It’s CW94 fight week! This Saturday, Cage Warriors partner with Eleven Sports to deliver the biggest MMA fight card in Belgium’s history at Antwerp’s Lotto Arena. Here’s the fights you absolutely cannot miss, and how to watch the action from home.
The CW94 card is topped by a history making fight for MMA in the region. Belgian bantamweight star Brian Bouland will take on the unbeaten Ilia Topuria of Spain in a huge title fight between two of the very best contenders in Europe: the first time in Cage Warriors’ history that a Belgian fighter has challenged for the title.
Belgium is producing some of the fastest rising talent on the European scene right now, and Brian Bouland is taking the lead. Bouland is riding a 7-1 record and fighting off the back of two devastating one-punch finishes in his last fights with Cage Warriors, but will face a stern test in Ilia Topuria, an undefeated submission specialist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who has proven himself unstoppable in the Bantamweight division since his debut. Topuria has recently been seen training with top UFC names Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, proving just how far he’s willing to go in order to leave Belgium with the Bantamweight title this Saturday.
CW94’s co main event is a clash between lightweight prospects Erdi Karatas and Jai Herbert. Karatas has beaten some notable names on the lightweight scene in dominant fashion since his debut in 2011, and is riding a 4-fight win streak. Herbert, one of the most talked-about new additions to the roster, enters CW94 with a 100% finish rate and will want to begin his Cage Warriors run with a dominant victory.
Also featuring on the CW94 card are Belgian fan favourites Jan Quaeyhaegens, Sameer Alekozai and Donovan Desmae, who faces Holland’s Hubert Geven after knocking out Richard Williams in spectacular fashion during CW91.
CW94 tickets are limited but still available from the Tele Ticket Service website here.
How to Watch
Cage Warriors has a host of premium broadcast partners, serving countries across the globe.
Main Card (from 8pm UK time) will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, UFC FightPass and a host of premium global partners including:
Viaplay: Scandinavia. Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, Singapore, Italy. PPTV: Thailand. D Sports: India. K+: Vietnam.
Pro Prelims (from 6pm UK time) will be LIVE and FREE via the Cage Warriors Facebook page (UK/Ire).
CW94 Full Fight Card (order TBC)
Brian Bouland vs Ilia Topuria – Bantamweight Title Fight
Erdi Karatas vs Jai Herbert – Lightweight
Donovan Desmae vs Hubert Geven – Lightweight
Sameer Alekozai vs Krzysztof Klaczek – Featherweight
Jan Quaeyhaegens vs Phil Mulpeter – Welterweight
Maarten Wouters vs Angelo Rubino – Welterweight
Cory McKenna vs Eva Dourthe – Strawweight
Elliot Jenkins vs Youri Panada – Lightweight
Leah McCourt vs Manon Fiorot – Catchweight 138lbs
Tonny Van Dijk vs Tomek Langowski – Welterweight
Salvatore Liga vs Hasan Gulmez – Catchweight 150lbs
Anthony Lambrechts vs Magomed Gudanton
James Vandergheyst vs Jorn Sjaardema
Tarik Jaaidi vs Melroy Ramautar
Clint Koolen vs Giovanni Dubois