Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion Jack Cartwright is scheduled to make his first title defense against Manuel “Sugar” Bilić at Cage Warriors 112 on Saturday 7th March at the BEC Arena in Manchester.
Jack Cartwright (7-0) put the bantamweight division on notice in 2019 when he scored two knockouts in one night against Scott Malone and Mark Kovacevic at Cage Warriors Unplugged 2 in September. Cartwright was part of the one-night tournament to crown a new champion after Jack Shore vacated the title when he signed with the UFC. Jack’s performance sent shockwaves through the Mixed Martial Arts world and resulted in MTK MMA signing the undefeated champion to their roster.
Manuel Bilić (15-6) made his successful Cage Warriors debut against Bryan Creighton at CW 101 last February. The Croatian submitted Creighton in the third round with a rear-naked choke.
CW Unplugged 2: Jack Cartwright vs. Scott Malone
Middle Bout: James Webb vs. Mick Stanton
Former Cage Warriors Middleweight Champion James Webb (6-2-1) looks to rebound from his title loss last November. Webb submitted Thomas Robertsen to capture the vacant middleweight title at Cage Warriors 102. James went on to battle Team Renegade’s Nathias Frederick in two grueling title fights. Their first bout at Cage Warriors 106 ended in a controversial majority draw after Frederick was deducted a point for spiking Webb on his head. Webb faced Frederick in a brutal rematch at Cage Warriors 111, where Webb was stopped in the fourth round.
Mick Stanton (6-3) went on a 3 fight winning streak in 2019, where he picked up impressive wins against Jenaid Ebanks, Alex Montagnani and Michael Younis. Stanton is likely one win away from a title shot, so a win over the former champion could finally put him into title contention.
Cage Warriors 112 Announced Bouts
CW Bantamweight Title Bout: Jack Cartwright (c) vs Manuel Bilić
Welterweight Bout: Adam Proctor vs Madars Fleminas
Middleweight Bout: James Webb vs Mick Stanton
Lightweight Bout: Martin Stapleton vs Adam Ventre
Welterweight Bout: James Sheehan vs Kyran Sturrock