Cowzer wins the Featherweight Title
There was a lot of talk into the lead up of this Featherweight Title fight, with one of the key figures in the Irish scene, Paul Cowzer, taking on the current Champ Conor Dillion of Brazilian Top Team.
Dillion had apparently been calling out Conor McGregor via online forums, seemingly looking past Cowzer, who is predominately a coach rather than a fighter.
However, from the word go this fight was all down to Cowzer’s left hand, that called all the shots, landing crisply and precisely along with his constant right low kick that took out the champion’s lead leg.
Towards the end of the round Dillion managed to get a take down, but Cowzer showed great patience in tying him up, forcing the ref to put them back in the Rush Fight Academy man’s realm.
Cowzer finished the round by jumping on Dillion’s neck for a guillotine, which the BTT man did well to hang in from.
Out for the second round and Cowzer seemed to be planting himself and just waiting for a gap to open up to land a big haymaker. Noting this Dillion scored a beautiful takedown which didn’t cause Cowzer too much concern as he leapt straight back to his feet.
The second round came down to a scramble in the last minute, with the round being punctuated by the ever present jab of Cowzer’s, when the Rush man managed to take the back of Dillion, who did brilliantly to end up in Cowzer’s guard where again, he was tied up.
The defending champ came out for Round 3 knowing he had it all to do and this was evident from his start with a flying knee and a spinning back elbow. After Dillion took the fight down again, he put a tight guillotine on his opponent with the fight lasting two minutes before Cowzer escaped to half of the crowds relief.
From there, Cowzer start picking the BTT man apart, leading with the jab he landed sweet combinations that shuck Dillion’s brain. The champ tried to windmill in the last minute on a few occasions but Cowzer, a real craftsman with his hands, just circled out landing some accurate blows on each occasion.
The decision went Cowzer’s way and he more than deserved it, another classic fight from the Rush man who claimed in the post fight interview that he may never fight again.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever fight again”, said Cowzer, “coaching is my passion. I’m really a bantamweight anyway,” he said with the Featherweight strap around his waist.
Paul Cowzer won by decision and is the new Battlezone Featherweight Champion.