Video: Sean Santella highlights

Interim Cage Fury Fighting Championships Flyweight Champion Sean “Shorty Rock” Santella (15-5 MMA, 6-2 CFFC) meet the undefeated Joseph Morales (7-0 MMA, 0-0 CFFC) at CFFC 64 inside The Observatory North Park in San Diego, California on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

This video takes a look at the many highlights throughout Santella’s career.


(Video Credit: Andy main- The Martial Mind via Youtube.)


Not only does he have a chance to fight on the west coast, but the New Jersey native will compete in front of UFC President Dana White.

White will be attending the event to film an episode of his UFC Fight Pass show “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight.” White recently filmed an episode at the promotions previous event, CFFC 63 in Atlantic City, New Jersey Feb. 18, 2017.

The last time Santella stepped into the CFFC cage came Dec. 17, 2016. He won the the title by tapping out Matt Lozano via third round rear-naked choke in the main event of CFFC 62.

On Jan. 25, 2017, the 32-year-old campaigned for chance to fight current CFFC flyweight title holder and former UFC bantamweight Louis Gaudinot. “Shorty Rock” took to Facebook to call out the fellow champion.

He even went as far as offering his purse to Gaudinot. The bout never became official, but now Santella will have a chance to impress White in California with or without Gaudinot.

Santella earned the call to the UFC once before, but it was short lived. Three days after being signed to fight Wilson Reis at UFC 201 in Atlanta, Georgia July 30, the UFC pulled Santella off of the card due to not having enough time to complete all of is medicals.

“Well talk about the biggest blue ball of all time,” Santella said via Facebook July 16, 2016. “But I’m sad to announce that my UFC debut has been cancelled”

Santella is riding a three fight win streak, a unanimous decision against Andrew Cseh and two RNC submissions against Jay Pressley and Lozano.

By NJ MMA News Staff

Writing for NJ MMA New since 2011, Connor is passionate about covering local mixed martial arts. He graduated from Temple University’s School of Media and Communications with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. His love for MMA stems from his past as a high school wrestler and jiu-jitsu blue belt. Former UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino coached Connor in his senior year of high school. He worked as a Rally Sports Desk report for The Philadelphia Inquirer and interned as a sports reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News.