Cage Warriors 50: McVeigh v Hempleman
Paul McVeigh will feature in the Cage Warriors 50 headliner on December 8 (Photo: Andrew Dobbie).
THE main event at Cage Warriors 50 will see Paul McVeigh return to CWFC action against American opposition.
Cage Warriors 50, which takes place at the Kelvin Hall on Saturday, December 8, will mark the first time the organisation has held a show in Scotland.
McVeigh (18-7), a former CWFC featherweight and bantamweight champion, will headline the event in his hometown of Glasgow.
The Irish-born jiu-jitsu black belt will take on rising star Brandon Hempleman in a 130lbs catchweight bout, as McVeigh begins the gradual cut to flyweight.
Thirty-year-old McVeigh will be fighting for the first time since a decision loss to the UFC’s Erik Perez last December.
The former TUF contestant, who made his CWFC debut in 2003, is unbeaten in his eight fights under the Cage Warriors banner, the last of which saw him secure a second-round TKO victory against Andreas Bernhard in February 2011.
Hempleman (8-1), who hails from Idaho, is on a five-fight win streak and most recently disposed of 36-12 veteran Olly Bradstreet.
Brandon Hempleman will aim for his sixth successive victory on his Cage Warriors debut (Photo: Bob Norbutt).
Rated as one of the most promising fighters in the US in the bantamweight division, 25-year-old Hempleman fights out of Primal Tribe MMA/Team Sklavos.
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