CFFC 81: James Gonzalez Wins Featherweight Title Via Vicious Armlock (Graphic Video)
By FCF Staff
James Gonzalez agreed to face Pat Sabatini for Cage Fury Fighting Championships’ featherweight title on short notice, Saturday, and the fighter recorded one of the most gruesome finishes in recent history.
Gonzalez caught the now former champion with an armlock not long into the fight; however, Sabatini refused to tap. After Gonzalez torqued on the hold Sabatini’s arm gave out and the fight was stopped at the 46 second mark.
According to a follow up report from MMA Junkie, Sabatini is believed to have incurred a dislocated shoulder and elbow. Gonzalez had this to say about the win during his post-fight interview.
“First, I would like to say I wish that didn’t happen. I wish he could have tapped and saved his arm from breaking like that. I respect Pat Sabatini. He’s been on the circuit with me since I started, and I always thought I was going to fight him sooner. But we fought him tonight, and this is what happened. But I wish him a speedy recovery.”
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 2, 2020
With the win, Gonzalez moved his record to 5-3. Sabatini’s fell to 11-3. CFFC 81 took place in Bensalem, Pa.