In just over a weeks’ time, London based MMA promotion Warrior Fight Series will be putting on their fourth show headlined by a huge Middleweight bout.
The main event of the show will see Cage Warriors Middleweight Champion, Jack “The Joker” Hermansson take on Karlos “The Terminator” Vemola for the WFS Middleweight Title.
This fight really does pit two of the best Middleweights in Europe against each other and I am very intrigued to see how this one plays out. Vemola is currently riding a good win streak and is arguably performing the best he has in his career to date. Hermansson hasn’t fought since August 2014 and so will be interesting to see if that long layoff hasn’t any impact on him come fight night.
Although Vemola’s win streak is currently seven fights strong it’s clear that the level of opponents in that streak are not on the same level of Hermansson so a true challenge to both fighters in the WFS 4 main event.
The co-main event of the evening sees Jefferson George put his WFS Lightweight Title on defence for the first time against Brad Wheeler. George picked up the belt at the promotions first show back in June 2014 but has not yet returned to the promotion to defend it.
Brad Wheeler will be looking to make a statement at WFS 4 and prove to the world that he is one of the best at 155lbs in the UK. Wheeler is currently enjoying a five fight win streak and will be making his second appearance for WFS.
Whilst Wheeler will undoubtedly be the favourite going into this fight I think Jefferson is often written off by people looking at his record. Yes he is 5-5 but only one of his losses came by TKO and the level of opponents who have defeated him have been no joke (Mateusz Gamrot, Tim Wilde & Marc Diakese).
Elsewhere the cards promises fireworks in a number of divisions across the twelve fight card. A few fights which I will be paying particular attention to are;
Dominic Wooding Vs Darren Castleton
Sam Spokes Vs Stanley Wilson
Elliott Hoye Vs Gareth Ingham
Dominic Wooding is a name I have followed for a few years in his amateur days and the Flyweight has now turned professional and will make his pro debut at WFS 4. He will be facing Darren Castleton who holds a 1-1 professional record and will be looking to score a win in his promotional debut. Wooding in my eyes has all the opportunity to make a big name for himself in quite a slim division across Europe and will need to make sure that he turns up on WFS 4 against a tough opponent.
Spokes and Wilson are two Light Heavyweight amateur fighters who will be both be looking to make a name in a fairly stale division across the UKMMA scene. Wilson will be the more agile fighter of the two but Spokes will be looking to use his size (6ft 4”) to cut off the cage and land some big shots on his opponent. A very interesting fight in the Light Heavyweight division.
Harry Shoebridge has done a very good solid job building the promotion from scratch and is clearly looking to build on the success of each show. The big European names will attract a higher cost for the promotion but will arguably put more bums on seats as the promotion crashes into York Hall in London.
It’s crazy to think that the promotion is already a year old and is really gaining traction in the UKMMA scene. WFS 4 promises to be the biggest show to date so make sure you do all you can to get down to York Hall and help support Warrior Fight Series.