Jack Grant will finally be given his opportunity to fight for Cage Warriors gold when he meets fellow surging U.K. lightweight Jai Herbert for the vacant divisional title at Cage Warriors 106 at the London Apollo on Jun. 29.
Cage Warriors announced the title clash via press release Wednesday. The promotion has also vowed to make every fight on the main card a title clash.
This is the second time in the history of the U.K. organization that a ‘Night of Champions’ even has been hosted, the first of which happened in 2005 with Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy and Antonio Silva taking home gold on the night.
Grant (15-4-0) was perceived to be the next challenger to Soren Bak before the Dane vacated his lightweight title to challenge for the interim featherweight title. Known for his sublime grappling ability and stopping power, Grant is currently on a six-fight win streak, with all but one victory coming by way of decision.
Grant featured on MMA Fighting’s ‘European prospects to watch in 2019’ feature earlier this year.
A former BAMMA champion, Herbert (8-1-0) has looked inspired since debuting under the Cage Warriors banner last year, taking out a who’s who of lightweights en route to his title call-up. After a decision win in his debut against Erdi Karatas, he has claimed two impressive finishes over Irish fan favorite Joe McColgan and submission specialist Steve O’Keefe to enter the title fray.