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ET) News Features Rankings Fight Finder All Access Pictures Forum Shop Saul Rogers Holds Off John Maguire, Ben Alloway Decisions Jack Mason at CWFC 65 Tweet50 1 Share51 By Tristen Critchfield Mar 1, 2014 TUF: The Smashes alum Ben Alloway ended a two-fight losing streak at CWFC 65. | Da ve Mandel/ Saul Rogers earned the most significant victory of his career to date, as he out pointed five-time UFC veteran John Maguire in the Cage Warriors Fighting Champio nship 65 headliner at the Helix in Dublin on Saturday. All three judges -- David Lethaby, Barry Oglesby and Andy Sledge -- scored the l ightweight tilt in favor of Rogers, who improves to 7-1 as a professional. It wa s just the second time the 24-year-old has gone the distance in victory. Maguire did not go quietly. The One had a strong start, taking his opponent down a nd spending much of the opening frame attached to his back. Maguire s confidence i n his ground game worked against him in round two, as he failed on a guillotine attempt and spent the rest of the frame unsuccessfully hunting for submissions w ith Rogers in top position. The Hangman fired off a late flurry of ground-and-poun d to close out the round. A closely contested third round saw little offense of consequence, with both fig hters jockeying for position before trading takedowns in the final minute. Howev er, Rogers was often the aggressor inside the cage, which likely helped to seal the victory for the Team Colosseum product. In the co-main event, The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes alum Ben Alloway halted a two-fight skid with a unanimous decision triumph over 39-fight veteran Jack Maso n. All three cageside judges scored the welterweight bout 29-28 in favor of Benny Blanco. It was Alloway s striking prowess that made the difference. The Australian hurt Ma son with a knee in round one and had success throughout landing accurate kicks a nd punches. Although it was not a high-volume assault, his output on the feet fa r exceeded that of Mason. Mason did his best to wear his adversary down by driving for takedown attempts a gainst the fence, and while the Essex, England, native was able successfully gro und Alloway on multiple occasions, he was unable to offer any significant offens e from top position. Earlier, Alex Enlund once again proved that he is not someone you want attached to your back. The 26-year-old Sixth Sense MMA representative earned his ninth ca reer submission victory, tapping out Artem Lobov with a rear-naked choke 2:21 in to the opening round of their featherweight encounter. It is Enlund s third straig ht triumph via rear-naked choke while competing for the Cage Warriors promotion. Enlund s intentions were clear from the outset, as he dragged Lobov to the ground, took his back and sunk in both hooks. From there, the English fighter gradually

slid his arm under his opponent s chin, eventually rendering Lobov unconscious an d forcing referee Rich Mitchell to halt the fight. Damien Rooney submitted Bryan Creighton with a triangle choke in the second roun d of a 130-pound catch-weight affair. The end came 2:10 into the period, but Roo ney had to do some work to secure the tapout. After exchanging on the feet, Crei ghton closed the distance and landed a takedown against his lanky foe. That woul d be the beginning of the end, however, as the Irishman gradually inched his leg s into position for the choke. Eventually Rooney was able to lock the triangle i nto place, make the necessary adjustments to tighten its grip and bring an end t o the bout. A relentless offensive approach carried Paul Redmond past Damien Brown in a ligh tweight clash. All three judges scored the bout 29-28 in favor of the Dublin nat ive, who has won six of seven inside the CWFC cage. Brown had his moments in the opening frame, threatening with a guillotine and landing solid ground-and-pound , but Redmond gradually assumed control with a steady diet of top control, submi ssion attempts and punches from above over the bout s final 10 minutes. In the opening main card contest, Dublin native Philip Mulpeter earned a first-r ound technical knockout over Frenchman Aldric Cassata 3:13 into the opening roun d of their 160-pound catch-weight scrap. The SBG Ireland representative folded h is opponent with a knee to the body and then swarmed with punches on the ground to earn his second victory under the CWFC banner. In preliminary action: Lee Caers submitted Merv Mulholland with a rear-naked cho ke 3:12 into the second round at welterweight; Catherine Costigan garnered a har d-fought split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) over Irene Cabello at 105 pounds; Paddy Pimblet took a unanimous decision from Martin Sheridan at bantamweight; Ko nrad Iwanowski captured a split verdict (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) over Shane Gunfiel d in a 176-pound catch-weight affair; and Neil Ward earned a technical knockout against Gavin Kelly 2:58 into the first round at 135 pounds. Tweet50 1 Share51 Related Articles Pictures: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 62 Pictures: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 62 Fight Network Presents Cage Warriors FC: Fight Night 9 LIVE Friday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. ET Fight Network Presents Cage Warriors FC: Fight Night 9 LIVE Friday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. ET Pictures: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 59 Comments Comments powered by Disqus Top trending fighters Chris Weidman | Cain Velasquez | Ronda Rousey | Anderson Silva | Georges St. Pierre | Jon Jones Events/Fights UFC BELLATOR WSOF More >

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