JESSE Taylor and John Phillips are both on weight for tomorrow’s Cage Warriors 54 headliner at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales.

Both champion and challenger tipped the scales at 185lbs-even ahead of Taylor’s first defence of his CWFC middleweight title.

Kris Edwards, who’s scheduled to take on Shaj Haque in a flyweight bout, was the only fighter unable to make the contracted weight.

Fighting at flyweight for only the second time since making the move down, the Welshman checked out at 126.7lbs and therefore surrenders 25 percent of his purse to his opponent.

Having failed to hit the mark at first, Haque, Brad Wheeler and Mark Platts all came in under the limit at the second attempt so all bouts are set to go ahead in the Welsh capital tomorrow.



Jesse Taylor (185lbs, champion) v John Phillips (185lbs) – CWFC middleweight title bout

Danny Roberts (170lbs) v Diego Gonzalez (170.5lbs) – welterweight

Lewis Long (161lbs) v Mark Glover (161lbs)  – 160lbs catchweight

Ivan Buchinger (156lbs) v Jason Ball (155.2lbs) – lightweight

Brett Johns (135.9lbs) v James MacAlister (135.7lbs) – bantamweight

Martin McDonough (134.9lbs) v Mark Platts (135lbs)* – bantamweight



Kris Edwards (126.7lbs)** v Shaj Haque (125.7lbs)*** – flyweight

Matt Inman (169.9lbs) v Leon Kenge (168.4lbs) – welterweight

Jamie Rogers (154.8lbs) v Brad Wheeler (155.9lbs)**** – lightweight



Steve McCombe (138.6lbs) v Joe Orrey (139.4lbs) – 139lbs catchweight

Rob Leybourne (169.3lbs) v Owain Parry (170.6lbs) – welterweight

* 137.4lbs at first attempt
** Missed weight by 0.7lb, surrenders 25 percent of purse to opponent
*** 126.3lbs at first attempt
**** 156.5lbs at first attempt


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