Lewis Long vs Ross Houston confirmed for Cage Warriors 91


Monday, Jan 8th, 2018

A huge fight between recent TUF tryout Ross Houston and number-one ranked UK Welterweight Lewis Long has been set for Cage Warriors’ return to Wales on March 3rd.

Cage Warriors have announced that two of the most exciting fighters on the European Welterweight scene will meet in the octagon in their first Welsh event of 2018. Long (15-3) has finished 12 opponents within the distance since his MMA career began, securing an impressive 80% finish rate. Houston (5-0), a dangerous fighter with very real capability to end the fight both on the feet and on the ground, vows to remain undefeated and continue to dominate the division.

Houston’s last outing saw him defeat home favourite Aaron Khalid at CW87 in one of the most entertaining bouts of the night. Many believe Khalid’s experience would be too much for Houston, but were proved wrong when the Scotsman showcased superior skill both during striking and grappling exchanges and won via unanimous decision. At the same event, Lew Long fell short to Roberto ‘RoboCop’ Soldic, one of the highest ranked fighters on the continent, so will look to get back to winning ways and assert his claim as one of the division’s best.

“This is a fight that had to happen in the Cage Warriors Welterweight division,” said CW President Graham Boylan. “Both of these guys have knockout power and legit submission skills, so people have been asking to see this one for a while. A lot of questions will be answered on March 3rd.”

This announcement adds another exciting fight to an already stellar card, topped by a match up between Bantamweight knockout artists Josh Reed and Brian Bouland. Welshmen Kris Edwards, Richard Williams and Mason Jones will also fight on the night, making this one event not to miss for those looking to catch Wales’ top fighting talent put on a huge come-country event.

CW91 looks to be another sell-out show, so fans are advised to grab tickets while they can from the Cage Warriors website here.

More to be announced!

Main Card:

Josh Reed (Wales) vs Brian Bouland (Belgium)

Lewis Long (Wales) vs Ross Houston (Scotland)

Richard Williams (Wales) vs Donovan Desmae (Belgium)

Pro Prelims:

Gavin Kelly (Ireland) v Kris Edwards (Wales) 135lbs

Lawrence Jordan Tracey (England) v Mason Jones (Wales) 155lbs

Dan Cassell (England) v Phil Wells (England) 170lbs

Maria Vittoria Colonna (Italy) v Cory Mckenna (England) 115lbs

Scott Malone (Scotland) v Jason Jenkins (Wales) 135lbs

Amateur Card:

Elliot Chilcott (RAMMA) v Christian Duncan (Gloucester Range) 185lbs

Cameron Clarke (MAT Academy) v Jordan Peake (Tillery Combat/Blaenavon MMA) 155lbs

Liam Shotbolt (Gloucester Range) v Oban Elliott (Impact) 170lbs

Craig Rawlins (SVT) v Josh Hudson (DOW) 170lbs

Pedro Daemon Cardoso (RAMMA) v Josh Joshua Williams (Chris Rees) 145lbs

Kacper Klepot (Twister MMA) v Ashley Amos (Tillery Combat) 205lbs

Seb Alfarez (Chris Rees) v Jamie Tungate (NMMA) 82kg Catch

Franco Tenaglia (RAMMA) v Ryan Lockyer (MAT Academy) 155lbs

Alex Boyd (Lionsden) v Michael Jones (Tillery Combat) 59kgs

Mitchell Goode (Impact) v Jaxson Lloyd Hembury NMMA) 185lbs

Marcus Stevens (Lions Den) v Sean Scrivens (Tillery Combat) 145lbs

Declan OCallaghan (Shamrock Combat) v Owain Williams (Chris Rees) 185lbs


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CAGE WARRIORS is Europe's leading and longest-running mixed martial arts promotion. An Irish-owned brand with offices in the UK & Ireland, CW is the sport's fastest-growing organisation, having staged 80 events in 12 countries across three different continents since its establishment in 2002. Home to some of biggest stars of MMA's past, present and future.

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