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Fight card set for Cage Warriors 85 in Bournemouth

Fight card set for Cage Warriors 85 in Bournemouth

Cage Warriors continues a packed summer of fight nights with Cage Warriors 85 at The O2 Academy in Bournemouth, England – and there’s a world title on the line in the main event.

The vacant Cage Warriors middleweight title, is up for grabs in the headline contest, as England’s Jason Radcliffe takes on Poland’s Oskar Piechota.

The middleweight title has helped former champions Jack Hermansson and Jack Marshman springboard their careers onto the world stage in the UFC, with Cage Warriors’ championship belts representing the cream of the crop on the European stage.

The co-main event promises to be a special occasion for former Royal Marine Martin Stapleton, who competes on National Armed Forces Day against Belgian lightweight Donovan Desmae.

The main card also features a middleweight battle as surging contender Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick takes on Andy Manzolo, plus the eagerly-awaited pro debut of Northern Irish featherweight and IMMAF amateur world champion Leah McCourt.

There are a very limited number of tickets still available via cagewarriors.com

WHERE TO WATCH

The five-fight main card will be broadcast live from 9pm UK time on the following channels:
UFC Fight Pass: Worldwide
BT Sport: UK & Ireland
Viaplay: Scandinavia
Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, Singapore
Sportube.tv: Italy
PPTV: Thailand
D Sports: India
The preliminary card will be streamed LIVE and FREE via the Cage Warriors Facebook page.

KEY TIMINGS

Doors open: 4:00pm
Amateur Preliminary card first fight: 4.30pm
Pro preliminary card first fight: 6:30pm
Main card first fight: 9:00pm

CAGE WARRIORS 85 FIGHT CARD

Oskar Piechota vs Jason Radcliffe (Middleweight Title Fight)
Donovan Desmae vs Martin Stapleton
Lee Chadwick vs Andy Manzolo
Rizlen Zouak vs Leah McCourt
Danny Randolph vs Hughie O’Rourke
Cameron Else vs Damo Weeden
Jamie Richardson vs Alex Thorne
Shaun Luther vs Luiz Finocchio

Sports journalist and editor with 18 years’ experience, working on national UK mainstream media coverage of the world's biggest sporting events, from the Olympic Games and World Cups to world title fights and Formula 1 Grands Prix. Covered mixed martial arts for the last eight years for MMAjunkie/USA Today, BBC Sport, BBC Three, BT Sport, The Daily Mirror, The Sun and The Independent.

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