Sam Creasey (pictured) will put his flyweight title on the line when Cage Warriors celebrates its 20th anniversary in London this summer.
Creasey (15-4) has been booked to defend the 125-pound strap against Dylan Hazan (8-0) at Cage Warriors 141, which takes place at the Indigo at TheO2 on Friday 22nd July.
It will be a 15th outing under the CW banner for Creasey, who clinched the title last October courtesy of a third-round submission of Luke Shanks.
The experienced Englishman was then defeated by Shanks in a December rematch, but he retained the belt nevertheless due to his opponent’s failure to make weight.
“I’m looking forward to a fantastic contest against a young and hungry fighter,” said Creasey, who has tasted victory in the yellow gloves on 10 occasions.
Hazan earns his shot at the gold on the back of a 3-0 run with Cage Warriors to date. The undefeated Italian has accounted for Josh Reed, Scott Malone and Raymison Bruno since debuting for the organisation last year.
“I have a lot of respect for Sam Creasey,” said Hazan. “He’s a very good and skilled fighter – it’s going to be a war – but I can’t wait to fight him and become the new Cage Warriors champion.”
Cage Warriors 141
Kyle Driscoll vs. George Hardwick | vacant lightweight title
Sam Creasey (c) vs. Dylan Hazan | flyweight title
Mick Stanton vs. Darren Stewart | middleweight
Jimmy Wallhead vs. Daniel Skibiński | welterweight
Agy Sardari vs. Michal Figlak | lightweight
Tobias Harila vs. James Hendin | featherweight
Naglis Kanišauskas vs. Will Currie | middleweight
Jeremy Petley vs. Steve Aimable | featherweight
Jesse Urholin vs. Madars Fleminas | welterweight
Reece McEwan vs. Kingsley Crawford | bantamweight
Sam Spencer vs. Adam Amarasinghe | bantamweight
Ander Sanchez vs. Lone’er Kavanagh | flyweight
More fights to be announced…
(Fight card subject to change | Fight order TBC)