Cage Warriors 96: Lightweight and Middleweight Title Fights
Cage Warriors recently announced two massive title fights for their return to Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 1st September.
Cage Warriors 96 will mark the return of Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett in his hometown as he battles Soren Bak for the vacant Cage Warriors lightweight title. Pimblett (14-2) is coming off a highlight reel submission win against Alexis Savvidis at Cage Warriors 90 in February. The Scouser caught Savvidis in a flying triangle armbar for the second round submission.
Soren “The True Viking” Bak (11-1) has gone undefeated in Cage Warriors since making his promotional debut last year. The Dane has picked up three wins in a row against Scott Clist, Martin Stapleton, and Alexander Jacobsen. Bak submitted Jacobsen in the second round with an arm-triangle choke at Cage Warriors 93 in April.
Paddy Pimblett’s flying triangle submission at CW90
Cage Warriors middleweight champion Lee “The Butcher” Chadwick will make his first title defense against Jonas Billstein. Chadwick (24-13-1) defeated Victor Cheng at Cage Warriors 88 to capture the vacant middleweight title last October. The Butcher trains out of Atherton Submission Wrestling in Manchester, England. Chadwick earned himself a title shot by winning three fights in a row since joining Cage Warriors last year.
Jonas Billstein (19-5-1) will be making his Cage Warriors debut after a successful stint in the ACB promotion, where he submitted Grachik Bozinyan and Alexey Butorin. The German fought to a majority draw with Mattia Schiavolin in a middleweight title bout at Venator FC 4 in May.