· “Cage Warriors 38: Young Guns” Results & Recap
The Cage Warriors promotion made a welcome return to London as new owner, Graham Foley, presented a 12-bout fight card with the capable assistance of ever-present matchmaker, Ian Dean.
In the main event, near-unstoppable wrestler Matt Veach tore the Cage Warriors lightweight title away from the Kenneth Rosfort over five hard-fought rounds. Across the entire fight, Veach consistently hit beautiful single leg takedowns, planting Rosfort on his back and attacking with punches.
In the first round, Veach worked hard for a kimura and appeared to have his opponent in some discomfort as he straightened his arm to escape. Unfortunately, this was the only significant submission attempt of the fight as Veach seemed largely content to hit and hold, racking up points across 25 minutes of reasonably one-sided action.
New champion, Veach is an extremely talented wrestler and without the answer to his unambitious but hugely effective style he will prove to be a very difficult puzzle for any challengers. It will be fascinating to see who he faces in his first defense.
Jason Young took a giant leap in terms of recognition, if not in the official rankings, as he earned a decision win over Europe’s number one featherweight, Sergej Grecicho in a 67.5 kilogram (149 pounds) catchweight bout.