There wasn’t a single fight that went the distance at Cage Warriors’ centenary show in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday night, but home favorite Jack Shore drew the biggest cheers from the crowd by clinching the Cage Warriors bantamweight title with a dominant win over Mike Ekundayo.
Shore outwrestled the Titan standout over the three rounds. “Airlines” managed to land one of his signature takedowns in the second, but as soon as Shore got back to his feet he immediately hit a takedown of his own and rained down punches.
After attempting numerous rear-naked chokes, Shore switched up his approach and used his punches to bring the contest to a halt in the third.
In the co-main event, Dean Trueman claimed the Cage Warriors featherweight title with a third-round finish of Team Renegade prospect Aiden Lee. Trueman trapped Lee’s arm as he held him against the cage and landed measured ground and pound until the referee stepped in to stop the action.
Although Hakon Foss didn’t appear to be happy with the stoppage, Aaron Khalid took a second-round win in their welterweight bout via technical submission. Khalid locked on a D’arce choke and Foss’s arm appeared to be limp when referee Marc Goddard checked to see if he was still conscious, forcing him to stop the contest.
Nicolas Dalby believes he has done enough to secure an opportunity to reclaim his Cage Warriors welterweight title with a third-round stoppage victory over Irish stalwart, Philip Mulpeter. The former UFC fighter stopped “Honeybadger” in the third round of their highly anticipated clash.
Scott Malone’s first round submission win over Josh Reed has likely put him within touching distance of a bantamweight title fight. Having been plagued by a number of short notice withdrawals, the win over former title contender Reed is likely the biggest of his young career.
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On the preliminary card, former BAMMA champions Alex Lohore and Rhys McKee claimed first-round knockouts, while Jai Herbert took his second win as many outing under the banner with a first-round stoppage of Joe McColgan. Aiden Stephen took out his highest profile opponent to date, Kris Edwards, with a second-round submission and Brett Hassett took only 21 seconds to dispatch Michael Corston in the professional card’s opener.
Check out the full Cage Warriors 100 results here.