corner with his training. His skill and agility is next-level and he's clearly headed to the pro arena. He returned to the FCFF at Rumble @ the Roseland 93 in July and faced the former Welterweight Champion in a special 175-pound Superfight. This impressive fight also earned him Best Knockout of 2017. Fight fans probably recall the stunning kick to Saul Gallegos-Ruiz's jaw in the first moments of round-one. It had Ruiz stumbling back and we expected the fight to be over in those first seconds. Ruiz regained his composure against James to enter into an intense stand-up battle of strikes and leg kicks that came to an end in round two via the knockout fury possessed by Johnny James. He is a man on a mission. He's attained the FCFF's 175-pound Superfight belt. Next, he wants the FCFF's 170-pound Welterweight Champion belt - he'll get his shot on Saturday, January 20th at Rumble at the Roseland 96.
2017 was all about Keaneo Moyer and the Flyweight division. Keaneo started the year with an undercard fight and ended the year as the FCFF's two-time 125-pound Flyweight Champion.
It only took Nick Maximov nine seconds to leave his mark on the FCFF. Nick came onto the mixed martial arts scene in June and left in September with a record of 6-0.
Keep your eye on this fighter. Max Garrison debuted into the sport at Rumble @ The Roseland 94 and won his first fight via a round three rear naked choke over Micah Mitchell.
Rico Martinez was the FCFF's HWT Champ in 2014. In 2017, he came back full force at Rumble @ the Roseland 92 and beat Jared Matthews via a round two TKO to regain his Title.
The FCFF is Oregon's oldest and most respected mixed martial arts promotions company. It's signature event Rumble @ The Roseland was established in 2001 at Roseland theater in downtown Portland. The FCFF has hosted events across the state, from Pendleton, Oregon to the Coast. The FCFF hosted two events on the Oregon Coast: the Battle at the Mountain series in partnership with Spirit Mountain Casino and the Caged on the Coast" series with Chinook Winds Casino. The FCFF has been featured countless times across the MMA media landscape including being called the 'golden gloves of MMA' by Inside MMA, a nationally broadcast commentary sports program. In 2014 the FCFF begun hosting professional MMA fights in addition to matching up the region's top amateurs in tooth-in-nail battles for belts.