There have been some major changes recently to the Cage Rage 27 fight card scheduled for July 12 at Wembley Arena in London.
Jansen sports a professional record of 3-2-0 and has been a staple of the Cage Rage Contenders series recording three wins and a loss. It is a big task to line him up against a fighter such as Baroni with three weeks to prepare, especially as he was originally scheduled to face middleweight
In three weeks, he will have to make the cut in weight and devise a new game plan. On the night of the event he will have to battle the nerves of an international opponent with a big name, the main stage at Cage Rage and the pressure to perform as the headline fight for the benefits of television.
There has also been a shift on the card with
Where Economou has the legs of his opponent is in experience having racked up an overall MMA record of 7-0, compared to Kusmierz' lone outing. He will be giving away reach and size, but is a well rounded fighter and should be able to adapt. Economou will also have to devise a new game plan due to the change in opponent from
For Pickett, a win may lead to bigger and better things as it is well known that he is looking to World Extreme Cagefighting and Japan for career advancement. Binda has had impressive showings in the U.K. fighting on the Cage Warriors and UWC shows. In the bout against Pickett, we will be able to assess where he stands in the featherweight picture on these shores.
Rounding out the card we find
Phil Baroni vs. Scott Jansen