This Saturday, the Ebbw Vale Sports Centre will host the sixth instalment of the Cage Warriors Academy Wales. With two titles on the line, fans of Welsh MMA can expect some top quality amateur bouts.
Originally scheduled to feature three title defences, fans in attendance will now have to settle for two. Late drop outs have meant that featherweight champion Ieuan Mackenzie has had to withdraw.
CWAW Faces Opponent Changes
Mackenzie was originally set to defend his belt against experienced challenger Joe Taylor. However, an injury to Taylor meant a new opponent was needed. Up stepped Ruslan Vrabije, who agreed to the fight before also withdrawing due to illness.
After being left without an opponent just days before the event, “The Lion” decided to withdraw from the card altogether.
Despite this, the event still contains some strong, promising young fighters, with Shore MMA’s Roan Crocker and Levi Batchelor both defending their respective titles.
Batchelor was set to face fellow undefeated amateur, Kalem John, which is another who has been forced to withdraw. “Young Money’s” new opponent will be announced shortly.
With the middleweight belt at stake, Swansea-born Crocker is still set to face Celtic Pride’s, Rhys Hughes. Both fighters come into the bout with impressive records as they prepare for the event’s main event.
With over 20 fights scheduled to take place, stay tuned to find out which amateurs you should keep an eye on.
Featured image credits to Cage Warriors Academy Wales