Cage Warriors 145 : Vucenic vs. Hughes Preview
The long-awaited rematch between Cage Warriors featherweight champion Jordan Vucenic and interim champion Paul Hughes finally takes place on Friday 4th November at CW 145 at the Indigo in London.
Jordan “The Epidemic” Vucenic (9-1) defeated Paul Hughes via split decision in their first bout at Cage Warriors 119 in 2020. Vucenic followed up by defeating Morgan Charriere via split decision to capture the title at Cage Warriors 122. The rematch with Hughes was originally scheduled for Cage Warriors 134 in March but the Irishman withdraw from the fight with a neck injury. The champion successfully defended his title against replacement opponent James Hendin. Jordan submitted Hendin in the second round with a standing rear-naked choke.
Paul Hughes (8-1) suffered his first professional loss at the hands of Vucenic in 2020. The Irishman got back in the win column by defeating James Hendin at Cage Warriors 120. After Vucenic was forced out of his first title defense against Morgan Charriere due to injury, Hughes stepped in and defeated the Frenchman for the interim featherweight title at Cage Warriors 128 last October.
Cage Warriors 145 Fight Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Title Unification Bout: Jordan Vucenic (c) vs. Paul Hughes (ic)
Middleweight Bout: James Webb vs. Samir Kadi
Bantamweight Bout: Caolan Loughran vs. Luke Shanks
Bantamweight Bout: Festus Ahorlu vs. Faisal Malik
Lightweight Bout: El Hadji Ndiaye vs. Adam Shelley
Welterweight Bout: James Sheehan vs. Jamie Richardson
Featherweight Bout: Ryan Shelley vs. Josh Reed
Featherweight Bout: Harry Hardwick vs. Steve Aimable
Lightweight Bout: Decky McAleenan vs. Andre Goncalves
Lightweight Bout: Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar vs. Xavier Sedras
Welterweight Bout Daniel Skibiński vs. Oban Elliott