Cage Warriors 88 lineup continues to grow as ex-champ Paddy Pimblett gets opponent

Cage Warriors will “get back” to the home of The Beatles next month, and five new fights have been added to the lineup.

Cage Warriors 88 takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, with a live stream of the main card on UFC Fight Pass.

As previously announced, Paddy Pimblett (13-2), who lost the Cage Warriors featherweight belt to Nad Narimani in April, is on the card. The 22-year-old Liverpool fighter, who was on a nine-fight winning streak before the title loss, now has an opponent: Vlado Sikic (10-0-1).

Sikic, who meets Pimblett in a 150-pound catchweight fight, is an undefeated 27-year-old Croatian fighter who makes who makes his promotional debut after posting nine stoppages in 10 career wins since his 2010 pro debut. He had a brief appearance on “The Ultimate Fighter 22” in 2015 but suffered a shoulder injury in an elimination-round loss to Abner Lloveras.

Additionally at Cage Warriors 88, Paull McBain (4-0) takes on Sam Spencer (5-1) in a featherweight bout. In addition, Jack Grant (12-4) meets Perry Andre Goodwin (7-4) at lightweight, and in a pair of welterweight fights, Josh McManus (1-0) meets Liverpool’s own Mick Stanton (2-1) while Jack Della Maddalena (3-2) takes on James Duckett (3-1).

Spencer recently signed a multi-fight deal with Cage Warriors and will move up to featherweight to fight McBain, who hails from nearby Scotland. McBain picked up a Cage Warriors win in April when he took a split decision from Lloyd Manning, also in Liverpool.

BAMMA veteran Grant has won three straight fights, all by stoppage, following a two-fight skid. He has all 12 of his career wins by finish with six submissions and six knockouts. He makes his Cage Warriors debut. Goodwin picked up a Cage Warriors win in April when he stopped Ellis Hampson with a third-round TKO, giving him four straight victories.

With the additions, the latest Cage Warriors 88 lineup includes:

  • Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title
  • Paddy Pimblett vs. Vlado Sikic
  • Molly McCann vs. TBA
  • Lee Chadwick vs. TBA
  • Soren Bak vs. Martin Stapleton
  • Paull McBain vs. Sam Spencer
  • Perry Andre Goodwin vs. Jack Grant
  • Josh McManus vs. Mick Stanton
  • Jack Della Maddalena vs. James Duckett

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Source: MMA Junkie