Lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 headliner.
Officials today announced Fishgold (16-1-1) will meet challenger Alexander Jacobsen (8-1) in the championship main event.
Cage Warriors 88 takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, and it streams on UFC Fight Pass.
Fishgold has won six straight bouts, which included a submission victory over Adam Boussif for the vacant title and defenses over Jason Ponet (64-second submission) and Nic Herron-Webb (decision). The 24-year-old is 7-0 under the Cage Warriors banner and owns 13 stoppages in 16 career wins.
He now takes on Jacobsen, a 29-year-old Norwegian fighter who’s 2-0 since joining Cage Warriors with a TKO win over Tim Wilde and a decision victory over Tom Green. The three-year pro has gone 8-0 with seven stoppages since losing his pro debut in 2014.
As previously announced, a number of other Liverpool fighters are slated for the card, including former featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett (13-2), flyweight prospect Molly McCann (5-1), lightweight contender Martin Stapleton (19-5) and middleweight vet Lee Chadwick (23-13-1).
The latest Cage Warriors 88 card includes:
- Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title
- Paddy Pimblett vs. TBA
- Molly McCann vs. TBA
- Martin Stapleton vs. TBA
- Lee Chadwick vs. TBA