With just over 24 hours to go until the opening bell, fighters weighed in at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on Thursday morning, ahead of Friday night’s CW 160 at the BEC Arena.
Both sides of the blockbuster main event looked cool, calm, and collected on the scales, as Sweden’s Tobias Harila registered a weight of 145.7lbs, shortly before opponent James Hendin tipped the scales at 144.9lbs.
The pair will throw down in a highly anticipated headliner that is set to have serious ramifications for the featherweight division.
In the newly promoted penultimate bout of the evening, former middleweight champion Matt ‘The Beast’ Bonner hit his mark on the dot, while opponent Samir Zaidi came in just below the divisional limit at 182.3lbs.
His Next Generation teammates Luke Riley (145.5lbs) and Adam Cullen (160.6lbs) also made weight successfully for their respective bouts against Alexander Loof (145.4lbs) and Amaury Junior (156.7lbs).
Only Adam Wilson was unable to make the contracted weight, coming in at 137.3lbs for his bantamweight contest against Rory Evans and electing not to cut any further weight.
Evans’ team accepted the weight difference and the bout will go ahead as planned, with Wilson fined a percentage of his purse.
In a late change to the card, a fight week medical issue has forced Nathan Fletcher out of the evening’s co-main event against Brazil’s Thomas Bryan.
Cage Warriors wishes Nathan a prompt recovery and will endeavour to schedule a bout for the bantamweight contender before the year is out.
The full CW 160 weigh-in results are as follows…
Cage Warriors 160: Manchester | LIVE on UFC Fight Pass
Main Card – 13:00 (PT) | 16:00 (ET) | 21:00 (BST) | 22:00 (CEST)
Featherweight: Tobias Harila (145.7lbs) vs James Hendin (144.9lbs)
Middleweight: Samir Zaidi (182.3lbs) vs Matthew Bonner (185lbs)
Featherweight: Michal Denis Folc (145.6lbs) vs Antonio Sheldon (145.2lbs)
Featherweight: Alexander Loof (145.4lbs) vs Luke Riley (145.5lbs)
Catchweight (161lbs): Amaury Junior (156.7lbs) vs Adam Cullen (160.6lbs)
Prelims – 11:05 (PT) | 14:05 (ET) | 19:05 (BST) | 20:05 (CEST)
Welterweight: Rafael Aronov (170.1lbs) vs Ben Petches-Kelly (170.6lbs)
Bantamweight: Rory Evans (135.1lbs) vs Adam Wilson (137.3lbs*)
Featherweight: Rashid Bulguchev (143.5lbs) vs Umakhan Ibragimov (143.9lbs)
Lightweight: Dec Dean (154.9lbs) vs Chris Price (154.2lbs)
Lightweight: Adam Shelley (155.8lbs) vs Matthew Camilleri (153.7lbs)
*Wilson elected not to cut additional weight
CW 160: Manchester will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass and international broadcast partners.