The spotlight will be on Brett Bassett at Cage Warriors 56 as he takes on fellow middleweight Denniston Sutherland. Bassett enters with the same number of years in MMA as Sutherland, but doesn’t have nearly the experience.
“Denniston is a very experienced opponent,” said Bassett on MMA Junkie Radio. “I’m like his 30th fight. He’s a lot older than me and he’s very smart – he knows how to control himself and pace himself. But I think I’m experienced enough to know how to deal with him.”
Sutherland has been with the sport since 2007 and his next fight will indeed be number 30. He went 1-1 for the promotion last year and lost a decision to Lee Chadwick in June.
Following a long layoff, Bassett returned two years ago and is 3-1 in his latest outing. He most recently knocked out Mike Ling in September for Cage Warriors in 38 seconds.
Cage Warriors 56 is from The Forum in England this Saturday, June 6. The main card streams live and for free at MMA Junkie beginning at 4 p.m. ET.