We’re back with the second installment of the most recent announcements on the upcoming Cage Warriors trilogy. This week has seen six fantastic fights announced, the Cage Warriors community should feel nothing but excitement for what’s coming up in June.
Cage Warriors 124 – Friday 25th June
Brian Bouland (10-3) vs Nathan Fletcher (5-0)
Brian Bouland returns for his eighth fight in the promotion, after finishing Liam Gittins inside 52 seconds at the last Cage Warriors trilogy back in March. There was slight controversy with Gittins being unhappy with the referee stopping the fight, but Bouland took advantage of Gittins coming out all guns blazing against him, by catching him with some sweet punches to end it.
Nathan Fletcher will be looking to avenge his Next Generation team-mate Gittins by beating Bouland. Fletcher is one of the biggest prospects coming out of the UK at the minute, with five finishes in his five victories. He scraped his last finish with 38 seconds left in the final round, he found a rear-naked choke against Michele Martignoni to keep up his record.
This could be a potential title eliminator, both of these will be gunning for a shot at the title against Jack Cartwright, whoever is victorious.
Dominique Wooding (6-4) vs Cameron Hardy (6-2)
Wooding became the Warrior Fight Series flyweight champion in his third fight back in 2016. Since then, he’s appeared in the likes of BAMMA, ACB, and most recently Bellator, where he’s lost his last two previous fights via unanimous decision. He did win on one occasion in Bellator though, knocking out David Khalsa in 2019. Wooding has six TKO/KO’s in his six wins.
Hardy is also a fan of the finishes, with four TKO/KO’s and one submission in his six victories. The Englishman hasn’t competed since April 2019, when he lost the Made4TheCage featherweight championship via guillotine choke.
Cage Warriors 125 – Saturday 26th June
Agy Sardari (14-2) vs Joe McColgan (7-3-1) – Lightweight Title
Agy Sardari defends his title for the second time in his third Cage Warriors appearance. Sardari overcame Donovan Desmae on a split decision back at the Cage Warriors trilogy in March to retain his title. He originally won the title at Cage Warriors 119 on his promotional debut against Jack Grant.
Joe McColgan has been with the promotion since 2017, and he looks to win the lightweight title at his second time of asking. The Northern Irishman was defeated the first time around against new UFC lightweight prospect and former Cage Warriors two-weight champion Mason Jones. His last fight came in December 2020, where he finished Keiran Lister inside the first round.
Sardari will be looking for his first finish in the promotion, whilst McColgan hasn’t gone to a decision since his majority draw against Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar.
Ian Garry (6-0) vs Jack Grant (17-6) – Welterweight Title
Ian Garry and Grant face off for the welterweight title after both winning their respective semi-final bouts in the Grand-Prix.
Garry puts his undefeated record on the line once more. He submitted Rostem Akman via anaconda choke in the second round at the Cage Warriors trilogy in March. The Irishman is one of the biggest prospects in MMA with five finishes in his six wins.
Grant has been with Cage Warriors since 2017 and lost both of his shots at the lightweight belt to Jai Herbert and Sardari. The Englishman stepped up to welterweight to compete in the Grand-Prix in his last bout against Madars Fleminas. He also won via anaconda choke in the second round, which sets the pair up in a stunning title fight.
Gerardo Fanny (9-2) vs Coner Hignett (9-6)
Gerardo Fanny has made the move down to flyweight in which will be his second fight in the promotion. The Dutchman hasn’t fought since September 2020, when he was submitted in the first round to Cartwright in the quest to take the bantamweight belt on his promotion debut.
Coner Hignett put in a stunning performance at the Cage Warriors trilogy in March when he overcame a tough opponent Leigh Mitchell in the second round. Hignett fought through the wrath of Mitchell in the first round, to eventually finish him in the second. This was his second win in the promotion.
Stevie McIntosh (6-2) vs Decky McAleenan (7-3-1)
Stevie McIntosh returns to the Cage after his dismal debut against Lakhdhar in December. The Scot was caught with a left-hook which couldn’t see him past the first round. He has four TKO/KO’s and two submissions in his six victories.
Decky McAleenan played out a brilliant fight that ended in a split draw against Lister at the Cage Warriors trilogy back in March. After three rounds it was impossible to split the two, likely for everyone never mind the judges. McAleenan will be looking for his fourth victory in the promotion.
Which of the current fights announced are you most looking forward to on the upcoming Cage Warriors trilogy? Let us know in the comments below.
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