Cage Warriors crowned a hat-trick of new champions, with new flyweight, bantamweight, interim featherweight belt-holders added to the promotion’s roll of honour this past weekend.
London’s iconic York Hall in Bethnal Green played host to the promotion’s latest “Trilogy” series, with Cage Warriors 127, 128 and 129 serving up three back-to-back nights of action, with a new champion crowned on each night.
Thursday, September 30 saw a new king take the throne at 135 pounds, as Dominique Wooding produced a superb come-from-behind performance to defeat the previously undefeated Nathan Fletcher to capture the vacant bantamweight belt at Cage Warriors 127.
INCREDIBLE! WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) September 30, 2021
Friday, October 1 then saw Ireland’s Paul Hughes set up a tantalising rematch with newly-crowned featherweight champion Jordan Vucenic by defeating French star Morgan Charriere via majority decision at Cage Warriors 128 to claim interim featherweight gold.
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) October 1, 2021
The third and final night of the Trilogy, Saturday, October 2, saw longtime contender Sam Creasey finally capture Cage Warriors championship gold with a third round guillotine choke submission of former champion Luke Shanks in the main event of Cage Warriors 129.
Creasey had previously unsuccessfully challenged for the title twice, but he made it third time lucky with a decisive finish to capture the gold and put himself at the top of the flyweight tree on this side of the pond.
AND NEW! CREASEY HAS DONE IT! 👑
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) October 2, 2021
Cage Warriors has a long-established reputation for producing talent that has transitioned to the world stage, and Wooding, Hughes and Creasey will all have dreams of UFC or Bellator stardom after capturing their respective belts.
CAGE WARRIORS TRILOGY: FULL RESULTS
Cage Warriors 127
- Dominique Wooding def. Nathan Fletcher via knockout (punch) – Round 3, 4:21 – for Cage Warriors bantamweight title
- Josh Reed def. Kurban Khizriev via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:23
- Rory Evans def. Weslley Maia via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Oban Elliott def. George McManus via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:47
- Kingsley Crawford def. Adam Wilson via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 2:34
- Bakhtyaar Oryakhail def. Jack Clarke via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:39
- Ryan Shelley def. Liam Molloy via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:23
Cage Warriors 128
- Paul Hughes def. Morgan Charriere via majority decision (49-45, 48-46, 47-47) – for interim Cage Warriors featherweight title
- Jesse Urholin def. Ioannis Palaiologos via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:36
- Michele Martignoni vs. Adam Amarasinghe ended in a no-contest (accidental eye poke) – Round 2, 1:48
- Gerardo Fanny def. Liam Gittins via TKO (knee and punches) – Round 2, 4:55
- James Sheehan def. Omiel Brown via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27)
- Aidan James def. Philippe Rouch via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:06
- Luke Riley def. Kamil Wincenciak via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:39
Cage Warriors 129
- Sam Creasey def. Luke Shanks via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 3:38 – for Cage Warriors flyweight title
- Rhys McKee def. Aleksi Mäntykivi via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:18
- George Hardwick def. Jakub Dohnal via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 2:48
- Mateusz Figlak def. Joachim Tollefsen via TKO (ground and pound) – Round 1, 4:49
- Steve Aimable def. Walter Cogliandro via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:27
- Jamie Richardson def. Alessandro Botti via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:29
- Michal Figlak def. Kieran Lister via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Harry Hardwick def. Konmon Deh via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
- Dylan Hazan def. Scott Malone via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)