Liam Gittins and Dario Bellandi emerged as the new Cage Warriors champions, capping off an exhilarating night of action in our highly anticipated return to Newcastle!
CW 164 featured a clash between bantamweight contenders Liam Gittins and Reece McEwan, determining the recipient of the vacant bantamweight strap. Gittins showcased his dominance over five rounds, employing an aggressive style that inflicted significant damage on his opponent.
In the co-main event, Italy witnessed the ascent of a new legend as Bellandi seized the opportunity, securing a hard-fought victory over former champion Mick Stanton.
Chris Bungard ignited the crowd with a thrilling armbar submission, claiming bragging rights over rival Perry Goodwin and adding an electrifying moment to the event.
‘The Dentist’ performed another drilling, this time in the light heavyweight division, putting on a clinic against the ever-dangerous Antonio Zovak.
Hometown hero Milad Ahady fueled the crowd’s excitement with a unanimous decision win to kick off the main card, while Kennedy Freeman closed out the prelims with a stunning knockout to start her CW career.
Orlando Prins and Naglis Kanišauskas both secured significant wins in their respective divisions, silencing the crowd.
Leon Armes made a memorable professional debut, dispatching his short-notice opponent with a guillotine choke to the delight of the home crowd.
Preliminary upsets unfolded with Carlos Graça, Amir Malekpour, Julien Lopez, and Yohan Salvador, with the two Frenchmen sending MMA Fight Academy stars Rheza Arianto and Yoga Prabowo home empty-handed.
Notably, Cornelluis Aritonang secured his second successive win in CW, contributing to the continued momentum following Jeka Saragih’s recent success in the UFC last weekend.
CW 164 Newcastle Fight Results
Liam Gittins def. Reece McEwan via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Dario Bellandi def. Mick Stanton via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Chris Bungard def. Perry Goodwin via Submission (Armbar) after 3:44 of round one
Darren Stewart def. Antonio Zovak via TKO (Hammerfists) after 1:43 of round one
Milad Ahady def. Ville Mankinen via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Kennedy Freeman def. Annabruna Rados via KO (punches) after 3:29 of round one
Orlando Wilson Prins def. Bailey Gilbert via TKO (punches) after 3:48 of round one
Naglis Kanišauskas def. Chris Douglass via TKO (punches) after 0:51 of round one
Leon Armes def. Kevin Simon Cesari via Submission (guillotine choke) after 1:26 of round one
Julien Pierre Lopez def. Rheza Arianto via TKO (punches) after 1:56 of round two
Carlos Graça def. Michael Tchamou via TKO (Punches and Elbows) after 3:48 of round three
Amir Malekpour def. Dylan Hazan via Submission (arm-in guillotine choke) after 2:27 of round one
Yohan Salvador def. Yoga Prabowo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cornelluis Aritonang def. Matthieu Moya via TKO (punches) after 4:12 of round two