Cage Warriors will return to its regular home at The Indigo at The O2 in London on Nov. 22 with middleweight champion James Webb already confirmed for the card.
Webb (6-1 MMA, 4-1 CW) fought to a majority draw with Nathias Frederick in a controversial bout at Cage Warriors 106 that saw the defending champion spiked on his head, leading to a point deduction for Frederick. That deduction went on to cost Frederick the title after two judges scored the bout a draw.
The result left Webb dumbfounded at the thought his opponent would have won the contest without the point deduction, and he questioned the criteria being applied by the cageside judges.
Now Webb is set to return at the Indigo, where he will put his title on the line against an opponent still to be named, the promotion announced Friday.
“We’ve never had a quiet night at the Indigo, and that’s not about to change,” Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan stated. “Webb has risen to the occasion over the last year and has become our latest big-name London star. He brings an army with him wherever he goes, but they’re loudest in London. This will be huge.”
Also set for action in London is flyweight contender Sam Creasey, whose recent shot at the Cage Warriors 125-pound title came up short against Frenchman Samir Faiddine at Cage Warriors 106. Now looking to work his way back to another title shot, Creasey will return to the cage looking to impress.
Confirmed fighters for Cage Warriors London include:
- James Webb (Cage Warriors middleweight champion)
- Steve Aimable
- Sam Creasey
- Nathan Jones
- Adam Amarasinghe
- Emrah Sonmez
- Kingsley Crawford
- James Hendin
- Warren Kee
Cage Warriors London will be streamed live worldwide on UFC Fight Pass.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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