Fans were treated to some afternoon MMA today as Cage Warriors presented Fight Night 5 from the New Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. The night was headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Bobby Brents and later replacement DJ Linderman but all eyes were on the semifinal round in the middleweight division.
Pavel Kusch and Victor Cheng each got the win using completely different methods and will now face each other for the Cage Warriors middleweight championship. Cheng defeated Faycal Hucin with a 15 minute smothering in route to a unanimous decision, while Kusch need less than 30 seconds to grab a limb of his opponent John Phillips for a heel hook submission. The two will now face each other at a later date, with the winner being crowned the champion.
Other highlights on the card were James Brum dominating his opponent, Thomas Back for a lopsided unanimous decision and Mike Ling looking impressive with a 2nd round TKO win over Eric Cebarec.
Complete Cage Warriors Fight night 5 results:
MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com)
265 lbs.: D.J. Linderman defeated Bobby Brents by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
185 lbs. Tournament Semifinal: Pavel Kusch defeated John Phillips by 1st rd. Submission (Heel Hook)
185 lbs. Tournament Semifinal: Victor Cheng defeated Faycal Hucin by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Liam James defeated Jean N’Doye by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
188 lbs.: Mike Ling defeated Eric Cebarec by 2nd rd. TKO
155 lbs.: Piotr Hallman defeated Kevin Donnelly by 3rd rd. Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
135 lbs.: James Brum defeated Thomas Back by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
Mohamed Ali defeated Doo Hwan Kim by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Kris Edwards defeated Janne Elonen-Kulmala by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)