Mohsen Bahari (9-3) has been booked against tough Italian Giovanni Melillo (6-1) on the Newport, Wales card going down May 6.  “I will make a statement in this fight.” says Bahari that has wanted a fight since his last planned bout versus Fernando Gonzalez fell through at the last minute at Cage Warriors 80 in February.

The “Professor” will battle on the main card of Cage Warriors 83 in the newly announced welterweight matchup.  Bahari is one of the top fighters in the Cage Warrior promotion and the Frontline MMA coach and fighter is looking for big names that will get him closer to a title shot.

“Melilo is a good opponent with his only loss to the current CW champion.”


In his last Cage Warrior bout, Bahari defeated Ali Arish by guillotine last September. His professional career to date reads 9 wins and 3 losses since turning pro in 2010.

Melillo is on a two fight winning streak since suffering his only loss to current CW champion Karl Amoussou at Venator FC 3 – Palhares vs. Meek last May. The Italian fighter has a 6 win and 1 loss record.