Cage Warriors 111 results

A closer look at the year ending show from Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors ended their schedule with another blockbuster night in London. Kicking off the main card was a welterweight showdown between Joiltin Santos Lutterbach and Alex Lohore. Lutterbach was making his second Cage Warriors appearance after beating Craig White at CW 102 back in March, and a win over a former title challenger like Lohore would catapult him right into title contention at 170. After an unsuccessful title attempt against Nicolas Dalby earlier in the year, Lohore bounced back with a submission win over Aaron Khalid in June. This one didn’t long, as Lutterbach raced across the cage and started to land on Lohore who was still stuck in the mud from the first horn. Santos connected with 2 left hands and then a straight left which dropped Lohore and he finished the job on the ground after just 27 seconds.

Next up was a featherweight bout between champion Mads Burnell and England’s own Steve Aimable. The latter missed weight on Thursday and was therefore illegible to win the title. Since arriving at Cage Warriors, Burnell has dominated earning himself back to back Japanese Neck Tie submissions including the win over ex-champion Dean Trueman. Aimable, on the other hand, was riding a 4 fight win streak and was in the best run while in the promotion.
However, from the first second, it was clear to see that Aimable wasn’t ready for a fighter like Burnell. The Dane was confident in every aspect of his game and was the much more fluid fighter. Burnell had Aimable in trouble midway through the first and the fight maybe would have been stopped if there were another 30 seconds left in the round. The second was much of the same, but Aimable started strongly as he landed an uppercut which looked like it stunned Burnell a little, but he recovered and finished out the second in top position. By the time the third round had come, Steve looked like he was out of answers and was fighting on pure grit and determination. Burnell dominated the final period and saw out the fight via Unanimous decision to move to 4-0 in CW. Aimable did, however, become the first person to take Burnell the distance in CW.

The first of two titles was up next as Modestas Bukauskas was defending his Light Heavyweight title against Italian Riccardo Nosiglia. Modestas won the vacant 205lb title against Marthin Hamlet in June and was aiming stake his claim as the best Light-Heavyweight in the promotion. Across the cage was wrestler Riccardo Nosiglia, who was making his promotional debut and was riding a 3 fight finish streak dating back to last year. As expected, Nosiglia went straight for the takedown and he completed it but Modestas got back up with relative ease. While pressed against the cage, he landed an elbow to the side of the head of Nosiglia which seemed to buckle the legs of the Italian. He proceeded to land 5 more elbows which crumpled his opponent to the floor as he successfully defended his strap for the first time. In his post-fight interview, he stated his desire to go to the UFC and he wanted in on the newly announced London card in March 2020.

The main event of the evening was upon us as James Webb was looking to defend his Middleweight title against Nathias Frederick. The pair met back in June and fought to a majority draw which meant James Webb retained his title. As the fight progressed, Webb was relying on his grappling and wrestling on the cage to neutralize the striking of Frederick. The first three rounds consisted of Webb controlling Nathias on the cage with Frederick struggling to implement his game plan. As the 4th round started, Webb was tiring and Nathias was finding a lot more space in the cage and was utilizing that space well. Every time the pair broke from clinch, it was Frederick who was landing the cleaner shots and he pushed Webb to the side of the cage and started to unleash on the Irishman who didn’t respond and the referee Rich Mitchell was forced to step in as the arena heard the words, “And New” as Nathias Frederick became the king of the Middleweight division.

Check out the full main card results below. 

Nathias Frederick bt James Webb via TKO  Round 4- 4:59

Modestas Bukauskas bt Riccardo Nosiglia via TKO   Round 1- 3:51

Mads Burnell bt Steve Aimable via Unanimous decision

Joiltin Santos Lutterbach bt Alex Lohore via TKO   Round 1- 0:27

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