Morgan Charriere to Clash With Max Coga for Vacant Featherweight Title at CW 116

By Tudor Leonte Aug 6, 2020

Editor's note: The article has been updated at 11:45 a.m. ET on Aug. 7 to add a statement from a fighter.

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship has announced the first fight that will take place on its September tripleheader.

On Thursday morning, the British promotion announced that Morgan Charriere will get a second chance to win a Cage Warriors belt as he takes on ex-Professional Fighters League tournament member Max Coga in a featherweight title affair at CW 116. The championship was vacated after former divisional champion Mads Burnell signed with Bellator MMA.

Charriere (15-7-1) last competed in October 2019, where he stopped former champion Dean Trueman in the third stanza at CW 109. Prior to the win, the Team Chapa Quente representative edged Lewis Monarch by split decision at CW 106 in June 2019. “Luffy” dropped his first with the promotion against Soren Bak at CW 103, losing in a title fight by majority verdict.

“I’m really happy that Cage Warriors believes in my ability and my skills to let me fight for the world title,” Charriere said to Sherdog. “On top of that, they were able to find me a tough opponent [which] is amazing. This fight is gonna make a lot of noise on the European scene. I don’t think he will go the distance [since] we are both finishers, so I’m really excited to fight on September 26 and showcase my skills worldwide again.”

Coga (22-6-1) is currently riding a two-bout winning streak. In his last two cage appearances he submitted his opponents, tapping Athinodoros Michailidis and Roman Avdal at GMC 21 and GMC 23, respectively. “Mad Max” took part in the 2018 season of PFL, where he smashed Marcos Galvao but dropped a pair of decisions to Timur Valiev and Lance Palmer and did not qualify for the playoffs.

CW 116 will go down on Sept. 26, and together with CW 114 and CW 115, is part of "The Trilogy." This tripleheader of events has been planned for CW’s return, where multiple champions will also put their titles on the line over the weekend.
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