Cage Warriors stamped their name in the Eventim Apollo history books tonight alongside many of the worlds most prolific entertainment icons, putting 6 world titles on the line in their biggest card to date.
The unforgettable Night of Champions main event was ruled a no-contest after referee Marc Goddard deemed neither Ross Houston or Nicolas Dalby able to continue to a fourth round.
What transpired before that decision is sure to become one of the most talked-about welterweight battles in recent MMA memory. Both men went to war for three rounds and inflicted ruthless damage, but the best is yet to come – the rematch will have to happen sooner rather than later!
Jack Grant vs Jai Herbert for the lightweight title was exactly as fans and critics had hoped – dynamic, fast-paced and without any shortage of exciting striking and grappling exchanges. Herbert’s pressure was too much in the end, and he took the belt with a very impressive TKO on the feet.
If the UFC don’t come calling, the Birmingham man will surely be looking ahead to Cage Warriors return to the city on October 26th for his first defence.
Mads Burnell’s tremendously efficient submission game was on show in the third title fight of the evening, when he wrestled the featherweight belt away from former champion Dean Trueman.
We’ll let fans debate the fight of the night in the coming days, but a strong contender will surely be James Webb’s exhilarating first title defence against Nathias Frederick. The two middleweights went toe-to-toe for the full five rounds, ending in ‘and still’ for London’s own Webb – but with plenty of fans calling for a rematch.
It was a strong night for the French, with Morgan Charrieré, Alex Lohoré and your new world flyweight champion Samir Faiddine picking up big wins.
The first title fight of the night saw Londoner Modestas Bukauskas lift the light-heavyweight belt, battling back from behind in the score cards to secure a TKO victory against formidable Danish challenger Martin Hamlet.
Up next for Cage Warriors is a return to the fighting city of Liverpool for CW107 on September 28th. Tickets are on sale now, with 20% off for early birds.
CW106: Night of Champions full results
Ross Houston vs Nicolas Dalby ruled a no-contest mid way through Round 3
Jai Herbert def Jack Grant via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3
Mads Burnell def Dean Trueman via Sub (Japanese Neck Tie) – Round 2
James Webb def Nathias Frederick via Majority Draw
Samir Faiddine def Sam Creasey via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3
Modestas Bukauskas def Marthin Hamlet via TKO (Strikes) – Round 4
Alex Lohore def Aaron Khalid via Sub (Guillotine) – Round 2
Adam Amarasinghe def Darren O’ Gorman via Split decision
Jason Radcliffe def Haakon Foss via TKO (Punches) – Round 1
Thomas Robertson def Mike Younis via Sub (RNC) – Round 2
Morgan Charriere def Lewis Monarch via Split decision
James Hendin def Kingsley Crawford via Unanimous Decision