The vacant Cage Warriors middleweight title will be up for grabs as Mick Stanton and Will Currie face off in the main event of Cage Warriors 151 on Friday, March 24.
The event is the latest “Unplugged” event as the promotion returns to the BT Sport studios in Stratford, London, with the venue’s unique setup offering a more intimate setting for the fights. It’s as close as you’ll get to a UFC Apex event in the UK, and it brings a different vibe to Cage Warriors’ shows.
The headline bout will see Stanton and Currie go toe to toe in a battle of fighting generations. Thirty-six-year-old Stanton has competed across multiple sports in his career, with boxing, MMA and submission grappling experience making him a seasoned veteran of the game. His 10-7 record belies the level of competition he’s consistently faced on the UK and European scene, and he has notable victories over the likes of former UFC fighter Darren Stewart and Alex Montagnani on his MMA record.
Following his unanimous decision victory over Stewart, Stanton competed in the PFL, then returned to the UK scene for a bout with Full Contact Contender. Now he returns to the Cage Warriors fold looking to capture the promotion’s vacant 185-pound strap.
Standing in his way is one of the promotion’s top up-and-coming young prospects. Currie’s only defeats have come to former Cage Warriors middleweight champion and current UFC middleweight Christian Leroy Duncan, but his performances over the past year have been nothing short of outstanding.
His last four fights have delivered four wins, including three first-round finishes, as he has surged from hot prospect to title contender. One more win will see him with Cage Warriors gold around his waist.
Also set for action in Stratford is Cage Warriors veteran Steve Aimable, who will be making the walk for the 15th time as a Cage Warriors fighter when he takes on Brazil’s Alberth Dias in the co-main event.
“Diddy Kong” has been a staple of Cage Warriors cards over the past few years, and will be looking to re-establish his momentum after Harry Hardwick snapped his four-fight win streak last time out at Cage Warriors 145.
Also looking to get back to winning ways at Cage Warriors 151 is former lightweight champion Agy Sardari. “The Wolverine,” who captured lightweight gold back in March 2021 at Cage Warriors 121, lost his title to Joe McColgan in his first title defense, then, after a knockout win on the regional scene, suffered a second loss under the Cage Warriors banner with a unanimous decision defeat to Michal Figlak, who was later signed to the UFC.
Sardari will look to put those defeats in the rearview mirror with a strong display against Samuel Blasco, a Spanish prospect with a 10-9 record who is set to make his Cage Warriors debut.
Cage Warriors 151: Unplugged
- Will Currie vs. Mick Stanton – for vacant middleweight title
- Steve Aimable vs. Alberth Dias
- Agy Sardari vs. Samuel Blasco
- Shirzad Qad Rian vs. Adrian Wieliczko
- Stipe Brcic vs. Jhonata Silva
- Michael Tchamou vs. Naglis Kanisauskas
- Matty Byfield vs. Prince McLean
- Matt Bonner vs. Guilherme Cadena
- Shawn Da Silva vs. Kiru Singh Sahota
- Aidan Stephen vs. Matthew Camilleri
- Pav Sahota vs. Sam Kelly
- Ander Sanchez vs. Ryan Hewitt