Main Event | Cage Warriors Vacant Heavyweight Championship | 265 lbs
Mike Hayes defeats Andreas Kraniotakes via Submission at 4:20 of Round 3
|17-4-1||Pro Record At Fight||13-5-0|
|Climbed to 18-4||Record After Fight||Fell to 13-6|
|-185 (Slight Favorite)||Betting Odds||+145 (Slight Underdog)|
|Tukwila, Washington||Fighting out of||Koblenz, Germany|
|31 years, 5 months||Age at Fight||30 years, 3 months, 6 days|
|225.8 lbs (102.4 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||238.4 lbs (108.1 kgs)|
|6'4" (194cm)||Height||6'3" (191cm)|
|76.0" (193cm)||Reach||77.0" (196cm)|
|Ring Demon Jiu Jitsu||Gym||Planet Eater|
- Bout Information
- Event: Cage Warriors: Fight Night 4
- Date: Friday 03.16.2012 at 12:00 PM ET
- Referee: Neil Hall
- Venue: World Trade Centre
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Dubai, UAE
- Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 13 of 13)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
- TV Commentary: John Gooden, Josh Palmer
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer:
- Kraniotakes Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Hayes Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Title on Line: Cage Warriors Vacant Heavyweight Championship
- Belt Status Before Fight: Vacant
Kraniotakes vs. Hayes Wiki Update Wiki
Kraniotakes and Hayes took to the cage for the main event of the evening for the Vacant Cage Warriors Heavyweight Championship.
Kraniotakes caught a leg kick and pushed Hayes into the fence, but Hayes tied him up and forced a separation. The heavyweights matches strikes from range, with little of consequence landing until Kraniotakes landed a flush cross that set up a takedown in the final minute.
The heavyweights were tentative again in the second, striking from range until Hayes pushed Kraniotakes into the fence. Kraniotakes reversed the position but Hayes tripped him to the mat and took the top position. Hayes escaped an Armbar and moved to half guard, working some short elbows.
Kraniotakes kept the center of the cage as Hayes circled in the third, the two exchanging probing punches and leg kicks from range. Hayes caught a leg kick and took the top position again after taking Kraniotakes down. Krantiotakes used a butterfly hook to get back to his feet then landed a nice cross before Hayes took him back down. Hayes passed to side control then stepped over the head and locked in an Inverted Triangle Choke. Hayes kept the Triangle in place then went for a Kimura and drew the quick tap.
The official end came 4:20 into the third round, giving Hayes the submission victory and the Cage Warriors Heavyweight Championship.