Nathaniel Wood And Jack Shore Fights Added To Cage Warriors 92
Cage Warriors have confirmed two new bouts for their Cage Warriors 92: Super Saturday fight card on March 24 and they feature their bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood, and one of their hottest prospects, Jack Shore.
Wood (12-3) will return to London and face Luca “Duke” Iovine (12-1). Iovine walks into the bout riding an eight-fight win streak, has finished his last three fights in the first round. Wood has also picked up a string of incredible finishes in the last few years, including his incredible first-round comeback win against Josh Reed at Cage Warrriors 86 back in Sept. 2016. The Londoner will no look to defend his title for the second time on home soil when he takes on the Italian.
Shore (7-0), will take on UFC veteran Vaughan Lee (14-13). Jack Shore’s rise to the top of the Cage Warriors Bantamweight division has been unrivalled, with a 12-0 amateur run followed by an seven-fight undefeated streak as a pro. If he defeats Vaughn Lee in his first move to bantamweight, he will put himself in and amongst the title talk at 135-pounds. Lee, who began his fighting career an entire decade before Shore, has fought and beat some of the best bantamweights in the world during his UFC run between 2012-15 and will look to use his superior experience to hand ‘Tank’ his first defeat and get back to winning ways for the first time since 2014.
“This just turned into an even bigger night for the future of European MMA,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan. “Both Wood and Iovine have been laying waste to the best in the bantamweight division for years, so it’s finally time they meet. For Shore and Lee, this is the fight which proves who really deserves to be challenging for a world title later in the year.”
Another fight to be newly announced for CW92: Super Saturday is a featherweight match up between Aiden Lee and Tom Mearns.
Already confirmed for CW92 is a heavyweight title bout between current champion Mauro Cerilli, who joins Luca Iovine as the second Italian fighting for world gold on the night, and light-heavyweight champion Karl Moore. Moore will look to become the first Cage Warriors two-weight champ since Conor McGregor, and Cerilli fights to prove he’s the true heavyweight king after winning the belt at CW89 in Belgium. Sam Creasey is also confirmed to fight for the World Flyweight Title after impressing Cage Warriors management with two incredible first-round finishes in 2017.
Cage Warrior 92 Fight Card:
Nathaniel Wood vs Luca Iovine (Bantamweight Title)
Sam Creasey vs TBC (Flyweight Title)
Mauro Cerilli vs Karl Moore (Heavyweight Title)
Jack Shore vs Vaughan Lee (Bantamweight)
Aiden Lee vs Tom Mearns (Featherweight)
Corrin Eaton vs. Dean Trueman (Featherweight)
Mehrdad Janzemini vs. Brad Wheeler (Welterweight)
Salih Kulucan vs. Darren O’Gorman (Bantamweight)
Arvydas Juska vs James Webb (Middleweight)
Phil Mulpeter vs. Jamie Richardson (Weltweweight)
Pelu Adetola vs. Modestas Bukauskas (Light Heavyweight)