Cage Warriors: Jai Herbert promises ‘bombs’ as he prepares for title showdown with Jack Grant


JAI HERBERT has promised fans to expect plenty of “bombs” during his highly-anticipated championship showdown against Jack Grant.

Regarded as the most exciting fight in European MMA right now, the two stars will battle it out on Saturday for the vacant lightweight title that was formerly held by Conor McGregor.

Jai Herbert battles Jack Grant for the lightweight title this Saturday
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The Wolverhampton-born Herbert has promised fans an exciting showdown at Hammersmith

Herbert, 31, is coming into CW106: Night of Champions with back-to-back knockouts over Steve O’Keeffe and Joe McColgan.

And he believes those in attendance at Hammersmith Apollo will be treated to another explosive finish as he aims to take home the belt.

Speaking exclusively to Sun Sport, Herbert said: “This fight is going to be cracking.

“We both come forward and like to throw bombs and go for the finish.

“Fans can expect a cracker and it’s not going to go five rounds and I’m more than confident I’m going to get the win.”

This will be the Wolverhampton-born battler’s fourth contest in Cage Warriors and he knows claiming the gold this weekend will edge him even closer to his dream of signing for UFC.

But despite this being the biggest fight of his life, he insisted he is treating it no differently to any of his previous challenges.

Herbert said: “My mind-set is the same as any other fight.

“I don’t want to change it from any of my others, as I don’t want to put any pressure on myself.

“Obviously it’s a big fight. When I do win this belt and if the UFC come calling then I’d love to fight for the UFC, but if I need to defend it in Birmingham in September then I’d be right up for that.

“So if the UFC don’t come calling straight away then that’s what I’d love to do. But it would be the perfect send-off.”

He continued: “Since I’ve been here my skills have improved ten-fold.

“There are some of the best fighters in the world here and coaches.

“My game has just improved physicality and mentally. “I’m one of these people that if I have success then it really rubs-off on me and my confidence.”

CW106: Night of Champions will take place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London this Saturday night, June 29th. Doors open at 3PM. 

Tickets are sill available HERE, with a limited number also available on the door. 

COW106: Night of Champions takes place in Hammersmith this Saturday night
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