Cage Warrior’s return to Wales and has its latest bout set. Veterans Erick da Silva and Chris Bungard square off in a catchweight bout.
On Saturday, August 13th, The Ebbw Vale Centre will host an intriguing Cage Warriors card with promising fights from top to bottom.
Sam Creasey defends his flyweight belt against Stipe Brcic, as Fighting Spirit of the Year Award nominee Aaron Aby also features, taking on Michelangelo Lupoli.
The event features both an amateur and pro card, so look out for some of the emerging stars of the sport aiming to make a name for themselves.
Erick da Silva vs. Chris Bungard
Erick da Silva (22-7-0) makes his return to the cage after almost three years away when he takes on Chris Bungard.
da Silva began his pro MMA career in 2008 and quickly rose to 9-0 on the Brazilian regional scene. His first loss came to Nazareno Malegarie. However, Erick continued to fight regularly until a 3-year layoff between 2010 and 2013.
He then earned a slot on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Season 4 but, in the end, was knocked out in a decision loss to Joaquim Silva.
Since then, Erick has fought on promotions such as Brave CF, Mr Cage and Aspera, now looking to win over some British fans in Wales.
Chris Bungard (16-7-0) will have his first contest on his recently signed 5-fight Cage Warriors contract this weekend, on three weeks’ notice.
Most recently appearing at Holytown Havoc with a submission win over Aratz Garmendia, Bungard is back in the cage after a year away.
Before this, Chris regularly appeared on Bellator cards between 2019 and 2020; recording wins over Terry Brazier and Benjamin Brander.
Other fight promotions the Scotsman has appeared on include Forza FC, On Top, and BAMMA.
‘The Bad Guy’ has an incredible 87% career finish rate, including nine submissions and 5 knockouts, so don’t be surprised if the judge’s scorecards aren’t needed.
Will Chris Bungard return to MMA competition with a bang?
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