Cage Warriors 106 was referred to as the "Night of Champions," but it might have the more fitting title of "Night of Drama," as the UK-based MMA promotion provided a notable night of action that brought some spectacular success. and unusual – results at Eventim Apollo in London.
None was more unique than what we saw in the main event, when welterweight titleholder Ross Houston and interim champion Nicolas Dalby competed head-to-head in a bloody war referee Marc Goddard decided there was no match ,
In the opening round, Houston (8-0) teamed with an elbow that left Dalby (17: 3: 1) with a nasty cut over his left temple. But after some sterling work in the corner between the rounds of the knife, the bubbling blood was stowed and the incision was appropriately closed to the doctor so that locomotive fit would apply to the sequel.
A big right cross in the second round The Dane left Houston with a broken nose, which also started to bleed heavily. This resulted in remarkable scenes as the canvas of the cage became blood red and both fighters struggled to gain a foothold on an increasingly slippery surface.
Both men bleeding heavily and the action became more and more crazy during the third round. Goddard ended the action and dismissed the fight as no contest. It meant that both men retained their titles, and they agreed that a rematch was alright, with Dalby proposing to fight on the upcoming UFC card in Copenhagen.
The couple then celebrated / celebrated together on the cage as the night ended bizarrely. But that was not the only highlight on a night of fighting.
Herbert turns up and claims to have a light belt
The Birmingham Lightweight Jai Herbert somehow joined the plate to end the highly rated British lightweight Jack Grant in a thrilling battle in the co-main event of Night.
When this came to pass, the goal was crucial, as the Birmingham Lightweight was loaded with power shots, forcing his man against the face and ending his beating against the cage as the referee intervened to spare Grant further punishment.