Aaron Jeffery looks to inch one step closer to a UFC contract when he battles CFFC middleweight champion Collin Huckbody at CFFC 93
“He’s good, he’s a strong grappler he’s got a bunch of wins by submission,” Jeffery told The Scrap. “I think I match up well against I think it’s a good fight for me. I think people seem to see me as more of a striker because they have a lot of wins by knockout and most of my fights and on the feet. I’m sure they’re looking at it as kind of a striker versus grappler type thing. But again, I’m comfortable everywhere. I think he’s probably going to try and take it to the ground. I’m good to go there.”
Jeffery (9-2) has picked up three straight knockout victories since losing to Brendan Allen at DWCS in 2019. The Niagara Top Team product has only lost to current UFC fighters Allen and Sean Brady during his 11-fight MMA career.
Huckbody (9-2) picked up a UFC contract last year after finishing Kyron Brown in the second-round at DWCS: Week 4 last summer. However “Young Huck” and the UFC had a disagreement, and Huckbody ended up fighting for CFFC instead in December where he won the vacant middleweight title over Aaron Phillips.
Despite Huckbody being extremely durable throughout his carer, Jeffery believes he’ll finish the Minnesota native in the championship rounds.
“I think I’m gonna get the win for sure,” Jeffery said. “I don’t want to make too many bold predictions but I could probably see a finish in one of the later rounds.”
While the winner of this fight situates themselves nicely for a UFC call up, Jeffery isn’t paying attention to any of that and would rather let his fighting do the talking.
“I just take it one fight at a time,” Jeffery explained. “I think it’s been at least a year people have been saying like ‘this guy just needs one more win to go there, he should be signed (to the UFC) any day now.’ Whatever, whatever. So I don’t know man there’s there’s not much I can worry about other than winning this fight. So that’s all I can do.”
CFFC 93 takes place March 12th at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, This middleweight title fight headlines the card.