Charrière and Goodwin will compete for the vacant world title in the CW119 Main Event, topping the final night of Cage Warriors’ ‘THE TRILOGY Strikes Back’.
In a clash between two of Europe’s elite at 145lbs, featherweight number one contender Morgan Charrière (15-7) will meet Perry “The Predator” Goodwin (10-7) on December 12th.
Surging prospect Charrière, arguably the fastest rising name in French MMA, knocked out former champion Dean Trueman at CW109 in the biggest statement of his career to date. After two previous featherweight title opportunities at CW113 and CW116 were postponed due to Covid-19 medical complications, he is now ready to seize his chance at gold once again.
“I’ve had to be patient, with two cancellations so close to the fight day,” said Charrière.
“But I’m now 100% ready to show my skillset and finally get that strap. You guys are in for a hell of a fight.”
With one of the biggest fanbases on the continent behind him, Charrière won Cage Warriors’ 2019 Knockout of the Year by the highest margin since the awards began, racking up almost 41,000 votes. Although his devoted following will be watching from home in December, Charrière insists he’ll have the whole of France behind him.
The fight announcement comes as Cage Warriors sign a new broadcast deal with French TV Network W9 ahead of ‘THE TRILOGY Strikes Back’. The Featherweight Title Fight, which will top CW119’s Main Card beginning at 7.30PM UK time on December 12th, will be available to watch on W9’s OTT service 6play as well as UFC Fight Pass.
With multiple French fighters including Morgan Charrière, Mehdi Ben Lakhdar, Nicolas Leblond and Yassine Belhadj competing across the weekend, the new deal marks the strongest period for French MMA since Cage Warriors began.
Facing Charrière on December 12th is the UK’s Perry Goodwin, who enters CW119 after wins over two former world title challengers in Alexander Jacobsen and Steve Aimable. An incredible war with now-UFC name Rhys McKee also put Goodwin in the running for 2019’s Fight of the Year.
Goodwin has stated that Charrière is currently “the best guy Cage Warriors has to offer” at 145lbs and is gearing up for the biggest fight of his career to date.
“I’ve found my home at featherweight, and believe me I’m not scared of anyone,” said Goodwin.
“I don’t shy away from competition – I’m ready to upset the apple cart.”
This week, a high-level featherweight bout between top contenders Paul Hughes and Jordan Vucenic was also announced for CW119.
Cage Warriors 117, 118 and 119 will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December. All 3 of the behind-closed-doors events will be broadcast live from London’s York Hall, the venue that hosted the first ever Cage Warriors event in July 2002.
Stay tuned for further fight updates coming very soon.