The welterweight championship will score a new gold holder on June 26th at York Hall in London, England — as the tournament finale bracket between Jack Grant and Ian Garry has been confirmed as the main event of Cage Warriors 125.
Earning his spot in the promotion’s welterweight tournament finale, Grimsby native, Grant took home a second round anaconda choke victory over Madars Fleminas back in March at Cage Warriors 121.
Also featuring on that card, Dublin upstart, Garry improved his professional record to 6-0 with a second round high kick and strikes knockout win over UFC alum, Rostem Akman.
17-6 as a professional, Grant’s most recent professional blemish came in the form of a vacant lightweight title challenge against Agy Sardari last December, which came as his final walk at the 155lbs limit following a close split decision defeat. Grant will also share the Cage Warriors 125 event with Sardari, who looks to defend his lightweight crown opposite Joe McColgan.
A renowned finisher, Grant has notched an eye-catching seven knockout victories across his career, as well as taking home an impressive nine submission wins. Along with his anaconda win over Fleminas, Grant has also taken home triumphs against the likes of Yassine Belhadj, Aleksi Mantykivi, Mehdi Dakaev, Perry Andre Goodwin, Warren Kee, and Georgi Stoyanov.
Team KF Martial Arts prospect, Garry has featured under the Graham Boylan-led Cage Warriors ever since his professional bow back in February of 2019. In the two years since, Garry has managed to score five more consecutive victories.
Scoring finishes in each of those five other wins, Garry has stopped Matteo Ceglia, Mateusz Figlak, George McManus, Lawrence Tracey, as well as the abovementioned, Akman.