In the night’s co-headliner, lightweight
Savvidis more active but wild. Redmond composed with takedowns and ground and pound
Lobov, Garnett earn stoppage wins
In a thrilling featherweight bout, 2-1 underdog Artem Lobov (10-10), nicknamed “The Prospect Killer,” was nearly pounded out by Andrew Fisher (12-7-1) in the first round. However, he rallied to even up the fight through two rounds and then score a TKO stoppage in the final second of the final round. Lobov unloaded a barrage of punches on his kneeling opponent to force the referee’s intervention.
In light-heavyweight action, Karl Moore (8-4) and Lloyd Clarkson (6-6) engaged in a 15-minute slugfest that left both badly bloodied. In the end, though, Moore, who proved the crisper and busier fighter and dominated the early action, earned the unanimous-decision victory via 30-27, 30-25 and 30-25 scores.
In the day’s lone flyweight bout, Paul Marin (8-4) earned a hard-fought and entertaining decision win over Andy Young (6-6). The duo received a standing ovation following the back-and-forth bout, but Marin ultimately earned the unanimous decision via 29-28 scores across the board.
In the night’s main-card opener, bantamweight Dean Garnett (7-0) was the first to claim one of Cage Warriors’ new $2,000 rare-finish bonuses after tapping out Martin Sheridan (7-6) with an inverted heel hook. He almost earned a second one for finishing an opponent in 60 seconds or less.
Official Cage Warriors 70 results include:
MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie, 4 p.m. ET)
- Joseph Duffy vs. Damien Lapilus
- Paul Redmond def. Alexis Savvidis via submission (toe hold) – Round 2, 1:01
- Artem Lobov def. Andrew Fisher via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:59
- Karl Moore def. Lloyd Clarkson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)
- Paul Marin def. Andy Young via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Dean Garnett def. Martin Sheridan via submission (inverted heel hook) – Round 1, 1:02
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2:45 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 2:15 p.m. ET)
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