English veteran and Swedish star set to contest the vacant Cage Warriors middleweight world championship in Liverpool
The already stacked fight card for Cage Warriors 88 in Liverpool has just become even more exciting with the addition of a second world title fight.
The Echo Arena will play host to a battle for the Cage Warriors middleweight title when top contenders Lee Chadwick and Victor Cheng do battle for the vacant belt.
The belt was recently vacated by Poland’s Oskar Piechota, whose quick fire finish of Jason Radcliffe not only won him the middleweight title, it also earned him a UFC contract.
Now Chadwick and Cheng will face off for the right to be called the new champion of the Cage Warriors 185lb division.
Liverpool’s Chadwick (23-13-1) has blazed a trail towards the middleweight title, picking up impressive first-round submission finishes of Tommy Quinn and Andy Manzolo to position himself as a bona-fide contender for the title. He’ll relish fighting for the belt in his home town.
Cheng (11-2) was all set to fight for the title against Jason Radcliffe, but was forced off the card, opening the door for Piechota to step in and win the belt. Now Cheng is back and ready to go for the gold in Liverpool.
The bout joins a stacked card of fights, headlined by the Cage Warriors lightweight title clash between defending champion Chris Fishgold and Norwegian challenger Alexander Jacobsen.
In addition to Fishgold and Chadwick, Cage Warriors 88 features a host of Liverpool-based fighters, including former featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett and flyweight Molly McCann.
CAGE WARRIORS 88: CONFIRMED BOUTS
Chris Fishgold vs Alexander Jacobsen (lightweight title)
Lee Chadwick vs Victor Cheng (middleweight title)
Paddy Pimblett vs Vlado Sikic (150lbs catchweight)
Molly McCann vs TBC (flyweight)
Martin Stapleton vs Søren Bak (lightweight)
Paull McBain vs Sam Spencer (featherweight)
Jack Grant vs Perry Goodwin (lightweight)
Josh McManus vs Mick Stanton (welterweight)
Jack Della vs James Duckett (welterweight)
Tickets for Cage Warriors 88 are available from The Echo Arena website.