Bartosz “The Butcher” Fabinski, 33, of Warsaw, Poland faced Darren “The Dentist” Stewart, 29, of London, England, United Kingdom at “Cage Warriors 113,” also known as “CW 113.” It marked the Polish contender’s debut in Cage Warriors Fighting Championship.
While many mixed martial arts 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 main event of the evening, Fabinski and Stewart competed in the middleweight division.
Marc Goddard served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the middleweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges.
One of the judges scored it 30-27. The other two both saw it 30-26.
In the end, Goddard raised the hand of Fabinski. The Polish MMA fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.
Losing to Fabinski downgraded the professional MMA record of Stewart to 11 wins, 5 losses and 1 No Contest. The English MMA fighter’s fifth bout in Cage Warriors.
On the other hand, Fabinski now has 15 wins and 3 losses. It was a redemptive win for the Polish MMA fighter who was coming out of a loss to Michel “Trator” Prazeres, 38, of Belem, Para, Brazil at “UFC Fight Night 140.”
Competing professionally since 2011, Fabinski competed in the UFC from 2015 to 2018 and went on hiatus in 2019. He also previously competed in Oktagon MMA, Battle of Champions, Gladiator World Fight and Fighters Arena, among others.
Including England and Poland, seven countries were represented at “Cage Warriors 113.” The others were France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
In the co-main event of the evening, Mason “The Dragon” Jones, 24, of Blaenavon, Wales knocked out Joe “The SBG Hunter” McColgan, 33, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. This made the undefeated Welsh MMA fighter the new Cage Warriors Lightweight Champion.
Stewart was one of the 14 hometown fighters while Jones was one of the two representatives of Wales and McColgan was one of the two representatives of Northern Ireland. Fabinski solely represented Poland.