Whilst the glitz and the glamour of Cage Warriors 81 may be taking place in Dublin, Cage Warriors are simultaneously bringing the fights to Newport, Wales on March 4.
In the main event, The MAT Academy Wales prospect Aaron Khalid takes on SVT Swindon’s Phil Wells in a welterweight contest, with the winner putting himself in pole position for a feature fight at Cage Warriors 83.
Greek fighter Alexandros Gerolimatos heads into enemy territory as he faces Jack Shore in a bantamweight contest in the night’s co-main event. Shore recently cornered fellow Tillery Combat MMA fighter Jack Marshman at UFC Halifax and both he and Gerolimatos will look to retain their unbeaten records tonight. Gerolimatos was the only fighter on the card to miss weight, coming in 1lbs over the Featherweight threshold.
Gracjan Bak steps in on short notice to take on unbeaten submission specialist Richard Williams, whilst Damo Weeden, who was initially set to fight in the main event, faces veteran Joe Orrey. 2015 IMMAF lightweight world champion Josh Ellis makes his professional debut against Daniel Hodor, whilst the pro card is rounded off with a featherweight clash between two debuting fighters in Ethan Charlesworth and Nathan Ford.
Cage Warriors Wales fight card
Cage Warriors Wales Main Card – Pro MMA
Welterweight: Aaron Khalid def Phil Wells via Submission (Guillotine choke) in 0:56 of round 2
Featherweight: Jack Shore def Alexandros Gerolimatos via Submission (Rear naked choke) in 2:03 of round 1
Lightweight: Richard Williams def Gracjan Bak via KO in 0:59 of round 1
Bantamweight: Damo Weeden def Joe Orrey via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 0:39 of round 1
Lightweight: Josh Ellis def Daniel Hodor via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:05 of round 2
Featherweight: Ethan Charlesworth def Nathan Ford via Submission (Triangle) in 1:53 of round 1
Cage Warriors Wales Undercard – Amateur MMA
Welterweight: Josh Hudson def Jack Tucker via Unanimous Decision
160.5lb Catchweight: Michael Corston def Christopher Radcliffe via Majority Decision
Featherweight: Pedro Cardosa def Tom Karpinski via Unanimous Decision
Lightweight: Rob Bennett def Marcus Stevens via Split Decision
Lightweight: James Amos def Sami Hashim via Unanimous Decision
Middleweight: Christian Duncan def James McClean via TKO in 1:25 of round 1
Welterweight: Chris Smith def Keiron Bennet via Submission (Rear naked choke) in 2:50 of round 2.
160.5lb Catchweight: Oban Elliot def Callum Hanman via KO (headkick) in 0:46 of round 1
Lightweight: Ben Ellis def Franco Tenaglia via TKO in 2:05 in round 3
Light-Heavyweight: Jamie Boyle def Ragine White via Submission (head and arm choke) in 0:58 of round 2
Lightweight: Alun Yhnell def Karl Redding via KO in 0:59 of round one
130lb Catchweight: Joel Collins def Chris Mardon via Decision (Split)