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Cage Warriors 51

29/12/2012

THE busiest and most successful year in the 10-year history of Cage Warriors Fighting Championship draws to a close with the organisation’s 12th show of 2012 on New Year’s Eve.

Cage Warriors 51 takes place at The Helix in Dublin on Monday, December 31, marking CWFC’s first show in the Irish capital since June’s hugely successful Cage Warriors 47 at the same venue.

On that occasion Conor McGregor (11-2) captured the featherweight belt courtesy of victory over Dave Hill. The Dubliner will be aiming to secure another vacant CWFC title on Monday night.

Slovakian star Ivan Buchinger (21-3) will take on McGregor for the right to be crowned Cage Warriors’ 155lbs champion. If McGregor succeeds, he’ll make history as the first fighter to simultaneously hold two CWFC titles in unified weight classes.

In the co-main event, one of Conor McGregor’s team-mates from the SGB Ireland camp will also be in title-bout action, as Chris Fields (10-4) fights for the first time since winning the CWFC middleweight strap at the expense of Pavel Kusch at September’s CWFC Fight Night 7 in Jordan.

Fields, who also hails from Dublin, will face former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Jesse Taylor (23-9), with the winner poised to see in 2013 at the summit of the 185lbs division.

Weigh-ins take place at Dublin Airport’s Carlton Hotel on Sunday, December 30, at 2pm GMT. For live updates, follow Cage Warriors Fighting Championship on Twitter.

Tickets for Cage Warriors 51 are available HERE. You can watch the main card live, free of charge and worldwide on MMAJunkie.com at 9pm GMT, following the three-bout preliminary card on Facebook at 7.45pm GMT.

MAIN CARD (MMAJunkie.com, 9pm GMT)

Conor McGregor v Ivan Buchinger – for vacant lightweight title
Chris Fields (champion) v Jesse Taylor – for middleweight title
Aisling Daly v Katja Kankaanpaa – 120lbs catchweight
Jack Mason v Florent Betorangal – welterweight
Paul Redmond v Ryan Roddy – lightweight

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 7.45pm GMT)

James Brum v Moktar Benkaci – bantamweight
Philip Mulpeter v Tommy Quinn – welterweight
Charlie Watts v Henry Fadipe – middleweight

Keep track of Cage Warriors on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

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