Riding the Desert Force promotion’s wave of success, Britain’s Cage Warriors an MMA event of its own in Jordan’s capital of Amman.
A high-level production, Cage Warriors Fight Night 1 unfolded in the Le Royal Hotel’s installations, featuring a card with seven all-Arab bouts and six international clashes.
The production was of excellent quality, with ample VIP seating and an English staff with vast experience in the field. There was a marked female presence in the audience. The success of the event prompted the promoters to announce a second event for September. According to local promoters, Jordan’s capital is now being looked at to host other major events, among them the UFC.
Cage Warriors Fight Night 1
Le Royal Hotel, Amam, Jordan
June 16, 2011
Thabet Aga submitted Mohammad Youssef via rear-naked choke at 1:07 min of R2;
Mohammad Wasfi defeated Mohammad Abdul Atheem via judges’ decision;
Jahal Deaja and Ahmad Sayed Hassan fought to a draw;
Timoor Narmeq submitted Radwan Meri via rear-naked choke at 1:36 minutes of R1;
Ihab Janeb submitted Eslam Salamavia guillotine at 1:47 min of R1;
Mohammad Ali defeated Makram Sanouni via unanimous decision;
Mohammad Sarsar defeated Yazan Janeb via TKO (strikes) at 2:07 min of R2;
Leon Del Gaudio defeated Pat Vickers via unanimous decision;
John Michael Sheil defeated Victor Cheng via TKO (strikese) at 0.47 min of R3;
Dave “The Iron Giant” Keeley knocked out Joel Wyatt at 2:50 min of R2;
Jean “The Show” N’Doye defeated Dan Hope via technical knockout at 3:55 min of R3;
Jake “Hitman” Hecht defeated Michele Verginelli via decision;
Andreas “Big Daddy” Kraniotakes defeated Jay Mortimore via TKO at 4:14 min of R1.