Cage Warriors 81 Results: A Light Heavyweight Title Fight Headlines The Card

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Karl Moore def. Josh Clark by unanimous decision (49-45, 50-44, 50-42) to win the CWFC Light Heavyweight Title

Catherine Costigan def. Wendy McKenna by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Arnold Quero def. Joe McColgan by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Blaine O’Driscoll def. Darren O’Gorman by KO via punch (3:22, R2)

Hakon Foss def. Martyn Harris by submission via rear naked choke (3:38, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Blaine O’Driscoll vs. Darren O’Gorman

Round One: The round begins with O’Gorman attacking O’Driscoll with leg kicks, O’Driscoll goes for a high kick as the two have a few striking exchanges. O’Driscoll scores a takedown on O’Gorman and he gets the full guard, O’Driscoll attacks O’Gorman with some ground and pound. O’Driscoll transitions to the side control position on O’Gorman, O’Driscoll gets the full mount for a few moments while nailing O’Gorman with strikes. O’Driscoll gets the half guard while assaulting O’Gorman with elbow strikes, O’Gorman scrambles to his feet and O’Driscoll drags him back to the ground. O’Driscoll attacks O’Gorman with more ground and pound, O’Driscoll returns to the full mount while nailing O’Gorman with strikes. O’Gorman scrambles to get full mount and then back control on O’Driscoll as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for O’Driscoll

Round Two: The round begins with O’Driscoll catches O’Gorman with a right hook, O’Driscoll charges forward while attacking O’Driscoll with combinations. O’Driscoll then lands a kick to the midsection of O’Gorman, O’Driscoll catches a kicking O’Gorman with a counter left. O’Gorman just swings away against O’Driscoll with little landing, O’Gorman starts nailing O’Driscoll with leg kicks of his own. O’Driscoll nails a swinging O’Gorman with a two punch combination, O’Driscoll charges at O’Gorman while landing a combination. The referee halts the fight so a doctor can check a cut over the eye of O’Gorman, the action resumes with O’Driscoll dropping a kicking O’Gorman with a counter left hook and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Blaine O’Driscoll def. Darren O’Gorman by KO via punch (3:22, R2)

Hakon Foss vs. Martyn Harris

Round One: The round begins with Foss nailing Harris with some leg kicks, Harris scores a takedown on Foss and Foss scrambles right back to his feet. Harris tries to clinch with Foss and Foss avoids it, the fighters finally clinch and they exchange a plethora of strikes. Harris holds Foss against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Foss scores a takedown on Harris and he gets side control. Foss transitions to back control on Harris, Foss locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Hakon Foss def. Martyn Harris by submission via rear naked choke (3:38, R1)

Joe McColgan vs. Arnold Quero

Round One: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Quero attacks McColgan with a two punch combination. McColgan pops a swinging Quero with a counter right to the face, Quero responds by catching McColgan with a few rights. Quero eats a left while he tags McColgan with a right, McColgan then catches an incoming Quero with a left hook. McColgan catches Quero with a right to the midsection, Quero dances around McColgan while peppering him with jabs. McColgan then lands a kick to the midsection of Quero, Quero begins attacking McColgan with leg kicks. McColgan looks for the takedown on Quero as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Quero

Round Two: The round begins with McColgan nailing Quero with a right to the midsection, the fighters just start swinging at each other. Quero nails a swinging McColgan with a counter right hook, Quero goes back to attacking McColgan with some leg kicks. Quero responds by catching McColgan with another right, Quero scores a takedown on McColgan and McColgan eventually scrambles back to his feet. McColgan then pops Quero with a straight right to the head, Quero scores another takedown on McColgan and he gets the full guard. Quero gets up and he allows McColgan to stand up as well, McColgan backs up Quero by landing a multiple punch combination. McColgan gets standing back control on Quero while landing a few strikes, McColgan jumps on the back of Quero as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McColgan (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with McColgan attacking Quero with a punching combination, McColgan holds Quero against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. McColgan scores a takedown on Quero and he gets side control, McColgan moves to the half guard while nailing Quero with some strikes. Quero scrambles to get the fight standing again. McColgan pops Quero with a two punch combination, McColgan fails at a takedown attempt and Quero nails him with a right. Quero starts attacking McColgan with leg kicks as well, Quero also catches McColgan with a few punching combinations. Quero starts catching McColgan with a series of rights, McColgan grabs Quero and holds him against the cage wall. McColgan pulls guard to get the fight to the ground as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McColgan (Final Score: 29-28 for McColgan)

Official Result: Arnold Quero def. Joe McColgan by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

The rest of the card is on Page Two...

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