Cage Warriors 79: Newport – Show Information
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Doors open to the public at 3:00pm
Amateur – 4:00pm (subject to change)
Pro Prelims – 7:00pm
Televised main card – 9:00pm local time
The main card is live on:
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Tuesday October 11, 2016— Cage Warriors Fighting Championship returns to Newport, South Wales for the second time this year and features the rising stars of Welsh MMA.
CWFC 79, which takes place at the Newport Centre is headlined by a lightweight contest between Englishman Scott Clist (11-2) and Swede, Martin Svensson (14-6). Clist will be looking for his third CWFC win in six months after defeating Brad Wheeler and Tim Wilde at CWFC 75 and CWFC 77. All of Clist’s wins have come via stoppage but Svensson, a former Ultimate Fighter competitor, is his toughest and most decorated opponent to date.
CWFC 79 will feature five live televised professional bouts, three pro-prelims and twelve amateur contests.
UPDATE: Changes to the original card include the cancellation of the following contests between Jack Marshman and Andreas Michailidis, Lew Long and Che Mills and Nad Narimani whose opponent Arnold Quero now faces Dean Trueman in a lightweight contest.
Dean Trueman (6-3) is a late replacement for the injured Narimani. Trueman last preformed on Cage Warriors in November 2014 when he suffered a decision loss to Liam James but has fought twice since then clocking up wins against Adam Ventre and Huseyin Garabet – submitting Gabaret in the first round earlier this year.
Kicking off the televised main card is a newly added bout between 23-year old Aaron Khalid (4-2) who trains at the MAT Academy alongside Lew Long and 20-year old Adam Procter (5-0) who trains in South Shields under Alex Enlund. Both have cut their teeth on the regional MMA scene in the UK, this will be their first opportunity to perform in front of a live international TV audience.
The main card looks like this – 9pm local time:
- (LW) Martin Svensson vs. Scott Clist Headline Contest
- (BW) Martin Sheridan vs. Josh Reed
- (LW) Arnold Quero vs. Dean Trueman
- (FW) Eddi Pobivanez vs. Jack Shore
- (WW) Aaron Khalid vs. Adam Procter
Doors at the Newport Centre will open at 3:00pm – the show is sold out.
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