Cage Warriors 119 Preview

The Trilogy Strikes Back reaches its climax on Saturday night with Cage Warriors 119. This card promises to go out with a bang at York Hall.

French superstar Morgan Charriere (15-7-1) finally steps back into the cage after a series of unfortunate pandemic related setbacks. He will look to gain the undisputed CW Featherweight title against Perry Goodwin (10-6). Charriere may certainly be the most popular fighter on the roster and he has the skills to back it up. In terms of styles, Goodwin is the ideal opponent. Both men will swing, both men will land and the fans will be happy. This will come down to damage.

The CW Lightweight is up for grabs in the co-main event. Jack Grant (16-5) is looking to finally get a hold of the gold against The Netherlands’ Agy Sardari (12-2). Grant will be looking to impose his physicality on the Dutchman and land big strikes. Sardari is likely to be looking for submission opportunities. This will be a high level affair for one of the most prestigious CW belts.

Next up is the co-Brightest Prospect in Ireland Paul Hughes (6-0). He faces Jordan Vucenic (6-1) in what should turn out to be an absolute banger. Hughes is the type of guy to beat his opponent at their own game. This one is going to favour Hughes’ strengths, volume and accuracy. These lads are going to go to war.

The other co-Brightest Prospect in Ireland Ian Garry (4-0) takes on Lawrence Tracey (5-4). This is a matchup where Garry should shine. Tracey has struggled on the feet against great strikers, and Garry is well capable of lighting up Tracey. Keep in mind that Tracey isn’t some can, he’s going to come on strong from the start and has finishing power. Garry should be too much for him.

Kicking off the main card is Ireland’s “Fat” Joe McColgan (6-3-1). He takes on hot prospect Kieran Lister (7-0-1). McColgan is a fantastic striker with a nice submission game. He’ll need to knit it all together against the up and coming Lister, who himself is exciting on the feet.

The prelims is headed by a pair of undefeated fighters. Will Currie (4-0) brings his exquisite submissions skills to the CW cage for the first time. Italy’s Dario Bellandi (2-0) will be standing across from him. Both men had fantastic amateur careers. This is a good matchup for the two newcomers.

Kicking off the card is Poland’s Łukasz Marcinkoweski (4-2) and Christian Duncan (1-0). Duncan is a decorated amateur fighter with huge IMMAF experience. He won his CW debut and had his potential sophomore fight fall out at the last trilogy. Marcinkoweski is an English based Pole and is a good boxer. Duncan is a well rounded fighter and his amateur experience will be important in this one.

Cage Warriors 119 is live from London’s York Hall from 6.30pm Saturday on UFC Fight Pass.

Seán Denny is a Dublin man who writes mostly on the European scene, with a keen interest in the Irish, UK and Polish scenes in particular. Follow me on Twitter at @DennyRants.