Hardy Survives, Stops Reiner at Cage Warriors


Chad Reiner throws a left hand at Anthony Johnson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Talented English striker Dan Hardy fought off a slew of early submission attempts before finally stopping Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Chad Reiner and regaining his Cage Warriors welterweight title at the promotion’s latest show Saturday night in Nottingham, England.

It was obvious that Reiner wanted to end the fight early as he displayed a variety of submission attempts throughout the first round, including a standing guillotine that nearly forced Hardy to tap. Hardy continually stuffed multiple takedown attempts in the second round before finally letting his hands go in the third.

Hardy caught Reiner with a hard knee and then followed up with a straight right hand that sent Reiner stumbling to the canvas. Hardy pounced on his opponent and finished things off with a flurry of strikes that forced the referee to stop the fight.

Lightweight prospect Andre Winner suffered his second career loss in losing a majority decision to France native Bendy Casimir.

Complete results from the event:

Peter McGurk def. Richard Whitmore - KO (Punch) 
Eugene Fadiora def. Dave Bownds - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Lee Livingstone def. Adam Bairstow - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Clifford Hall def. Nigel Whitear - Submission (Guillotine)
Dean Amasinger def. Jason Muldoon - Submission (Kimura)
Jim Wallhead def. Tom Haddock - Submission (Strikes)
Martin Stapleton def. David Johnston - Unanimous Decision
Matt Thorpe def. Mark O’Toole - Submission (Kimura)
Bendy Casimir def. Andre Winner - Majority Decision
Cengiz Dana def. Ian Butlin - Submission (Heel Hook)
Dan Hardy def. Chad Reiner - TKO (Strikes)

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