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Will the next Conor McGregor emerge from Cage Warriors 88?

The Cage Warriors world title has launched the careers of some of the biggest MMA stars the world has ever known, including ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.

At Cage Warriors 88, there are TWO titles on the line.

On October 28th in Liverpool, a city which has brought some of the biggest, most passionate crowds in Cage Warriors history, champions will be made. Athletes will fight and fall, hands will be raised and, for some, lifetime dreams will be realised.

‘This is what I’ve worked toward for 12 years’, says Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick. ‘It’s the biggest fight of my life’. For Chadwick, Cage Warriors 88 represents the pinnacle of his fighting career, and he’s determined not to let the chance for Middleweight gold slip through his fingers. One man who has other ideas, though, is Victor Cheng. After a successful run of dominant finishes over some of the best Middleweights on the European circuit, Cheng is looking to cement his name with a belt around his waist. He knows just how tough this fight is going to be though, admitting ‘it’s hard to see this one going five rounds’. If Chadwick lands his devastating right hand in his home city, it could be an early night for the Swede. If Cheng sinks in one of his renowned submissions, the home crowd may see their man defeated. Whatever happens, we’ll be on the edge of our seats.

Another man with the chance to cement his legacy at the Echo Arena is Lightweight Champion Chris Fishgold. With a third defence, Fishgold will keep Conor McGregor’s old belt forever and do what no man on the current Cage Warriors roster has done before. Standing firmly in his way is Alexander Jacobsen, who’s quest for the title carries him from Norway to Liverpool on the 28th. ‘When I come to England, you know what I’m coming for’, he declares. This one will be a war.

Fighting alongside Fishgold is his teammate Molly McCann, who faces a seasoned Brazilian opponent in Priscila de Souza. With a whole host of other North West fighters on the card, its safe to say that Liverpool is going to get loud. ‘It’s no secret where people go once they get this belt’, says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan, no doubt referring to previous title holders and now UFC champions Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping. With a win at Cage Warriors 88 having very real potential to launch careers into international stardom, there really is everything to fight for.

 

CAGE WARRIORS 88: CONFIRMED BOUTS

(Order TBC)

Chris Fishgold vs Alexander Jacobsen (lightweight title)
Lee Chadwick vs Victor Cheng (middleweight title)
Martin Stapleton vs Søren Bak (lightweight)
Molly McCann vs Priscila de Souza (flyweight)
Elliot Jenkins vs Mahmod Faour (lightweight)
James Duckett vs Jack Della (welterweight)
Mick Stanton vs Josh McManus (welterweight)
Jack Grant vs Perry Goodwin (lightweight)
Antonio Sheldon vs Callum Ghagan (lightweight)
Sam Spencer vs Paull McBain (featherweight)

Amateur Undercard
Liam Gittins vs Abdul Choudhury (flyweight)
George Smith vs Amadeusz Arczewski (middleweight)
John Carney vs Chris Green (lightweight)
Nathan Fletcher vs Marcus Cable (bantamweight)
Chris Nicol vs. JJ Jones (catchweight 130 lbs)
Tom Clarke vs. Adam Cullen (welterweight)
Ryhs Mchugh vs. Nathan Fletcher (catchweight 138 lbs)

 

Tickets for the event are available via The Echo Arena website.

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