This past weekend Coach Jon Delbrugge fought in CFFC 32 against Stephen Singleton at the Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The match ended in the second round via rear naked choke. Jon’s record now improves to 4-1, making him one of the top prospects for the UFC.
Stephen Singleton has been competing at the professional level since 2014. His record before CFFC 32 was 2 wins and 3 losses. Both of his wins were by closed guard triangle and closed guard armbar, and the majority of his amateur wins were also by submissions. This made him a dangerous competitor, knowing that he intends to finish the fight, as opposed to leaving it up to the judges.
There was some pre-fight drama with the weigh-ins. Multiple catch-weights were discussed the throughout the week, supposedly at the behest of the opposing camp. Strangely enough, when the time came to weigh-in, Singleton easily weighed in at 155 lbs ?!?
The fight started with Jon and Singleton trading some punches. After a couple takedowns, ground and pound, and stand-up exchanges, Singleton formed a large hematoma on his forehead. The second round started similarly. At one point Singleton was taken down and went to turtle, where Coach Jon secured a rear naked choke, and ended the fight.
Coach Jon has been working hard juggling his professional MMA career with running his own academy. Most people at this point would either stop competing, or stop teaching. He spends a lot of time training for the fights and cutting weight, while still teaching kids and adults.
CFFC has become the largest Mixed Martial Arts promotion on the East Coast. Many of its fighters go on to fight in the UFC, and the organization has a roster that includes many UFC veteran’s, such as Charlie Brenneman. With a few more wins, Jon will be looking for a call from Dana White.