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CWFC 65: Fight card update

22/01/2014

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Cage Warriors Fighting Championship returns to Dublin on March 1 and officials can today confirm the event’s first batch of bouts, including a lightweight contest between John Maguire (pictured) and Saul Rogers.

Cage Warriors 65, which will be the promotion’s second event in 2014, is once again set to take place at The Helix in the Irish capital.

The meeting of Maguire and Rogers, which is likely to have major implications in the CWFC lightweight division, is one of seven fights now announced for the CWFC 65 card, which will also feature Irish favourites Philip Mulpeter, Artem Lobov and Damien Rooney, among others.

On the back of a five-fight stint with the UFC, Maguire (19-6) made his CWFC debut in Dublin on New Year’s Eve and edged out Philip Mulpeter via decision.

The 30-year-old Englishman said: “I don’t want to hang around so I’m getting straight back in there two months after my last fight and I’m ready to take my next step towards the CWFC title.”

Rogers (7-1), a fellow Englishman, defeated Jason Cooledge in impressive fashion in his promotional debut at CWFC 57 in Liverpool last July, taking his sixth submission in seven wins.

“This is a fight against a tough, talented and experienced fighter, and I expect it to bring out the best in me,” said 24-year-old Rogers. “I’ll be bringing my A-game to Ireland in order to get the win and move closer to a title shot.”

Elsewhere on the CWFC 65 bill, Alex Enlund (9-2-0-1nc) will go in search of his fourth CWFC win when he takes on Artem Lobov (8-7-0-1nc) in a featherweight bout, while lightweight action will see Philip Mulpeter (6-4) collide with Lew Long (7-3).

A third CWFC victory on the trot will be the aim for Bryan Creighton (5-1) as he faces newcomer Damien Rooney (9-3-1) at a 130lbs catchweight, and Martin Sheridan (7-4) will fight in his hometown of Dublin for the first time in a bantamweight bout against Paddy Pimblett (4-1).

Merv Mulholland (10-5) returns to welterweight for a clash with Lee Caers (10-3), with Irish lightweights Myles Price (8-5) and Peter Queally (3-1) also set to square off.

Tickets for Cage Warriors 65 will go on sale shortly so keep track of CWFC on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Cage Warriors 65 (more bouts to be announced)

John Maguire vs. Saul Rogers
Alex Enlund vs. Artem Lobov
Bryan Creighton vs. Damien Rooney
Lew Long vs. Philip Mulpeter
Paddy Pimblett vs. Martin Sheridan
Lee Caers vs. Merv Mulholland
Myles Price vs. Peter Queally

Photo: Dolly Clew | Cage Warriors

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