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Watch: Maltese MMA fighter Matthew Camilleri gets first Cage Warriors victory

Matthew Camilleri.

UK-based Camilleri stops Italian Niccolo Solinas in second round

Matthew Camilleri became the first Maltese fighter to win in the prestigious Cage Warriors (CW) organisation after his victory over Niccolo Solinas of Italy in a Lightweight division match, on Friday.

The Maltese fighter, who became an official CW fighter earlier this year, forced his Italian opponent to submit following a rear-naked choke near the three-minute mark in the second round.

Camilleri, 28, has now moved to seven victories in nine professional encounters as he continues to make a name for himself in professional MMA fighting.

He is affiliated with American Kickboxing Academy and trains at the Next Generation MMA Liverpool gym.

Prior to this fight, Camilleri was ranked 34th from 246 UK/Ireland Pro Lightweights.

CW is an Irish-owned MMA promotion company based in England and was established in 2001.

The promotion has a digital broadcasting deal with the more popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to have its shows shown live across the world and has also brokered television broadcast deals with major broadcasters across Europe and Asia.

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