Reece McEwan Scores a Victory
Cage Warriors 141 featured some incredible bouts on the prelims. Among them was a decision victory for young Scottish prospect Reece McEwan. The matchup with Kingsley Crawford was extremely competitive. Both men engaged in high-level grappling and striking. The contest appeared to be fairly close, but the judges unanimously gave the fight to McEwan.
The bout saw McEwan drop his opponent and dominate the grappling exchanges, despite some impressive sweeps from Crawford. The 27-year-old Cage Warriors bantamweight is now 2-0 with the organization, boasting an impressive 5-1 record professionally in just over two years. Reece has secured two victories in 2022 already. With the fast rise and the impressive ability of the Scottish native, it is no doubt he’ll soon be shooting to the top of the rankings. Some Cage Warrior bantamweights have already taken to calling him out, including the current reigning champion, Dominique Wooding.
The Call Out
London native Dominique Wooding boasts a professional MMA record of 9-4. Currently, he is undefeated in three bouts with Cage Warriors. Last September, Wooding knocked out highly touted prospect Nathan Fletcher late in the third round. Securing the vacant bantamweight championship. The following December, he defended his title with a blistering thirty-eight-second knockout over Carlos Abreu. Since then, it’s been quiet for the champion, and he’s been looking for a worthy opponent since.
After McEwan’s win at Cage Warriors 141, Wooding took to Twitter to let the world know what would happen if they fought. “He gets KO’d stiff! Word!”
Shortly after, in a quickly deleted tweet, Wooding shared the highlights of the bout and named McEwan as his next opponent “Looks like I’ve got my next Opp set! #KO”. A Cage Warriors bantamweight title clash may be lining up for the Scottish native against the current London-based champion. Wooding recently tried to take his shot at a UFC fight by calling out Kevin Natividad but was met with no response from the organization. Both fighters are ultimately heading for a collision course, whether in the UK-based promotion or the larger North American promotion, so why not a title fight now?
Do you think Dominique Wooding vs. Reece McEwan is the next fight to make in the bantamweight division?
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