Cage Warriors 92: Cerilli retains and a new champion is crowned
The second chapter of Cage Warriors 92 is officially in the books, as Main Card 1 has come to a close. Much like the first four fights, there was plenty of action and excitement to be found, as fan favourites fell, champions retained their titles and new heroes were crowned at the top of various divisions.
The atmosphere has been building all evening long as we gear up for Main Card 2, and throughout the course of these bouts, you could feel that things were being taken to a whole new level. We started things off with Mehrdad Janzemini vs Brad Wheeler at welterweight, and it was clear from the start that this was a very pro-Wheeler crowd.
Alas, that doesn't mean all too much in this sport, as Janzemini ran through Wheeler in half a minute. After the fight he made it known that he wants to go after the title, and in the wake of a performance like that, can you really say no?
Next up came Jamie Richardson vs Sam Boult, and there was more disappointment on the cards for the majority of the audience as Boult pulled off a unanimous decision victory. It seemed as if Young Gun may have been able to pick up some momentum towards the end of the first round, but it wasn't meant to be as the Boult, who revealed after the fight just how gruelling the contest was, picked up the win.
The Flyweight Championship was on the line in the following fight, which was tipped to be one of the best bouts on the card by many. While it didn't ultimately live up to the expectations in some ways, we still saw another entertaining match-up as Nathan Greyson claimed the Flyweight Championship.
The main event of Main Card 1 was quick and to the point, as you'd expect with the heavyweights. Karl Moore was aiming to make history by capturing his second Cage Warriors title, but it wasn't meant to be as Mauro Cerilli stunned Indigo at The O2 with an emphatic knockout within twenty seconds.
Cerilli dedicated the victory to his mother, who passed away two weeks ago.
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