A huge fight between recent TUF tryout Ross Houston and number-one ranked UK Welterweight Lewis Long has been set for Cage Warriors’ return to Wales on March 3rd.
Cage Warriors have announced that two of the most exciting fighters on the European Welterweight scene will meet in the octagon in their first Welsh event of 2018. Long (15-3) has finished 12 opponents within the distance since his MMA career began, securing an impressive 80% finish rate. Houston (5-0), a dangerous fighter with very real capability to end the fight both on the feet and on the ground, vows to remain undefeated and continue to dominate the division.
Houston’s last outing saw him defeat home favourite Aaron Khalid at CW87 in one of the most entertaining bouts of the night. Many believe Khalid’s experience would be too much for Houston, but were proved wrong when the Scotsman showcased superior skill both during striking and grappling exchanges and won via unanimous decision.
At the same event, Lew Long fell short to Roberto ‘RoboCop’ Soldic, one of the highest ranked fighters on the continent, so will look to get back to winning ways and assert his claim as one of the division’s best.
“This is a fight that had to happen in the Cage Warriors Welterweight division,” said CW President Graham Boylan. “Both of these guys have knockout power and legit submission skills, so people have been asking to see this one for a while. A lot of questions will be answered on March 3rd.”
This announcement adds another exciting fight to an already stellar card, topped by a match up between Bantamweight knockout artists Josh Reed and Brian Bouland. Welshmen Kris Edwards, Richard Williams and Mason Jones will also fight on the night, making this one event not to miss for those looking to catch Wales’ top fighting talent put on a huge come-country event.
CW91 looks to be another sell-out show, so fans are advised to grab tickets while they can from the Cage Warriors website here.
CAGE WARRIORS 91: CONFIRMED BOUTS (ORDER TBC)
More to be announced!
Josh Reed (Wales) vs Brian Bouland (Belgium)
Lewis Long (Wales) vs Ross Houston (Scotland)
Richard Williams (Wales) vs Donovan Desmae (Belgium)
Gavin Kelly (Ireland) v Kris Edwards (Wales) 135lbs
Lawrence Jordan Tracey (England) v Mason Jones (Wales) 155lbs
Dan Cassell (England) v Phil Wells (England) 170lbs
Maria Vittoria Colonna (Italy) v Cory Mckenna (England) 115lbs
Scott Malone (Scotland) v Jason Jenkins (Wales) 135lbs
Elliot Chilcott (RAMMA) v Christian Duncan (Gloucester Range) 185lbs
Cameron Clarke (MAT Academy) v Jordan Peake (Tillery Combat/Blaenavon MMA) 155lbs
Liam Shotbolt (Gloucester Range) v Oban Elliott (Impact) 170lbs
Craig Rawlins (SVT) v Josh Hudson (DOW) 170lbs
Pedro Daemon Cardoso (RAMMA) v Josh Joshua Williams (Chris Rees) 145lbs
Kacper Klepot (Twister MMA) v Ashley Amos (Tillery Combat) 205lbs
Seb Alfarez (Chris Rees) v Jamie Tungate (NMMA) 82kg Catch
Franco Tenaglia (RAMMA) v Ryan Lockyer (MAT Academy) 155lbs
Alex Boyd (Lionsden) v Michael Jones (Tillery Combat) 59kgs
Mitchell Goode (Impact) v Jaxson Lloyd Hembury NMMA) 185lbs
Marcus Stevens (Lions Den) v Sean Scrivens (Tillery Combat) 145lbs
Declan OCallaghan (Shamrock Combat) v Owain Williams (Chris Rees) 185lbs