The undefeated Jack “Tank” Shore will get his shot at the vacant bantamweight title in front of his home crowd when he meets Omer Cankardesler at Cage Warriors 97 on Saturday 29th September at Ice Arena, Cardiff.
Cage Warriors Bantamweight Title Bout: Jack Shore vs, Omer Cankardesler
Jack “Tank” Shore (8-0) was last seen in action defeating UFC veteran Vaughan Lee via at unanimous decision at Cage Warriors 92 in March. The undefeated Welshman has finished 7 of his 8 opponents by KO/TKO or submission. Shore was undefeated as an amateur with an outstanding record of 12-0. The Welshman was crowned IMMAF lightweight champion after winning the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships.
Omer Cankardesler (8-5) will look to follow in his fellow German’s Jonas Billstein’s footsteps and capture a Cage Warriors title on enemy territory. Cankardesler comes into this bout on a two-fight winning streak against Shaun Waltmans and Paul Häcker. The German stepped in to replace Shore’s original opponent Jakub Wikłacz.
Lightweight Bout: Mason Jones vs. Kacper Formela
Mason Jones (5-0) put on a dominant performance against Konmon Deh at Cage Warriors 98 in July. Jones is fresh from his training camp at Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness gym with Team Alpha Male in Sacremento, California. The Welshman has been on the mats with UFC veterans Chad Mendes, Darren Elkins, Danny Castillo and Sage Northcutt.
Kacper Formela (8-1) is known as the Polish Machida due to his Karate fighting style. Formela comes into the bout riding a 4-fight winning streak with 3 stoppages. The Polak’s lone defeat in professional MMA competition came at the hands of Aiden Lee at Cage Warriors 83.
Cage Warriors 97 Main Card
Bantamweight Championship: Jack Shore vs. Omer Cankardesler
Lightweight: Mason Jones vs. Kacper Formela
Bantamweight: Kris Edwards vs. Brian Bouland
Welterweight: Jamie Richardson vs. Aaron Khalid
Strawweight: Cory McKenna vs. Micol DeSegni
Cage Warriors 97 Undercard
Lightweight: Liam Bennett vs. David Addicott
Lightweight: Michael Corston vs. Struan Croxson
Lightweight: Brett Hassett vs. Luiz Finnocchio
Bantamweight: Luke Shanks vs. Jason Jenkins
Cage Warriors Academy European Amateur Grand Prix Semi-Finals
Middleweight: Mitchell Goode vs. Christian Duncan
Lightweight: Jordan Peake vs. Joe Draper
Featherweight: Chris Sterling vs. Nathan Johnstone
Cage Warriors Academy Amateur Undercard
155 LBS: Dan Kniel vs. Scott Pederson
170 LBS: Liam Shotbolt vs. Jack Tucker
170 LBS: Auri Whitcombe vs. Keiran Bennett
185 LBS: Craig Rawlins vs. Jahmel Westcarr
185 LBS: Liam Herbert vs. Roan Crocker
155 LBS: Rob Bennett vs. James Price
135 LBS: Owain Davies vs. Kenzie Jones
185 LBS: Rafal Naugberg vs. Jaxson Hembury
135 LBS: Morgan Monk vs. Jack Henshall