'Cage Warriors 87: Long vs. Soldic' live and official results

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Cage Warriors 87 takes place today, and you can join us for official results beginning at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).

The event takes place at Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. You can watch the five-fight preliminary card on Cage Warriors’ Facebook page before the five-bout main card shifts to UFC Fight Pass at 4 p.m. ET.

In the main event, Welsh fan favorite Lewis Long (15-4) meets promotional newcomer and fellow welterweight Roberto Soldic (11-2).

Official Cage Warriors 87 results include:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Lewis Long vs. Roberto Soldic
  • Matt Inman vs. Craig White
  • Mattia Galbiati vs. Jack Shore
  • Ludovit Klein vs. Aiden Lee
  • Ross Houston vs. Aaron Khalid

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2 p.m. ET)

  • Cosmin Tutu vs. Richard Williams
  • Bryan Creighton vs. Kris Edwards
  • Diana Felipe vs. Cornelia Holm
  • Mason Jones def. Shaun Luther via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:48
  • Lawrence Tracey def. Josh Ellis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Lewis Long gets headliner homecoming vs. Roberto Soldic at Cage Warriors 87

Cage Warriors’ return to Wales next month has a welterweight headliner.

Welsh fan favorite Lewis Long (15-4) will be featured in the main event at Cage Warriors 87 against promotional newcomer Roberto Soldic (11-2), the promotion announced today.

Cage Warriors 87 takes place Oct. 14 at Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Long has just one loss in the past four years. He’s 8-1 over that stretch, and all eight of those wins have been by stoppaged, including three under the Cage Warriors banner. In May, at Cage Warriors 83, he picked up an 18-second TKO win over Che Mills when he took Mills down quickly into the fight and injured him in the process.

Newcomer Soldic has five straight wins in the past year. All of them are by knockout, and four have come in the first round. The 22-year-old from Bosnia & Herzogovinia has 10 of his 11 career wins by finish with nine knockouts dating back to his pro debut – the three-year anniversary of which will come the same day as Cage Warriors 87.

The Cage Warriors 87 lineup now includes:

  • Lewis Long vs. Roberto Soldic
  • Matt Inman vs. Craig White
  • Ross Houston vs. Aaron Khalid
  • Scott Clist vs. Richard Williams
  • Aiden Lee vs. Phil Raeburn
  • Martin McDonough vs. Martin Sheridan
  • Josh Ellis vs. Lawrence Tracey
  • Jason Jenkins vs. Chris Saunders
  • Mason Jones vs. Shaun Luther
  • Jack Shore vs. TBA

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Cage Warriors 87 lineup builds in Wales, including Matt Inman vs. Craig White

The lineup has started to fill for Cage Warriors’ return to Wales this fall with the addition of eight bouts.

Topping the list of newly announced fights for Cage Warriors 87 is a welterweight bout between former title challenger Matt Inman (20-9) and Craig White (11-7). Also on the card is a 170-pound tilt between Ross Houston (4-0) and Aaron Khalid (6-2-1).

Cage Warriors 87 takes place Oct. 14 at Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Also booked for the event: Scott Clist (9-4) vs. Richard Williams (4-1) at lightweight; Phil Raeburn (8-6) vs. Aiden Lee (4-1) at featherweight; Martin McDonough (12-5) vs. Martin Sheridan (8-7) at bantamweight; Josh Ellis (1-0) vs. Lawrence Tracey (1-1) at lightweight; Jason Jenkins (3-1) vs. Chris Saunders (2-1) at bantamweight; and Shaun Luther (2-3) vs. Mason Jones (0-0) at lightweight.

Inman has won three of his past four fights, including two of his past three under the Cage Warriors banner. The one setback came against Karl Amoussou at Cage Warriors 80 in February, where he lost his shot at the then-vacant welterweight title by first-round TKO. But the Brit rebounded in June with a decision over Brad Wheeler at Cage Warriors 84.

White has won three of his past four, as well, and back-to-back fights for Cage Warriors. At Cage Warriors 80 in February, he submitted Thomas Robertsen with a triangle choke with three seconds left in the first round. In June, he followed that win up with a guillotine choke finish of Hakon Foss at Cage Warriors 84 in just 78 seconds. England’s White has all 11 of his career wins by stoppage, including seven submissions.

Scotland’s Houston stayed perfect in April when he submitted Dylan McLoughlin at Cage Warriors 82 with a guillotine choke just 31 seconds into their fight. It was his second first-round stoppage for Cage Warriors following an armbar win over Dane Morgan in June 2016 at Cage Warriors 76.

Khalid is unbeaten in his past five fights, including back-to-back submissions in his first two fights for Cage Warriors. At Cage Warriors 79 in October 2016, he caught Adam Proctor with a second-round rear-naked choke. And in March in front of his home fans in Wales, he tapped Phill Wells with a guillotine choke in the second round.

The current Cage Warriors 87 lineup includes:

  • Matt Inman vs. Craig White
  • Ross Houston vs. Aaron Khalid
  • Scott Clist vs. Richard Williams
  • Aiden Lee vs. Phil Raeburn
  • Martin McDonough vs. Martin Sheridan
  • Josh Ellis vs. Lawrence Tracey
  • Jason Jenkins vs. Chris Saunders
  • Mason Jones vs. Shaun Luther
  • Jack Shore vs. TBA

For more on Cage Warriors 87, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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