Cage Warriors returns!

United Kingdom-based MMA promotion Cage Warriors returns to live action this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from Manchester on UFC Fight Pass.

It’ll be a three-night extravaganza known as The Trilogy and will serve as the promotion’s first live events since being shut down after the March 20 Cage Warriors 113 card on UFC Fight Pass in response to COVID-19.

It all begins this Thursday with Cage Warriors 114, starting with a four-fight undercard at 2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT on Fight Pass, immediately followed by the five-fight main card at 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT.

Highlighting the night on Fight Pass is a battle for the Cage Warriors Flyweight Championship between incumbent titleholder Samir Faiddine (11-6) and challenger Luke Shanks (6-1).

As with all title fights, this contest is a maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round.

Contender Comparison:

Heading into this main event title fight on Thursday afternoon, challenger Luke Shanks is the taller man at 5-foot-5, compared to champion Samir Faiddine at 5-foot-4.

How they got here:

Champion Samir Faiddine enters this championship fight having gone 2-3 in his last five MMA bouts and is currently on a two-fight winning streak.

Most recently, he scored a third-round knockout (punches) over Sam Creasey in Cage Warriors 106 to take the Flyweight championship during the June 29, 2019 Night of Champions card.

In the other corner, challenger Luke Shanks has gone 4-1 in his last five MMA fights and is currently on a three-fight winning streak heading into the main attraction this Thursday.

Last time out, he stopped Pietro Menga in Cage Warriors 107 on Sept. 28, 2019 in the main card opener.

The Tale of the Tape:

Tapology shows that Luke Shanks has a 68-inch reach, with no such information accessible for champion Samir Faiddine.

Prediction: Luke Shanks by unanimous decision.

Other fights on Thursday’s main card include:

Co-Main Event: Jake Hadley (5-0) vs. Shajidul Haque (10-4) [Flyweight]

Connor Hignett (8-5) vs. Adam Amarasinghe (5-2) [Flyweight]

Aaron Khalid (9-5-1) vs. Mick Stanton (6-4) [Welterweight]

Mateusz Figlak (3-1) vs. Madars Fleminas (7-1) [Welterweight]

Cage Warriors 114 at a Glance: (Thursday)

Prelims: 2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT, UFC Fight Pass

Main Card: 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT, UFC Fight Pass

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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