The BEC Arena will play home to consecutive Cage Warriors events on the first two days of April. One fight being contested inside the BEC is Djati Melan defending his Cage Warriors Championship against Christian Leroy Duncan.
Cage Warriors 136: Someone’s 0 Has Got to Go
The reigning Cage Warriors Champion Djati Melan enters his first title defence with an unscathed professional record through eight fights.
The defending Champion made his debut with Cage Warriors in 2017 with a first-round stoppage. Then, he took a hiatus of nearly six years from the company. December 2021 saw Djati return to CW and defeat the well respected Matt Bonnar to become Middleweight Champion.
Now prepared to defend his throne, Djati is surely looking to put on a special performance at CW 136. His opponent will be Christian Leroy Duncan (5-0), and Christian is as game as it gets. Thirteen combined fights and neither man has tasted defeat. Clearly, something’s got to give.
Djati’s last three fights have all found their way to the judges’ scorecards. Robert Valentin, Eslam Abdul Basset, and the aforementioned Matthew Bonnar all fell via decision. But the challenger has only seen the third round one time in his professional career.
Christian Leroy Duncan has been setting the MMA world ablaze with his talents in the cage. Since starting his professional career in 2020, Christian has proved that he is here to stay. With a single decision scattered over his five fights, Will Currie was the lone man to reach round three against Duncan.
Duncan is the owner of four stoppage victories, and three of those come via strikes. The odd fight out was a sole submission victory, but that adds to the danger.
Where the Fight May be Won
So, taking into account the recent history of both fighters, I come to this conclusion. If this fight goes into the later rounds, it may favour Djati. If the fight ends within the first two rounds, we may hear and new.
This fight has our anticipation bursting through the roof. It’s a good thing we’re less than 30 days away from the event. Cage Warriors is sure to continue announcing pairings for CW 135 and Cage Warriors 136.
Who leaves the BEC Arena as CW Middleweight Champion?
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