On Saturday, Sept. 1, Cage Warriors returned tot he Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, for Cage Warriors 96: Pimblett vs. Bak.

In the night’s main event, Denmark’s Soren “The True Viking” Bak captured the vacant Cage Warriors lightweight belt with a five-round, unanimous-decision victory over former featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett. Since signing with Cage Warriors in 2017, Bak has reeled off four consecutive victories over Scott Clist, Martin Stapleton and Alexander Jacobsen.

Also, Germany’s Jonas Billstein submitted Mick Stanton with a rear-naked choke in the first round to win the vacant middleweight title. With the victory, Billstein’s record improves to 20 wins, five losses and one draw.

The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass.

Soren Back def. Paddy Pimblett by unanimous decision – lightweight title
Jonas Billstein def. Mick Stanton by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:23 – middleweight title
Jack Grant def. Aleksi Mäntykivi by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:03
Nicolas Dalby def. Roberto Allegretti by technical submission. Round 2, 0:50
Tim Barnett vs. Matthew Bonner ends in a majority draw
Mahmut Faour def. Elliot Jenkins by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:49
Sam Creasey def. Connor Hignett by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:03
Mehdi Ben Lakdar def. Anthony O’Connor by TKO (punches). Round 1, 3:21
Liam Gittins def. Kevin Cordero by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:36
JJ Jones def. Liam Carroll by split decision
Sam irving def. Luke Bennett by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1
Mike Thompson def. Sean Alpin by unanimous decision
David Piotrowicz def. Carl Dilks by TKO (leg kicks). Round 2
Ivan Blanita def. Adam Cullen by submission (americana). Round 2
Constantin Blanita def. Danny Williams by unanimous decision
Liam Molloy def. Alex Budoiu by unanimous decision

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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