Four star featherweight prospect Jordan Parsons captures title, remains unbeaten at CFA 5
Florida based promotion the Championship Fighting Alliance returned to the Bank United Center in Coral Gables for CFA 5. Known for cultivating Southern MMA prospects, CFA 5 pitted a featherweight title bout in the main event spot. Unbeaten Jordan Parsons (8-0) went wire to wire versus Miami's Danny Chavez (4-1) in the finals of CFA's 145 pound tournament to crown a champion.
In a 25 minute fight Parsons, of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, out struck Chavez on the feet and utilized his wrestling advantage with a handful of successful takedowns. On the ground Chavez would not be finished and worked his away from a diet of heavy ground n' pound. After five rounds all three judges scored the fight in favor of Parsons.
The win for Parsons was his third in a row via decision and third under the CFA banner. Originally from North Dakota the 21 year old Parsons has joined the team at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy to supplement his MMA training. Undefeated as a pro and with a 2-0 amateur mark, Parsons is a four star prospect at featherweight on the rise.
In a stacked weight class Parsons is projected as the number 13 145 prospect in MMA in the latest ULTMMA.com rankings.
An athletic 24 year old out of MMA Masters in Florida, Chavez remains a prospect to watch. With only two years as a pro to his credit, Chavez will learn from a five round loss and can improve on the holes in his game with a active 2012 fight schedule.
CFA 5 Chavez vs. Parsons results
*Jordan Parsons def. *Danny Chavez by Unanimous Decision
*Valdir Araujo def. Nicolae Curry by TKO 3:12 R2
Alan Arzeno def. Gret Kocani by Split Decision
Oscar Delgado def. Joe Johnson by TKO 2:15 R1
Victor Delgado def. Denis Hernandez by Unanimous Decision
Luis Nazario def. Gabriel Varona by TKO 1:35 R1
Michael Nates def. Jason Somchay by Submission Armbar 3:13 R1
Steve Montgomery def. Coltin Smith by KO 0:08 R2
Johnny Cardona def. Jayson Jones by Submission Armbar 3:48 R2
*Prospects to watch