Cage Warriors 136 results: Christian Duncan wins title with flying knee TKO of Djati Melan

England's Christian Leroy Duncan set up a highlight-rail knockout to capture the Cage Warriors middleweight title at Cage Warriors 136 in Manchester.

France's Milan Cage Warriors, meanwhile, were vying for a 185-pound title against England's Christian Leroy Duncan in the Cage Warriors 136 Main Event, aiming to capture CW Gold with the likes of Michael Bisping and Paddy Pimblett. I had to imitate my compatriots.


Cage Warriors 136 takes place on Saturday, April 2 at the BEC Arena in Manchester. It was an event where all 13 bouts on the card were seen ending within a distance.


In the main event of the Cage Warriors 136, Christian Duncan (6-0) did it later when he defeated champion Djati Milan (8-1) in a flying knock in TKO 48 seconds in Round 3.


Melan made good use of their wrestling advantage in Round 1 as they successfully completed their first take-down attempt. But Ivorian was unable to commit any significant offense on the mat as he spent most of his time trying to prevent Duncan from slipping on his feet.


At the end of the round, Melan looked significantly more tired than the Challenger as they returned to their corners.


Duncan then came out fast for Round 2 and accelerated Melan's pace, looking desperate to deal with Duncan's forward pressure and striking.


After Melan's long attempt to drag Duncan to the mat failed, Challenger let go of his strike by repeatedly connecting with the tiring champion.


Then, in Round 3, Duncan dug into his trick box and finished the night in style. After finding his range with the kick of an ax, Duncan re-entered a magnificent flying knee that brought Melan to the canvas first.



That meant Gloucester's Duncan improved his pro record to 6-0 when he claimed the Cage Warriors' 185-pound title.


In the co-host event, Aaron Aby of Wales clinched his Flyweight Championship credentials with a victory over Dutch competitor and former Bantamweight title challenger Gerardo Fanny.


Aby used his wrestling and solid top game to completely shut down Fanny in the first two rounds, but in the third, Fanny threatened to overturn the tables when she snatched his arm during the fight.


Aby performed brilliantly to avoid capture and then, after another commotion, closed a back-to-back bare square and forced Top to take the biggest win of his career.


The preliminary card delivered even more finishes, with all eight bouts ending inside the distance, either via knockout or TKO.


Here you can follow the live results below.


MAIN CARD


  • Christian Leroy Duncan def. Djati Melan via knockout (flying knee) – Round 3 0:48 (wins middleweight title)

  • Aaron Aby def. Gerardo Fanny via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:25

  • Adam Cullen def. El Hadji Ndiaye via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:14

  • Reece McEwan def. Sam Spencer via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:33

  • Luke Riley def. Jack Eglin via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:54


PRELIMINARY CARD


  • Mick Stanton def. Alexis Fontes via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:28

  • Aleksi Mantykivi def. Jeanderson Castro via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 2:27

  • Liam Molloy def. Ben Rees via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:26

  • Manny Akpan def. Connor Hitchens via knockout (spinning heel kick) – Round 2, 4:36

  • Dylan Hazan def. Raymison Bruno via TKO (retirement) – Round 1, 5:00

  • Jan Quaeyhaegans def. Kieran Lister via TKO (ground strikes) – Round 3, 3:08

  • Chasen Blair def Rickie Moore via TKO (ground strikes) – Round 1, 2:47

  • Michael Tchamou def. Piotr Chmielecki via knockout (ground strikes) Round 1, 1:35



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