Cage Warriors Crown Three New Champions

Another trilogy done. Another trio of great events. Cage Warriors delivered again and on this series they crowned three new champions.

Cage Warriors 123 set the trilogy off and in the main event, Nathias Frederick took on Matt Bonner for the Middleweight title. Both men executed their game plans well. Frederick intended to keep the fight standing and get Bonner out of there with strikes, but Bonner offered incredible patience and wrestling and took Frederick down in search for of a finish by strikes or submission. The fight went into the fourth round and Bonner appeared fatigued and was taking shots from Frederick, but remained composed and ended up getting the victory by submission by way of a rear-naked choke.

The momentum continued with Cage Warriors 124 where the main event featured Agy Sardari looking to defend his Lightweight belt against Joe McColgan. McColgan set the pace for the bout and was getting the better of the exchanges on the feet. Sardari found some success in getting the fight to the ground. In the third-round, McColgan continued with the pressure and kept Sardari on the backfoot and ended up finishing the fight by submission.

The Trilogy rounded things out with an incredible matchup when Ian Garry took on Jack Grant at Cage Warriors 125 for the welterweight title. From start to finish, these men had nothing but respect for one another. The dynamic coming in was striker versus grappler which is why Grant’s game plan appeared unusual as the majority of the fight took place on the feet. Perhaps Grant was attempting to knock Garry’s confidence as he took the best of Garry’s shots throughout the fight. When the fight did hit the ground, mostly initiated by the clinch, Grant rolled for heel hooks and kneebars but none really put Garry in any trouble. It was an incredible fight and Garry emerged victorious, claiming the title via unanimous decision.

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