While UFC London on March 19th has rightly garnered much of the excitement in regards to British MMA as of late, it’s easy to forget the night before in the indigo at the O2, we have Cage Warriors 134, Vucenic vs Hughes 2, and it looks sure to be an instant classic.
Vucenic vs Hughes 2 Promo
In the main event, we have a rematch of epic proportions in which featherweight champion Jordan Vucenic (8-1) takes on Interim Champion Paul Hughes (8-1).
In their last meeting, the champion Vucenic took home a razor-thin split decision victory that left the fans wanting more.
Since their last contests, both men have been undefeated, with Hughes last fight against Morgan Charriere being voted the Cage Warriors fight of the year.
Hughes vs Vucevic 2 Shows Some of the Very Best We Have to Offer
Whilst not wishing to lose our best regional talent, it would not be surprising if both men or at least the winner of this could be getting a phone call from the UFC or Bellator very soon, and both are more than ready.
Also, on the main card, we have another featherweight bout being contested between Tobias Harila (9-2-0) and Canadian veteran Jeremy Petley (14-9-1).
Harila, who is coming off only the second loss of his career, hopes to make quick work of Petley. Thirty-seven-year-old Petley is coming off a unanimous decision victory at Contenders 31 and has won 3 of his last 4.
Will Curries Hometown Throw Down
23-year-old Londoner Will Currie also fights on the main card when he takes on 12-12-2 Frenchman Patrick Vallee.
Currie, who won his last fight via triangle choke, will look to double up his win streak in front of a London crowd. His opponent, 41-year-old Vallee, is 2-3 in his last 5, with both wins decided by first-round TKO.
The stage looks set for a fairytale win for Currie, but could the team E.A.M. representative Vallee have the experience to upset the O2?
Who Else Is Fighting?
In the prelims, we have Steve Aimable, a 25 fight veteran of the U.K. scene, coming off the back of an impressive flying guillotine choke at Cage Warriors 129. Aimable will meet James Hendin.
Hendin is a former opponent of (I.C.) Paul Hughes, with who he managed to go the distance before losing by decision. Since then, he has bounced back with a win over Paull McBain at Cage Warrior 125 via rear-naked choke.
Win streaking Welshman Rory Evans also returns to the cage, taking on (6-3) Adam Amarasinghe.
Rory Evans Returns
A dynamic grappler, Evans has won 3 straight in cage warriors and hopes to show against Amarasinghe.
Amarasinghes last fight was stopped due to an eye poke at Cage Warriors 128.
The eight-fight cage warriors veteran has a sizable experience advantage, including an extensive amateur career and looks to use it to gain victory on March 18th.
With Jamie “Young Gun” Richardson vs Madars Fleminas recently added to the card in a welterweight showdown. As well as more fights to be announced, the Cage Warriors 134 card will not be missed.
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