One of Cage Warriors’ biggest stars is locked and loaded for the final leg of the U.K. promotion’s latest “Trilogy” series.
Former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett returns to action against in-form Italian Davide Martinez in a lightweight bout at Cage Warriors 122, which takes place Saturday, Mar. 20 at the York Hall in London. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
After a frustrating spell on the sidelines that saw four fights scrapped, Pimblett (15-3) returned to action last March and defeated short-notice opponent Decky Dalton at Cage Warriors 113 after Martinez (8-2) was unable to travel to the U.K. for the bout due to COVID restrictions in Italy.
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Now the pair have been rebooked to face off on the third night of Cage Warriors’ latest three-night residency at the iconic London boxing venue, with Pimblett stating his happiness at finding an opponent willing to step up to face him.
“I hope he’s ready for a scrap come fight night, because I’m coming to make a statement,” said Pimblett, via press release. “I’m happy to have a new opponent to focus on, and want to thank Davide for taking the fight as he’s the only person to actually want to fight me. Everyone else talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk.”
Martinez, who is set to make his Cage Warriors debut, is riding a six-fight winning streak, but has not competed since July 2019.
With the addition, the fight card for Cage Warriors 122 includes:
Champion Morgan Charriere vs. Jordan Vucenic – for featherweight title
Davide Martinez vs. Paddy Pimblett