Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
Zach DiSabatino (6-2) vs. Anthony Facchini (6-5)
Fighting out of: Marshfield, Massachusetts
Affiliation: South Shore Sportfighting
Record: 6-2 (4 Knockouts, 2 Submissions)
Last fight: First Round Knockout victory over Kris Berberich at Cage Titans 47. (01/25/20)
“The Skinny”: Zach DiSabatino is an absolute machine, once the bell rings DiSab comes forward with heavy pressure, walking through any fire power his opponent has to offer and will not stop advancing until he has destroyed his target or he is separated from consciousness. All six of DiSabatino’s career wins have come by finish including four Knockouts and two Submissions, in his two losses; a razor thin split-decision against Darius Estell and a mind-numbing back and forth four minute battle with Peter Barrett that ended in a referee stoppage due to strikes...amazingly the South Shore Sportfighting product remained standing after being dropped several times previously, prior to the finish.
Peter Barrett would go on to fight twice for the UFC and Zach DiSabatino would bounce back in a big way at Cage Titans 47 with a first round drubbing of Alaska’s Kris Berberich. Trending back in the positive direction and still just 27 years old, DiSab could begin to garner national attention with another violent finish here over a seasoned veteran in Anthony Facchini, on the most highly anticipated fight card in Cage Titans history!
Fighting out of: Marlboro, New Jersey
Affiliation: Team Oliveira
Record: 6-5 (1 Knockout, 4 Submissions)
Last fight: Unanimous Decision loss to Andrew Salas at Ring of Combat 69. (09/13/19)
“The Skinny”: Veteran of 11 professional fights, 10 for the Atlantic City, New Jersey based promotion; Ring of Combat, Jersey native Anthony Facchini will test his luck outside of the hometown promotion this Saturday in his New England and Cage Titans debut against the surging Zach DiSabatino at a fight weight of 155 pounds. During his decade on the professional circuit Facchini has done battle with some of the very best Featherweights in the Northeast; including a win over former Cage Titan Shane Manley and losses to Levan Makashvili, Tim Dooling and Andrew Salas (Kris Moutinho’s most recent opponent at CFFC 96 in May).
A slugging southpaw with some serious power coming out of his left limbs, Facchini can change the course of a fight once that left hand begins to land. Facchini looks good when he can dictate the pace of a fight... and when the fight comes to him; he has the will to withstand some serious adversity in effort to swing the fight in his direction. Facchini has the unenvious task of slowing down Zach DiSabatino Saturday night at Cage Titans 48, someone who never takes his foot off the gas pedal.
Breakdown: Make sure you’re in your seats when the bell sounds on these two brawling southpaws; this matchup has “fight of the night contender” written all over it. Notice to cageside judges; you can can take this fight off, as responsibilities in the outcome of this one will likely fall on the referee and the cage side physician. These two fancy themselves a dogfight. I give DiSabatino the advantage when it comes to size and strength, Facchini will be coming up from his natural weight of 145 pounds and although he is a very physically menacing Featherweight, Zach is the natural Lightweight here. I see this fight happening in a phone booth until one of these guys starts to land their power lefts, and someone is eventually forced to change levels.
Once on the ground DiSabatino is very heavy from the top and Facchini cannot get comfortable fighting from his back like he has in the past, because DiSab inflicts fight ending damage with his skin splitting ground and pound. I think it makes sense for Facchini to slow play DiSabatino and try to drain his gas tank while taking this fight into the later rounds. But that could be easier said than done; all six of DiSabatino’s wins have come by first round stoppage, therefore the window of opportunity could close sooner than later for the visiting Facchini in his attempt to upset fan-favorite Zach “The Ripper” in front of his hometown crowd at Plymouth Memorial Hall this Saturday night.