#Cage Warriors 141 goes down this Friday at the O2 Indigo in London. Marking their 20th anniversary with what they hope is a bang. The card is full of amazing match-ups. From fan favourite scrapers to the future of MMA, this event has it all.
The last few Cage Warriors events have been electric. With this one being on the eve of a huge UFC London card, all the fighters will have extra eyes fixed upon them. Looking to steal this weekend’s thunder, we’re expecting this event to blow the roof of the O2.
A now 14-fight card, with a title fight topping the bill, Cage Warriors 141 could go down as one of the best for the promotion on paper. Looking to bring it from the paper and to the cage, here is the card, start time, where to watch and a few fights to look out for ahead of the event. A recent fall-through of a flyweight championship bout leaves this event one fight shorter than intended.
Cage Warriors 141 Card
Vacant Lightweight Championship – George Hardwick vs Kyle Driscoll
Welterweight – Jim Wallhead vs Daniel Skibiński
Middleweight – Mick Stanton vs Darren Stewart
Lightweight – Agy Sardari vs Mike Figlak
Featherweight – Jeremy Petley vs Steve Aimable
Bantamweight – Reece McEwan vs Kingsley Crawford
Middleweight – Naglis Kanišauskas vs Will Currie
Bantamweight – Nathan Fletcher vs Araik Margarian
Featherweight – Samuel Bark vs Tobias Harila
Bantamweight – Sam Spencer vs Adam Amarasinghe
Welterweight – Jesse Urholin vs Madars Fleminas
Flyweight – Andre Sanchez vs Lone’er Kavanagh
Featherweight – Simon Kevin vs Luke Riley
Welterweight – Alexander Lindgren vs Omiel Brown
What Time Does it Start and Where to Watch?
The Cage Warriors prelims are scheduled to start at 16:30 GMT on Friday 22nd. Then three and a half hours later, at 21:00, the main card will start. With the cards usually being fast-paced and frantic, they use their time well.
This show is one to commemorate Cage Warriors’ 20th year as a promotion. They will perhaps have plenty of throwback moments and video packages paying homage to their litany of former stars. Starting at 9 pm, we shouldn’t see the event run any later than midnight.
You’ll be able to watch the event via the UFC Fight Pass app. Available to purchase for a monthly fee of £6.99, it is a bargain. Not only can you watch this event, but you can also delve deep into past events, and any future events should your subscription be active.
Fights to Watch
All the fights on this card are worth watching. From top to bottom, every match-up has firework potential, and most will deliver the goods. Despite that, we’re going to take a closer look at a few fights that we think are particularly good.
Reece McEwan vs Kingsley Crawford
The first fight we’re taking a look at will be a Bantamweight clash. Scotland’s Reece McEwan will take on England’s Kingsley Crawford in the ninth fight on the night. Both are still young in their careers, Reece at 27 and Kingsley at 24.
Reece’s 4-1 as a professional, and last time out he won his CW debut against Sam Spencer via rear naked choke late in the third. Looking to make it two in a row and stake his claim as a contender in the 135 lbs division. 7-1 as an amateur, he continued his form into the professional domain.
Four wins as a pro he also has four finishes. He’s an incredibly strong grappler who uses his strength to grind away at his opponents wilting them down. Not only able to hold you down he can find a limb as well and has three submission victories to his name. Three chokes all from different variations. He is versatile when it hits the ground and can tangle with the best.
His opponent on the night is currently 8-3 as a professional. A CW regular, this fight will be his tenth in the promotion. Wins and loses along the way he has found himself in some good form currently riding a three-fight winning streak.
Another fighter who can finish a fight has five to his name. Two have come by way of KO/TKO and three submissions. With a 74-inch reach, he is long for the weight class and uses this to his advantage. Not as strong a wrestler as his opponent he is still extremely dangerous when the fight hits the mat, with three chokes of his own.
Two young competitors who will make their mark on the MMA landscape a win here could just be the start for them. Each man has their strengths and will look to use them to their advantage. No matter what happens expect a top fight from two top prospects. From start to finish this will be a fun one.
Mike Figlak vs Ari Sardari
The second fight will be in the lightweight division. Currently the eleventh fight of the night it’s a big one. Two men who are at the top of the weight class. Many consider this one to be a number one contender fight.
7-0 as a professional his career so far has been faultless. The Polish fighter will make his sixth walk to the cage on Friday and hopes it’s his best yet. Seven wins and four finishes all of which have come via KO/TKO.
A well-rounded martial artist he can compete wherever the fight goes but is most dangerous on the feet.
15-3 Agy is a former Cage Warriors Lightweight champion. Looking to regain his belt, he returns to the company after one fight away, which he won. The Dutchman is only 29, despite his wealth of career experience already. 11 finishes across his 15 wins, Agy is as dangerous as they come.
Also not a specialist in one particular area. He has five KO/TKOs and six submissions showing how good he competes in all domains.
Two of the top contenders in the 155 lbs division. This is one hell of a fight and will definitely be one to watch. With The Lightweight title on the line in the main event, a statement performance here might see the winner prevail with a title shot next time out.
Are you tuning into Cage Warriors 141?
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