Cage Warriors 73 Card Finalized

The card is now set for Cage Warriors 73, which will take place on Saturday, November 1st, at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England.

Officials have today confirmed an intriguing welterweight contest for the main card of Cage Warriors Fighting Championship’s twelfth event of the year, with Matt Inman and Lew Long scheduled to lock horns.

Inman returns to action for the first time since May, when he saw a four-fight win streak snapped by Mauro Chimento at Cage Warriors 68 in Liverpool, England.

Prior to that loss, Inman had climbed towards the summit of CWFC’s welterweight division with a run of victories that included a first-round submission of title challenger Mohsen Bahari.

The 28-year-old Englishman, who fights out of the SBG camp in Manchester, has taken all but one of his thirteen professional wins inside the distance, with an equal number of submission and (T)KO finishes on his ledger.

“I’m really looking forward to being back in the cage, especially in Newcastle where I’ve fought several times before,” said Inman, who graduated with a law diploma earlier this year.

“I’ve been working extremely hard and I’ve made a lot of improvements since my last fight. I’ll look like a completely different fighter on November 1 in Newcastle.”

Having made a successful CWFC welterweight debut against Steve Dinsdale at CWFC 72 last month, Welshman Long will be looking to put consecutive wins together for the first time since joining the Cage Warriors roster in 2012.

A judo and kickboxing black belt, the former lightweight holds other notable victories over Diego Vital and former Ultimate Fighter contestant Mark Glover.

Long, 25, said: “I can’t wait for this fight. I’m looking forward to getting another win, which will be my third on Cage Warriors, against a good opponent in Matt Inman.”

Meanwhile, a featherweight contest between Paddy Pimblett and Stephen Martin has also been added to the bill for CWFC 73, while Kyle Redfearn has stepped in to face Leeroy Barnes in a middleweight bout following the withdrawal of Chris Scott due to injury.

Cage Warriors 73 will be headlined by the CWFC lightweight world title meeting of defending champion Stevie Ray and challenger Curt Warburton. Check out the finalised fight card below…


Cage Warriors 73 Card

Stevie Ray vs. Curt Warburton

Juan Manuel Suarez vs. Jimmy Wallhead

Alex Enlund vs. Nad Narimani

Moktar Benkaci vs. Ronnie Mann

Shaj Haque vs. Damien Rooney

Matt Inman vs. Lew Long

Brett Caswell vs. Marcin Lasota

Liam James vs. Dean Trueman

Leeroy Barnes vs. Kyle Redfearn

Stephen Martin vs. Paddy Pimblett

Mark Connor vs. Ian Malone

Ellis Hampson vs. Lewis Monarch

Irene Cabello vs. Vanessa Reinsch

Michael Abbott vs. Paul Gregson

Priced from £35 plus booking fee, tickets for CWFC 73 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday, November 1, are currently available to purchase. Click HERE to get yours.

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