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Cage Warriors kicked off the first of three back-to-back shows this week with Cage Warriors 117 on Thursday night at the iconic York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.

The undefeated Jake Hadley (7-0) defeated Luke “The Apocalypse” Shanks via unanimous decision to capture the Cage Warriors Flyweight title in the main event. Hadley put on a relentless and grinding performance across five rounds that the champion had no answer for. The rivals met in the center of the cage where they immediately started to trade shots. Shanks landed an uppercut but was too overeager on the follow-up and Hadley quickly shot in for the takedown. Shanks stayed busy off his back and continued to land elbows and punches. Hadley nearly secured the rear-naked choke in the final seconds of the round but the champion managed to survive the round.

Hadley scored another double-leg takedown at the start of the second round. The flyweights were stuck in a stalemate when Shanks attempted an omoplata and landed some punches. Shanks scored his first takedown of the fight but Hadley managed to scramble and score another takedown and take control on the mat at the close of the second round. The champion came out quick for round three but Hadley managed to get the fight to the ground again and got to full mount before taking Luke’s back. Hadley continued to land punches while he controlled the champion with the body triangle. Shanks once again charged out the gate to start the fourth round where Hadley quickly shot in for the takedown. The champion managed to say on his feet before Hadley finally completed the takedown and regained control on the ground.

Hadley appeared to motion to his rival for a touch of gloves at the beginning of the fifth round but was refused by the focused champion. Shanks started the round with a flying knee attempt but was taken down by the challenger. Jake landed ground and pound from half guard. The judges scored the bout 50-42, 50-45, 50-44 in favor of the new Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion Jake Hadley who improved to 7-0.

Main Card Highlights

  • Sam Creasey (14-3) continues to work his way back into title contention in the Flyweight division with an impressive win over Adam Amarasinghe. Creasey dropped Amarasinghe with a looping right hand in the second round. The veteran hurt his opponent again in the third round and forced the referee to step in and call a stop to the action.
  • The undefeated Michele Martignoni (6-0) made his successful debut against Weslley Maia in the bantamweight division. The Italian survived a scary first-round where he was hurt by Maia’s aggressive onslaught which included an overhand right that sent him crashing to the canvas. Martignoni managed to come back by controlling the action on the ground in the second and third round where he threatened with a tight rear-naked choke.
  • Mehdi Ben Lakhdar stopped Stevie McIntosh in the first round via TKO after connecting with a perfect left hook in an entertaining scrap.
  • The main card opened with a Featherweight bout between Aidan Stephen and Emrah Sonmez. Stephen picked up the win via unanimous decision and improved to 8-3 after dominating the grappling exchanges in the bout.

    Cage Warriors 117 Main Card Results
    Jake Hadley defeated Luke Shanks for the Cage Warriors Flyweight World Championship via Unanimous Decision (50-42, 50-45, 50-44)
    Sam Creasey defeated Adam Amarasinghe via TKO (Punches and knee) at 2:51 of Round 3
    Michele Martignoni defeated Weslley Maia via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
    Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar defeated Steve McIntosh via TKO (Left hook) at 4:38 of Round 1
    Aidan Stephen defeated Emrah Sonmez via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

    Cage Warriors 117 Preliminary Card Results
    Michal Figlak defeated Anthony O’Connor via KO (Punches) at 0:17 Round 2
    Adam Cullen defeated Oscar Ownsworth via Submission (Rear-naked choke) at 2:53 of Round 1

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