It’s England versus Wales in the main event of Cage Warriors 86 in London on Saturday September 16 as Nathaniel ‘The Prospect’ Wood puts his newly-won Cage Warriors bantamweight title on the line against unbeaten Welsh challenger Josh ‘Crazy Horse’ Reed.
The Indigo at The O2 in London’s Docklands will play host to Cage Warriors’ latest event, as London’s Wood will look to negotiate his first successful title defence in his home town.
Wood captured the title with a hugely impressive finish of Swiss submission ace Marko Kovacevic in the main event of Cage Warriors 84, and the Brit returns to the same arena to put his belt on the line for the very first time.
He’s up against hard-charging opposition in the form of Welshman Reed, who boasts a perfect professional record with all but one of his seven wins coming inside the distance.
‘Crazy Horse’ stopped Ben Rees on his Cage Warriors debut at Cage Warriors 76, then followed up with a significant victory as he defeated Martin Sheridan by split decision at Cage Warriors 79. In his most recent outing, Rees produced his most impressive performance to date, knocking out Gavin Kelly in the first round to earn himself a title shot.
The rest of the card will be fast and furious as flyweights Sam Creasey and Paul Marin go toe to toe, Ireland and Belgium clash at bantamweight as Darren O’Gorman takes on Brian Bouland and eight fight Cage Warriors veteran Sean Carter takes on Joe McColgan.
Due to Alan Carlos being removed from the card due to injury, we are working to find a new opponent for Jason Radcliffe.
HOW TO WATCH
Cage Warriors has a host of premium broadcast partners, serving countries across the globe. This event will mark the debut of Cage Warriors on new free-to-air UK sports channel FreeSports following this week’s announcement of a deal with the broadcaster to show all live Cage Warriors events. The event will also be shown in the UK and Ireland on BT Sport via their red button service.
The preliminary card will also be streamed live online via The Sport Bible’s Facebook page to their audience of 10.3 million users.
UFC Fight Pass: Worldwide
BT Sport (red button): UK & Ireland
Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, Singapore
D Sports: India
The preliminary card will be streamed live via the Sport Bible Facebook page from 6.30pm.
CAGE WARRIORS 86: FIGHT CARD
Nathaniel Wood vs Josh Reed (bantamweight title)
Sam Creasey vs Paul Marin (flyweight bout)
Sean Carter vs Joe McColgan (lightweight bout)
Junior Karanta vs Adel Ghaddou (heavyweight bout)
Fabien Gallinaro vs Jean N’Doye (150lbs catchweight bout)
Darren O’Gorman vs Brian Bouland (bantamweight bout)
Jamie Richardson vs Håkon Foss (welterweight bout)
Arvydas Juska vs Alex Thorne (middleweight bout)
Marcus Paul vs Maciej Gierszewski (middleweight bout)
Eric Nolan vs Mehdi Saadi (150lb catchweight bout)
A very limited number of tickets for the event are available via the Indigo at The O2 ticket website.