Today, a bantamweight bout between Bakhtyaar Oryakhail and Caolan Loughran was confirmed to be going down at Cage Warriors 135.
This barn-burner in the 135-pound division is one of many recent announcements for CW 135. The card takes place at the BEC Arena and is one of two cards that hold a ‘double-header’ on April 1st and April 2nd. This is Cage Warrior’s first time in Manchester since September 26th 2020, as they host a treat for fans in the North West.
See Cage Warrior’s official announcement below:
Bakhtyaar Oryakhail vs Caolan Loughran
Bakhtyaar Oryakhail (1-0-0) burst onto the Cage Warriors scene in September 2021 when he scored a 1st round triangle choke win over Jack Clarke. Before this, he flashed an incredible six fight amateur win streak in a short space of time. Bakhtyaar captured five wins in a nine month period in 2019 and then decided to go pro. These wins came in notable promotions such as Battle Arena and Caged Steel, which seemed to grab the attention of Cage Warriors. He trains out of Counter Combat in Birmingham and will travel up to Manchester in the hopes of creating another win streak to benefit his career.
Caolan Loughran (4-0-0) looks to remain undefeated in his Cage Warriors debut in a week. However, the name may ring a bell as he competed at Cage Warriors Academy Ireland 1 and 2. After CWA, he ventured to Almighty FC for his final amateur fight, where he ground and pounded his way to a TKO victory. Three of Caolan’s four pro wins have come via 1st round finish, including one TKO and two submissions. With a total of 12 wins and just two losses in both his amateur and pro career, it’s hard not to expect big things from the Irishman.
How do you expect this one to play out?
Featured image credits to Cage Warriors