Cage Warriors announce the biggest MMA fight ever to take place in Belgium as they top the CW94 bill with a world title fight on June 16th.
With 4 weeks to go until Europe’s leading MMA promotion hit Antwerp’s Lotto Arena in partnership with Eleven Sports for Cage Warriors 94, it has been confirmed that Belgian bantamweight star Brian Bouland will take on the unbeaten Ilia Topuria of Spain in a huge world title fight between two of the very best contenders in Europe.
Anouk Mertens, Eleven Sports’ Managing Director in Belgium, said: “a Belgian fighting for a world title in a Cage Warriors main event in Antwerp represents just how much Belgium has grown into a new force in the world of European MMA.”
Belgium is producing some of the fastest rising talent on the European scene right now, and Brian Bouland is taking the lead. With serious knockout power that has put the entire division on notice, Brian Bouland is riding a 7-1 record and fighting off the back of two devastating one-punch finishes in his last fights with Cage Warriors. Bouland has travelled across Europe to pick up massive wins that have led him to the title shot, and now has the chance to fight for the world-renowned Cage Warriors title in a home event with his entire country behind him.
Serious power. 😱
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) May 3, 2018
Meeting Bouland in the octagon is Ilia Topuria, an undefeated submission specialist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who has proven himself unstoppable in the Bantamweight division since his debut. Only one of Topuria’s fights have entered the second round, with the others seeing every one of his opponents tap out within the opening minutes. Topuria has recently been seen training with top UFC names Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, proving just how far he’s willing to go in order to leave Belgium with the Bantamweight title on June 16th.
The Cage Warriors Bantamweight title was previously held by Wales’ Brett Johns and London fan favourite Nathaniel Wood, both of whom went to the UFC after winning the belt.
“This is one of the biggest overseas fights we’ve ever put together,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan. “Bouland and Topuria are two of the most exciting fighters to watch on the Bantamweight scene right now, so when they clash it’s going to be something special. We’ll have a new world champion on June 16th!”
For fight fans in Belgium, this is an absolutely unmissable contest and a history-making fight for the region. This is the first time in the country’s history that a Cage Warriors world title has been put on the line: an incredible way to top the already stacked CW94 card which features a host of top MMA talent from Belgium and across Europe.
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CW94: Full Fight Card (order TBC)
Brian Bouland vs Ilia Topuria (Bantamweight Title Fight)
Erdi Karatas vs Jai Herbert
Donovan Desmae vs Hubert Geven
Jan Quaeyhaegens vs Phil Mulpeter
Sameer Alekozai vs TBC
Maarten Wouters vs Angelo Rubino
Cory McKenna vs Eva Dourthe
Leah McCourt vs Manon Fiorot
Tonny Van Dijk vs Tomek Langowski