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Weigh-in results: Cage Warriors 72

12/09/2014

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A new champion will be crowned at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales, tomorrow, as the vacant CWFC bantamweight world title is on the line at Cage Warriors 72.

Challengers Toni Tauru (9-1-1) and Cory Tait (8-2) successfully made the 135lbs limit this afternoon, tipping the scales at 134.5lbs and 134.6lbs respectively.

Finnish submission wizard Tauru last stepped into the cage at CWFC 66 in Copenhagen, submitting Martin Akhtar in the first round. Tait, meanwhile, is coming off an impressive win over James Pennington back at CWFC 64 in February, getting the stoppage by way of a guillotine choke in the opening frame.

In the co-main event, middleweight Che Mills (16-7-0-2) was on the mark, weighing in at 184.7lbs, but Jack Marshman (15-5) came in heavy, missing weight at 188.3lbs. As a result, Marshman will forfeit 60 per cent of his purse - 40 per cent to his opponent, 20 per cent to his opponent’s chosen charity.

A scheduled bantamweight fight between Damien Weeden and Phil Raeburn will instead take place at an agreed catchweight of 139lbs.

View a gallery of images from today’s CWFC 72 weigh-ins HERE.

CWFC 72 takes place tomorrow, Saturday, September 13, at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. For ticket and broadcast information, click HERE.

Bantamweight title: Toni Tauru (134.5lbs) vs. Cory Tait (134.6lbs)
Middleweight: Che Mills (184.7lbs) vs. Jack Marshman (188.3lbs)*
Lightweight: Mateusz Gamrot (155.7lbs) vs. Tim Newman (154lbs)
Welterweight: Steve Dinsdale (170lbs) vs. Lewis Long (168.5lbs)
Bantamweight: Jordan Desborough (135.5lbs) vs. Kris Edwards (134.8lbs)
Lightweight: Azi Thomas (154.8lbs) vs. Mario Saeed (153.6lbs)
Light-heavyweight: Nick Nembhard (203.4lbs) vs. Simas Norkus (202.9lbs)
Flyweight: Paulina Bonkowska (125.9lbs) vs. Kate Jackson (124.8lbs)
Bantamweight: Damien Weeden (138.7lbs) vs. Phil Raeburn (137.9lbs)**
Bantamweight: Amanda Kelly (132.8lbs) vs. LJ Adams (134.8lbs)

* Missed weight; forfeits 60 per cent of his purse
** Catchweight of 139lbs agreed by both fighters

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