24-year-old Charriere, who has a professional record of 15-7-1, emphatically stopped former champion Dean Trueman in his last outing back in October 2019. However, the coronavirus pandemic saw to it that the Frenchman’s next scheduled clash with Darko Banović was canceled in March.
Eyebrows may have been raised when it was announced that Coga will compete for the belt in his first appearance under the Cage Warriors banner. The former PFL man has a professional record of 22-6-1 and is on a two-fight win streak. He will be desperate to seize the opportunity in front of him and become the organization’s official 145lb supremo.
Their duel will help form the card for CW116 on the 26th of September. This fight will be the final event of the company’s Trilogy Series, which is an unprecedented sequence of events that will be held over three consecutive days in Manchester’s BEC Arena.
Charriere, a recent recipient of the Cage Warriors Knockout of the Year Award, is very dangerous with his hands. He may look to keep this one on the feet given Coga’s penchant for submissions. The German has picked up 11 submission finishes in his 19 stoppages to date, with both of the Frankfurter’s last two outings ended after he choked his opponents out.
The whole trilogy will happen behind closed doors and with no fans in attendance. This may be a disappointment for the ultra-popular Charriere – who has built up a considerable following in his homeland. “The Last Pirate” benefitted from the vociferous support of a contingent of his countrymen at the pre-COVID CW109.
Which fighter will walk away with the Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship come September 26th and add to their legacy?!
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