Clinch Gear athlete Jesse “JT Money” Taylor defended his Cage Warriors Middleweight title against the dangerous knockout artist John Phillips at Cage Warriors Fighting Championships 54. Taylor, known for his wrestling prowess, used a well timed takedown to avoid the dangerous hands of Phillips and worked from guard to mount eventually finishing a scramble with a fight ending guillotine choke. With the win Taylor finds himself on a six fight win streak including a win over UFC veteran Kendall Grove. This win streak combined with two title defenses should put Taylor on the cusp of being called back up to the UFC. Congratulations to Jesse Taylor on the title defense!