Weigh-ins for Cage Warriors 153 took place at Dublin’s Spencer Hotel on Friday morning, ahead of Saturday night’s long-awaited return to the iconic 3Arena.
Welterweight champion Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (169.4lbs) and interim champ ‘Judo’ Jim Wallhead (169.7lbs) both came in comfortably under the championship limit for their welterweight unification bout.
The pair will unify the division over five rounds in the evening’s main event.
Highly anticipated contests pitting Tobias Harila (144.5lbs) against Ryan Shelley (145.9lbs) and Oban Elliott (170.3lbs) vs James Sheehan (168.8lbs) are also good to go.
Only Nicolas Leblond needed additional time to make weight. Initially tipping the scales at 126.3lbs, he returned within the two hour window to hit the mark at 125.3lbs for his flyweight bout with Ryan Curtis.
Full weigh in results are as follows:
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Main Card – 13:00 (PT) | 16:00 (ET) | 21:00 (BST) | 22:00 (CEST)
Welterweight Title: Jim Wallhead (169.7lbs) (ic) vs Rhys McKee (169.4lbs) (c)
Featherweight: Tobias Harila (144.5lbs) vs Ryan Shelley (145.9lbs)
Catchweight (150lbs): Pedro Souza (149lbs) vs Morgan Charriere (147.9lbs)
Welterweight: Oban Elliott (170.3lbs) vs James Sheehan (168.8lbs)
Featherweight: Wasi Adeshina (144.1lbs) vs Decky McAleenan (145.3lbs)
Prelims – 09:45 (PT) | 12:45 (ET) | 17:45 (BST) | 18:45 (CEST)
Bantamweight: Benoit Blanc (136lbs) vs Taka Mhandu (135.3lbs)
Middleweight: Angus Hewett (185.7lbs) vs Paddy McCorry (185,7lbs)
Welterweight: Jack Tucker (170.1lbs) vs Adam Darby (167lbs)
Lightweight: Marcin Zembala (155.2lbs) vs Leon Hill (155.7lbs)
Featherweight: Dorian Cliucinicov (143.9lbs) vs Solomon Simon (143.5lbs)
Flyweight: Nicolas Leblond (125.3lbs*) vs Ryan Curtis (125.5lbs)
Catchweight (160lbs): Muhammed Kir Ahmet (159.2lbs) vs Adam Shelley (159.7lbs)
Catchweight (139lbs) Afrim Thaqi (138.1lbs) vs Alexander O’Sullivan (136.1lbs)
Middleweight: Owain Williams (184.7lbs) vs Kyle McClurkin (185.1lbs)