Shaj Haque remains the CW flyweight champion in another upset victory for the veteran at our CW 158 Rome main event.
The Bangladeshi champ beat the odds and retained his champion status in an epic showdown against Michele Martingoni to become only the second man to every defend his divsion’s belt.
A dominant display over five rounds, Haque silenced the hopeful crowd who came hoping to witness Italian history.
In the co-main event, Dario Bellandi asserted his dominance in the middleweight division, proving himself to be a formidable title contender, alongside Darren Stewart, after a commanding victory.
Mason Jones made a triumphant return to the yellow gloves, securing a first-round finish against Alexandre Ribeiro.
The main card witnessed yet another upset earlier on when Amanda Torres surprised Micol Di Segni, securing a split-decision victory in a thrilling three-round clash.
Italian Michael Pagani celebrated his first win amidst the action-packed main card he took out top contender James Power.
On the prelims, lightweight contender Leon Hill showcased his prowess by taking out rising prospect Dumitru Girlean in just one round.
At bantamweight, Emanuele Zaccaria and Gianluca Scottoli put themselves in contention for a title shot, following Caolan Loughran’s departure for the UFC.
The night was filled with first-round finishes elsewhere as Amir Malekpour, Emanuele Tetti, Emanuele Sabatino, Daan Duijs, and Gianluca Rocca all snatched victory before the first bell rang, leaving fans at the edge of their seats throughout!
CW 158 Fight Results
Shaj Haque def. Michele Martignoni via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Dario Bellandi def. Naglis Kanišauskas via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Mason Jones def. Alexandre Ribeiro via TKO (punches) 3:23 of round one
Amanda Torres def. Micol Di Segni via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Michael Pagani def. James Power via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Emanuele Zaccaria def. Sylwester Miller via Technical Submission (Rear-naked choke) after 3:23 of round two
Leon Hill def. Dumitru Girlean via Submission (Rear-naked choke) after 3:51 of round one
Niko Ceraglia def. Simone Manno via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gianluca Scottoli def. Sam Kelly via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 20-27, 30-26)
Gianluca Rocca def. Guido Possidente via Submission (Guillotine Choke) after 0:29 of round one
Daan Duijs def. Alexander Sacha Pirev by KO (punches) after 2:40 of round one
Giacomo Michelis def. Idriss M’Roivili via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
Emanuele Sabatino def. Aaron Johnson via Technical Submission (Arm-triangle choke) after 2:45 of round one
Emanuele Tetti def. Dario Palazzo via KO (Punches) after 1:08 of round one
Amir Malekpour def. Florian Djoska via TKO (Ground and Pound – Punches) after 2:27 of round one