Jamie “Young Gun” Richardson, 23, of Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom was one of the winners at “Cage Warriors 113,” also known as “CW 113.” It was the English mixed martial artist’s fifth victory in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship.
While many MMA promotions either cancelled or postponed events amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Cage Warriors went ahead and held “CW 113” at the Manchester BEC Arena in Manchester, England on March 20, 2020 featuring 11 MMA fights. In the fourth bout of the evening, Richardson competed in the middleweight division against Matthew “The Beast” Bonner, 29, of Warrington, Cheshire, England.
Marc Goddard served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the middleweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges.
One judge saw it 30-27. The other two both scored it 30-26.
Losing to Richardson downgraded the professional MMA record of Bonner to 6 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw. It was the fourth time the Warrington native lost in Cage Warriors.
On the other hand, Richardson now has 9 wins and 5 losses. The Hertfordshire native is now riding a three-bout winning-streak.
Competing professionally since 2014, Richardson made his Cage Warriors debut in 2017. The first three opponents he defeated in the London-based MMA promotion were Alex Thorne, Hakon Foss and Phil Wells, who lost to the Hertfordshire native twice.
Aside from England, six other countries were represented at “CW 113” namely France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland and Wales. Richardson and Bonner were two one of the 14 hometown fighters.
In the main event of the evening, Bartosz “The Butcher” Fabinski, 33, of Warsaw, Poland made his successful Cage Warriors debut. He defeated his fellow former UFC fighter Darren “The Dentist” Stewart, 29, of London, England in the middleweight division.
In the co-main event, undefeated Welsh MMA fighter Mason “The Dragon” Jones, 24, of Blaenavon, Wales was crowned the new Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion by knocking out Joe “The SBG Hunter” McColgan, 33, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, here is Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan sharing the inspiration behind carrying on with “CW 113” in Manchester: