Jack Shore extended his perfect professional record to 11-0 with a dominant defense of his Cage Warriors bantamweight title last night.
You would have to imagine that Tank has put himself in prime position to be snatched up by the big dogs of the mixed martial arts world with this win.
Facing the very game Scott Malone, Shore was forced to deal with some early adversity as he figured out the approach of his latest conquest.
For the opening round, Malone was able to work some solid judo and clinch pressure to force the fight in the direction he wanted it to go, but it became clear that Shore was fighting with the twenty-five-minute duration in mind.
From the second-round onwards, the champ was able to step it up considerably, taking his opponent into deep waters – firing off some solid kicks to the body which seemed to slow Scott down considerably.
When the third-round began, it was clearly becoming a one-sided fight. Shore started to land with more consistency on the feet before he was able to find his way to a dominant mount position on the ground.
Taking the back of his seemingly-fatigued opponent, Shore quickly secured the neck, tapping his man to a rear-naked choke.
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Malone certainly performed admirably in the first round, make no mistake, but when push came to shove, the quality of the highly-regarded prospect sharing the cage with him became evident.
We had the opportunity to speak to Jack Shore during fight-week, an interview in which he made the extent of his ambition crystal clear.
You can read that piece in full here.
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