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Cage Warriors 113 Recap

Due to the global pandemic that is COVID-19, Cage Warriors 113 was moved from London to Manchester and with no fans in attendance. However, this didn’t stop Cage Warriors from doing all they could to put on an exciting card. Graham Boylan and the rest of the team deserve huge credit for putting on such a stacked card in such difficult circumstances. The fighters are also deserving of any plaudits they receive in the aftermath for bringing their best performances.

Pro Prelims Results

  • Perry Goodwin def. Steve Aimable via Unanimous decision
  • Connor Hignett def. Darren O"Gorman via KO at 2:12 of Round 3
  • Adam Amarasinghe def. Jake Bond via KO at 4:59 of Round 1
  • Jamie Richardson def. Matthew Bonner Via Unanimous decision
  • James Hendin def. Kris Edwards via Unanimous decision
  • Aidan Stephen def. Jack Collins via TKO at 1:24 of Round 1
  • Kingsley Crawford def. Lewis Monarch via Submission (triangle) at 2:45 of Round 2

Main Card results

  • Bartosz Fabinski def Darren Stewart via Unanimous Decision
  • Mason Jones def. Joe McColgan via TKO at 4:40 of Round 1
  • David Bear def. Nathan Jones via Unanimous decision
  • Paddy Pimblett def Decky Dalton via TKO at 2:51 of Round 1

Paddy Pimblett def. Decky Dalton via TKO

To kick off the main card, Paddy Pimblett squared off with an always-game Decky Dalton. After almost 2 years since his last fight and, as a usual crowd favourite in front of no audience, he showed no signs of ring rust. Dalton came into this fight on short notice and full of confidence. However, it was Pimblett who looked unstoppable. Capitalising on a slip by Dalton to take the back just 40 seconds into the fight. From there, it was only a matter of time before the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

David Bear def. Nathan Jones via Unanimous Decision

Next up was a Welterweight clash between David Bear and Nathan Jones. Both men would have been coming into this fight with a lot of confidence. For Bear, it was his Cage Warriors debut and was looking to impress. Jones, coming off of the back of 2 consecutive wins for Cage Warriors, looked to press Bear back and control the centre early in the first round. It wasn"t long, though, before “The Bear" got the takedown and remained in control of the round. It was more of the same in round 2. Early in round 3, Jones landed a big right hand that had Bear hurt, but once again, Jones couldn"t stop the takedown. Ultimately, that was demise in this impressive Cage Warriors debut for David Bear.

Mason Jones def. Joe McColgan via TKO

Originally scheduled as 1 of 3 title fights on the card, this ended up as the sole title fight to crown a new lightweight champion, after Jai Herbert"s UFC call up. When announced. this fight definitely had potential to end up being a 5-round war. It certainly didn"t disappoint. Both guys came out fast and threw their best and hardest shots at each other. It had all the makings of an instant classic, with both guys exchanging clean punches and hard leg kicks. That was until Mason Jones landed a huge knee clean, which dropped McColgan, following up with ground and pound forcing the ref to step in.

Bartosz Fabinski def Darren Stewart via Unanimous Decision

With both fighters originally scheduled to fight different opponents on the cancelled UFC London card, Cage Warriors offered both fighters the chance to still showcase their talents by pitting them against each other. Right from the opening bell, Fabinski made a beeline for Stewart, engaging into the clinch and looking for the takedown. As Fabinski landed the first takedown of the fight, Stewart landed a beautifully timed elbow that sliced his opponent"s head clean open. Aside from a takedown in Round 3, that was as good as it got for Darren Stewart, as Fabinksi landed takedowns throughout the rest of the fight and grounded out a pretty dominant victory.

Overall, the card was one to watch. We"ll see you next month at Cage Warriors 114.

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