Returning this weekend for a doubleheader, this Friday sees the first take place as Cage Warriors 137 goes down. With a six-fight card, this event will be the perfect dose of combat action to start your weekend. Then will be followed on Saturday by CW138.
Taking place in Colchester, tickets are no longer available to purchase, giving us a good indication of the show’s quality.
Where and When to Watch?
Despite tickets being sold-out, the event will still be watchable online. As part of UFC Fight Pass, fans of the organisation can watch every event via the subscription services app. With a month pass coming in at just £6.99 it’s an absolute bargain. Not only giving you access to the upcoming shows but allowing you to dive back into the past and relive some of Cage Warriors’ most memorable moments.
As it’s a UK promotion we will have a UK friendly start time of 9 pm. Only a six-fight card and with Cage Warriors pacing usually being fast and furious this event shouldn’t run too long and might even be finished before midnight.
Cage Warriors 137 Fight Card
So here it is. The six-fight card written here starts with the main and works its way down. Some top match-ups and some names you might not be familiar with but trust me they’re here for a reason. (Card is subject to change).
Joël Kouadja vs Matthew Bonner
Bogdan Barbu vs Daan Duijs
Arnaud Kherfalah vs Adam Cullen
Tanio Pagliariccio vs Benoit Blanc
Shoaib Yousaf vs Michat Folc
Jack Dedames vs Oman Chaaban
The UK Fighters
A European only fight card we will see plenty of nations represented. France, Finland, Poland, Romania, The Netherlands, Italy and of course The UK all have fighters competing. But we’re here to take a closer look at the four Brits competing on the night.
Firstly, and opening the card will be Jack Dedames. 2-0 as a pro we will see the welterweight hope to extend that winning record. 3-0 as an amateur, Jack wasted no time turning pro and looks to make a statement in the UK’s biggest promotion.
His opponent will be Finish fighter Oman Chaaban. 2-1 Oman is coming into this off a third-round TKO victory at UAE Warriors 23. Looking to upset the apple cart and pull off the win in hostile territory.
Opening the card this fight should be a cracker with two talented fighters who have much more to give in the sport.
Secondly, fighting straight after Jack, we have Shoaib Yousaf. 8-3 as a pro at only 26, Yousaf has plenty of cage time despite his age. Losing last time out via split decision, Shoaib will be looking to make sure the judges aren’t needed this time around. Finishing six of his eight wins he is more than capable of making it an early night for himself.
Fighting out of Poland will be his opponent on the night, Michal Folc. 6-4, Michal is currently riding a two-fight winning streak and looks to extend it this Friday. Holding three wins via submission Folc is no stranger to finishes as well.
Competing at a 150lbs Catchweight, the winner of this one will propel themselves upwards and on to bigger and better things.
Continuing, we have Adam Cullen. 24-years of age, Cullen has amassed an unblemished record of 4-0 finishing all four in round number one. An impressive specimen, he trains out of Next Generation MMA so is surrounded by fighters who know what it’s like to compete at a high level. Looking to go five on the bounce make sure you watch Adam compete as something special could be on the cards.
Taking on Adam in a lightweight bout will be Arnaud Kherfalah. The Frenchman currently sits at 5-2, coming into enemy territory he can give his career a real boost should he win this Friday. Returning to the MMA cage for the first time since 2018, Arnaud is looking to return as a new fighter.
Both men in this one are finishers, with all their wins coming inside the distance. Taking place as the fourth fight of the night, don’t miss it as it’s sure to be explosive.
Finally, headlining the card we have Matthew Bonner. 11-7-1 Bonnar is the most experienced man on the card, and at 31, will be looking to hit his prime with a win. Coming into this fight after a submission victory just last month, Matthew will be looking to emulate his previous performance and pick up a quick win. Also fighting out of Next Generation, could we see the gym go 2-0?
Taking place at a 177lbs Catchweight, Matthew will be taking on Joël Kouadja. 7-8 as a pro may have you looking down at the Frenchman. However, you definitely shouldn’t be. Despite going 1-8 in his first nine, Joël has bounced back tremendously. Putting together a six-fight winning streak, that has also seen him finish all six. Looking to pull the upset expect carnage in this main event match-up.
Maineventing for a reason, these two men bring the heat every time they compete. Whether it’s over in one or goes the distance, there will be non-stop action bell to bell.
Who steals the show at Cage Warriors 137?
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