Cage Warriors today announced that every bout on the CW106: Night of Champions main card will be a title fight, and the first to be confirmed is Jack Grant vs Jai Herbert for the vacant lightweight belt.
For one night only, London’s iconic Eventim Apollo will open its doors to MMA fans for Cage Warriors 106: Night of Champions on Saturday 29th June. Every fight on the main card will be a title fight, and the first to be announced is set to be one of the most hotly anticipated lightweight showdowns in the history of the division.
Cage Warriors have only staged one other ‘Night of Champions’ event in their history, on a night which saw now-UFC legends Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy and Antonio Silva take home world titles at the Skydome Arena in 2005.
Jack Grant has finished 14 of his 15 wins within the distance, and has picked up devastating knockout wins over both Perry Goodwin and Aleksi Mantykivi during his Cage Warriors run. Jai Herbert possesses equal finishing power, with back-to-back knockouts over Steve O’Keeffe and Joe McColgan in just the last four months alone.
The title on the line has been previously held by two-weight champion Conor McGregor, and numerous other UFC contenders including Chris Fishgold and Stevie Ray.
With both men at the top of their game, this fight looks to be an absolutely unmissable addition to what is shaping up to be the biggest night in Cage Warriors history.
“When two guys are tearing through the division like this, it’s always going to be fireworks when they meet,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan.
“The fans have been calling for this one since Jack and Jai first signed with us, and now they’re going to get it along with a whole main card filled with title fights that we’re working on right now.
“No question, this will be one of the craziest cards we’ve ever put together.”