CW130 Preview: Cage Warriors Returns to San Diego

Cage Warriors returns to San Diego this Saturday seventeenth October as CW130 takes middle stage at Humphreys On The Bay.

After a 12-year hiatus from American soil, the UK MMA promotion held its first-ever occasion within the state of California earlier this yr. Middleweight Kyle Stewart scored a thunderous uppercut KO over John Poppie within the CW126 important occasion in August.

The occasion not solely marked Cage Warriors’ first present within the U.S. since president Graham Boylan took cost in 2010, but in addition the promotion’s entry into the Southern California MMA house. Chatting with Angela Hill on the published of CW126, Boylan reaffirmed his intent to construct a robust presence in SoCal:

“There’s an enormous Jiu-Jitsu neighborhood in San Diego. We’re gonna rebuild the MMA neighborhood, and make it as huge because the Jiu-Jitsu communit
And so, the Cage Warriors roadshow rolls again into city this weekend as JJ “Superman” Ambrose (34-8) and Spike Carlysle (11-3) collide in a catchweight (165lbs) important occasion in entrance of a sold-out CW130 crowd. Ambrose was initially scheduled to compete towards Kyle Driscoll (12-3) in a light-weight bout, nevertheless, Driscoll was pressured to withdraw from the matchup after fracturing his nostril in one in every of his closing sparring classes.

A 42-fight MMA veteran, Ambrose has fought underneath a plethora of promotional banners from Affliction to Bellator and in all places in between since he started his professional profession all the way in which again in 2005. Regardless of a 2-year hiatus from competitors, the 34-year-old Guam resident will make his Cage Warriors debut driving excessive on the again of a 5-fight win streak, all within the house of 10 months in 2019. With 26 stoppage victories to his title, “Superman” is a confirmed finisher, and the previous TUF 12 contestant could have the chance to turn out to be the primary man to cease Spike Carlyle inside the space.

Former UFC fighter Spike Carlyle steps in on simply 5 days discover, and “The Alpha Ginger” will probably be seeking to proceed his current run of optimistic type. No stranger to short-notice fights, Carlyle entered the UFC in comparable trend, scoring a first-round TKO over Alon Cruz. Nevertheless, after dropping consecutive selections to Billy Quarantillo and Invoice Algeo, the promotion parted methods with the San Diego native. Carlyle rebounded in emphatic trend in 2021, submitting his subsequent two opponents inside the primary spherical. The 28-year-old fighter now has the chance to increase his current win streak when he steps into the cage in entrance of his hometown crowd on Saturday night time.

The co-main occasion sees Max Rohskopf (6-1) make his sophomore Cage Warriors look as he welcomes Jordan Bailey (6-4) to the light-weight division. Followers will keep in mind Rohskopf for the controversial nature of his UFC debut, when he stop on his stool in between rounds. “Rated R” issued an announcement to all his detractors at CW126, making fast work of Jeff Creighton in his Cage Warriors debut. At simply 27 years previous, there may be loads of time for Rohskopf to rebuild in direction of one other run on the massive present, and the subsequent step of that path lies by way of Jordan Bailey. Having misplaced three of his final 4 fights and never competing in over three years, Bailey would be the heavy underdog going into this combat.


Elsewhere on the primary card, undefeated gentle heavyweight Zac Pauge (4-0) seems to be to construct off his CW126 win when he takes on Brazilian Markus Perez (12-5), who seems to be to snap a three-fight shedding streak. Undefeated bantamweight prospect Josh Wang-Kim (3-0) takes on Jose Hernandez (4-3). Wang-Kim boasts a profitable 15-1 newbie profession and 13 finishes throughout newbie {and professional} ranks. Emilio Williams (5-3) and Devin Goodale (3-0) kick off the primary card in a welterweight bout. All 5 of Williams’ victories have come by way of knockout, whereas Goodale seems to be to proceed his unbeaten run as a professional.

JJ Ambrose vs Spike Carlye – 165lbs catchweight bout
Jordan Bailey vs Max Rohskopf – light-weight bout
Markus Perez vs Zac Pauga – gentle heavyweight bout
Jose Hernandez vs Josh Wang-Kim – bantamweight bout
Emilio Williams vs Devin Goodale – welterweight bout

Richie Miranda vs Jamey Lynch – light-weight bout
Damon Wilson vs Theodore Macuka – featherweight bout
Alan Benson vs Justin Barry – middleweight bout
Tyler Escoto vs Cesar Gonzalez – light-weight bout


Followers can tune into all of the Cage Warriors 130 motion LIVE on UFC Struggle Go.

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