Cage Warriors 99 Results & Clips: Webb cruises, Burnell & Tait author successful returns

Colchester, England – After losing the original headliner when flyweight champ Nathan Greyson pulled out during fight week, Cage Warriors 99 soldiered onward with five bouts on UFC Fight Pass that highlighted several gritty veterans of the Euro regionals scene & an intriguing local 185 pound prospect. Read on for recaps & highlights of the pro MMA action from Essex, including strong finishes from recent UFC alum Mads Burnell and returning striking ace Cory Tait!

 

Cage Warriors 99 Main Card Results:

 

185: James Webb (5-1, #30 UK/Ire)  TKO1  Jason Radcliffe (13-7)

Colchester’s own James Webb notched the biggest victory of his young career with a quick round 1 TKO of Super Fight League & Bellator veteran Jason Radcliffe.  Webb tasted Radcliffe’s noted power in the opening minute thanks to a big punch & knee, but the 28 year old local kept coming forward.  A few moments later a grazing left hand to the temple felled Radcliffe and earned James Webb his fifth finish in five pro wins.  Spectacular result for Webb in the first big opportunity of his pro career; post-fight, the man of the hour called for a Cage Warriors light heavyweight title shot as the partisan crowd voiced their approval.

 

 

135: Cory Tait (9-4, was #159 World 2+ yrs inactive)  TKO1  Gavin Kelly (7-6)

Four years after his most recent pro win, Cory “Capcom” Tait showed off his video game caliber finishing ability with a round 1 liver demolition of Gavin Kelly. Kelly did some nice work with punches in the opening minutes as Tait established range from distance. All that good work from Kelly went out the window in a split second, as Tait countered a big swing with a perfect left hook to the liver that left his foe in a heap. Huge win for the entertaining kickboxer Cory Tait following a 2.5 year hiatus from the cage.

 

 

145: Mads Burnell (10-3, #191 World)  Sub1  Lukasz Rajewski (8-4, #178 World)

Mads Burnell’s first post-UFC bout started out rocky as two-time KSW winner Lukasz Rajewski dropped him with an uppercut & aggressive followup blows. Burnell weathered the attack and fought hard to take the fight to his home on the mat. Once there, the Dane advanced to mount with two minutes to work in round 1. Around 20 seconds later, 24 year old Mads Burnell finalized matters with an RNC for his sixth career submission win.  Great return to the regionals for Burnell following an abbreviated UFC stint that included a dominant win over Mike Santiago in January.

 

170: Nathan Jones (12-9, #525 World)  UD3  Brad Wheeler (17-13, #488 World)

After a minute of wild swinging, “Crazy Kid” Wheeler closed distance to the clinch and turned this into an MMA grappling match for the final 14 minutes. That decision was a questionable one, as Nathan Jones tossed him to the mat and spent much of round 1 controlling the grappling exchanges. By the end of round 1 Wheeler managed to sway things in his favor with a back take. The back-and-forth action continued in round 2. Wheeler again took the back but Jones scrambled before using a judo toss to land plentiful punches against the cage during the final 2 minutes. The grappling merry-go-round spun on in round 3, with Jones taking the back early but Wheeler advancing to back mount during the final 90 seconds. Close and competitive contest that the judges saw in favor of Nathan Jones by 29-27, 29-27, 29-28 unanimous decision.

 

 

170: Jamie Richardson (7-5)  TKO1  Phill Wells (11-6, #608 World)

Cage Warriors regular Jamie Richardson failed to make weight on Friday but enjoyed plenty of success inside the cage in this upset win over Phll Wells. Wells dropped for a fruitless leglock attempt early, which allowed Richardson to smash away with punches and elbows from top position. It didn’t take long for “Young Gun” to bust Wells’ lip open, and moments later he sealed the deal with elbows that left the favorite defenseless midway through round 1. Job-saving performance by Jamie Richardson, though the announcers shared that he won’t be allowed to fight at 170 in his next Cage Warriors fight.

 

 

Cage Warriors 99 Pro Prelims:

 

145: Steve Aimable (12-5, #595 World)  UD3  Josh Abraham (6-3)

 

 

155: Mehdri Ben Lakhdhar (4-0)  KO1  Craig Edwards (1-3)

 

 

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