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Cage Warriors 92 ‘Super Saturday’ event review

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Last night saw Cage Warriors produce an amazing two main card event in London for Super Saturday, with a mix of technical fights as well as shocking knockouts and stunning submission victories. Here is a round-up of the nights event.

In the main event of the second card, Nathaniel “The Prospect” Wood defended his Bantamweight title for the second time, beating opponent Luca Iovine with a superb walk away knockout after a brief exchange of strikes between the pair.

Wood has now defended the title via first round KO in consecutive fights now, and many are asking if he will stick around for a third title defence or be called straight up to the UFC.

In a fight for the vacant Flyweight title, Wood’s teammate, Nathan Greyson, overcame the odds to beat bookies favourite Sam “Urai” Creasey for the strap via KO in the third round.

The first two rounds saw much of the fight take place on the cage floor, with both men trying to take control and implement their ground game. This looked to be the case in the third round too, until Greyson was able to take dominant position and drop some devastating blows, knocking Creasey out.

Speaking to the press after the fight, Greyson declared that he is ready for UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and that there are “no worthy contenders” for him to fight in Cage Warriors.

Karl Moore was unsuccessful in his attempt to become only the second ever Cage Warriors two weight champion when he challenged Mauro Cerilli for the Heavyweight title.

Cerilli delivered a shocking KO to Moore only 15 seconds into the first round, after delivering some heavy knees to the Irish man and pushing him up against the cage. Cerilli definitely lived up to his nickname, “The Hammer”, in this fight, and he later told press he had no intention of fighting anywhere else but the UFC after Cage Warriors.

Elsewhere on the card, Mehrdad Janzemini was victorious over Brad Wheeler in a welterweight clash. Janzemini landed a heavy left uppercut followed by a straight right cross in the opening exchange, dropping “The Crazy Kid”, before following up with some ground and pound all within the first 60 seconds of the first round. Janzemini now holds a 9-2 record.

Sam Boult was able to take a decision victory over Jamie Richardson in another welterweight fight on the card. Boult and Richardson spent most of the fight on the ground trying to take control and take the dominant position, with Boult putting Richardson on his back for much of the fight.

“The Snake” spoke to me after the fight saying “I didn’t want a three round fight and I got a three round fight,” before declaring that he would like to fight against Adam Proctor, who holds a decision win over him, in a rematch.

Cameron Else brought a great cage side team to Cage Warriors this time around, with MMA coaching royalty Greg Jackson and World Kickboxing champion Jammaine Hemmings in his corner. The advice he was receiving obviously paid off, as he was able to turnn the fight on its head after losing early on in the first round, to come back and win via rear naked choke.

Else stated that his manager is now trying to book him a fight later in May, but didn’t say who against.

Jack Shore proved that he is “the” guy to keep a lookout for on the Brtish MMA scene, as he beat former UFC fighter Vaughan Lee in a Bantamweight contest via split decision. The fight saw some great technical striking and ground work from both fighters, and the travelling Welsh fans there to support Shore created a tremendous atmosphere.

Shore is now 8-0 and has won seven of his eight wins via stoppage, this fight being the only one of his to go to the judges scorecards. Shore will now be at a cross roads, with an option to continue at Bantamweight and go on to challenge for the title later on, or move back up to Featherweight to try and take the vacant Featherweight title.

If Shore takes the second of these options, he may come up against Dean Trueman, who took an impressive win over Corrin Eaton in a Feathwerweight clash. This fight was possibly the best on the card from a fan perspective with takedowns and technical groundwork mixed with some great stand up too.

Trueman took the win in the end though and told the press that he wanted to go for the vacant Featherweight title and that he didn’t want to be waiting almost a year to fight again, which was the case this time around.

What did you think of Super Saturday? Feel free to let me know via Twitter @Cobleyreporting and make sure to follow us @FightBooth

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