CW champ Samir Faiddine shocked at his own power at 'Night of Champions'


LONDON – French flyweight Samir Faiddine scored the biggest shock of the night with a stunning TKO finish of Sam Creasey at “Cage Warriors 106: Night of Champions,” and nobody was as surprised at how the fight ended than Faiddine, himself.

The 26-year-old hails from the same MMA Factory gym in Paris that produced Francis Ngannou, and Faiddine delivered a moment of heavy-handed punch power his much taller former teammate would have been proud of, dropping big pre-fight favorite Creasey (11-3) with a huge right hand before finishing his man with ground strikes for an impressive TKO victory.

It saw Faiddine (11-5) claim the vacant Cage Warriors flyweight world title but, chatting to MMA Junkie backstage, he admitted he never thought he would win in such emphatic fashion.

“It’s amazing because I’m surprised,” Faiddine admitted. “I thought it would go five rounds then, in the third round, there was an opportunity to make the punch and boom! I saw that, and (thought), ‘Whoa! Here we go!’

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