If you’re a fan of finishes, then you were glued to your TV / computer watching Cage Warriors 68 this evening / afternoon. The event taking place a Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, featured 10 fights, all resulting in a finish by either submission or knockout—the judges were allowed to take the night off tonight.
The headliner saw Danny “Hot Chocolate” Roberts (11-1) knocking out “Judo” Jim Wallhead (25-9) to remain undefeated in Cage Warriors, winning his 5th consecutive bout. The finish came during an exchange in the pocket, as both fighters looked to land right hooks, but Roberts was just a tad bit quicker, beating Wallhead to the punch by clipping him on the glancing right hook. Roberts followed up with punches on the ground leading to the referee stepping in to call the bout.
The co-main event saw a big upset as Marcelo Costa (9-2-1) submitted Ronnie Mann (23-7-1) via rear naked choke in the 2nd round, Costa was a more than 2-to-1 underdog after coming in over weight by 4lbs for their bantamweight bout. With a successful Cage Warriors debut, the Brazilian improved his unbeaten streak to 6 fights.
Other winners on the main card included Mauro Chimento (16-10) and Matt Hallam (5-2), both winning by knockout. As well as Che Mills (16-7) bouncing back from a 3 fight losing streak, with a 1st round submission victory.
Full Cage Warriors 68 Results:
Danny Roberts def. Jim Wallhead via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:49
Marcelo Costa def. Ronnie Mann via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:35
Mauro Chimento def. Matt Inman via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:22
Matt Hallam def. Steve Dinsdale via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:03
Che Mills def. Leeroy Barnes via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:46
Dean Garnett def. John Cullen via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 4:35
Paddy Pimblett def. Conrad Hayes via via submission (triangle choke/armbar) -Round 1, 3:17
Dez Parker def. Charlie Watts via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:42
Adam Ventre def. Anthony Phillips via via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 0:47
Azi Thomas def. Ellis Hampson via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:20