One man’s loss is another man’s gain, and a huge opportunity will now go to Norway’s Mohsen Bahari who gets a crack at the Cage Warriors title instead of Gael Grimaud who pulled out of the championship bout today. “I was contacted by Cage Warriors officials this morning and offered this fight. I am sure it will be a magnificent fight!” says Bahari to MMAViking.com about champion Nicolas Dalby on November 15th.
The Frontline Academy fighter has been on a roll, now winning three straight. His last victory was over former UFC fighter Ben Alloway in June at CWFC 69. He has amassed an impressive 8 win and 1 loss record, and is now ranked #4 in the Nordics by MMA Viking, just one below the current Cage Warriors current title holder Dalby at #3.
Bahari’s teammate Jack Hermansson already has already captured and defended the middleweight strap.
Dane Nicolas Dalby (12-0, #4) was ready to face Grimaud (19-6) tomorrow at Cage Warriors 72, but the French fighter withdrew due to a back injury just hours before weigh-ins. Cage Warriors officials announced that the strap would not wait for the match to be put back together, and instead the Norwegian will face the Dane in two months.
“We already have the Cage warriors middleweight belt here at Frontline Academy in Oslo. Will be a great addition to have the welterweight strap aswell. It’s a great opportunity for me and I will make the most of it.”
Cage Warriors 74 is set for November 15 at Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park.