Shawn Teed booked for CFFC 66 in August

Shawn Teed finishes Brad Schott at CFFC 58 on May 21, 2016. Photo Credit: CFFC MMA/ MDphotoandink.

Heavyweight Shawn Teed will return to the Cage Fury Fighting Championships cage at CFFC 66 inside the Borgota Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, Aug. 5.

The New Jersey based fighter took to his Facebook page, telling his friends and supporters he has tickets available for purchase.

Teed (3-1 MMA, 3-1 CFFC) is coming off the first defeat of his career. In the second round,  Teed showed his durability by recovering from being dropped twice.

Anyanwu opted not to go to the ground, forcing the referee to stand Teed. The champion dropped Teed a third time.

Teed lost a second-round TKO loss to Zu Anyanwu at CFFC 63 on Feb. 18.

Anyanwu recently signed with the UFC, fighting on the premier of the UFC Fight Pass Show Tuesday Night Contenders on July 11.

With Anyanwu headed to the octagon, the CFFC heavyweight division will be looking for a new champion. Teed could be a possible candidate after submitting all three of his opponents by keylock.

“I’m not your average heavyweight,” Teed told NJ MMA News on Nov. 1, 2016. “Honestly who else is out there from the area?”

In his last victory at CFFC 61, he tapped out Jon Romero with a first-round key lock.

Teed made his professional debut at CFFC 53 on Dec. 4, 2015. In the second round, the 25-year-old finished Chris Daukaus.

According to Tapology, Teed his pegged as the No. 3 heavyweight in New Jersey and ranked at No. 14 in the Northeast.

With his ground credentials, Teed told NJ MMA News some critics feel he lacks a stand-up game.

“People seem to think I have no stand up,” Teed said. “I just haven’t needed to show it so far. I guess everyone will just have to wait and see.”

Teed continues to try and prove them wrong. His opponent for CFFC 66 has not been announced.

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.