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Morgan Charrière and Max Coga are expected to compete for the vacant Cage Warriors featherweight title at CW116, a behind-closed-doors event which will take place on Saturday 26th September in Manchester.
Cage Warriors announced the match-up on Thursday afternoon, the first championship fight revealed as part of their “TRILOGY” series: a trio of consecutive fight nights to mark the return of the promotion since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged.
After Mads Burnell vacated the title due to his move to Bellator, Morgan Charrière (15-7-1) was one of the front-runners to be next in line for a shot at the 145lbs belt. The Frenchman is currently riding a 2-fight win streak wearing the iconic yellow gloves, most recently stopping former champion Dean Trueman in the third round.
While Charrière has impressed inside the cage, his rabid fanbase is arguably more notable. “The Last Pirate” commands an impressive following with over 100k followers on both Instagram and Twitter. It’s obvious that Cage Warriors have a potential star on their hands, and with the legalisation of MMA in France, UFC eyes will likely be on Charrière in his bid for coveted Cage Warriors gold.
Standing in Charrière’s way is Germany’s “Mad” Max Coga. Coga (22-6-1) is scheduled to make his Cage Warriors debut after consecutive wins of his own, notching back-to-back submission victories in 2019 on the German MMA scene, where he is ranked number 1 in the country. A former Superior FC champion, Coga also previously fought in the PFL, losing a decision to two-time featherweight champion Lance Palmer in his final bout under the promotional banner in 2018.