There have been numerous academies in Cage Warriors that have been vital in the development of Europe’s next generation in amateur and professional MMA. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two lighting rods looking to electrify their careers with a thunderous jolt at Cage Warriors Academy Northwest 4 on December 1.
A professional since December 2012 and representing Hamburg West Fight Elite, Mahmod Faour owns a 5-2 record in seven fights as a professional comprised of three decisions, one submission and one knockout. Faour has fought for Cage Warriors and various MMA promotions across Germany. In his MMA debut at We Love MMA 4, he defeated Shewan Mahmoud via unanimous decision. Faour also defeated his next two opponents via decision in Vojta Veselovsky and Hamid Gelietsch. Then at IMO Europe MMA Meets Wild West, he tapped out Steffen Jung via triangle choke in the second round. In his debut appearance with Cage Warriors at Cage Warriors 96 Faour defeated Elliot Jenkins via TKO in round two to secure his first victory under the Cage Warriors banner. For the headliner event of Cage Warriors Academy Northwest 4 on December 1, he will face submission specialist Adam Ventre in a lightweight clash that is sure to have the Liverpool faithful on their feet. Good luck Mamhod!
An amateur since December 2017 and representing Next Generation Liverpool under the watchful eye of head coach Paul Rimmer, Callum Smith owns a perfect 2-0 record comprised of one submission and one knockout. Both of Smith’s victories as an amateur have come under the Shinobi FC banner. In his amateur MMA debut at Shinobi War 11, he submitted James Williams in round one via guillotine choke. Then at Cage Warriors Academy Northwest 3, Smith defeated Lewis Mutch. At Cage Warriors Academy Northwest 4 on December 1, he will face Mikey Byrne in a featherweight bout. Good luck Callum!