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Cage Warriors 62: Murch v Warburton

07/11/2013

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Curt Warburton will begin his CWFC career against fellow promotional debutant Wesley Murch at Cage Warriors 62.

The pair will clash in a 160lbs catchweight bout on the main card of CWFC’s next scheduled event, which takes place on Saturday, December 7, at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England.

Also added to the card is the meeting of Tommy Quinn and Alan Johnston at welterweight, as well as a lightweight tussle between Paul Gregson and Frankie Slater.

Warburton (12-4), a three-fight veteran of the UFC, penned an exclusive five-fight deal with Cage Warriors last week.

The 32-year-old is currently fourth in the UK’s lightweight rankings and holds wins over Maciej Jewtuszko, Tim Newman and current CWFC lightweight champion Stevie Ray.

“I’m looking forward to making my Cage Warriors debut against a tough opponent. Wesley is on a bit of a win-streak at the moment but that will end in Newcastle on December 7,” said Warburton.

Murch (13-6), who has also inked an exclusive five-fight CWFC deal today, comes into the bout on the back of four straight victories, the most recent of which saw him submit Alexei Roberts.

Now 9-2 in his last 11 outings, 30-year-old Murch has taken all but one of his 13 professional wins inside the distance.

He said: “It’s great to be joining Cage Warriors and getting the chance to compete against the top lightweights out there. Curt is an example of that. He’s a great fighter and beating him will prove that I’m among the best in Europe.”

Meanwhile, both Tommy Quinn and Alan Johnston will return to fight for Cage Warriors for the first time since December 2012 when they collide in an intriguing welterweight contest.

Quinn (5-1), who emerged victorious after going the distance with Philip Mulpeter at CWFC 51 last New Year’s Eve, said: “I cannot wait to fight in a city that has been my home for the past six years. All I want is to put on an exciting fight.”

Having impressively seen off Aaron Wilkinson at CWFC 50, Johnston (7-2-1) will be aiming for back-to-back Cage Warriors wins. He said: “It’s great to be back on the best show in the UK against a guy like Tommy Quinn. He looks to bring a fight, which is exactly what I want.”

Elsewhere, in a meeting of two lightweight prospects, Frankie Slater (2-1) will take on Paul Gregson (3-1).

More Cage Warriors 62 bouts are still to be announced, so keep track of us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Tickets, priced from £35 plus booking fee, are on sale HERE.

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