Several of region’s top amateur MMA fighters to compete CageWarriors Northwest on March 25

Several of region’s top amateur MMA fighters to compete CageWarriors Northwest on March 25

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A pair of MMA athletes fighting out of the Rose City will look to keep their amateur records unblemished when they step into the cage to compete at CageWarriors Northwest.


Portland, Oregon’s Dzhamal Mavliudov and Ty Morris will both take perfect records into their respective bouts when Northwest Fight Promotions returns to Vancouver, Washington on Saturday, March 25.


Mavliudov, who along with Morris is a member of American Top Team Portland, will attempt to improve to 3-0 when he faces the debuting Gahzi Miguel Ortega of Seattle. Mavliudov has made short work of both his opponents, defeating Christapher Thomas by strikes 32 seconds into their contest in October before submitting Rick Powell by Guillotine choke 53 seconds into their bout in December.


The 19-year-old Morris looked equally impressive by winning his amateur debut with a unanimous decision over Preston Gregory on Nov. 19 at CageWarriors Northwest inaugural event. Morris will square off against Maxwell Salvador of Tacoma, Washington.


“The Pacific Northwest has had an unrivaled history with producing young MMA talent since the sport with first introduced to the area,” said George Dodd, owner of Northwest Fight Promotions, which will present the show in association with UFC veteran Ed “Short Fuse” Herman. “You look back at all the greats in our sport that call the Northwest home and they all got started on regional shows just like this one. You come out to shows like this and you’re watching future stars at the very beginning of their careers. It’s exciting.”


In addition to the professional portion of the card, which will feature Vancouver’s Brandon Cromartie facing Brandon Altomare in a clash of 146 pounders, CageWarriors Northwest will also have five amateur bouts.


Additional amateur fights include Portland 146-pounders Leyo Rivas and Paul O’Neal squaring off against each other, heavyweights Carl Sommer and Paul Noyes, and Anthony Iven battling Julius Shipton.


Located at 7607 NE 26th Ave, Vancouver, Wash., the RV Inn Style Resorts Convention Center will host a combination of professional and amateur mix martial arts action with doors opening at 5 p.m. and fights beginning at 6 p.m.


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CageWarriors Northwest made its debut on Nov. 19, 2022 with Cromartie triumphing in the main event with a unanimous decision over a very-game Brennon Crow. Cromartie, a native of Vancouver, will look to make it back-to-back victories when he faces Altomore, who will be fighting as a pro for the second time in his career following an undefeated amateur career.


Also on hand will be Herman, who currently holds the longest uninterrupted tenure on the active UFC roster, having made his promotional debut nearly 17 years ago. Herman, a native of Vancouver and graduate of Columbia High School, has fought 26 times for the UFC and was a finalist on SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter 3 in 2006.


CageWarriors Northwest is brought to you by Northwest Fight Promotions. For more information, please visit the Northwest Fight Promotions’ Facebook page and