Welsh welterweight star Lewis Long looks to push himself into title contention with victory on home soil against rising Bosnian prospect Roberto Soldic on October 14
Cage Warriors to Wales for another sold out show with a jam-packed card of fights for the passionate Welsh MMA fans on October 14.
The event will showcase some of the best of Welsh mixed martial arts, with welterweight contender Lewis Long (15-4) looking to add to his impressive recent run of form and push himself into title contention in the Cage Warriors 170lb division.
Each of Long’s last three bouts finished in the first round and another quick finish could potentially propel the happy-go-lucky Welshman into a title fight with defending champion Karl Amoussou.
He faces dangerous Bosnian striker Roberto Soldic, who arrives in Wales to make his Cage Warriors debut with an impressive 11-2 record and a five-fight, win streak, all by KO/TKO.
Welterweights also feature in the night’s co-main event, as former title challenger Matt Inman faces rising contender Craig ‘Thundercat’ White in an intriguing battle, while another of Wales’ outstanding prospects, featherweight Jack ‘Tank’ Shore, returns to action against fellow undefeated prospect, Italian Federico Mini.
Throw in bouts featuring Welsh fan favourites Aaron Khalid and Richard Williams, plus a packed professional and amateur undercards and it all adds up to an unmissable night of fights in Newport on October 14.
HOW TO WATCH
Cage Warriors has a host of premium broadcast partners, serving countries across the globe. This event be on free-to-air UK sports channel FreeSports as well as UFC FightPass and BT Sport via their red button service.
The preliminary card will also be streamed live online via the Cage Warriors Facebook page.
CAGE WARRIORS: INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST PARTNERS
UFC Fight Pass: Worldwide
BT Sport (red button): UK & Ireland
Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, Singapore
D Sports: India
The pro preliminary card will be streamed live via the Cage Warriors Facebook page from 6.30pm.
CAGE WARRIORS 87: CONFIRMED BOUTS
Newport Centre, Newport, Wales
Saturday 14th October 2017
MAIN CARD (9pm start)
Lewis Long vs Roberto Soldic (welterweight)
Craig White vs Matt Inman (welterweight)
Jack Shore vs Federico Mini (featherweight)
Aiden Lee vs Ludovit Klein (featherweight)
Aaron Khalid vs Ross Houston (welterweight)
PRELIMINARY CARD (6.30pm start)
Richard Williams vs Cosmin Tutu (lightweight)
Kris Edwards vs Bryan Creighton (bantamweight)
Cornelia Holm vs Diana Felipe (women's flyweight)
Mason Jones vs Shaun Luther (lightweight)
Josh Ellis vs Lawrence Tracey (lightweight)
Jason Jenkins vs Salih Kulucan (bantamweight)
AMATEUR CARD (4pm start)
Louie Scott vs Jawany Scott (Revolution Martial Arts)- 135lbs
Oban Elliott vs Craig Rawlins (168lb catchweight)
Scott Pedersen vs Michal Figlak (lightweight)
Josh Hudson vs Luke Tanner (welterweight)
Matthew Williams vs Michael Corston (161lb catchweight)
Christian Duncan vs Michael Post (middleweight)
Chris Sterling vs Ryan Morgan (featherweight)
Dan Stephens vs Joe Rice (middleweight)
Barry Francis vs Cameron Clarke (lightweight)
Marcus Stevens vs TBC (featherweight)
Anthony Davies vs Kacper Klekot (light-heavyweight)