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Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

CW 113: Samir Faiddine to Defend Flyweight Title Against Luke Shanks

Samir Faiddine (photo via Cage Warriors)

By Press Release

Flyweight Champion Samir ‘Silverback’ Faiddine (11-6) will make his first defence against rising contender Luke ‘The Apocalypse’ Shanks (6-1) at CW113: London on March 20th.

Samir Faiddine scored arguably the biggest shock of the evening at CW106: Night of Champions this summer, with a stunning knockout victory over Sam Creasey.

Now, the Frenchman is ready to return to London and put his gold on the line.

Faiddine is among the current generation of French fighters doing big things in an exciting period for their country’s MMA scene, and hails out of Paris’ MMA Factory – the same gym that produced top UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou.

Facing Faiddine on March 20th is Scotland’s Luke Shanks, one of Europe’s hottest rising flyweights on a current 3-fight win streak.

Shanks’ latest TKO win over Pietro Menga at CW107 was one of his most convincing performances to date, and put him firmly in the title conversation.

When the call came, ‘The Apocalypse’ answered!

Other names recently confirmed on the CW113 card include former champions Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett and James Webb, and Welsh lightweight star Mason ‘The Dragon’ Jones.

“This is one of those cards that everyone on the roster wants a part of,” said Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan.

“My phone has been blowing up with guys calling up asking for a spot on March 20th. When people look back on our biggest London shows of all time, this one will be part of the conversation, no question.”

CW113 takes place on Friday, March 20th at the London Indigo at the O2 Arena. The following day, the UFC will hit the O2 on Saturday March 21st, making this the biggest weekend on the 2020 UK MMA calendar.

For a limited time, every Cage Warriors London ticket buyer will receive an early access code for UFC London tickets. Tickets are available HERE.

Fight Card

Samir Faiddine vs Luke Shanks – Flyweight Title Fight

Paddy Pimblett vs Donovan Desmae – Lightweight

Many more TBC.

Confirmed Names

Mason Jones

Ian Garry

Cory McKenna

Sam Creasey

Jamie Richardson

Emrah Sonmez

Coner Hignett

Darren O’Gorman

Nathan Jones

Kingsley Crawford

James Hendin

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:19 am
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