Veach-Madadi Title Bout Headlines CWFC Debut in Jordan
By: Mike Whitman Jun 2, 2011
Veach (Pictured; file photo) will defend his Cage Warriors
Fighting Championship lightweight title against Reza Madadi at
“Fight Night 1”, going down June 16 from Le Grand Hotel in
Sherdog.com learned of the bout from
CWFC officials on Thursday; they also confirmed five additional
contests for the event. The show marks the British promotion’s
first trip to the country of Jordan. According to the promotion,
fans outside the United States can watch the event for free on the
promotion’s Web site, but the stream will be geo-blocked for fans
in the U.S.
Veach looks to rebound from back-to-back defeats in his showdown
with Madadi. The American won the CWFC lightweight strap in 2010
while in the midst of a four-fight win streak. That run came to a
halt in February, however, as Veach was submitted by Drew Fickett
with a first-round armbar at Maximum Fighting Championship 28.
Another submission defeat via armbar would follow, as the
HIT Squad product was finished by Eric Wisely in
Madadi has won his last six contests. The Iranian-born Swede has
made noise in Swedish promotion Superior
Challenge over the last few years, going undefeated while
besting the likes of Junie
Allen Browning and Carlo Prater.
“Mad Dog” most recently earned a controversial unanimous decision
UFC veteran Rich Clementi
at Superior Challenge 7 in April, winning the promotion’s
lightweight title in the process.