Cage Warriors returns to sunny San Diego, California. For the greatly anticipated post-event to the trilogy back in June. The event will take place on August 1st at Humphreys on the bay. So many action packed bouts are about to go down in the golden state. But for this article, we’re going to focus on two individuals in particular. John Buttner (1-0) v Damon Wilson. Both 1-0 in this featherweight bout, both of these warriors are going into this with a win solely on their minds.
Taking a look at Wilson first coming into this bout. The last we saw Wilson compete was way back in 2018 WXC71 night of champions, where he took on a very “enthusiastic for the win” Pancho Theuer. I say enthusiastic, because Panchos last 7 bouts were 3 cancelled and 4 losses.
And with a unanimous decision that night, Wilson threw some brutal elbows from the top in back mount but Theuer held on as round one ended. The remaining two rounds went pretty much Wilsons way. With a showcase of immense takedown control and amazing ground control, this made the judges decision pretty easy with the unanimous victory decision.
This is one thing that has always amazed and excited me about Cage Warriors. They go the extra mile to find diamonds in the rough. Let’s hope Damon brings some of this unbridled control come August 1st. It’s a grand stage and a win on the night could see Wilson take his first rung up the featherweight ladder.
Taking nothing away from his very well matched opponent, John Buttner. Mirroring his opponent, he has not fought since back in 2018. The main event of the evening at WFC 85 shows us just how dangerous the Team Alpha Male can be, with an impressive KO/TKO in the very first round against a very well rounded Vladimir Martinez.
Soon after the fight began, from nowhere, Buttner dropped Martinez and kept control. And with thunderous ground and pound, the match was called at 3:12.
This is exactly why I’ve singled out this bout over all others. Two destructive forces, two huge points to prove. Each individual with similar records in the amateur division.
With war’s like this starting the show off in San Diego, it’s going to be guaranteed one hell of a night. And keep an eye out for this one, we could be witnessing the ascension of Cage Warriors future featherweight champion in either of these men.
I, for one, am looking forward to what is in store come CW 126 and the future. This bout is just a paragraph in the unbelievable novel of Cage Warriors, but not to be skipped.