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Cage Warriors 95 Results/Clips: 22 year old Stefano Paterno smashes his way to the Cage Warriors welterweight belt

London, England  –  Another talented champion emerged from the burgeoning Italian MMA scene as Stefano Paterno slugged his way to the vacant Cage Warriors welterweight title at Cage Warriors 95.  Read on for recaps of Paterno’s crushing first round win over Mehrdad Janzemini, plus results & clips from the rest of this solid Cage Warriors 95 event.

 

 

Cage Warriors 95 Title Fight @ 170 lb:

Stefano Paterno (12-2-1, #164 World)

KO-Ground Strikes from Mount, Round 1

Mehrdad Janzemini (9-3, #419 World)

Jiu-jitsu specialist Mehrdad Janzemini baited Stefano Paterno in by allowing a very easy takedown at the start of this fight, an overture that gave Janzemini a chance to work his dangerous leglock attack while both men were still dry. Unfortunately for Janzemini there was no leglock in sight, and once the 22 year old Italian assumed top position the UK contender was in for a world of hurt. Janzemini struggled to regain position, but Paterno advanced to mount and slugged away with increasingly powerful punches that put his man out cold and earned him the Cage Warriors welterweight belt via clean round 1 knockout!  Impressive work from Stefano Paterno, who added another European regional belt to his collection and put another solid name on a resume that already includes wins over the likes of Danilo Beluardo, John Maguire, and Cody McKenzie.  With all of those accomplishments under his belt at just 22 years old, don’t be surprised to see Paterno fighting on a Euro UFC card in the near future.

 

 

Cage Warriors 95 Co-Main Event @ 135 lb:

Mike Ekundayo (7-0, #319 World)

Unanimous Decision

Ed Arthur (8-4, #197 World)

After getting outgrappled by tough Russians in two ACB fights in late 2016, Ed Arthur returned to domestic competition and ran into another wrestling buzzsaw in undefeated Brixton native Mike Ekundayo.  Aside from a few seconds of top control that Arthur managed at the end of round 2, this 15 minute bout was all Ekundayo on top.  The prospect Mike Ekundayo didn’t show much in the way of offense but had no problem stepping up a level and securing the win in his first Cage Warriors contest, as he cruised to the wide unanimous decision but never came close to seriously damaging or finishing Arthur.

 

 

Cage Warriors 95 Main Card @ 170 lb:

Brad Wheeler (17-12, #29 UK/Ireland)

Submission-Triangle Choke, Round 2

Orlando D’Ambrosio (8-3, #560 World)

Popular Londoner Brad Wheeler fed off the cheers of the local crowd early in round 1 as he dumped Orlando D’Ambrosio to the mat with a Hulk Hoganesque bodyslam. After the initial burst, the fight slowed into a clinch battle before starting to turn in the direction of the Italian. D’Ambrosio ended round 1 with a late takedown and ground-and-pound, and he easily scored a trip takedown to get back to top control in the first half of round 2. But Wheeler was ready to attack with a quick triangle choke effort from the bottom. When D’Ambrosio postured up to defend, Wheeler switched sides on the triangle and grabbed the farside leg to elicit the quick tap!  Great comeback from Brad Wheeler to break a brief two-fight losing skid and run his Cage Warriors record to 9-7.

 

Cage Warriors 95 Main Card @ 170 lb:

Ross Houston (7-0, #275 World)

Submission-RNC, Round 2

Nathan Jones (11-9, #493 World)

An intense round 1 saw these two welterweights alternate between grueling cage work and offense-first kickboxing. “Mr. Bag and Tag” Jones showed off his educated feet, including a nice head kick off the break and a flashy pair of spin kicks in round 1. But Ross Houston had the smoother movement & sharper hands from range and added nice standing elbows in close. Two minutes into round 2, Jones surprised with a takedown but Houston showed his jiu-jitsu pedigree by immediately sweeping and circling around to back mount. Seconds later Ross Houston squeezed out the RNC submission – his third finish in five wins under the Cage Warriors banner. Houston may have impressed in the cage, but he was still pretty angry post-fight as he demanded a Cage Warriors welterweight title shot.

 

Cage Warriors 95 Main Card @ 155 lb:

Mason Jones (5-0, #54 UK/Ireland)

Unanimous Decision

Konmon Deh (9-5, #408 World M145)

Undefeated 23 year old Mason Jones used grappling, chin, and cardio to outlast game veteran Konmon Deh in the Cage Warriors 95 Fight Pass opener. Jones also did serious damage on the feet with nasty front kicks to the knee (the kind Wonderboy hates). To his credit Deh managed to land the biggest punches of the fight, including a period of notable success at the start of round 2. But Jones controlled most of round 1 against the cage before working to the mat for much of rounds 2 and 3. The Welshman threatened with a variety of submissions in the second half of the fight before cruising to the unanimous decision win in back triangle position. Solid if unspectacular work from Mason Jones, who took home his fourth Cage Warriors victory by straight 30-27 cards. Post-fight Jones asked for a chance to knock out Alexander “Bad Romance” Jacobsen at a future CW show.

 

 

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185: James Webb (4-1, #39 UK/Ireland)  Sub2  Pelu Adetola (4-8)

SBG Swords talent James Webb wasted little time at distance with slugger Pelu Adetola. Webb wore down Adetola in the clinch for much of the first round before achieving the takedown and ending the frame slugging from back mount. Adetola was a spent force by the start of round 2, and Webb didn’t let him off the hook as he sprung forward into a takedown at the bell and sunk in the RNC for his fourth submission in four pro wins.

 

125: Adam Amarasinghe (2-0)  KO1  Aaron Laleye (0-2)

Don’t tell 2017 IMMAF European Open amateur champ Adam Amarasinghe that flyweights don’t have KO power. Amarasinghe lit up Aaron Laleye (0-2) with a perfect right hand 2 minutes into their fight. A flurry of hammerfists sealed Amarasinghe’s 2nd pro knockout and as many outings.

 

145: Paull McBain (6-0, #525 World)  UD3  Steve Aimable (10-5, #313 World)

Scotland’s Paull McBain used increasingly potent boxing, timely knees & kicks, and opportunistic takedowns to maintain his perfect pro record via straight 30-27 scorecards. Steve Aimable was game but never got serious offense going, and by the end of the fight he was wearing a crimson mask while McBain remained largely unscathed.

 

170: Phil Wells (11-5, #33 UK/Ire)  SD3  Konrad Iwanowski (6-3, #48 UK/Ire)

Musclebound Konrad Iwanowski controlled short portions of this fight in the clinch and on top. But Phil Wells did a good job of staying upright and kept busy with strikes in transition positions. At distance, both men were game but the bloodied Wells did enough with his hands to sway two of the three judges. That’s two straight Cage Warriors wins for Wells, who advanced to 3-2 in the promotion.

 

155: Kris Edwards (12-9, #266 World)  UD3  Luca Iovine (12-3, #446 World)

In another bout where rule-breaking took front-and-center, recent Cage Warriors title challenger Luca Iovine showed off crisp hands while Kris Edwards countered with his solid wrestling game. The Italian would have earned a unanimous decision win if it weren’t for a whopping 3 points deducted deducted by ref Rich Mitchell for cage grabs and a clearly illegal, but hardly KO caliber, grounded knee strike to the head. Those penalties turned what would have been a 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 split decision victory for Iovine into a 28-26, 28-26, 29-25 unanimous decision nod for Welsh veteran Kris Edwards.

 

145: Gurdeep Shergill (3-1)  DQ2  Joshua Onwordi (0-1)

Joshua Onwordi was well on his way to a successful pro debut thanks to solid wrestling, and he nearly finished a kimura attempt shortly before he was DQ’d late in round 2. Shergill was awarded the dubious win when perpetually overeager referee Marc Goddard decided to intervene and stop the fight following a pair of grazing ground strikes to the back of the head.

 

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