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CWFC Fight Night 8: Chmielewski v Hucin

25/04/2013

POLISH veteran Antoni Chmielewski (pictured) will make his Cage Warriors debut when the organisation returns to United Arab Emirates on Saturday, May 11.

The former KSW light-heavyweight champion will face Cage Warriors regular Faycal Hucin in a middleweight bout at CWFC Fight Night 8 at Al Fujairah’s Mirbeh Sports Hall.

Elsewhere, following an injury to David Bielkheden, Jack Mason has a new opponent for the event, while two bouts have also been added to the prelims.

Chmielewski (23-9) is regarded as a pioneer of Polish MMA and, after a successful career at light-heavyweight, the 31-year-old is now focusing on the 185lbs division.

An experienced judo black belt, Chmielewski has overcome the likes of Dion Staring, James Zikic, Vitor Nobrega, Krzysztof Kulak and Lukasz Les during his illustrious 10-year professional career thus far.

Hucin (8-3), who recently signed an exclusive CWFC deal, will be returning to action for the first time since seeing off the challenge of John Michael Sheil at Cage Warriors 49 in Cardiff last October.

Fighting out of Paris, the heavy-hitting 25-year-old reached the semi-finals of last year’s CWFC middleweight title tournament courtesy of an impressive KO of Gareth Joseph.

Meanwhile, Jack Mason is now preparing for a very different challenge at CWFC Fight Night 8, after injury forced David Bielkheden out of their scheduled welterweight contest.

Mason (23-11) will now take on highly-rated American prospect Collin Reuter, who recently rose to prominence thanks to this devastating KO victory against Gerald Fike.

“I’m obviously disappointed not to be facing David Bielkheden as I had been relishing the opportunity to fight him, but Cage Warriors have pulled out all the stops again to match me with another top international opponent,” said Mason.

“Reuter has an impressive record, has trained with Team Alpha Male and has scored one of the most brutal knockouts of 2013 already, so I know I have my hands full with him. This is a very different style of fight to Bielkheden but I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to face him.

Reuter, a 22-year-old hailing from Alaska, has taken all but one of his nine wins by stoppage, with his only professional loss coming via decision at the hands of experienced fellow American Dave Knight.

Reuter said: “I’m excited about showcasing my skills at a higher level of competition and I’m thankful to Cage Warriors for such an opportunity. I always put on awesome fights and I fully expect to dominate and finish Jack Mason.”

Meanwhile, on the prelims, Mike Ling will return to Cage Warriors action for a middleweight tussle with fellow Englishman Harry McLeman, while French light-heavyweight Sylvain Potard has been pencilled in for a clash with Middle East fans’ favourite Mohamed Ali.

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