An important fight for 2 of Europe's elite at 185lbs. pic.twitter.com/7ZrkOcU1Cf — Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) August 17, 2020
Two former Cage Warriors champions are colliding in a 185-pound clash.
Former welterweight champion Craig White is moving up to the middleweight division to take on the former divisional champion James Webb at CW 115. MMA Junkie initially reported the news before the British promotion officially announced it on Monday morning.
Ultimate Fighting Championship alum White (14-11) is looking to bounce back from a four-bout skid. White's stint in the UFC didn't go according to plan, as "The Thundercat" was first steamrolled by Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 130 before dropping a decision to Diego Sanchez at UFC 228. After his Cage Warriors return, he was edged by Joilton Lutterbach at CW 102, and then he had to verbally tap out to Louis Glismann at Cage Warriors “Unplugged 2.”
Webb (7-2-1) claimed the 185-pound belt after securing a third-round submission victory at the expense of Norwegian Thomas Robertsen at CW 102. After that, he clashed with Nathias Frederick at CW 106 in an epic battle that ended with a majority draw before losing his title to Frederick in the last seconds of the fourth stanza of their CW 111 rematch. In his latest cage appearance, the former champion put on a dominant performance, as he overcame Mick Stanton (6-4) via unanimous decision.
CW 115 will go down behind closed doors at the BEC Arena in Manchester on Sept. 25. On the same card, Ian Garry will take on George McManus in a welterweight affair.
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