An interim Cage Warriors title shall be on the road this fall.
With champion Jordan Vucenic nonetheless sidelined with an harm, Paul Hughes (7-1) will tackle former champ Morgan Charriere (16-8-1) for the interim featherweight belt within the Cage Warriors 128 primary occasion, the promotion introduced Monday.
Cage Warriors 128 takes place Oct. 1 at York Hall in London. The card streams on UFC Fight Pass and would be the second night time of the promotion’s newest “trilogy” sequence, during which it places on playing cards on three straight nights.
“It’s a shame that Jordan Vucenic is still injured, but the division must move forward,” Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan said. “Hughes vs Charriere will decide our interim champion, which works out perfectly, seeing as both men want to avenge losses to Vucenic in the future.”
The solely lack of Hughes’ profession got here in opposition to Vucenic in December 2020 by cut up choice. Hughes had an ideal 6-0 begin to his profession with six finishes earlier than the setback at Cage Warriors 119. Vucenic acquired a title shot in opposition to Charriere after the win and took the belt.
“I wasn’t impressed by (Charriere’s) performance against Jordan,” Hughes said. “I called him boring for a reason. He was stalling a lot, and I wasn’t impressed by him at all. When it comes to our fight, there’ll be no stalling at all. I’ll be putting a pace on him and getting a finish in the fourth or fifth round.”
Charriere stopped Perry Andre Goodwin with a third-round TKO at Cage Warriors 119 to win the vacant featherweight belt. It gave him a three-fight profitable streak. But in opposition to Vucenic in his first title protection at Cage Warriors 122 in March, he dropped a cut up name – and the belt together with it.
A rematch between Charriere and Vucenic for Cage Warriors 124 earlier than Vucenic’s harm shut the battle down.
“This fight is the road back to my title,” Charriere said. “I don’t care about the interim title, the opponent or anything. I’m just focusing on winning and putting on a performance.”