Cage Warriors 99 is in the books and this card was full of fighters determined to show their worth by winning in impressive fashion, with only one main card fight going the distance, with the rest finishing in round one.
Jason Webb went 5-1 with his KO victory in the first round over Jason Radcliffe.
Radcliffe initially tried to push the pace, but was caught when he tried to change levels, by Webb’s left hook, which caught him just behind the ear.
Webb is now fancied to take on Middleweight champion Jonas Billstein for the title next year.
In the co-main, Cory Tait showed he is a Bantamweight fighter with a bright future.
Tait took on experienced fighter Gavin Kelly, finishing him with a liver shot in the first round following his relentless pressure of the Irish fighter. After hitting the liver blow, Tait jumped on Kelly, dropping several big hammer strikes, forcing the referee to step in to end the fight.
Tait is now 9-4, with all wins coming via stoppage.
Mads Burnell was out to show why the UFC were wrong to cut him when he took on Polish fighter Lukasz Rajewski in a featherweight contest.
It wasn’t an easy start for Burnell though, as he was dropped early on by a big uppercut from Rajewski.
The Dane recovered smartly, hugging Rajewski’s leg and tucking his chin to stop taking damage, before getting a takedown of his own, taking the back and securing a Rear Naked Choke.
Burnell will hope a few wins in Cage Warriors will lead to a UFC return and with impressive wins like this, it might not be long before he is fighting for the top promotion again. Burnell now has a record of 10-3.
Nathan “Mr Bag and Tag” Jones finally broke his losing strike when he took a unanimous decision win over Brad “The Crazy Kid” Wheeler.
Jones had several submission attempts in the first round, and dominated in the second, always having a dominant position and catching Wheeler with some impressive head-kicks, with the heaviest of those kicks only just being blocked by Wheeler as Jones masked it with his excellent movement.
The third round was much harder for Jones, with Wheeler having a RNC locked in at one point, which Jones lost by in is last fight to Ross Houston.
Jones survived though and ultimately took the decision win, taking his record to 12-9.
Jamie Richardson bounced back from a two fight losing streak to beat 11-5 Phil Wells in the opening contest of the main card.
Richardson was able to take Wells down early, and caught the Swindon man with a stiff shot to split his top lip in two. After a quick doctors stoppage, the fight was resumed, with Wells looking for a heel hook submission.
Richardson defended Well, and took top position, before dropping heavy elbow shots, forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Richardson now holds a record of 7-5.
With Cage Warriors 99 now in the books, the promotion heads too Cardiff for Cage Warriors 100 for it’ centenary and marquee card of the year, featuring Jack Shore vs Mke Ekundayo for the Bantamweight title and Dean Trueman vs Aiden Lee for the Featherweight title.
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