Burnell steps in to face Trueman for the featherweight title on June 29th

In a breaking announcement, Cage Warriors confirm that Danish UFC veteran Mads Burnell has replaced Søren Bak as Dean Trueman’s opponent for CW106: Night of Champions.

Earlier this week, Cage Warriors announced that interim featherweight champion Søren Bak was no longer willing to cut the weight necessary to make the 145lbs featherweight limit, and were seeking a new replacement for Dean Trueman for their biggest card of all time on June 29th in London.

Mads Burnell stepped up just days later, eager for a shot at featherweight gold – something he has promised his fans since leaving the UFC and joining the Cage Warriors roster last year.

Trueman’s road to the belt began with a hard fought win over Corrin Eaton at CW92, then going on to beat Lewis Monarch and Aiden Lee in the featherweight title tournament.  Burnell boasts quick submission wins over Lucasz Rajewski and Ahmed Vila in the last 6 months. 

Trueman vs Burnell is the fifth of six world title fights set for CW106: Night of Champions, alongside Jack Grant vs Jai Herbert, Nicolas Dalby vs Ross Houston, James Webb vs Nathias Frederick and Marthin Hamlet vs Modestas Bukauskas.

Tickets for CW106: Night of Champions – Cage Warriors biggest event of all time – are on sale HERE.


Confirmed fights


Ross Houston vs Nicolas Dalby – Welterweight Title Fight

Jack Grant vs Jai Herbert – Lightweight Title Fight

Dean Trueman vs Mads Burnell – Featherweight Title Fight

James Webb vs Nathias Frederick – Middleweight Title Fight

Marthin Hamlet vs Modestas Bukauskas – Light Heavyweight Title Fight

Darren O’Gorman vs Adam Aramasinghe – Flyweight

Jason Radcliffe vs Håkon Foss – Middleweight

James Hendin vs Kingsley Crawford – Featherweight


Many more TBA.

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