Brett Johns was relentless against James Brum.
authored a relentless, grinding effort towards James Brum in the Cage Warriors Combating Championship 67
headliner, but hisunanimous decision victory was nonetheless bittersweet.
As a substitute of defending the bantamweight crown he captured by winninga four-man match at CWFC 59 final September, Johns was fightingfor the fitting to win it back. “The Pikey” came in two pounds abovethe bantamweight restrict at Friday’s weigh-ins, and consequently hewas forced to vacate the belt. One of the best he might hope for with awin was to hold regular because the European promotion’s a hundred thirty five-pound No. 1contender.
Solely Brum was eligible to capture the title on the LC in Swansea,Wales, on Saturday, however Johns made positive that didn’t occur, endingBrum’s eight-combat profitable streak within the process. Decide David Swannscored it 50-forty five, whereas Andy Sledge and David Swann each submitted49-46 tallies – all in favor of Johns.
“Please, give me that shot at that belt next, please. It was mymistake yesterday and I’m sorry,” Johns stated after the bout.“Please give me that likelihood. It’s the best show in Europe.”
Johns (10-0) landed takedowns in every round, forcing Brum (14-three)to spend a lot of his time in the cage on the defensive. While Johnsdid not land a lot in the best way of damaging ground-and-pound, hemaintained control for the overwhelming majority of the bout. Brum rarelyhad space to land any offense, however when he did, his aggression wasusually quickly countered by a Johns stage change.
With limited alternatives to face and trade, Brum was simplyunable to put his opponent in any vital danger.
“I do know the last couple of fights James hasn’t really had afinish,” Johns said. “I’m stunned as a result of he hits like a practice.I’ll give him that.”
SeanCarter earned his ninth win in 10 skilled outings, as hetook a unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) from Mario Saeed(5-2) in the evening’s light-weight co-main occasion.
“It was an excellent fight. There was no end, in order that’s like a draw inmy ebook. I’m a little bit disenchanted,” Carter mentioned.
In going the distance for simply the second time in his pro career,Carter gradually asserted himself through clinches, takedowns andtop control. Saeed’s best second came in round one, when he hurtCarter with an upkick after which swarmed his foe in opposition to the fencewith uppercuts and physique photographs. However, the BKK Fighters productwas capable of survive the assault and grind out a victory down thestretch.
Earlier, Shaj Haquegave MartinMcDonough a impolite initiation to the flyweight division,capturing a unanimous choice to finish “Mr. Pink’s” 5-fightwinning streak. All three cageside judges scored the bout 30-27 infavor of the Combating Match Martial Arts representative.
Haque (5-1) was in a position to constantly land punching combinations andkicks to the legs and body for the entire 15-minute affair. Heseated McDonough (11-5) with a left hand in spherical two and droppedthe pink-haired competitor once more late in spherical three, closing witha barrage of punches as the final body expired. While McDonoughcontinued to press forward throughout the contest, he was not ableto match his opponent’s motion and work rate.
A resilient JamiePritchard submitted PhilRaeburn with a modified guillotine choke three:32 into the secondstanza of a a hundred and forty-pound catch-weight bout. Raeburn (5-4) was theaggressor throughout, attacking with heavy punches on the toes andpurposeful floor-and-pound on the mat, however his opportunistic foewould ultimately get the perfect of him.
Pritchard (6-3) spent a lot of the opening interval attempting a heelhook however wound up eating a lot of pictures for his efforts. Raeburncontrolled the vast majority of round two with a heavy dose ofground-and-pound, but Pritchard was in a position to flip the tables withthe combat-ending choke.
A scientific grappling efficiency helped 19-year-previous AgnieszkaNiedzwiedz (6-0) remain unbeaten, as she submitted GemmaHewitt with a triangle choke three:fifty nine into round certainly one of theirbantamweight bout. After landing a takedown close to the fence,Niedzwiedz pulled guard and secured the triangle as Hewittattempted to return to her ft. From there, the Pole rolled intomount and battered her foe with a wide range of punches and elbows.While Hewitt (1-1) continued to attempt to roll out of danger,Niedzwiedz by no means released the maintain and was finally able to forcethe tapout.
Efficient counterpunching carried SimasNorkus (three-2) to a technical knockout conquer StuartTyrie in a light heavyweight affair. The bout was halted by acageside doctor 2:35 into spherical two on account of quite a lot of lacerationsaround both of Tyrie’s eyes. It was the fourth TKO defeat viadoctor stoppage in the 14-bout profession of Tyrie (6-eight).