With a defeat of previously undefeated Josh Reed Cage Warriors Fighting Championship made a successful first defense of the bantamweight title he won just three months ago. CWFC 86 took place September 16th at the Indigo at the O2 in London, England with a main card webcast at UFC Fight Pass.
The defending champion didn’t need all five rounds to defeat Josh Reed but he did need to overcome early adversity. Nathaniel Wood started out targeting the lead leg of Reed with kicks but Reed came forward throwing lefts and rights not quite in combination. Wood seemed to stun Reed with a glancing blow then reversed Reed against the cage where a couple knees were followed up by a series of hooks to earn the TKO. Wood’s first defense improved his record to 12-3 with four wins in a row, Reed’s first loss left his record 7-1.
In the co-main event Jamie Richardson defeated Norwegian standout Hakon Foss. Foss looked to take the fight to the ground in round 1 but couldn’t finish his submission attempts. By round 2 Foss was visibly tired Foss had trouble evading Richardson’s single shots until a right cross seemed to stun Foss while a series of punches earned the TKO. Richardson now stands 6-3 with four wins in a row, Foss exited the cage 8-5.
England’s top promotion returns on October 14th when Craig White takes on Matt Inman.
CWFC 86 results
- Mehdi Saadi def. Eric Nolan 2:05 R1 by armbar
- Arvydas Juska def. Alex Thorne 3:43 R1 by guillotine choke
- Marcus Paul def. Maciej Gierszewski 2:19 R1 by rear-naked choke
- Brian Bouland def. Darren O’Gorman 1:33 R2 by KO
- Junior Karanta def. Adel Gaddou 0:08 R1 by TKO
- Joe McClogan def. Sean Carter by split decision
- Sam Creasey def. Paul Marin 2:38 R1 by KO
- Jamie Richardson def. Hakon Foss 3:28 R2 by TKO
- BW title: Nathaniel Wood def. Josh Reed 2:19 R1 by TKO