Fighters took to the scales at the Iso Sport weigh ins for CW94 this afternoon in Antwerp, an event which will see Brian Bouland fight to become Belgium’s first ever Cage Warriors champion.
CW94’s main event will see Bouland’s one punch knockout power come up against Topuria’s ground game, a skillset which has seen him remain undefeated with a 100% finish rate since his debut. The Belgian’s title reign was made official, with Bouland coming in at 134.4 lbs. Topuria failed to make weight, meaning that the belt will remain vacant should he win tomorrow night.
In a breaking news announcement earlier today, Cage Warriors confirmed that Welsh bantamweight Jack Shore will fight for the title at CW97 on September 29th at the Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff. The stakes have been raised – there’s now 3 men mixed up in tomorrow night’s main event. Should Brian Bouland win the title, he’ll face Shore at CW97 in the first defence of his belt. Tune in to the CW94 main card from 8pm BST/ 9pm CET on BT Sport 1 and UFC Fight Pass to see how this one ends!
In the co-main event, U.K prospect Jai Herbert (155.6 lbs) takes on Belgium’s Erdi Karatas (154.2 lbs) in the biggest fights of their careers to date. Herbert’s lightning-fast striking skills have made him a fan favourite on the U.K scene, but Karatas’ 4-fight win streak proves he’ll have more than enough to contend with at the Lotto Arena tomorrow night.
Elsewhere on the main card, Donovan Desmae (154.2 lbs) and Hubert Geven (154.4 lbs) meet for the chance to move one step closer to the top of the lightweight rankings – perhaps the most stacked and exciting division in Cage Warriors right now.
Sameer Alekozai (144 lbs) and Krzysztof Klaczek (145.9 lbs) will meet in the featherweight division, after Antwerp native Jan Quaeyhaegens (169 lbs) puts his punching power to the test against Ireland’s Phil Mulpeter (169.7 lbs), an experienced Welterweight and training partner of world superstar and ex-Cage Warriors champion Conor McGregor.
CW94’s Main Card (8pm BST/ 9pm CET) will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, UFC FightPass and Cage Warriors’ Official partner Eleven Sports Network in Belgium and across Europe. The Pro Prelims (6pm BST/ 7pm CET) will be LIVE and FREE via the Cage Warriors Facebook page (UK/Ire).
CW94 Full Fight Card (order TBC)
Brian Bouland (134.4) vs Ilia Topuria (139.5) – Bantamweight Title Fight
Erdi Karatas (154.2) vs Jai Herbert (155.6) – Lightweight
Sameer Alekozai (144) vs Krzysztof Klaczek (145.9) – Featherweight
Donovan Desmae (154.2) vs Hubert Geven (154.4) – Lightweight
Jan Quaeyhaegens (169) vs Phil Mulpeter (169.7) – Welterweight
Maarten Wouters (169.7) vs Angelo Rubino (170.2) – Welterweight
Tonny Van Dijk (168.8) vs Tomek Langowski (169.8) – Welterweight
Cory McKenna (114.9) vs Eva Dourthe (114.4) – Strawweight
Salvatore Liga (148.2) vs Hasan Gulmez (148.8) – Catchweight 150lbs
Leah McCourt (137.8) vs Manon Fiorot (137.4) – Catchweight 138lbs