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Alex Enlund pre-CWFC 73. Credit: Cage Warriors/Dolly Clew.

Alex Enlund def. Nad Narimani via unanimous decision ( 48:47 x 3)

In the first part of the Cage Warriors, double main event the vacant CWFC featherweight title was up for grabs, with Alex Enlund (11-2-1) taking on Nad Narimani (7-2). After a slow start in the opening stanza Narimani would try to keep the fight on it’s feet, pumping out his jabs to try and take control of the 1st round, whereas Enlund would mix striking with multiple takedown attempts which were all stuffed by his opponent Narimani. Enlund would find some success in the striking department landing kicks to the legs and body pushing Narimani up against the cage to score a takedown. His opponent however would immediately pop straight back up, in the closing minute of the round.

In the second round Enlund would continue to score with kicks to Iron Mann MMA trained Narimani legs and body, but his opponent would respond by pressing him up against the cage. While against the cage Narimani would be warned by referee Marc Goddard for holding onto the fence and once the two featherweight’s separated an apparent poke to Enlund’s eye would bring a temporarily halt to proceedings. After the restart Enlund would close out the round by immediately securing a takedown, smoothly transitioning to Narimani’s back and with a body triangle locked onto his opponents torso, the South Shields native would land multiple strikes to the head and body, but Narimani would managed to scramble to his feet near the end of the round.

At the beginning of the third stanza, Narimani became the aggressor, using his striking to back his opponent up against the cage. However, Enlund would successfully take Narimani down to the canvas and would move into the mount, rocking the Bristol native with a HUGH elbow forcing his opponent into survival mode in the last 10 seconds of the round.

In round four the tide of the fight would begin to shift as Narimani who had managed to recover from a tense end to the previous round was now looking the sharper of the two featherweight, finding more success on the feet as Narimani would continue to land some nice shot on Enlund who appeared to be slowing down, allowing Narimani to take control and steal the round.

In the final round Narimani would continue where he left off in the previous round by pressing the action, outworking his opponent without landing any significant strikes. In the closing moments of round five Narimani would land a big right hand rocking his opponent and would quickly follow the right hand with a big left and right hand combination to the face of Enlund. This would prove to little to late, as it would be the work that Alex Enlund did in the opening three rounds that would giving him the unanimous decision win and the vacant Cage Warriors featherweight title.



Alex Enlund def. Nad Narimani  via unanimous decision ( 48:47 48:47 48:47) 

Ronnie Mann def. Moktar Benkaci via  unanimous decision (30:27 30:27 30:27)

Kyle Redfearn def. Leeroy Barnes via TKO in 2:12  of round 1

Liam James def. Dean Trueman via unanimous decision (29:28 29:28 29:28)

Lewis Monarch def. Ellis Hampson via submission (triangle choke) in 4:12 of round 1

Ian Malone def. Mark Connor via split decision (29:28 29:28 29:28)