A welterweight match will crown Cage Warriors’ recent 170-pound champion, with the 2 semifinal bouts set to happen in London at Cage Warriors 121.
The tournament, which forms the 2d leg of the promotion’s most trendy “Trilogy” sequence within the English capital, will feature both title eliminator bouts on the first card. The tournament takes space Friday, March 19 at York Hall, Bethnal Green. The card streams continue to exist UFC Battle Pass.
The foremost semifinal will peer undefeated Irishman Ian Garry decide on Swedish former UFC athlete Rostem Akman. Garry (5-0) impressed with support-to-support stoppage victories in 2020 as he scored a 2d-spherical knockout of George McManus at Cage Warriors 115, then adopted up with a ground and pound TKO enact of Lawrence Tracey at Cage Warriors 119 closing December.
He’ll decide on Akman (6-2), who went 0-2 within the UFC after falling to unanimous resolution losses to Sergey Khandozhko and Jake Matthews in 2019. He’ll fabricate his Cage Warriors debut in opposition to Garry, colorful that a preserve shut over in fact one of many promotion’s most well liked rising prospects will catapult him straight exact into a title fight.
The 2d semifinal will pit two promotional veterans face to face, with England’s former two-time lightweight title challenger Jack Grant shifting as a lot as 170 kilos to decide on Latvian Madars Fleminas.
Grant (16-6) has been a longtime contender within the promotion’s lightweight division, but his two makes an attempt to decide championship gold at 155 kilos resulted in defeat to Jai Herbert and Agy Sardari at Cage Warriors 106 and 119, respectively.
Now the 29-year-ragged will rush up a weight class within the hunt for a title, and will decide on Fleminas (8-2), who is 2-2 beneath the Cage Warriors banner, alongside with his most most trendy performance a unanimous resolution victory over Mick Stanton at Cage Warriors 118.
The two winners will then rush on to face off for the vacant 170-pound title on the promotion’s next “Trilogy” sequence in June.
With the additions, the Cage Warriors 121 lineup entails:
- Agy Sardari vs. Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar – for lightweight title
- Jack Cartwright vs. Sylwester Miller – for bantamweight title
- Matthew Bonner vs. James Webb
- Rostem Akman vs. Ian Garry – welterweight match semifinal
- Madars Fleminas vs. Jack Grant – welterweight match semifinal