We’re back with the third installment of the most recent announcements on the Cage Warriors trilogy. This week we’ve only had four fights announced, but a re-match is on the cards between two fiery featherweights for the title.
Cage Warriors 124 – Friday 25th June
Jordan Vucenic (8-1) vs Morgan Charriere (16-8-1) 2 – Featherweight Title
“The Epidemic” Jordan Vucenic looks to defend his title for the first time in a re-match against Morgan Charriere, the man he stole the belt away from in the Cage Warriors trilogy back in March. After an edgy, tight affair in the 25 minutes these two battled it out, Vucenic came away with a split decision victory to earn himself championship glory for the first time.
Charriere wasn’t best pleased with the result, so it was certain he was looking for another opportunity to earn his belt back. The Frenchman originally won his belt at Cage Warriors 119, when he finished Perry Andre Goodwin with a ruthless body shot in the third round to become featherweight champion.
When the fight got announced, Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan tweeted the statement below:
Dean Trueman (10-6) vs George Hardwick (6-1)
Dean Trueman makes his return to the cage for the first time in one year and eight months. The former featherweight champion has been defeated in his last two bouts. He was knocked out by Charriere and submitted to Mads Burnell which lost him his belt. Trueman earned his belt by beating current Bellator fighter Aiden Lee in 2018.
George Hardwick has returned to the Cage after losing his only bout in the promotion to Madars Fleminas back in 2019. The judges awarded the bout to Fleminas via unanimous decision. This is still the only defeat Hardwick has had to deal with, to this day. Since then, he’s fought twice in Bellator, winning on both occasions but he’s decided to come back home.
Cage Warriors 125 – Saturday 26th June
Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar (5-0-1) vs Paul Redmond (15-9)
Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar missed his opportunity for lightweight gold when he pulled out of his championship bout back at the previous Cage Warriors trilogy against Agy Sardari. Lakhdhar is still undefeated in his professional career, winning on three out of four occasions in Cage Warriors. The draw on his record came against Joe McColgan via majority decision in an extremely close contest.
Paul Redmond is back in Cage Warriors after seven years since leaving to join the UFC. The Irishman lost both of his bouts in the UFC, with him then going onto compete in the likes of BAMMA, KSW and most recently Bellator. He fought at Bellator 240 last year, when he was submitted to Georgi Karakhanyan
James Hendin (5-1) vs Paull Mcbain
James Hendin put on a fantastic show with Paul Hughes at the previous Cage Warriors trilogy, but he was on the losing end of the decision with the judges voting unanimously in Hughes’ favour. This was only his loss in the promotion after winning on four other occasions.
Another fighter who returns to the cage is “The Locomotive” Paull Mcbain. The Scot hasn’t been in action since October 2018, when he was submitted to Lee at Cage Warriors 98. A win over Hendin would put Mcbain back on the map, and he’ll be right up there challenging in a highly contested featherweight division.
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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