Over the last 12 months, Wales has proven itself as one of the most exciting locations on European MMA map, producing some of the hottest fighting talent on the continent. Tickets are now on sale here for Cage Warriors 91, when the promotion returns for another night of fights which will see Wales’ rising stars take on local and international challengers.
2017 has been a huge year for Welsh MMA. In the UFC, Brett Johns recently broke into the top 15, with Jack Marshman also moving up the world rankings. On the European Scene, Wales’ golden boy Jack ‘Tank’ Shore took his unbeaten professional record to 7-0 at CW89, and rising prospect Josh Reed put on one of the greatest fights in Cage Warriors history with Bantamweight Champion Nathaniel Wood at CW86. It’s a night we’ll never forget, and is testimony to the notion that a loss in this sport can often put you in a brighter spotlight than a victory. Reed is the real deal, and has showed this year that he has what it takes to face off with the absolute best athletes in Europe.
On March 3rd, Josh Reed returns to the octagon against Belgium’s Brian Bouland, who travels to Wales off the back of a devastating knockout victory over Darren O’Gorman at CW86.
Both of these fighters have dynamic power in their hands, and bring a relentless pace that few have been able to match. This one looks like it’s going to be explosive, and is likely not to go the distance!
The second fight to be announced is a Lightweight contest between Wales’ Richard Williams and Donovan Desmae, who also travels from Belgium looking for the overseas upset. Williams’ took no time to impress in his last outing, submitting Cosmin Tutu with an armlock in the first round. The Welsh crowd have been asking for Williams back at Cage Warriors ever since, and on March 3rd their wish will be granted!
Also making his mark on the European lightweight roster, Donovan Desmae did what no one else could in 2017 and took submission specialist Aidan Lee to a decision at CW89. Desmae was able to neutralise Lee’s ground game and asserted his dominance throughout the whole fight, which was undoubtedly his most impressive performance to date. This should be a good one.
Welsh fans are also expected to turn out in force for home country favourite Kris Edwards, who returns to Cage Warriors to face Gavin Kelly after an impressive submission victory at CW87. Mason Jones, a young Welsh prospect relatively new to the professional scene but so far unbeaten, will also fight on the card.
CAGE WARRIORS 91: CONFIRMED BOUTS (ORDER TBC)
Many more to be announced!
Josh Reed (Wales) vs Brian Bouland (Belgium)
Richard Williams (Wales) vs Donovan Desmae (Belgium)
Gavin Kelly (Ireland) v Kris Edwards (Wales) 135lbs
Lawrence Jordan Tracey (England) v Mason Jones (Wales) 155lbs
Dan Cassell (England) v Phil Wells (England) 170lbs
Maria Vittoria Colonna (Italy) v Cory Mckenna (England) 115lbs
Scott Malone (Scotland) v Jason Jenkins (Wales) 135lbs
Elliot Chilcott (RAMMA) v Christian Duncan (Gloucester Range) 185lbs
Cameron Clarke (MAT Academy) v Jordan Peake (Tillery Combat/Blaenavon MMA) 155lbs
Liam Shotbolt (Gloucester Range) v Oban Elliott (Impact) 170lbs
Craig Rawlins (SVT) v Josh Hudson (DOW) 170lbs
Pedro Daemon Cardoso (RAMMA) v Josh Joshua Williams (Chris Rees) 145lbs
Kacper Klepot (Twister MMA) v Ashley Amos (Tillery Combat) 205lbs
Seb Alfarez (Chris Rees) v Jamie Tungate (NMMA) 82kg Catch
Franco Tenaglia (RAMMA) v Ryan Lockyer (MAT Academy) 155lbs
Alex Boyd (Lionsden) v Michael Jones (Tillery Combat) 59kgs
Mitchell Goode (Impact) v Jaxson Lloyd Hembury NMMA) 185lbs
Marcus Stevens (Lions Den) v Sean Scrivens (Tillery Combat) 145lbs
Declan OCallaghan (Shamrock Combat) v Owain Williams (Chris Rees) 185lbs
Tickets are already flying out for this one – get them here!