CWFC 65: Alloway vs. Mason, Brown vs. Redmond
Two more bouts have today been added to the card for Cage Warriors Fighting Championship’s forthcoming return to Ireland.
Cage Warriors 65, which will be the promotion’s second event of 2014, is set to take place at The Helix in the Irish capital on Saturday, March 1.
The bill for the event has now been boosted by the addition of a welterweight bout between Benny Alloway (pictured) and Jack Mason, as well as a lightweight tussle between Damien Brown and Paul Redmond.
Alloway (12-5) will be returning to Cage Warriors action for the first time since February 2012, having had a three-fight stint with the UFC and an appearance on The Ultimate Fighter in the meantime.
The well-rounded Aussie debuted for the UFC with a KO of the Night victory against Manny Rodriguez, but he’ll be keen to return to winning ways against Mason on the back of defeats to Ryan LaFlare and Zak Cummings.
“I’m excited, I’m hungry and I’m healthy again for the first time in 12 months,” said Alloway. “This is Jack Mason’s ‘big fight’ and I hope he brings his A-game because I’m coming hard.”
Mason (26-12) will be looking to build on a hugely positive 2013, during which he picked up four CWFC wins including stoppages of Matt Inman and Vladimir Opanasenko.
The experienced 31-year-old Englishman, who has a 9-2 record from his last 11 outings, has climbed into the top five in the UK’s welterweight rankings thanks to his good run of recent form.
Mason said: “As soon as I heard that Ben Alloway had signed for Cage Warriors, it was a fight I was interested in. He’s fun to watch and I like his aggressive style so I’m looking forward to getting in there and taking a dominant win.”
Meanwhile, Damien Brown and Paul Redmond will be desperate to return to the win column after both fighters tasted defeat last month in their most recent outings.
Brown (10-5), an Australian compatriot of Alloway’s, was edged out by Julien Boussuge via decision at CWFC 61 in Amman in his promotional debut, which was the 29-year-old’s first loss over the distance.
“I’m looking forward to giving the Cage Warriors fans in Ireland what they want to see,” said Brown. “But it won’t be in the hands of the judges this time as I’m coming to finish it.”
Redmond (8-4) suffered a loss for the first time under the Cage Warriors banner at CWFC 63 in Dublin on New Year’s Eve, when Mateusz Teodorczuk brought an end to a run of five straight wins with a second-round submission.
However, the 27-year-old Irishman says he’s eager to make amends: “After my last performance I just want to get back in there again. I was back in the gym two days later fixing everything in my game, so I can’t wait for this fight now.”
Cage Warriors 65 (more bouts to be announced)
John Maguire vs. Saul Rogers
Benny Alloway vs. Jack Mason
Alex Enlund vs. Artem Lobov
Bryan Creighton vs. Damien Rooney
Damien Brown vs. Paul Redmond
Lew Long vs. Philip Mulpeter
Paddy Pimblett vs. Martin Sheridan
Lee Caers vs. Merv Mulholland
Myles Price vs. Peter Queally
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