The UFC’s Stewart, Fabinski To Headline Cage Warriors 113
Just like the UFC is attempting to do, Cage Warriors is doing everything in its power to keep Cage Warriors 113 going. In the wake of the coronavirus, Cage Warriors has had to work around several complications in order to be one of the only promotions to put on an event this weekend.
The fight card this Friday, March 20 has gone through several more changes. Due to travel restrictions, the scheduled main event featuring Morgan Charriere and Darko Banovic for the interim Featherweight Title is off. Additionally, a Flyweight Title fight between champion Samir Faiddine and Luke Shanks, as well as John Phillips v. Dusko Todorovic, are both off. The latter fight was originally from the UFC London card meant to take place this weekend.
This does not mean that the show is compromised. The promotion already had to move the event from the O2 in London to the BEC Arena in Manchester. Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan is determined to keep the show moving along.
“We will continue to adapt to changes as they arise, and continue to strive toward providing the biggest and best platform possible for our fighters and fans this Friday night,” said Boylan in a release.
“As long as the country remains operational, so do we.”
The new main event will be Bartosz Fabinski v. Darren Stewart. These are two middleweights from the UFC’s London card. The co-main event will feature Mason Jones taking on Joe McColgan for the vacant Cage Warriors Lightweight Title.
Here is the full fight card for Friday as it stands today:
Cage Warriors 113 Main Card (5 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Pass)
Darren Stewart v. Bartosz Fabinski
Mason Jones v. Joe McColgan – vacant Cage Warriors Lightweight Title
David Bear v. Nathan Jones
Decky Dalton v. Paddy Pimblett
Cage Warriors 114 Prelims (2:30 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Pass)
Steve Aimable v. Perry Goodwin
Coner Hignett v. Darren O’Gorman
Adam Amarasinghe v. Jake Bone
Matthew Bonner v. Jamie Richardson
Kris Edwards v. James Hendin
Jack Collins v. Aidan Stephen
Kingsley Crawford v. Lewis Monarch