Cage Warriors 111 Preview
By Arwen Sheridan
Cage Warriors 111 will be lighting up London this coming weekend.
Long regarded as the fastest route to the UFC, all eyes will be trained on the capital in the hopes of catching a glimpse of MMA’s next rising star.
Essex native James Webb will be looking to defend his middleweight title against Birmingham’s Nathius Fredrick in the main event.
They have already met in the cage earlier in 2019. Back in June, their five round bout ended in a majority draw. To say they are evenly matched would be an understatement. This rematch promises to be a scintillating showcase.
The co-main event is the featherweight title fight between Mads Burnell and Steve Aimable. Burnell, at just 25, is already a seasoned veteran, with a record belying his tender yeards.
Having already done a tour in the UFC, Burnell will be looking to extend his current 3-fight win streak with Cage Warriors.
For his part, Aimable is going to want to put on a show in front of his home crowd. He will be stepping into the cage with four successive wins under his belt and national pride on the line.
Fight fans will not be short of reasons to get excited, with yet another belt on the line. This one will be contended for at light-heavyweight, and we will see Modestas Bakauskas and Riccardo Nosiglia going head to head.
Bakauskas suffered two defeats back to back in 2016, after which he took a 20-month hiatus from competitive MMA.
Since his return to the cage March 2018, he has secured five victories, all finishes.
The Italian Nosihlia will be looking to make a big splash in his promotional debut. He is coming into the fight with a record of eight wins and just a single loss.
All of his victories have come by way of first round finishes. I would be surprised to see this fight going the distance, it definitely will not be a good time to put this kettle on!
The preliminary card also promises to deliver some highlights. With no fewer than six all English battles, there will be plenty to keep the London crowd interested, including the much-anticipated return of Paddy Pimblett.