Jordan Vucenic continues to make a strong case he’s owed a UFC call.
The finish came 1:36 into Round 2 and marked Vucenic’s first title defense as Cage Warriors featherweight champion a successful one. Vucenic first attempted a standing arm-triangle choke. He used the threat and momentum to quickly backpack Hedin. From there, Vucenic worked and worked for the proper grip – and eventually got it.
Check out that finish below:
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The event took place Friday at the Indigo at 02 Arena in London.
Vucenic, 26, has now won seven fights in a row, including a title-clinching victory over popular French fighter Morgan Charriere. Cage Warriors 134 marked his first submission victory since May 2017.
“I believe I’m going to be one of the best in the world,” Vucenic told MMA Junkie before the fight. “I believe I’m going to be one of the all-time best fighters to do it, not just out of the U.K., but worldwide. This is just, again, another fight to solidify what I believe. … I believe I’m ready to hang with the top 10n guys already, let alone the starters of the UFC roster.”
The full Cage Warriors 134 results include:
Champ Jordan Vucenic def. James Hedin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:36
Will Currie def. Patrick Vallee via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:56
George Hardwick def. Lukasz Kopera via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:00
Tobia Harila def. Decky McAleenan via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:55
Ben Ellis def. Nik Bagley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kingsley Crawford def. Aidan James via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 1, 1:28
Lone’er Kavanagh def. Ryan Morgan via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 1:13
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