A huge all European Title Fight has been announced for December 9th as Pride Bushido veteran and former Title challenger Gregory Bouchelaghem will take on the 2h2h: Road to Japan -93kg winner Jordan Radev for the CWFC Middleweight Title at Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House in Nottingham.
Warrior Promotions are pleased to announce another bout for their Cage Warriors: Showdown 2 event on December 9th, as the French Submission specialist and Pride Bushido veteran Gregory Bouchelaghem (5-3-0) Sankuno Team will take on the Dutch based Bulgarian Jordan Radev (11-1-0) Sportcentrum KOPS.
This bout was originally due to take place on November 19th has been moved to December 9th and will be for the CWFC Middleweight World Title. This Title is now available due to former Champion Martin Kampmann relinquishing ownership of it due to his commitments with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Gregory Bouchelaghem (5-3-0) makes his forth appearance inside the CWFC octagonal cage and originally made his name in the UK with a 1st round submission win over Mark Weir at XFC 2 in November 2003. He then went on to challenge Weir’s training partner Matt Ewin for his CWFC Middleweight Title at Cage Warriors 7. Their clash was an epic battle which saw Bouchelaghem dominate early on, however Ewin’s superior conditioning saw him fight his way back and stop the Frenchman in round 4 of a epic bout which is still one of the finest moments in CWFC history
Following that loss Bouchelaghem took a year out of competitive MMA action before returning in style at CW Strike Force 1 in May 2005 where he defeated (the now UFC veteran) Ross “The Gladiator” Pointon via rear naked choke. He then went on to submit the rangy Robert Michell at Cage Warriors Strike Force 2 and made it three straight wins by edging out former UFC and Pride veteran Andrei Semenov via Judges’ Decision at M-1: Russia Vs France in November 2005.
Those 3 wins put him in Title contention and the Frenchman was due to challenge Martin Kampmann for the CWFC Title in March, before injury forced the Danish destroyer out. Nevertheless he stayed active and lost a very tight decision against the BTT fighter Roan “Jocao” Carneiro in the opening round of the WCFC Tournament in Manchester.
But his form still impressed many observers and he was called-up for the first round of the Pride Welterweight Tournament at Pride Bushido 11, where he took on one of the world’s top 83kg/183lbs fighters in the imposing form of Paulo Filho, on just a week’s notice. Bouchelaghem tasted defeat again in that bout, but took the Brazilian the distance and earned critical acclaim from many observers who were impressed by his fighting sprit.
Now Bouchelaghem returns to the UK for his second bite at the CWFC Middleweight Title and will be eager to capture the now vacant Title when he faces the powerful Dutch striker Jordan Radev on November 19th in Sheffield.
Jordan Radev is a Dutch based Bulgarian who trains out of the respected Sportcentrum Kops gym in Amsterdam. He was selected for this Title shot due to his impressive knockout victories over the likes of European Shooto standout Raffles La Rose, Red Devil Fight Team member Arshak Dabagihan and a decision win over the Brazilian UFC veteran Jorge Santiago.
However Radev surpassed those achievements on June 18th when he won the -93kg Road to Japan tournament at “2 Hot 2 Handle” on just 48 hours notice. That night Radev powered his way through a 4 man field, defeating Anthony Rea after just 2:24 of round 1. Radev dominated the Frenchman from the opening bell as he hounded Rea around the ring before knocking him out in decisive fashion. Radev then outworked the undefeated German Light-Heavyweight star Martin “King Kong” Zawada (who was 10-0) over a single 10 minute round to seal his place in Japan next year.
Since then Radev snapped the 6 fight undefeated streak of Croatian Igor Brugljan in October and will now looking to claim the CWFC Middleweight Title, when he faces Bouchelaghem on December 9th.
This exciting all European bout is just a small part of what should be an excellent night of Mixed Martial Arts action, which will also see an under 73kg Title bout between Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy and Alexandre “Xandinho” Izidro and much more.
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Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House
Saturday 9th December 2006
Harvey Hadden Sports Centre, Wigman Road, Nottingham, NG8 4PB
Doors Open 5.30 – Show Starts 6.30pm
VIP Table (Seats 7 Includes Buffet, Wine and Waitress Service) – £600.00
Inner Ringside Seats – £50.00
Outer Ringside Seats – £35.00
Standard Tiered Seating – £25.00
Tickets are available from www.clubtickets.co.uk on +44 (0) 870 246 2050, or at www.MMAUniverse.com and other outlets.
www.clubtickets.co.uk on +44 (0) 870 246 2050, or at www.MMAUniverse.com and other outlets.