CW 153 Final Card & Broadcast Details

It’s finally fight week in Dublin, as Cage Warriors presents a welterweight title unification bout for the ages between interim champion Jim Wallhead and champion Rhys McKee at the iconic 3Arena!


The event marks the promotion’s first in Dublin following a six year hiatus, and looks set to deliver a pulse pounding night of mixed martial arts pitting a host of Irish talent against elite opposition from Europe and beyond!


McKee lifted his CW title in August of 2022, following a ‘Fight of the Year’ brawl with Justin Burlinson. Wallhead meanwhile captured interim gold with a win over hot prospect Matt Figlak in November.


The pair will unify the division over five rounds in the evening’s main event.


Also featured on the bill are pivotal bouts in the feather and welterweight divisions, as James Sheehan takes on Oban Elliott and Tobias Harila meets Ryan Shelley.


In some late changes to the card, Adam Shelley will now welcome promotional newcomer Muhammed Kir Ahmet to the CW cage, while Alexander O’Sullivan draws fellow IMMAF veteran Afrim Thaqi.


Finally, French superstar Morgan Charriere will now compete in a 150lb catchweight contest on the main card, as he faces Brazil’s Pedro Souza.


The full fight card for CW 153: Dublin is as follows: 


Cage Warriors 153: Dublin | LIVE on UFC Fight Pass


Main Card – 13:00 (PT) | 16:00 (ET) | 21:00 (BST) | 22:00 (CET)


Welterweight Title: Jim Wallhead (ic) vs Rhys McKee (c)

Featherweight: Tobias Harila vs Ryan Shelley

Catchweight (150lbs): Pedro Souza vs Morgan Charriere

Welterweight: Oban Elliott vs James Sheehan

Lightweight: Wasi Adeshina vs Decky McAleenan


Prelims – 09:45 (PT) | 12:45 (ET) | 17:45 (BST) | 18:45 (CET)


Bantamweight: Benoit Blanc vs Taka Mhandu

Middleweight: Angus Hewett vs Paddy McCorry

Welterweight: Jack Tucker vs Adam Darby

Lightweight: Marcin Zembala vs Leon Hill

Featherweight: Dorian Cliucinicov vs Solomon Simon

Flyweight: Nicolas Leblond vs Ryan Curtis

Catchweight (160lbs): Muhammed Kir Ahmet vs Adam Shelley

Catchweight (139lbs) Afrim Thaqi vs Alexander O’Sullivan

Middleweight: Owain Williams vs Kyle McClurkin


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