On the same day Cage Combat Fighting Championship celebrates their tenth year as a promotion in the fight game—December 3, 2016, Eric Helm (3-1) plans to introduce Jonathan Sellers, who will compete in his first amateur MMA bout, to a decade long career in the sport with a loss.
Ten pages have dropped from the calendar since Helm last tested his skill set, but his two-fight win streak, along with preparing alongside his teammates at MMAGOLD, have prevented any rust from corroding his confidence. In fact, a second-round, TKO stoppage of Mark Henderson II at NorCal Fight Series 1, Helm’s last outing, evidenced an improved mindset toward turning his six-ounce firepower loose, especially after beginning his reign in the amateurs with three decisions in a row.
Though Sellers may be a beach bum in Santa Cruz during his time away from the gym: Kaijin MMA, he’s eager to highlight an intense work ethic when he stands across from Helm at Cage Combat FC’s Contender Series. Well-versed in hanging ten along the coast, Sellers, if he can’t earn the finish, hopes to hang a ten on the judges’ scorecards in every two-minute round out of three.
Throughout Cage Combat FC’s history, pairing amateurs with no experience versus those climbing the ranks, such as the featherweight contest between Helm and Sellers, doesn’t always run its course as expected; therefore, fight fans proximal to the Solano Fairgrounds will want to purchase a ticket and secure a seat around the cage where memories, lasting another ten years, will be captured.