Morgan Charriere finally has an opponent confirmed for his second crack at Cage Warriors gold.
The Frenchman is one of the most talented prospects on the Cage Warriors roster, and will be looking to prove himself once again when he takes on Darko Banovic for an interim featherweight title. Champion Mads Burnell is expected to challenge the winner when he returns to action. The promotion announced the booking in a press release on Thursday, February 20th. Cage Warriors 113 takes place on Friday, March 20 from the Indigo at the O2 in London, England and is scheduled to be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass.
Only 24-years-old, Charriere (15-7-1) has amassed an impressive following of French fans and has received plaudits since his promotional debut on short notice last year. He traveled into enemy territory to face Soren Bak for the interim title in his first Cage Warriors appearance, and was showered with praise despite dropping a majority decision to the former champion. Charriere rebounded by defeating Lewis Monarch and Dean Trueman to earn this main event slot on a major European stage.
Banovic (15-7) fights out of Vienna, Austria and will be looking to spring an upset in his first outing for Cage Warriors. He has finished 13 opponents in his 15 professional victories and is coming off of back to back, first round TKO stoppages. The 28-year-old has a professional career which spans nine years and will likely be looking forward to ‘smash the Frenchman’ in front of a sold-out crowd.
Here’s the current Cage Warriors 113 card:
Morgan Charrieré vs Darko Banović - Interim Featherweight Title
Samir Faiddine (c) vs Luke Shanks - Flyweight Title
Paddy Pimblett vs Davide Martinez – Lightweight
Danilo Belluardo vs. Mason Jones – Lightweight
Ian Garry vs TBA – Welterweight
Joe McColgan vs Rafael Macedo – Lightweight
Perry Goodwin vs Steve Aimable – Featherweight
Cory Tait vs Davide Baneschi – Bantamweight
Nathan Jones vs TBA – Welterweight
Aidan Stephen vs. Emrah Sonmez – Featherweight
Lewis Monarch vs Kingsley Crawford – Featherweight
Kris Edwards vs James Hendin – Featherweight
Matthew Bonner vs. Jamie Richardson – Middleweight
Darren O’Gorman vs Coner Hignett – Flyweight
Adam Amarasinghe vs Jake Bond – Flyweight
Joshua Onwordi vs Jack Collins – Lightweight