Cage Warriors confirm yet another world title fight for their mammoth June 29th card – undefeated Norwegian superstar Marthin Hamlet vs rising UK powerhouse Modestas Bukauskas for the light heavyweight belt. 3 further bouts have also been announced for the pro prelims.
There’s no stopping Cage Warriors’ efforts to ensure June 29th is the biggest night in the history of the promotion, and the latest addition is a European showdown for the light heavyweight title formerly held by MMA legend Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping.
Norwegian national hero Marthin Hamlet is a 7-time national wrestling champion and has picked up 15 World Cup medals in his illustrious wrestling career. Much like Olympic medallist Mark O. Madsen – now a top contender in Cage Warriors’ welterweight division – Hamlet is one of the most credentialed Scandinavian athletes to put on the yellow gloves and test his skills in Europe’s leading MMA promotion.
Hamlet made the switch to MMA in 2017, and signed to the Cage Warriors Academy Denmark a year later. Since his debut he’s picked up 5 straight wins including 2 knockouts and 2 submissions.
“I’m looking forward to this historic event,” says Hamlet. “I have been competing against the best in wrestling for many years, so after 5 fights and 5 solid wins in MMA, I’m feeling ready to show how good I am.”
Meeting Hamlet on June 29th is Modestas Bukauskas, now on a 4-fight win streak, whose incredible comeback win over Marcin Wójcik was one of the highlights of the night during Cage Warriors’ last visit to London earlier in the year.
Bukauskas, a 4-time British Kickboxing Champion, will make the walk in his hometown at the iconic Eventim Apollo for the biggest fight of his life. He commented on the momentous occasion for himself and his London fans –
“This is my calling. I wanted tough opponents and big opportunities and I got it. I have yet to display how dangerous I am, and in this fight I will show it and claim the belt to make my visions come true.”
Bukauskas vs Hamlet is the fifth of six world title fights set for CW106: Night of Champions, alongside Jack Grant vs Jai Herbert, Nicolas Dalby vs Ross Houston, James Webb vs Nathias Frederick and a featherweight title defence from champion Dean Trueman. Cage Warriors can confirm that Trueman’s previous opponent Søren Bak is no longer willing to cut the weight necessary to make the 145lbs featherweight limit, and so will be returning to lightweight. President Graham Boylan has teased that a new opponent is very soon to be confirmed.
Three new bouts for the undercard have also just been announced for June 29th – Darren O’Gorman vs Adam Aramasinghe (Flyweight), Jason Radcliffe vs Håkon Foss (Middleweight) and James Hendin vs Kingsley Crawford (Featherweight).
Ross Houston vs Nicolas Dalby – Welterweight Title Fight
Jack Grant vs Jai Herbert – Lightweight Title Fight
James Webb vs Nathias Frederick – Middleweight Title Fight
Marthin Hamlet vs Modestas Bukauskas – Light Heavyweight Title Fight
Dean Trueman vs TBC – Featherweight Title Fight
Darren O’Gorman vs Adam Aramasinghe – Flyweight
Jason Radcliffe vs Håkon Foss – Middleweight
James Hendin vs Kingsley Crawford – Featherweight
Many more TBA.