Tomorrow night’s Cage Warriors 84 card has taken a hit, as medical issues have forced Bola Omoyele and Marcus Paul off the card.
The promotion took to Twitter to announce the news.
As a result of these withdrawals, Omoyele and Paul’s opponents, Lee Chadwick and Martyn Harris are too removed from the card, as replacement fighters could not be sourced on such short notice.
The bout between Omoyele and Chadwick was set to open the BT Sport and UFC Fight Pass portion of the card. Though it is yet to be confirmed by the promotion, the bout between Hakon Foss and Craig White will likely be moved up to the main card.
Omoyele’s long awaited Cage Warriors return scuppered
London’s Bola Omoyele (8-4) was set to compete under the Cage Warriors banner for the first time since 2014, in his hometown no less. The welterweight turned middleweight has fought just once since then, as he has had awful luck in terms of fights falling off since then. Indeed, this was the second time that a bout against Liverpool’s Lee “The Butcher” Chadwick (22-13-1) has been scuppered, the first being at Bellator 158 last year.
In losing Chadwick, the card loses an exciting fighter who is known for his finishing ability. The ACB and Bellator veteran made his Cage Warriors debut at Cage Warriors 82 in Liverpool earlier this year, and made short work of Tommy Quinn, winning inside the first minute.
Harris misses out on opportunity to bounce back
Martyn Harris (4-3) is no stranger to fight week cancellations. He was set to fight Hakon Foss at Cage Warriors 80, but the Englishman withdrew through illness. The fight was rescheduled for the following show, though Foss was able to take home the win in the first round.
This time around, it was Harris’s opponent,(1-0), who has been forced out. As a result, the Welterweight must wait to make his Cage Warriors debut, and Harris’s chance to bounce back will too wait another day.
Incidentally, Cage Warriors have fallen victim to fight week cancellations at a number of their recent shows. The last show, Cage Warriors 83 saw Shane Riley be deemed medically unfit to compete just days before the event in Newport.