A championship doubleheader headlines night two of The Trilogy:
Cage Warriors 115, the second night of The Trilogy, marking the promotion’s return to live action following its six-month shutdown due to COVID-19 begins your MMA slate on Friday.
The BFC Arena in Manchester, UK will hold all three events of The Trilogy.
As with Thursday’s Cage Warriors 114, this card will feature nine MMA fights and be highlighted by a championship fight in the main event of the show.
However, Cage Warriors 115 (main card 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass after prelims at 2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT), in addition to its championship main event, will also have a championship co-main event on Friday.
In your co-main event of Cage Warriors 115, the Cage Warriors Middleweight Championship is at stake when incumbent titleholder Nathias Frederick (8-2-1) will fight challenger Jaime Richardson (9-5) at 185 lbs.
Your main event on Friday sees the Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship on the line as incumbent (and undefeated) champion Jack Cartwright (8-0) meets challenger Gerardo Fanny (9-1.)
As with all championship fights, these two contests will be a maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round—and as with all combat sports events that have multiple title fights headlining the show, we’re breaking both championship fights down right here.
Co-Main Event: Cage Warriors Middleweight Championship: Nathias Frederick vs. Jaime Richardson:
Heading into Friday’s co-main event, champion Nathias Frederick is the taller contestant at 6-foot-1, compared to the six feet even frame of challenger Jaime Richardson.
How they got here:
Champion Frederick has gone 4-0-1 in his last five MMA appearances, most recently scoring a fourth-round knockout of James Webb in November of last year, this after the two fought to a majority draw in June of 2019.
In the other corner, challenger Richardson has posted a 3-2 record in his last five bouts, entering this co-main event on a three-fight winning streak.
Last time out, he defeated Matthew Bonner (unanimous decision) in Cage Warriors 113 on March 20, the last Cage Warriors event held prior to the promotion going on hiatus.
Ordinarily, at this point in the article, we’d mention who has the reach advantage on the tale of the tape as per Tapology, but neither the co-main nor the main events have that information accessible on Tapology.
Prediction: Nathias Frederick by second-round knockout.
Main Event: Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship: Jack Cartwright vs. Gerardo Fanny:
Heading into the main attraction on Friday, champion Jack Cartwright is the taller man at 5-foot-9, compared to the 5-foot-6 frame of challenger Gerardo Fanny.
How they got here:
Champion Cartwright has yet to lose in his MMA career, most recently defeating Manuel Bilic (unanimous decision) in Cage Warriors 112 on March 7.
In the other corner, challenger Fanny has posted a 4-1 record over his last five fights.
Last time out, he scored a knockout (punches) of Luiz Filho last October in Strength and Honour Championship 15.
Prediction: Jack Cartwright by unanimous decision.
Other fights on Friday’s main card include:
James Webb (7-2-1) vs. Craig White (14-11) [Middleweight]
Jack Grant (15-5) vs. Yassine Belhadj (6-2) [Lightweight]
Weslley Maia (5-4) vs. Adam Wilson (5-0) [Bantamweight]
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