Fight Network Presents Cage Warriors 70
LIVE this Saturday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. ET
Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Cage Warriors 70 from The Helix in Dublin, Ireland this Saturday, August 16, at 4 p.m. ET.
Fight Network’s live broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV in the U.S., nationwide in Canada and internationally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
In the main event, rising French star Damien Lapilus (9-3-1, 1NC) will take on former Cage Warriors lightweight title challenger Joseph Duffy (10-1).
In other featured bouts, Irish favorite Philip Mulpeter (7-4) returns to welterweight for what’s set to be an explosive clash with heavy-hitting Englishman Jake Bostwick (15-8, 1NC), who searches for his ninth consecutive victory.
An All-Irish lightweight tussle will see Paul Redmond (9-4) lock horns with Greece’s Alexis “The Furious Kid” Savvidis (8-1) and following his two-fight stint with Bellator, Andrew Fisher (12-6-1) will make his Cage Warriors debut against Artem Lobov (9-10, 1NC). Plus, England’s Lloyd Clarkson (8-7) faces undefeated Irishman Karl Moore (4-0), while Romania’s Paul Marin (7-4) takes on Northern Irish prospect Andy Young (6-5).
The full fight card for Cage Warriors 70 is below:
Main Card (Live on Fight Network, 4 p.m. ET):
-Joseph Duffy vs. Damien Lapilus
-Jake Bostwick vs. Philip Mulpeter
-Paul Redmond vs. Alexis Savvidis
-Andrew Fisher vs. Artem Lobov
-Lloyd Clarkson vs. Karl Moore
-Paul Marin vs. Andy Young
Preliminary Card (Facebook, 2:45 p.m. ET):
-Konrad Iwanowski vs. Peter Queally
-Tommy McCafferty vs. Dean Reilly
-Louis Chapman vs. Ryan Roddy
Preliminary Card (Untelevised, 2 p.m. ET):
-Catherine Costigan vs. Noelia Molina
-Dean Garnett vs. Martin Sheridan
Duffy returns to mixed martial arts in his native Ireland for the first time since October 2011, having had a successful stint as a professional boxer in the meantime, during which he accumulated a 7-0 record.
The 26-year-old, who was a contestant on the twelfth season of The Ultimate Fighter, holds submission wins over current UFC stars Norman Parke and Conor McGregor.
“I can’t wait to put some new skills on show for one of the best promotions in the world, especially in front of a home crowd,” said Duffy. “It’s going to be a cracker.” Lapilus will provide an extremely difficult challenge for Duffy, as the 25-year-old Frenchman aims to stretch his unbeaten run to six bouts.
With just one loss in his last ten outings – which came at the hands of unbeaten Finnish star Teemu Packalen – Lapilus has carved out a reputation as one of Europe’s top prospects, having competed on highly-regarded events in France, Belgium, Finland and Sweden.
The clash with Duffy will be the fourth fight of 2014 for Lapilus, who has already picked up wins over Zyad Abada and Jean Francois Darmazil, as well as a draw with Daguir Imavov, so far this year. Lapilus said: “This will be a big challenge for me but I’m excited for it. Fighting on this event for Cage Warriors is a great opportunity which I’m really looking forward to.”
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