Two undefeated prospects will put their perfect records on the line as Lone'er Kavanagh meets Shawn Marcos Da Silva at Cage Warriors 169.
The Flyweight meeting is yet another exciting bout as Cage Warriors continue to build an impressive card for their return to the English capital.
Kavanagh joined the professional ranks in 2019 and after a two year hiatus joined the promotion.
The Great Britain Top Team man instantly became a fan favourite in his Cage Warriors debut with his quick movement covering distance, flashy strikes, and exciting style. After two rounds of showcasing his skill set against the previously unbeaten Ryan Morgan at Cage Warriors 134, Kavanagh capped off his promotional debut with a beautifully timed 1-2 which sent Morgan to the mat and referee Marc Goddard stepped in and waved the contest off.
Up next for Kavanagh was fellow Cage Warriors prospect Ander Sanchez at Cage Warriors 141; in what was undoubtedly his toughest test as a professional so far. The two went to war over the full 15 minutes, with both men’s stock rising at the end of a thoroughly entertaining bout. Kavanagh took the unanimous decision win.
It was yet another statement finish for the 24-year-old when he faced Davide Scarano at Cage Warriors 150. Spinning attacks had somewhat become synonymous with Kavanagh and he made sure to close out this performance with a spinning heel kick followed up with a few more strikes for good measure.
Much like his opponent on March 30th, Da Silva rapidly became an extremely likeable character competing on Cage Warriors, dancing his way to the cage in his promotional debut against Kiru Sahota. However, the fun and games stopped immediately as the first bell rang with Da Silva launching into action and almost finishing the bout in the very first round. It took another two minutes of constant attacks from the German to dispatch of an incredibly tough Sahota in the second round.
At 5-0, Da Silva took on his most experienced opponent to date against Gerado Fanny at Cage Warriors 163. It was a much more composed and calm performance, in which both men clearly had respect for one another’s power and skillset with not too much action over the first two rounds. Da Silva turned it on in the third and managed to take a unanimous decision victory.
A big win for either man could see them take a monumental step closer to the top of the division and a shot against Shaj Haque for the Cage Warriors Flyweight strap.