Cage Warriors‘ return to England’s capital next month has been bolstered by four fights, which includes the long-awaited return of lightweight Sean Carter.
“Sexy Curls” Carter (12-4) has not fought under the Cage Warriors banner since November 2014, but is set to return on June 2 against lightweight Steve “The Spartan” O’Keefe (6-3).
32-year-old Carter holds a record of 6-1 for the promotion but recently found himself on a four-fight losing streak. Two submission wins fighting for Cage Warriors Academy promotion BCMMA have gotten Carter back on track, and he next faces an opponent who is himself coming off of a layoff of his own.
Londoner O’Keefe steps out of retirement and is set to compete for the first time since 2014. The former Featherweight has faced some tough competition in his career, holding a win over UFC fighter Artem Lobov. His last two fights, however, saw O’Keefe face opponents who would go on to achieve big things in the sport; Cage Warriors Champion Chris Fishgold and UFC lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
Sean Carter also joined by the return of After Phil Wells
SVT fighter Phil Wells (8-4) kept in shape following the late notice cancellation of his fight against Shane Riley at Cage Warriors 83 and has been rewarded with a fight against a tough prospect in Norway’s Thomas Robertsen (5-1).
Swindon’s Wells is looking to bounce back from a submission defeat at the hands of Aaron Khalid earlier this year, in what is potentially his toughest fight to date. Robertsen too is coming off a submission defeat, in the very arena in which Cage Warriors 84 takes place. Originally set to face Che Mills at Cage Warriors 80, Craig White stepped in on short notice and stunned the 27-year-old with a first round submission. With just one decision on either man’s record, this fight, which takes place at a Catchweight of 177lbs, has potential to be explosive.
Unbeaten prospects collide, Martyn Harris looks to bounce back
Two undefeated middleweights collide as James Webb (1-0) takes on Miro Jurkovic (3-0). Both, incidentally, make their Cage Warriors debuts, in a fight which could solidify the winner as one to watch in the 185lbs division.
Martyn Harris (4-3) made his Cage Warriors debut earlier this year but came up short against Håkon Foss in Dublin. He now takes on Marcus Paul (1-0), who looks to make a statement in his promotional debut.
Updated Cage Warriors 84 card
Nathaniel Wood vs Marko Kovacevic (Bantamweight title)
Matt Inman vs Brad Wheeler (Welterweight)
Norman Paraisy vs Kenneth Bergh (Light-Heavyweight)
Lee Chadwick vs Bola Omoyele (Middleweight)
Tom Green vs Alexander Jacobsen (Lightweight)
Håkon Foss vs Craig White (Welterweight)
Iurie Bejenari vs Sam Creasey (Flyweight)
James Webb vs Miro Jurković (Middleweight)
Martyn Harris vs Marcus Paul (Welterweight)
Sean Carter vs Steve O’Keeffe (Lightweight)
Phil Wells vs Thomas Robertsen (177 lbs catchweight)