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Welsh stars take centre stage for Cage Warriors 87

Welsh welterweight star Lewis Long looks to push himself into title contention with a victory on home soil against rising Bosnian prospect Roberto Soldic on October 14th.

Cage Warriors returns to Wales for another sold out show with a jam-packed card of fights for the passionate Welsh MMA fans on October 14.

The event will showcase some of the best of Welsh mixed martial arts, with welterweight contender Lewis Long (15-4) looking to add to his impressive recent run of form and push himself into title contention in the Cage Warriors 170lb division.

Lew Long vs Roberto Soldic

 

Each of Long’s last three bouts finished in the first round and another quick finish could potentially propel the happy-go-lucky Welshman into a title fight with defending champion Karl Amoussou.

He faces dangerous Bosnian striker Roberto Soldic, who arrives in Wales to make his Cage Warriors debut with an impressive 11-2 record and a five-fight win streak, all by KO/TKO.

Welterweights also feature in the night’s co-main event, as former title challenger Matt Inman faces rising contender Craig ‘Thundercat’ White in an intriguing battle, while another of Wales’ outstanding prospects, featherweight Jack ‘Tank’ Shore, returns to action against fellow undefeated prospect, Italian Federico Mini.

Throw in bouts featuring Welsh fan favourites Aaron Khalid and Richard Williams, plus a packed professional and amateur undercards and it all adds up to an unmissable night of fights in Newport on October 14.

HOW TO WATCH

Cage Warriors has a host of premium broadcast partners, serving countries across the globe. This event be on free-to-air UK sports channel FreeSports as well as UFC FightPass and BT Sport via their red button service.

The preliminary card will also be streamed live online via the Cage Warriors Facebook page.

CAGE WARRIORS: INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST PARTNERS

 UFC Fight Pass: Worldwide

FreeSports: UK

BT Sport (red button): UK & Ireland

Viaplay: Scandinavia

Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, Singapore

Sportube.tv: Italy

PPTV: Thailand

D Sports: India

K+: Vietnam

The pro preliminary card will be streamed live via the Cage Warriors Facebook page from 6.30pm.

 
 

The Fight Card

MAIN CARD

Lewis Long vs Roberto Soldic (welterweight)
Craig White vs Matt Inman (welterweight)
Jack Shore vs Mattia Galbiati (featherweight)
Aiden Lee vs Ludovit Klein (featherweight)
Aaron Khalid vs Ross Houston (welterweight)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Richard Williams vs Cosmin Tutu (lightweight)
Kris Edwards vs Bryan Creighton (bantamweight)
Cornelia Holm vs Diana Felipe (women’s flyweight)
Mason Jones vs Shaun Luther (lightweight)
Josh Ellis vs Lawrence Tracey (lightweight)

AMATEUR CARD

Jawany Scott vs Kiru Singh (bantamweight)
Craig Rawlins vs. Oban Elliott (catchweight 168lbs)
Michal Figlak v Scott Pedersen (lightweight)
Luke Tanner vs Josh Hudson (welterweight)
Michael Corston vs. Matthew Williams – (catchweight 161lbs)
Michael Post vs Christian Duncan (middleweight)
Ryan Morgan vs. Chris Sterling (featherweight)
Joe Rice vs. Dan Stephens (middleweight)
Cameron Clarke vs. Barry Francis (lightweight)
Kacper Klekot vs. Anthony Davies (light heavyweight)

Tickets for Cage Warriors 87 are now sold out.

 

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