Cage Warriors Fighting Championship

London’s Kingsley Crawford earns 3rd Cage Warriors win, submits Sunderland’s Lewis Monarch at ‘CW 113’ in Manchester, England

Kingsley Crawford (©Cage Warriors)

Kingsley Crawford (©Cage Warriors)

Kingsley “The Silent Assassin” Crawford of London, 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 third 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 first bout of the evening, Crawford competed in the featherweight division against Lewis Monarch of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England.

Rich Mitchell served as the referee. He put a stop to the featherweight contest after 2 minutes and 45 seconds in the second round.

Crawford submitted Monarch via triangle choke. It marked the first time the London native won a professional MMA bout via submission.

Losing to Crawford downgraded the professional MMA record of Monarch to 10 wins and 6 losses. It was the Sunderland native’s third loss in Cage Warriors.

On the other hand, Kingsley now has 5 wins and 2 losses. He is now riding a two-bout winning streak.

Kingsley has been competing professionally since 2018 and in the same year, he joined Cage Warriors. The first two opponents he defeated in the London-based MMA promotion were Antanas Jazbutis and Scott Butters.

Aside from England, six other countries were represented at “Cage Warriors 113” namely France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland and Wales. Kingsley and Monarch were two of the 14 hometown fighters.

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