Cathal Pendred vs Gael Grimaud official for Cage Warriors 52 in London

Cage Warrriors have confirmed that Irishman Cathal Pendred will face Cage Warriors welterweight champion Frenchman Gael Grimaud in the main event of Cage Warriors 52 in London’s HMV Forum, England.

Pendred (11-2-1) is unbeaten in his last 5 bouts with Cage Warriors, having beat UFC and Pride veteran

Champion Gael Grimaud (17-5) holds a TKO victory over Pendred’s training partner Arni Isaksson back in 2011 at Cage Warriors Fight Night 2 in Jordan and a submission victory over UFC and TUF veteran Jesse Taylor via armbar in the third round.

Pendred had been voicing his annoyance for months at Grimaud “ducking” him in order to pad his record with “fake” fights

“My last fight was against a more dangerous fighter than the one he fought for his first title defense, his record is fake!”

“I say fake because more than half of his fights have taken place in France where MMA is illegal. So they fight kickboxing with grappling. There’s no strikes on the ground.”

“I’ve had fights like that and they were classed as amateur, they’re not counted on my professional record.”

Cage Warriors 52 takes place on the 9th March, and tickets can be purchased here

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