Main Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA
Liam James defeats Jean N'Doye via 3 Round Decision
|5-3-0||Pro Record At Fight||5-0-0|
|Climbed to 6-3||Record After Fight||Fell to 5-1|
|Newcastle, England||Fighting out of||France|
|27 years, 10 months, 1 day||Age at Fight||24 years, 6 months, 3 weeks, 3 days|
|145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)|
|5'8" (173cm)||Height||5'9" (176cm)|
|Aggression Fight Club||Gym||Team ABS / Hybryd Jiu jitsu|
- Bout Information
- Event: Cage Warriors: Fight Night 5
- Date: Thursday 04.12.2012 at 02:00 PM ET
- Referee: Rich Mitchell
- Venue: New Boxing Arena
- Enclosure: Cage
- Location: Amman, Jordan
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 13 of 16)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
- TV Commentary: John Gooden, Josh Palmer
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer:
- N'Doye Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- James Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
N'Doye vs. James Wiki Update Wiki
N'Doye and James met in a featherweight bout on the main card in what was N'Doye's featherweight debut following a five-bout run at lightweight.
James came out fast with some straight punches and pushed N'Doye into the fence. James kept N'Doye pressed into the cage and worked some dirty boxing before the Frenchman spun him and landed a knee from the Thai clinch. James spun N'Doye and continued his dirty boxing approach against the fence, but N'Doye managed to spin away again and landed a hook. N'Doye landed a flying knee but James used the opportunity to press N'Doye right back into the fence, shutting down his offense. N'Doye managed to separate in the final minute, but not before taking some punishment against the fence, especially to the body.
The fighters tested their range in the second and N'Doye seemed to be favoring his right shoulder after an early exchange. N'Doye landed a few hard leg kicks that looked to back James off a bit, allowing the Frenchman to get back in the fight. Two huge right hands from James dropped N'Doye and the Brit followed him to the mat and took his back, getting both hooks in and searching for the choke. N'Doye rolled to his knees and James dismounted. N'Doye cage-walked to his feet and James held him against the cage in the clinch, going back to his first-round attack pattern. N'Doye landed a big chopping elbow as he spun and separated and the fighters traded strikes from mid range. N'Doye took another right hand but landed a huge knee from the clinch. James clinched up but took some uppercuts on the way in. N'Doye separated again and landed a big knee, again shaking out his right arm, possibly due to shoulder damage.
James landed a huge body kick then took a flying knee to the chin in return, and N'Doye pressed James into the fence, landing a series of unanswered uppercuts before backing out. James's pace slowed visibly as N'Doye put together crisp combos. A big left hook from N'Doye looked to rock James and the Frenchman pressed forward with more strikes. James clinched and pressed N'Doye into the fence but with little action, the referee separated the fighters. N'Doye put some more pepper on his punches and continued to land with ease. N'Doye separated from the clinch and landed another big left hook. N'Doye landed a nice leg kick then an incredible jab that snapped James's head back, drawing a big reaction from the crowd.
The judges scored the bout 29-28 James, 29-28 N'Doye, and 29-28 James, giving him the Split Decision victory.