Perry “The Predator” Goodwin, 27, of Redcar, North Yorkshire, England was one of the winners at “Cage Warriors 113,” also known as “CW 113.” It was the English mixed martial artist’s fourth 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 seventh bout of the evening, Goodwin competed in the featherweight division against Steve “Diddy Kong” Aimable, 32, of Harlow, Essex, England.
Marc Goddard served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the featherweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges, who all saw it 29-28.
Losing to Goodwin downgraded the professional MMA record of Aimable to 14 wins and 7 losses. The Harlow native is now riding a two-bout losing streak.
On the other hand, Goodwin now has 10 wins and 7 losses. The Redcar native is now riding a two-bout winning streak.
Competing professionally since 2012, Goodwin joined Cage Warriors in 2017. The first three opponents he defeated in the London-based MMA promotion were Ellis Hampson, Alexander Jacobsen and Sameer Alekozai.
Aside from England, six other countries were represented at “CW 113” namely France, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland and Wales. Goodwin and Aimable were two 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, United Kingdom 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.
Meanwhile, here is Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan sharing the inspiration behind carrying on with “CW 113” in Manchester: