CWFC Fight Night 9: Redmond vs. Teodorczuk, Roddy vs. Saeed, Haque vs. Marin
CAGE WARRIORS Fighting Championship returns to Bahrain next month for a card which is taking shape following the addition of three exciting bouts today.
CWFC Fight Night 9, the promotion’s first event in Bahrain since May 2012, will take place at Khalifa Sports City on Friday, October 25.
The bill will feature a return to action for top Irish lightweight Paul Redmond (pictured), who’ll aim to continue his hot streak against Polish rising star Mateusz Teodorczuk.
Redmond (8-3) has taken five CWFC wins on the trot since making his promotional debut in June of last year, a run that has seen him stop the likes of Lew Long, Alexei Roberts and - most recently - Marc Allen.
“I’m really grateful for another opportunity to fight for Cage Warriors. I think this is a great match-up for the fans. I feel I’ve progressed even further in my skills since my last fight and I’m looking forward to showcasing them,” said the 26-year-old Dubliner.
While Redmond has taken all eight of his wins inside the distance, Teodorczuk (10-2) hasn’t been stopped since being submitted by veteran German middleweight Gregor Herb three years ago.
The 28-year-old, who’s currently on an eight-fight win-streak, said: “I’m very happy to be displaying my skills on the top European promotion. I’m looking forward to continuing my good run and I expect Paul and myself to put on a memorable fight.
Also in lightweight action, Ryan Roddy will return to the cage for the first time since losing to Paul Redmond at Cage Warriors 51 when he clashes with CWFC debutant Mario Saeed.
Roddy (5-1) has been sidelined due to injury since that New Year’s Eve loss, which came via toe-hold, and saw the 23-year-old Irishman beaten for the first time in his career.
“I can’t wait to put on a show for the people in Bahrain,” Roddy said. “It’s going to be exciting to get back into the mix in the Cage Warriors lightweight division.”
Saeed (5-1), who’ll be looking for his fifth successive win, signed exclusively for Cage Warriors Fighting Championship earlier this year, having impressed on the domestic scene in the UK.
A 25-year-old native of Bristol, Saeed said: “I’m really looking forward to finally making my debut for Europe’s biggest promotion and I plan on putting on a show for the fans.”
Meanwhile, a flyweight bout has also been signed for the CWFC Fight Night 9 bill, with Shaj Haque and Paul Marin both returning for their third CWFC appearances of 2013.
Haque (3-0), a 22-year-old Englishman, was snapped up by CWFC following a very impressive upset win at the expense of Kris Edwards at Cage Warriors 54 in Cardiff back in May.
“Fighting abroad is a first for me so I’m very excited,” said Haque. “It’s a highly-respectable opponent who has fought some top-ranked fighters, but I see this as another step towards the flyweight title.”
Looking to return to winning ways in Bahrain on October 25, Marin (5-3) was last in action at Cage Warriors 53 back in April when he was bested by current CWFC flyweight champion Neil Seery.
The 28-year-old Romanian said: “I’m training really hard with a lot of motivation for this and I’m grateful to Cage Warriors for giving me another opportunity. I can’t wait for this fight.”
Bruno Carvalho vs. Gael Grimaud
Paul Redmond vs. Mateusz Teodorczuk
Ryan Roddy vs. Mario Saeed
Shaj Haque vs. Paul Marin
Photo: Dolly Clew | Cage Warriors
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