Welterweight contenders all hit weight as they get set for action

at the Newport Centre, Wales at Cage Warriors 87

All 10 competitors scheduled for action at Cage Warriors 87 successfully made weight at the event’s official weigh-ins on Friday afternoon in Newport, Wales.

The event will feature a pair of welterweight contests featuring four potential challengers for the Cage Warriors welterweight title.

Wales’ Lewis Long showed he could make championship weight by coming in under the 170lb weight limit. His opponent, newcomer Roberto Soldic, needed to use the 1lb leeway permitted for non-title fights, tipping the scales at 170.3.

Co-main eventer Craig ‘Thundercat’ White also hit championship weight, coming in bang on the 170lb mark, with his opposite number, former title challenger Matt Inman, weighing in at 170.5lbs.

Much is expected of Welsh featherweight prospect Jack Shore (145.3), who’ll compete on home soil when he takes on Italian Mattia Galbiati (145.2) on the main card.

That featherweight bout will be preceded by another, with Aiden Lee (145.8) taking on Ludovit Klein (145.7).

The main card kicks off with a welterweight clash, as Aaron Khalid (170.4) faces off against Ross Houston (170.4).

Only one fighter on the preliminary card failed to make weight, as Kris Edwards missed the maximum allowable bantamweight limit by 0.9lbs, weighing in at 136.9lbs. His bout with Bryan Creighton (134.4) will go ahead as planned.

The main card will be televised live in the the UK on Freesports and in the UK and Ireland on BT Sport Extra (red button) from 9pm. It’ll also be shown across Europe on Viaplay, Setanta Eurasia, ELEVEN,, D Sports and K+, as well as being streamed worldwide on UFC Fight Pass.

The preliminary card will be streamed exclusively live via the Cage Warriors Facebook page.


Broadcast live on BT Sport, Freesports, Setanta Eurasia, Viasat, ELEVEN, PPTV and streamed worldwide on UFC Fight Pass

Lewis Long (169.8) vs Roberto Soldic (170.3)
Craig White (170) vs Matt Inman (170.5)
Jack Shore (145.3) vs Mattia Galbiati (145.2)
Aiden Lee (145.8) vs Ludovit Klein (145.7)
Aaron Khalid (170.4) vs Ross Houston (170.4)

Streamed live on the Cage Warriors Facebook page

Richard Williams (154.9) vs Cosmin Tutu (154.2)
Kris Edwards (136.9) vs Bryan Creighton (134.4)
Cornelia Holm (125.8) vs Diana Filipa (125.6)
Mason Jones (155.9) vs Shaun Luther (154.9)
Josh Ellis (154.8) vs Lawrence Tracey (153.2)

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