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Cage Warriors 70: Duffy vs. Lapilus

11/07/2014

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Rising French star Damien Lapilus (9-3-1-1nc) will take on former CWFC lightweight world title challenger Joseph Duffy (10-1) in the main event at Cage Warriors 70.

The pair will meet in the headline bout when Cage Warriors Fighting Championship returns to The Helix in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, August 16, 2014.

CWFC 70 will be the promotion’s ninth event of the year and tickets - priced from just €35 - are now on sale HERE from The Helix’s online box office, or by phoning (+353) 01 700 7000.

Duffy returns to mixed martial arts in his native Ireland for the first time since October 2011, having had a successful stint as a professional boxer in the meantime, during which he accumulated a 7-0 record.

The 26-year-old, who was a contestant on the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter, holds submission wins over current UFC stars Norman Parke and Conor McGregor.

“I can’t wait to put some new skills on show for one of the best promotions in the world, especially in front of a home crowd,” said Duffy. “It’s going to be a cracker.”

Lapilus will provide an extremely difficult challenge for Duffy, as the 25-year-old Frenchman aims to stretch his unbeaten run to six bouts.

With just one loss in his last ten outings - which came at the hands of unbeaten Finnish star Teemu Packalen - Lapilus has carved out a reputation as one of Europe’s top prospects, having competed on highly-regarded events in France, Belgium, Finland and Sweden.

The clash with Duffy will be the fourth fight of 2014 for Lapilus, who has already picked up wins over Zyad Abada and Jean Francois Darmazil, as well as a draw with Daguir Imavov, so far this year.

Lapilus said: “This will be a big challenge for me but I’m excited for it. Fighting on this event for Cage Warriors is a great opportunity which I’m really looking forward to.”

Elsewhere, after aborting a planned move to the lightweight division, Irish favourite Philip Mulpeter (7-4) returns to welterweight for what’s set to be an explosive clash with heavy-hitting Englishman Jake Bostwick (15-8-0-1nc), who’ll be searching for his ninth consecutive victory.

An all-Irish lightweight tussle will see Paul Redmond (9-4) lock horns with Micky Doyle (8-3) and - following his two-fight stint with Bellator - Andrew Fisher (12-6-1) will make his CWFC debut against Artem Lobov (9-10-0-1nc).

Cage Warriors 70 (more fights still to be announced):

Joseph DUFFY vs. Damien LAPILUS
Jake BOSTWICK vs. Philip MULPETER
Micky DOYLE vs. Paul REDMOND
Andrew FISHER vs. Artem LOBOV
Lloyd CLARKSON vs. Karl MOORE
Paul MARIN vs. Andy YOUNG
Tommy McCAFFERTY vs. Dean REILLY
Konrad IWANOWSKI vs. Peter QUEALLY
Dez PARKER vs. John REDMOND
Carl BOOTH vs. Kieran DAVERN

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