Updated: December 6, 2013

Championship Fighting Alliance has delivered only the best mixed martial arts events and it shows.

In less than two years, CFA has held 13 professional events. The show has set the stage for the careers of several fighters in chasing their dreams.

CFA CEO Jorge de la Noval is proud of the promotion’s efforts.

“We build champions and we are doing a great job so far,” he said.

Several fighters who first fought for CFA have now made a name for themselves in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, World Series of Fighting and Bellator MMA. Below is a list.


Mike Rio

Yoislandy Izquierdo

Abel Trujillo

CFA flyweight champion Josh Sampo (recently signed)

CFA featherweight champion Sean Soriano (debuts at UFC Fight Night 34).

Others have competed for the promotion’s reality show The Ultimate Fighter:

Revelina Berto (Ultimate Fighter 18)

Peggy Morgan (Ultimate Fighter 18)

Mike King (Ultimate Fighter 19)

World Series of Fighting:

Former CFA champions Luiz Firmino

Former CFA Welterweight champion Marcelo Alfaya

Mike Kyle

Alexis Villa

Pablo Alfonso

Bellator MMA:

Patrick Cenoble

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