The final night of the trilogy was ended in style, with six finishes all the way to the final two fights, which went the distance in what was two quality matchups. Join us, as we take a look at the results and takeaways from Cage Warriors 125, with a welterweight champion being crowned.
Cage Warriors 125 Results
Ian Garry def. Jack Grant via Unanimous Decision (50-44, 50-45 x2) – New Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion
William Gomis def. Tobias Harila via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Stevie McIntosh def. Decky McAleenan via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – Round 2 (2:51)
James Hendin def. Paull McBain via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – Round 2 (4:23)
Scott Malone def. Serdar Altas via TKO (Ground & Pound) Round 2 (4:09)
Gerardo Fanny def. Connor Hignett via KO (Flying Knee) – Round 2 (4:33)
Scott Pedersen def. Marcus Lewis via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) – Round 1 (2:16)
Ciaran Mulholland def. Connor Wilson via Submission (Guillotine) – Round 2 (0:44)
Cage Warriors 125 Takeaways
Ian Garry Promises Future In UFC After Becoming New Welterweight Champion
The Irishman Ian Garry has been promising he’ll be in the UFC for a while, and with a dominating five-round performance over Jack Grant, he’s now one step closer after winning the Cage Warriors Welterweight Championship.
Garry has competed in the promotion since the start of his professional career in 2019. He has four finishes on his 7-0 record, with it being the first time he’s gone the distance since his debut victory over James Sheehan. “The Future” is an extremely well-rounded talent and he’s already proved to us he’s good enough for the UFC.
Unfortunately for Grant, it wasn’t third time lucky. He couldn’t handle the wrath of Garry, who won every round on the judges’ scorecards. Grant was knocked out by Jai Herbert for the lightweight title in 2019, and just over a year later, Agy Sardari edged him via split decision for the vacant title. This won’t be the end for Grant.
Cage Warriors 125 was a delight to watch if you love watching the ground game, with three rear-naked chokes and a guillotine choke from Ciaran Mulholland, who earned his first professional win in his third bout.
Welshman Scott Pedersen put on a brilliant display, with a submission just over two minutes, after he hunted down Marcus Lewis to find his first ever professional win.
James Hendin got back to winning ways to defeat the returning Paul McBain, who had been out of action for almost three years. “The Honey Badger” threw him down, found the back, then the neck, and he squeezed tight until McBain was forced to tap.
The third rear-naked of the night came from Stevie McIntosh, who hounded the pressure on Decky McAleenan for the finish. McAleenan tried everything to prevent the submission, but McIntosh was too strong and he left him with no option.
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