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)

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Catherine Costigan vs. Wendy McKenna

Round One: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Costigan nails McKenna with an uppercut before eating a knee strike. McKenna puts Costigan against the cage wall while landing some knee strikes, Costigan breaks free and the fighters just swing away at each other. Costigan grabs a kicking McKenna and they clinch along the cage wall, McKenna attacks Costigan with more knee strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with McKenna putting Costigan against the cage wall again. Costigan spins McKenna and she now holds her against the cage wall, Costigan backs away from McKenna while throwing punches. McKenna puts Costigan against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, McKenna scores a takedown on Costigan and she gets side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McKenna

Round Two: The round begins with McKenna nailing a kicking Costigan with a counter right, Costigan comes forward while throwing a combination. Costigan then hits McKenna with a two punch combination, McKenna comes forward while throwing a combo of her own. McKenna then hits Costigan with a knee strike followed by a pair of rights, McKenna eats a few shots as she puts Costigan against the cage wall. McKenna starts nailing Costigan with a few knee strikes, Costigan catches McKenna with a few knee strikes of her own. The fighters separate and McKenna nails Costigan with a front kick to the midsection, McKenna puts Costigan against the cage wall again. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters just swinging at each other. McKenna catches an incoming Costigan with a few more front kicks, Costigan puts McKenna against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McKenna (Overall Score: 20-18 for McKenna)

Round Three: The round begins with McKenna charging at Costigan while throwing a right, Costigan scores a takedown on McKenna and McKenna gets right back to her feet. Costigan jumps for a guillotine choke on a standing McKenna, McKenna breaks free and she briefly holds Costigan in a standing arm triangle choke. McKenna scores a takedown on Costigan and she gets side control, McKenna transitions to the half guard of Costigan. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with McKenna clobbering Costigan with a knee strike to the face. Costigan recovers and nails McKenna with a punching combination, McKenna grabs Costigan and holds her against the cage wall. Costigan breaks free and she attempts a few spinning attacks against McKenna, McKenna again puts Costigan against the cage wall. The fighters break away from each other and Costigan catches McKenna with a few punches to the midsection, Costigan scores a takedown and McKenna gets right back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for McKenna (Final Score: 30-27 for McKenna)

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

CWFC Light Heavyweight Title Decision Fight: Karl Moore vs. Josh Clark

Round One: The round begins with Clark attacking Moore with leg kicks, Clark then nails Moore with a kick to the midsection. Moore starts attacking Clark with some leg kicks of his own, Moore nails a kicking Clark with a counter left. Clark looks for the takedown and Moore puts him against the cage wall, Moore scores a takedown on Clark and he gets back control. Moore starts attacking Clark with some ground and pound, Clark looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moore

Round Two: The round begins with Moore nailing a kicking Clark with a counter left, Clark also attacks Moore with a high kick. Moore nails a ducking Clark with a left to the face, Moore rocks a swinging Clark with a counter uppercut. Clark goes for a roundhouse kick that misses badly, Moore continues attacking Clark with punching combinations. Moore and Clark exchange some kicks to the midsection, Clark goes for the takedown and Moore winds up getting top position. Moore transitions to back control on Clark, Moore starts attacking Clark with some ground and pound. Moore looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moore (Overall Score: 20-18 for Moore)

Round Three: The round begins with Moore nailing a swinging Clark with a counter left, Moore also nails Clark with a few leg kicks. Moore then connects with a midsection to the midsection of Clark, Clark backs up Moore after landing a right. Moore follows Clark around the cage while throwing strikes, Moore nails Clark with a left before holding him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and exchange some kicks. Clark barely lands a superman punch against Moore, Clark then nails Moore with a kick to the midsection. Moore backs up Clark after landing a multiple strike combination, Clark rocks Moore with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moore (Overall Score: 30-27 for Moore)

Round Four: The round begins with Clark cracking Moore with a superman punch, Clark then catches Moore with a kick to the midsection. Moore charges forward and he clobbers Clark with a left, Moore starts attacking Clark with some leg kicks as well. Clark accidentally kicks Moore low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Moore jabbing away at Clark. Clark continues attacking Moore with a variety of kicks, Clark then catches Moore with a right to the midsection. Clark then cracks Moore with a series of superman punches, Clark eats some shots from Moore while landing a kick to his midsection. Clark holds Moore against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Clark nails Moore with an elbow strike before separating. Clark catches a swinging Moore with a counter right, Moore nails Clark with a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Clark (Overall Score: 39-37 for Moore)

Round Five: The round begins with the fighters just swinging away at each other, Clark then cracks Moore with a superman punch. Moore looks for a takedown as Clark catches him with a knee strike, Moore holds Clark against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Clark drops for a kimura and Moore escapes to get back control following a short scramble, Moore quickly starts attackingv with ground and pound. The referee halts the fight for a moment to take a point from Clark for illegally holding the gloves of Moore, the action resumes with Moore and Clark scrambling to their feet. Clark and Moore swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Moore (Final Score: 49 - 45 for Moore)

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

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