A monumental return to the U.K capital saw Cage Warriors crown hometown hero James Webb their new middleweight champion, to top a massive card stacked with memorable moments.
In the main event, London’s own James Webb capitalised on the defining moment of his career, submitting Thomas Robertsen to the roar of the home crowd. After hearing the noise in the Indigo tonight, anyone in attendance knows one thing for certain – Cage Warriors have a new UK star with a formidable following on their hands.
Lower down the main card, Rhys McKee and Perry Goodwin gave the fans one of the most exciting lightweight fights in recent memory, eventually ending with a shock submission finish for McKee. Also in the lightweight division, Jai Herbert was able to overcome Steve O’Keeffe’s grappling-heavy offense to pull off a stunning TKO, taking his record to 8-1.
To open up the main card, rising Brazilian welterweight Joilton Santos caused the upset in his Cage Warriors debut by besting former UFC contender Craig White across 3 rounds.
A superbly matched 8-fight prelim card gave the London crowd plenty to shout about, with hometown fighters Nathan Jones and Brad Wheeler both picking up first round finishes.
Other highlights included an incredible display of determination from Modestas Bukauskas to finish Marcin Wojcik after being down on the scorecards, and yet another decisive win for top flyweight contender Sam Creasey.
And that’s not all – before the pros took to the cage, Liverpool up-and-comer Marcus Lewis put on a calculated 3-round clinic to become the new Cage Warriors Academy North West Amateur Champion, dethroning former champ Adam Shelley.
Tonight’s action has laid the groundwork for Cage Warriors’ return to London for a historic ‘Live at the Apollo’ event on June 29th, when the promotion’s President Graham Boylan promises to stack one of the biggest cards in Cage Warriors history. Early Bird tickets are currently on sale HERE at 20% off.
Cage Warriors are back in action in one weeks time, when they hit Copenhagen, Denmark for for CW103 on March 9th, headlined by an Interim Welterweight Title Fight between Alex Lohoré and former champion Nicolas Dalby.
Full CW102 results
James Webb def. Thomas Robertsen via submission (arm-triangle choke) to become Middleweight Champion
Jai Herbert def. Steve O’Keeffe via TKO
Rhys McKee def. Perry Goodwin via submission (guillotine choke)
Joilton Santos def. Craig White via unanimous decision
Sam Creasey def. Andy Young via unanimous decision
Brian Bouland def. Cory Tait via majority decision
Brad Wheeler def. John Maguire via TKO
Nathan Jones def. Martyn Harris via Submission (armbar)
Modestas Bukauskas def. Marcin Wójcik via TKO
Steve Aimable def. Decky McAleenan via majority decision
James Hendin def. Joshua Onwordi via TKO
Aidan Stephen def. Kingsley Crawford via unanimous decision
CW Academy North West Lightweight Title Fight
Marcus Lewis def. Adam Shelley via unanimous decision