The biggest rematch in Cage Warriors history is official, as both champion Jordan Vucenic and interim title holder Paul Hughes successfully made championship weight on Thursday morning.
Corby’s Vucenic tipped the scales at 145lbs even for the second defence of his featherweight title, while County Derry’s Hughes came in a fraction under at 144.6lbs, as he looks to trade his interim belt for the one currently around Vucenic’s waist.
The CW returns of former champions Lee Chadwick and Modestas Bukauskas are also set for Friday night. ‘The Baltic Gladiator’ weighed a lean 202.7lbs, while ‘The Butcher’ registered a clean 205 on the scale.
Simmering tensions between bantamweight contenders Luke Shanks (135.6lbs) and Caolan Loughran (135.7lbs) reached boiling point as the pair got physical ahead of their highly anticipated main card opener.
Salvatore Liga was not medically cleared to compete, therefore his bantamweight bout with Liam Gittins will not take place.
Festus Ahorlu informed Cage Warriors that due to complications with his weight cut, he would be unable to make the contracted weight for his bout with Faisal Malik. This bout has also been withdrawn.
Full CW 145 weigh-in results and broadcast times can be found below.
Cage Warriors 145 | LIVE on UFC Fight Pass
Main Card – 2pm (PT) | 5pm (ET) | 9pm (GMT) | 10pm (CEST)
Jordan Vucenic (c) (145lbs) vs. Paul Hughes (ic) (144.6lbs)
James Sheehan (170.5lbs) vs. Jamie Richardson (170lbs)
Lee Chadwick (205lbs) vs. Modestas Bukauskas (202.7lbs)
Xavier Sedras (155.8lbs) vs. Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar (155.8lbs)
Caolan Loughran (135.7lbs) vs. Luke Shanks (135.6lbs)
Prelims – 12:15pm (PT) | 3:15pm (ET) | 7:15pm (GMT) | 8:15pm (CEST)
Paddy McCorry (185.3lbs) vs. James Webb (185.6lbs)
Ryan Shelley (145.7lbs) vs. Josh Reed (145lbs)
Harry Hardwick (145.5lbs) vs. Steve Aimable (145.6lbs)
Sean McCormac (186lbs) vs. Oban Elliott (184.1lbs)
Adam Shelley (155.7) vs. El Hadji Ndiaye (155.3)