This past Friday saw the first Cage Warriors event for nearly 18 months, as the CWFC President Graham Boylan along with his newly appointed CEO Casimir Knight presented CWFC 75, which took place at a sold out Camden Centre in London, England.
With a wide broadcasting footprint which saw the event shown live and free-to-air on Premier Sports (in the UK), Setanta Sports 1 (in Ireland) and on Viasat (in Scandinavia) there was quite a buzz in the days leading-up to the event. This was only magnified when news broke early on April 15th that the promotion had signed a long term deal with the industry leading digital subscription service UFC Fight Pass, which also streamed CWFC 75 live to their vast subscription base.
Anticipation grew throughout the day and the fans in attendance were not disappointed by the eight bout pro card, which saw six finishes and some fantastic individual performances which won over both the paying fans and those who watched the event online and on television. CWFC 75 was also popular on social media with the event hashtag #CWFC75 trending both in the UK and Ireland on Twitter.
Highlights on the night included reigning middleweight champion Jack “The Joker” Hermansson successfully defending his title after knocking-out the Swedish based Brazilian Alan Carlos late in the third round. Hermansson secured the win after connecting with a combination of punches as his opponent was backed-up against the fence.
Promotional newcomers Alfie Davis and Scott Clist made the most of the CWFC’s vast broadcasting platform as they scored impressive TKO wins over Terry Doyle and Brad Wheeler respectively. While the promotion welcomed back Darren Stewart and Chris Fishgold who both claimed first round victories to increase their unbeaten CWFC records.
However the night belonged to the 21 year old Liverpudlian, Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett. As the Next Generation team member put on a grappling clinic against the experienced Londoner Ashleigh Grimshaw which won over both the live crowd and the fans watching around the world, as he increased his professional record to 10-1 with a comfortable unanimous decision victory.
The icing on the cake for the charismatic youngster was his post-fight interview with former UFC Champion Jens Pulver (who was providing color commentary at the event) which has since gone viral and has introduced the already highly touted Liverpool native to a new worldwide audience, as he impressed once again on Cage Warriors duty.
You can watch highlights from this event via the CWFC youtube page here
While you can watch the main card in full on UFC Fight Pass. For more details on this service go to www.ufcfightpass.com
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Camden Centre, London, England
Friday 15th April 2016
Amateur Bout (3×3 minute rounds)
Jawany Scott defeated Alan Thomas via TKO (strikes) after 2:56 of round 2
Pro Prelims (3×5 minute rounds)
Oliver Battell defeated Robert Scott via TKO (strikes) after 0:37 of round 1
Gyorgy Dolog defeated Pelu Adetola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) after 3 rounds
Alfie Davis defeated Terry Doyle via TKO (strikes) after 2:41 of round 2
Darren Stewart defeated James Hurrell via TKO (strikes) after 0:37 of round 1
Chris Fishgold defeated Jordan Miller via Submission (guillotine choke) after 1:04 of round 1
Scott Clist defeated Brad Wheeler via TKO (referee stoppage) after 5:00 of round 1
Paddy Pimblett defeated Ashleigh Grimshaw via Unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) after 3 rounds
Main Event: CWFC Middleweight Title (5×5 minute rounds)
Jack Hermansson defeated Alan Carlos via KO (Punches) after 4:41 of round 3