CAGE WARRIORS 68 WEIGH-IN RESULTS AND NEW RULINGS


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Cage Warriors 68 comes to The Echo Arena in Liverpool tomorrow night, for what promises to be a night full of action, but as with any professional mixed martial art event the official weigh-ins first had to take place.

Lightweight: Azi Thomas (154lbs) vs. Ellis Hampson (157.6lbs)* Hampson has two hours to cut 1.6lbs**

Bantamweight: Ant Phillips (141.5lbs) vs Adam Ventre (137.5lbs) * Phillips need to cut 5.5lbs & Ventre 1.5lbs

Final weight for Ant Phillips 139lbs & Final weight for Adam Ventre 135.7lbs

Welterweight: Dez Parker (169lbs) vs. Charlie Watts (171lbs) 

Bantamweight: Conrad Hayes  (135lbs) vs. Patrick Pimblett*  (141.7lbs) *** Paddy Pimblett has two hours to cut 5.7 lbs 

Bantamweight: John Cullen  (140.8lbs) vs. Dean Garnett (136.7lbs) * Cullen needs to cut 4.8lb & Garnett 0.7lb they have two hours to cut the remaining lbs 

Middleweight: Leeroy Barnes (183.9lbs) vs. Che Mills (185.6lbs) 

Middleweight: Matt Hallam (184.7lbs) vs. Steve Dinsdale (183.5lbs) 

Welterweight: Matt Inman (170.7lbs) vs. Mauro Chimento (170.3lbs) 

Bantamweight: Marcelo Costa* (140.3lbs) vs Ronnie Mann.  (135.2lbs) ***Marcelo Costa has two hours to cut 4.3lbs 

Welterweight: Jimmy Wallhead (169.3lbs) vs. Danny Roberts  (170.4lbs) 

**Ellis Hampson has elected not to cut any more weight, forfeiting 25% of his purse to his opponent, Azi Thomas 

***Paddy Pimblett has elected not to cut any more weight, forfeiting 40% of his purse to his opponent, Conrad Hayes

Final weight for Paddy Pimblett 141.7lbs

***Marcelo Costa has elected not to cut any more weight, forfeiting 40% of his purse to his opponent, Ronnie Mann 

Final weight for Marcelo Costa 140.3lbs

The bantamweight bout between John Cullen and Dean Garnett will go ahead at an agreed catchweight of 138lbs 

Final weight for John Cullen 138.4lbs

* Did not make weight on first attempt

** Forefited 25% of purse to opponent

*** Fortited 40% of purse to opponent

Seven fighters missed weight at first attempt which raised ‘eyebrows’ amongst the promotions own top brass, resulting in Director of Media and Operations, Paul Dollery to send out several social media tweets amongst them were these two:

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As a highly run, professional organisation it is expected that the fighters make their contractual weight agreement and to be professionals, representing, not only themselves, their club but the Cage Warriors FC brand.

Making a stance on fighters who are not making weight and opting for a purse pay-out option, CEO of Cage Warriors FC, Graham Boylan sent these two tweets out:

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Let’s hope this gets all the fighters attention to comply.

 

 

JIMMY WALLHEAD SIGNS WITH CAGE WARRIORS


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Top English welterweight Jimmy Wallhead (25-8) has today joined Cage Warriors Fighting Championship’s stacked 170lbs division.

Wallhead, currently ranked as one of the UK’s top two welterweights, will compete exclusively for CWFC for a minimum period of 18 months after inking a five-fight deal with the promotion.

The 29-year-old began his career with Cage Warriors back in 2005, going on to compete under the CWFC banner on 15 occasions, more than any other fighter in the promotion’s 12-year history.

The latest addition to CWFC’s highly competitive welterweight stable, Wallhead will be aiming to stake a claim for a shot at championship gold when he makes his Cage Warriors return at CWFC 68 in Liverpool on May 3 against a soon-to-be-announced opponent.

“I’m extremely excited about my homecoming to Cage Warriors,” said Wallhead. “Cage Warriors was where I started and where I have some of the fondest memories from my career so far.

“I’m in the best mental and physical shape of my life, so to come back to Cage warriors to compete in a great talent-pool is an inspirational opportunity for me.

“My respect goes out to Graham Boylan and Ian Dean for creating an incredibly organised and focused promotion that continues to evolve and improve, making Cage Warriors an exciting prospect for any serious athlete.”

A judo black belt and veteran of 25 professional victories, 18 of which have come via stoppage, Wallhead holds notable wins over several fighters with UFC experience, including Igor Araujo, Matt Veach, Che Mills and Frank Trigg.

The Leicester native, who competed for Bellator on three occasions between 2010 and 2012, hasn’t been stopped in his last 20 outings, with his last loss inside the distance coming at the hands of current UFC star Dennis Siver back in 2006.

Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan said: “We’re very pleased to be welcoming Jimmy Wallhead back to the promotion. At 29, he’s in the prime of his career so he needs to be competing regularly against high-calibre opposition. That’s exactly what he’ll do here at Cage Warriors.”

See Jimmy Wallhead make his Cage Warriors Fighting Championship return on Saturday, May 3, at CWFC 68 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena! Tickets, priced from £30 plus booking fee, are available HERE.

Press Release.

JIMMY WALLHEAD DEPARTS FROM BAMMA


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March 5th, 2014 – Fighter Jim Wallhead has decided not to renew his contract with BAMMA ahead of BAMMA 15. Fans had hoped there would be a re-match for the BAMMA World Welterweight title, but this now means new opportunities are on the horizon.

 

Since former team mates Jim Wallhead and Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley had vowed never to fight each other, Daley was excluded from title contendership. As Wallhead moves on, there are set be some exciting developments in the BAMMA Welterweight division.

Wallhead and Daley previously trained together at Rough House, but Daley now fights out of his own Spirit Dojo gym.

 BAMMA’s manager, Ashley Bothwell, said:

 “We are sorry to see Jim go, as he was well loved at BAMMA as a true BAMMA icon. We wish him all the best in his future.”

Press Release.

Photo Credit Huw Fairclough

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