Karl Moore looks to match Conor McGregor's feat in Cage Warriors 89 headliner

Northern Ireland’s Karl Moore (8-1) already holds one Cage Warriors title, but he’s looking to score another one very soon.

The reigning Cage Warriors light heavyweight champion will look to claim the promotion’s vacant heavyweight title when he faces Mauro Cerilli (10-2) in the main event of next month’s Cage Warriors 89 event on Nov. 25 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. The card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

“Karl Moore has a huge opportunity to become our first two-weight world champion since Conor McGregor,” Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan stated. “And if he’s successful in Antwerp on Nov. 25, I’m sure a lot of people – including the UFC – will be paying very close attention to him.

“But he has a tough test in front of him. Cerilli is tough and in good form. I’m looking forward to a great title fight.”

McGregor, of course, held Cage Warriors’ lightweight and featherweight titles before vacating the belts in in 2013. migrating to the UFC and briefly holding those same belts in the world’s premier MMA promotion, as well.

Moore is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, which includes a five-round decision win over Josh Moore at March’s Cage Warriors 81 event, where he picked up the vacant light heavyweight title. Moore is a perfect 4-0 in four appearances for the European promotion.

Meanwhile, Cerilli makes his promotional debut on the strength of a three-fight winning streak earned while competing in his native Italy. Two of this victories came via TKO, while his most recent appearance went to the judges’ cards in a three-round affair.

The Cage Warriors 89 lineup currently includes:

  • Champ Karl Moore vs. Mauro Cerilli – for vacant heavyweight title
  • Cindy Dandois vs. Kerry Hughes
  • Ben Dandois vs. opponent TBA
  • Tommy Depret vs. opponent TBA

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Cage Warriors 89 heads to Belgium in November, including Cindy Dandois vs. Kerry Hughes

Cage Warriors will head to Belgium in November, and one of the country’s fan favorites will be featured on the card.

Cindy Dandois (8-3) has been booked for a 140-pound catchweight fight against Kerry Hughes (3-2) at Cage Warriors 89, the promotion today announced.

Cage Warriors 89 will take place Nov. 25 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium. The card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.

Dandois will be looking to rebound from a loss earlier this year to Alexis Davis at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville, which was her UFC debut. Prior to that, she had a three-fight winning streak, including back-to-back submission wins as an Invicta featherweight over Megan Anderson and Jessamyn Duke.

Hughes, from England, will be returning to Cage Warriors for the first time since 2014, when she stopped Amanda Kelly with a second-round TKO at Cage Warriors 69. Earlier this year, she was stopped with a first-round TKO against Zarh Fairn dos Santos at a British Challenge MMA event.

The card also will feature Dandois’ brother, Ben Dandois (6-3), as well as Belgium’s Tommy Depret (12-5), against opponents to be named later.

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Source: MMA Junkie