Liverpool Lightning Rods featuring Cage Warriors Academy Northwest fighters Mahmod Faour and Callum Smith

Liverpool Lightning Rods featuring Cage Warriors Academy Northwest fighters Mahmod Faour and Callum Smith

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,Ā you will meet two lighting rods looking to electrify their careers with a thunderous jolt at Cage Warriors Academy Northwest 4 on December 1.

Mahmod Faour

A professional since December 2012 and representingĀ Hamburg West Fight Elite, Mahmod FaourĀ 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 defeatedĀ Shewan MahmoudĀ via unanimous decision. Faour also defeated his next two opponents via decision inĀ Vojta VeselovskyĀ andĀ Hamid Gelietsch.Ā Then at IMO Europe MMA Meets Wild West, he tapped outĀ Steffen JungĀ via triangle choke in the second round. In his debut appearance with Cage Warriors at Cage Warriors 96 Faour defeated Elliot JenkinsĀ 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 VentreĀ in a lightweight clash that is sure to have the Liverpool faithful on their feet. Good luck Mamhod!

Callum Smith

An amateur since December 2017 and representing NextĀ Generation LiverpoolĀ under the watchful eye of head coachĀ Paul Rimmer, Callum SmithĀ 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.Ā At Cage Warriors Academy Northwest 4 on December 1, he will faceĀ Mikey ByrneĀ in a featherweight bout. Good luck Callum!

Faour v Jenkins Cage Warriors 96

Smith v Mutch Cage Warriors Academy Northwest 3

Callum’s first-round submission at Shinobi War 11

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