Jordan Vucenic Forces Tiziano Ferranti to Tap in CW 150 Headliner
Jordan Vucenic is BACK! It was only fitting he would cap off #CW150 with a RNC 💪— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) March 17, 2023
🙌 Back in the win column with an impressive performance. pic.twitter.com/mcKEiCRO13
Former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship featherweight kingpin Jordan Vucenic successfully bounced back after suffering his first promotional defeat.
The CW 150 headliner featured a featherweight affair between Vucenic (10-2, 6-1 CW) and Tiziano Ferranti. Ferranti (6-1, 0-1 CW) started strong and clipped his opponent a few times before Vucenic successfully grounded his opponent. Vucenic had no problem keeping Ferranti on the mat for much of the round after taking some early damage. “The Epidemic” landed a double-leg takedown almost immediately in Round 2, reaffirming that the Italian was outmatched on the canvas. Slowly but surely, Vucenic improved his position until capturing his opponent’s back. Sensing the end was close, Vucenic secured a rear-naked choke that was tight enough to make his opponent surrender. The official stoppage time came at 3:21 of the second stanza.
Justin Burlinson doesn't need the judges, a third round RNC secures the win for him at #CW150. A huge victory for the welterweight contender 👏 pic.twitter.com/Q4MOHZDBd5— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) March 17, 2023
In the co-featured attraction, former 185-pound title challenger Jamie Richardson and Justin Burlinson collided in a welterweight affair. The pair kept the contest on the feet in the opening frame, stinging each other with crisp strikes. Both men had their moments, but Burlinson appeared sharper with his punches. Richardson rushed to attack his foe early into the second frame, but Burlinson maintained his composure and scored with wild combinations as “Young Gun” fired back with single shots. Burlinson relied on his wrestling in the third frame, landing a well-timed takedown to slow things down. Richardson fought to get back on his feet but exposed his back in the process, allowing Burlinson to move to the favorable position and sink in a rear-naked choke. Richardson never had the chance to tap, going out at the 3:55 mark of Round 3.
What a finish from Lone’er Kavanagh! #CW150 pic.twitter.com/UnWa03lop9— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) March 17, 2023
Earlier on the billing, Lone'er Kavanagh (5-0, 3-0 CW) wrecked Davide Scarano (4-1, 0-1 CW) with a spinning back kick and punctuated his performance with punches, forcing the stop 58 seconds into Round 3 at flyweight; women’s 135-pounder Kate Bacik (1-1, 1-0 CW) submitted Awa Sow (1-3, 0-2 CW) at 4:38 of the opening frame with a rear-naked choke; lightweight Jan Quaeyhaegens (11-4, 4-1 CW) battered Alberto Ciardo (6-1, 0-1 CW) with a series of elbows to procure the second-round finish at 4:18.
Nik Bagley used his ground and pound to force a RNC in the first round 👏— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) March 17, 2023
What's next for this featherweight powerhouse? 💪
THe #CW150 main card is live on @UFCfightpass pic.twitter.com/RRjUptjutz
On the preliminary card, Nik Bagley (4-1, 2-1 CW) throttled Wesley Machado (3-3, 0-1 CW) with a rear-naked choke at 2:13 in the opening frame at featherweight; 170-pounder Daniel Skibinski (19-8, 1-2 CW) outpointed Omiel Brown (5-2, 5-2 CW) on all scorecards to win via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28); Jack Eglin (3-2, 1-2 CW) stopped Ilie Meryacre (2-1, 0-1 CW) with punches and elbows at 2:44 of the first period of their 135-pound encounter; Weslley Maia (7-6, 2-3 CW) strangled Bogdan Barbu (17-15, 0-3 CW) with a rear-naked choke at 4:33 of Round 2 at bantamweight; Omran Chaaban (5-1, 4-0 CW) forced Mush Aslani (4-4, 1-1 CW) to tap due to a first-round anaconda choke at 4:47 in the 170-pound opener.
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