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Cage Warriors 49: Long v Redmond

12/10/2012

Lewis Long in action during his win against Jacek Toczydlowski last November (Photo: Huw Fairclough).

THE line-up for Cage Warriors 49 has today been finalised with the addition of a lightweight bout between Lewis Long and Paul Redmond to the main card.

Cage Warriors 49, which takes place at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on Saturday, October 27, will be the organisation’s first ever show in Wales.

Long (6-1-0), who hails from Wales but currently fights out of the Trojan Free Fighters camp, is ranked as one of the UK’s top 20 lightweights and will be making his Cage Warriors debut following impressive victories over the highly-rated Diego Vital and CWFC veteran Jacek Toczydlowski.

Redmond (4-3-0) will be return to CWFC action for the first time since dominating Yuri Malko at Cage Warriors 47 in June in his hometown of Dublin, where the Team Ryano fighter picked up a second-round TKO win.

Paul Redmond celebrates following his win against Yuri Malko at Cage Warriors 47: Dublin in June (Photo: Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors).

The meeting of Long and Redmond will be one of six fights on the Cage Warriors 49 main card, which will be co-headlined by the clash of top welterweight contenders Cathal Pendred and Bruno Carvalho, and the women’s flyweight title tournament final between Rosi Sexton and Sheila Gaff.

Following the enforced withdrawal of John Phillips due to injury, the lightweight contest involving Daniel Thomas and Merv Mulholland has now been promoted to the main card from the prelims.

MAIN CARD (9pm UK)

Bruno Carvalho v Cathal Pendred
Rosi Sexton v Sheila Gaff – women’s flyweight title bout
Tim Newman v Greg Loughran
Lewis Long v Paul Redmond
John Michael Sheil v Faycal Hucin
Merv Mulholland v Daniel Thomas

PRELIMINARY CARD (7pm UK)

Kris Edwards v Mark Platts
Lee Caers v Kevin Reed
Dino Gambatesa v Martin McDonough
Neil Seery v Karl Harrison
Sam Gilbert v Brett Johns

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