It’s fight week in London! This Saturday night, Cage Warriors – Europe’s Leading MMA Organisation – returns to London’s indigo at the O2 to kick off a huge night of MMA with CW 163, ahead of CW alumni Tom Aspinall’s interim heavyweight title bid at UFC 295!
Headlining in London, Team Renegade KO artist Omiel Brown, a teammate of UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, competes in his first Cage Warriors main event, as he meets Greek brawler Giannis Bachar for the vacant welterweight title.
The Wolverhampton man has developed a fearsome reputation in recent years, with all eight of his pro bouts taking place under the CW banner.
Bachar meanwhile carries a seven-fight unbeaten streak into the bout, six of which have come within the distance.
The previously announced co-main event between Darren Stewart and Edilson França will now not take place, after França was forced to withdraw due to visa issues.
CW officials are in the process of re-matching ‘The Dentist’ on CW 164 on November 25th.
A bantamweight bout between Awa Sow and Sinéadh Ní Nualláin has also been removed from the card, as Sow was not medically cleared.
With Shaun Fraser withdrawing from his bout against Tariq Pell, Michael Blair – who was originally slated to compete at CW 164 in Newcastle – has stepped up to face Pell in a 161lb catchweight contest.
The final CW 163 card is now as follows…
Cage Warriors 163: London | LIVE on UFC Fight Pass
Main Card – 13:00 (PT) | 16:00 (ET) | 21:00 (GMT) | 22:00 (CET)
Vacant welterweight title: Giannis Bachar vs Omiel Brown
Middleweight: Wallison Henrique vs Will Currie
Flyweight: Gerardo Fanny vs Shawn Da Silva
Featherweight: Luca Borando vs Wesley Machado
Bantamweight: Tom Wright vs Jimmy Quinn
Prelims – 10:30 (PT) | 13:30 (ET) | 18:30 (GMT) | 19:30 (CET)
Middleweight: Francesco Mazzeo vs Angus Hewett
Welterweight: Denilson Neves vs Mateusz Figlak
161lbs Catchweight: Michael Blair vs Tariq Pell
Strawweight: Annalisa La Bella vs Rhi-Rhi Hudson
Bantamweight: Rory Evans vs Shirzad Qadrian
Lightweight: Italo Julio Lima vs Teddy Stringer
Welterweight: Thorsten Jakobs vs Adam Darby