Cage Warriors returns from an extended layoff this week as their return show, Cage Warriors 75 takes place on April 15, 2016 at the Camden Centre in London, England.
Reigning Middleweight Champion, Jack Hermansson (11-2 MMA | 6-0 CWFC) will put his title on the line against the Swedish based Brazilian, Alan Carlos (12-8 MMA | 1-0 CWFC) in the main event at CWFC 75.
Twenty seven year old Hermansson is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top unsigned talents and will once again be looking to impress when he mounts his second Title defense against Carlos, a BJJ black belt next month in London. Hermansson says, “I’m looking forward to defend my belt again and I’m ready for a tough fight with Alan (Carlos) who is a very experienced fighter.”
Known as the “Brazilian Viking” Alan Carlos brings with him a solid European level pedigree with five wins in his last six bouts. The 32 year old said, “I’m very happy to be back fighting at Cage Warriors and have the opportunity to fight for the belt. I have been training very hard for this day and now it has arrived.”
Hermansson returns to the CWFC after scoring two impressive victories in 2015 against the former UFC veteran Karlos Vemola and the previously unbeaten Maciej Różański. Before that the Oslo based Swede enjoyed a profitable four-fight spell for Cage Warriors in 2014. As “The Joker” defeated Enoc Solves Torres and Ion Pascu before winning the CWFC middleweight title with a fourth round rear-naked choke over Norman Paraisy at CWFC 69: Super Saturday. Hermansson then successfully defended his title just two months later at CWFC 71 when he stopped Deyan Topalski with strikes in the first round.
Representing Team Carvalho in Halmstad, Sweden; Carlos previously fought in the CWFC cage in May 2012 when he eked out a close majority decision against the former Hermansson victim, Mike Ling. In May 2014, Carlos scored a career best win in his adopted homeland of Sweden when he knocked out fellow Brazilian and former Pride Bushido veteran Daniel Acacio in just 36 seconds, that victory was followed-up with a second round submission over the German Sebastian Baron in October last
The co-main event features a featherweight bout between rising UK stars, Ashleigh Grimshaw and Paddy Pimblett. Check out the full card below along with a video preview of the event.
Jack Hermansson (c) vs. Alan Carlos for the CWFC middleweight title
Ashleigh Grimshaw vs. Paddy Pimblett
Scott Clist vs. Brad Wheeler
James Hurrell vs. Darren Stewart
Alfie Davis vs. Terry Doyle
Chris Fishgold vs. Jordan Miller
Pelu Adetola vs. Gyorgy Dolog
Oliver Battell vs. Rob Scott