Morgan Charriere: Son chemin vers la gloire

Morgan Charriere’s rise to glory in Cage Warriors has been nothing short of astounding.

In just four fights, the Parisian star has claimed the featherweight title with some unforgettable performances.

Jordan Vucenic (7-1) will be the first man to attempt stripping Charriere of his title, after a tight fight with Paul Hughes at CW119.

When asked about his upcoming opponent, Charriere speaks of him with the utmost respect: “Jordan is a really good fighter, he has had a lot of tough fights to get to the belt.

“This will be a really good fight for the fans.

“I am going to beat him, but he is a really good fighter.”

The 25 year old no stranger to taking on some of the best fighters in Europe, and proudly speaks about how he doesn’t take easy fights, saying: “I just want to fight the best guys in the division.

“I’m not here to find the easiest way to get to the top.”

Charriere (16-7-1) burst into the promotion at CW103, taking on hometown hero and Cage Warriors lightweight champion Soren Bak in Copenhagen on less than three weeks notice.

While the Frenchman wouldn’t be able to beat Bak, he was more than able to show his talents in a close encounter.

He wouldn’t dwell on this loss either, and at CW106: Night of Champions, he would clinch a victory over featherweight standout Lewis Monarch on the judges’ scorecards.

A step up in opposition was needed, and former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Dean Trueman was just the man to test Charriere’s skills.

In front of a packed out Genting Hotels Arena in Birmingham, “The Last Pirate” would pile on the pressure for two rounds, before finishing Trueman in the last round with relentless heavy punches.

This incredible work rate and hard hitting style would also be a huge factor in him capturing the title at CW119 last year.

Charriere would take on British veteran Perry Goodwin for the title and would put on a similarly dominant display.

Goodwin would crumple to the canvas after a big body punch from Charriere, and would have to be saved by referee Marc Goddard.

The featherweight champion’s first defence will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass and on Cage Warriors’ global broadcast partners on 20th March from 8 PM GMT.

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