Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
Sean Lally (8-5) vs. Billy Goff (3-2)
Fighting out of: Boston, Massachusetts
Affiliation: Sityodtong/ Lauzon MMA
Record: 8-5 (6 Knockouts, 1 Submission)
Last fight: First Round loss by Doctor Stoppage (Shoulder Injury) to Shedrick Goodridge at Cage Titans 43. (04/06/19)
“The Skinny”: “The Unpredictable One” is back, following three consecutive losses rumor had it that we had seen the last of Sean Lally inside the cage. Turns out Lally just needed to rekindle the fire that never stopped burning, Lally took time to focus on his business Self Combat by Lally and opened his own gym in Needham, Massachusetts while helping corner Fabio Cherant on his rise to the UFC. With his new business off the ground and Fabio now on the UFC’s roster, Lally started to feel that fire to compete come back. One call to Micheal Polvere was all it took as Lally will get his chance to unleash violence once again this Saturday night, at the promotion he calls home; Cage Titans, when he meets Billy Goff at 170 pounds.
Cage Titans will remember Sean Lally as a Gunslinger, of Lally’s six career knockouts, five have come inside the Cage Titans cage and there is no doubt in my mind he will be coming for number seven when the door slams shut at Cage Titans 48. Lally is a rare breed and once that bell sounds only one thing will cross the mind of “The Unpredictable One”...KILL!
Catch the full episode of The Room Podcast with Sean Lally here.
Fighting out of: Groton, Connecticut
Affiliation: Dexter MMA
Record: 3-2 (2 Knockouts)
Last fight: Second Round TKO (Standing Elbows) victory over Robson Gracie Jr. At Bellator 254. (12/10/20)
“The Skinny”: Last time we saw Billy Goff inside the Cage Titans cage it appeared like he had weathered a brutal first round with Jonathan Pico and was the fresher fighter heading to the stool between rounds at Cage Titans Combat Night 2. That is, before the cage side physician stopped the fight before the second round could commence due to a cut in the hairline of Goff that was leaking pretty steadily. A disappointing outcome for the youngster Goff who is still searching for his first win for the Plymouth, Mass promotion (0-3). Goff put a 15 month layoff behind him following Covid when his fight with Robson Gracie Jr. finally made it to the cage at Bellator 254.
Inside the Bellator cage last December, Goff shined brightly, showing fans and critics alike what most of us already knew; this kid is special and only continues to get better every time out. Goff used a high volume of devastating strikes to dismantle the Gracie heir via Second Round standing TKO. Goff is back at Cage Titans Saturday night with his sights set on his first promotional win, while spoiling the return of “The Unpredictable One,” and launching his prospect stock to the next level!
Catch the full episode of The Room Podcast with Billy Goff here.
Breakdown: Damn this fight has my attention, unlike the clash of styles we have already discovered on this card, this matchup is quite the opposite. I see a young Sean Lally when I look at Billy Goff and that’s high praise for the 23 year old Groton, Connecticut native. Both of these dudes love to stand and bang, both possess knockout power in all four of their limbs and neither mind putting those skills to the test against any on comer. Lally clearly gets the nod when it comes to experience, 7 years the elder of the up and coming Goff, Lally has been tested against some of the countries best Welterweights across his 13 years in the sport including quite easily the best unsigned Welterweight in the country in Chris Curtis on the Contender Series in 2018. Mared in the midst of a three fight losing skid, Lally hopes that some Cage Titans home cooking will be just what the doctor ordered Saturday night as he looks to get his career back on track against Goff.
For Goff, if he can piggy-back a huge win against a big name in Bellator with a win against someone the caliber of Sean Lally, we could be witnessing a star in the making at Cage Titans 48. Although young to the game, especially compared to Lally’s standards, Goff has run through the teeth of the Welterweight division, never shying away from a tough fight as he is content to earn his spot at the top. Fireworks are a promise when these two meet in the center of the Cage Titans cage Saturday night with everything to prove in a high stakes game of “Last Man Standing!”