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Cengiz Dana vs. Ian Butlin at Enter The Rough House 6


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The charismatic German based all-rounder Cengiz ‘Mosquito’ Dana returns to Cage Warriors after a near two year absence to replace the injured Chas Jacquier.

Cengiz Dana will fight the self-proclaimed UK’s number 1 Lightweight Ian “M-16” Butlin in a special under 73kg/161lbs bout. Both men were originally due to face each other in 2006 at Cage Warriors Strike Force 6: UK vs Germany, unfortunately Butlin suffered an injury in the run up to the show and was forced to withdraw. But now both men are now fit and are relishing the opportunity to face each other at the Harvey Hadden Sports Centre in Nottingham, England on April 19th.

Ian ‘M-16’ Butlin (6-6-0) has been a popular figure at Cage Warriors ever since he made his CW debut back in 2003 at Cage Warriors 4: UK vs. France. Butlin, a former amateur boxer is known for his entertaining style and is never shy of speaking his mind. His distinctive personality and unique tattoos have also endeared him to many Cage Warriors (and UK MMA) fans around the country.

A former Cage Warriors and Cage Rage Title challenger, Ian Butlin has fought some of Europe’s best fighters in the 65-70kg weight categories and has often voiced his frustration over the lack of UK opposition that have been willing to face him. Despite coming off a loss in his last bout against the talented Irish Champion Aiden Marron last year, Butlin is eager to claim another international scalp to his collection having previously defeated the Shooto Japan veteran Marc Duncan and the Frenchman Emmanuel Geay. After nearly a year out of action Butlin will be looking to put the injuries and controversies behind him and show just why he’s known as “M-16” and unload his trademark rapid fire strikes when he faces Cengiz Dana on April 19th.

Whilst Cengiz Dana (9-10-0) returns to England having previously fought at Cage Warriors 9: Xtreme Xmas (in 2004) and CWFC Strike Force 6 (in 2006).Dana started his MMA career in Germany back in 2002 where he quickly made a name for himself by chalked-up four straight wins. Since then Dana has suffered mixed results due to some bad luck and decisions in key bouts, most noticeably against Joey Van Wanrooij at 2h2h: The Road To Japan in 2006. On that day, Dana suffered an illegal soccer kick and was twice prevented from winning the bout due to controversial injury time outs by the referee.

However Dana is a very exciting and unorthodox fighter who has shown he can wins fights both on the floor by submission and by striking on his feet. The latter was best demonstrated at the Dutch Slamm event in May of last year where he spectacularly knocked-out Pride veteran Brian Lo-A-Njoe with a spinning back kick/punch combination in round 3 of their Title bout. Although Dana lost his last bout against the Dutchman Vincent Latoel, he is not to be underestimated as he looks to improve on his current 0-2 CWFC record (having suffered defeats in previous Cage Warriors bouts against the K-1 Heros GP Champion Gesias Calvancanti and the English Judo stylist Alan Lee.) when he faces Butlin in what should be a very intriguing encounter in the under 73kg/161lbs division.

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