Cage Warriors returns to Wales on October 14, 2017, for Cage Warriors 87. The event takes place at the Newport Centre in Newport.
The main event will feature Welsh welterweight favourite Lewis Long, who takes on in-form Bosnian Roberto Soldic looking to propel himself towards a title shot.
Long who is riding a three-fight winning streak, is coming off a first-round TKO win over Che Mills at Cage Warriors 83. Soldic is riding a five-fight winning streak and is coming off a title defence of his Superior FC title as he earned a first-round TKO win over Dez Parker at Superior FC 18.
The co-main event also features a welterweight bout as Craig White meets Matt Inman.
Inman is 3-1 in his last four bouts and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Brad Wheeler at Cage Warriors 84. White is riding a two-fight first-round submission winning streak with wins over Thomas Robertsen at Cage Warriors 80 and Hakon Foss at Cage Warriors 84.
Other Main Card Bouts
Also featured on the main card, is a featherweight contest between two undefeated bouts between Jack Shore and Federico Mini.
Following a stellar amateur career going 11-0, Shore turned professional in 2016 and has since amassed a 5-0 record. With finishes in all five of those wins, Shore’s biggest win came in his last bout, stopping Konmon Deh at Cage Warriors 83 via armbar.
Mini is also undefeated in his professional career with five wins and a draw on his resume.
The Italian recently won the Venator featherweight title by earning a TKO win over Ciro Ruotolo at Venator FC 3: Palhares vs. Meek before defending his title in his last contest against Davide Gregorio La Torre at Venator Fight Night Rimini.
Fellow Welshman Aaron Khalid and Richard Williams are also set for action against Ross Houston and Cosmin Tutu respectively, with Aiden Lee vs Ludovit Klein completing the main card lineup for October 14.
The preliminary card has seen a host of fights added, with Wales’ Richard Williams’ clash with Frenchman Cosmin Tutu the featured preliminary bout at lightweight.
Williams racked up four first-round finishes in his first four bouts as a pro before fellow prospect Joe McColgan halted his momentum at Cage Warriors 83.
Now he’s looking to pick up where he left off prior to that contest with another impressive finish against 15-fight veteran Tutu, who’ll be making his Cage Warriors debut.
Swedish amateur star Cornelia Holm is set to make her professional debut when she takes on Portugal’s Diana Felipe in a flyweight contest.
Holm amassed a 10-3 record as an amateur and is riding a nine-fight win streak as she embarks on her pro career against Felipe, who’ll be making the second appearance as a pro.
Also on the pro prelims, there’s a pair of lightweight contests as Mason Jones takes on Shaun Luther and Josh Ellis battles Lawrence Tracey.
The pro undercard also features two bantamweight bouts as Kris Edwards faces Bryan Creighton and Jason Jenkins takes on Salih Kulucan.
Throw in an 11-fight amateur prelim card to kick off proceedings and it all adds up to a packed night of mixed martial arts action at the Newport Centre.
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CAGE WARRIORS 87 FIGHT CARD
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)
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)
Louie Scott vs Jawany Scott (bantamweight)
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)