Adam “Apex” Amarasinghe, 27, of Nottingham, England, United Kingdom was one of the winners at “Cage Warriors 113,” also known as “CW 113.” It was the Ethiopian-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 fifth bout of the evening, Amarsinghe competed in the flyweight division against Jake Bond, 29, of Leigh, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.
Rich Mitchell served as the referee. He put a stop to the flyweight contest after 4 minutes and 59 seconds in the first round.
Both Amarasinghe and Bond are alumni of International Mixed Martial Arts Federation. The latter was undefeated as an amateur fighter.
Losing to Amarasinghe downgraded the professional MMA record of Bond to 3 wins and 3 losses. The Leigh native made his Cage Warriors debut at “CW 113.”
On the other hand, Amarasinghe now has 5 wins and 2 losses. It was the fifth time the Ethiopian-English MMA fighter won a professional MMA bout via knockout.
Originally from London, England, Amarasinghe has been competing professionally since 2017 and “CW 113” marked his fifth Cage Warriors. The first two opponents he defeated in the London-based MMA promotion were Aaron Laleye and Darren O’Gorman.
Aside from England, six other countries were represented at “CW 113” namely France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland and Wales. Amarasinghe and Bond 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 in the middleweight division.
In the co-main event, Mason “The Dragon” Jones, 24, of Blaenavon, Wales was crowned the new Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion. The undefeated Welsh MMA fighter knocked out Joe “The SBG Hunter” McColgan, 33, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.