Cage Warriors 54 adds five bouts, including Roberts-Gonzalez, Beaumont-Inman


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

danny-roberts.jpgNext month’s Cage Warriors 54 card has a slew of new additions, including a pair of main-card bouts.

Cage Warriors 54 takes place May 4 at Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. The main card, which streams on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) after prelims on Facebook, features a previously announced headliner between middleweight champion Jesse Taylor (24-9) and John Phillips (16-5).

New additions to the main card include welterweights Diego Gonzalez (15-7) vs. Danny Roberts (7-1) and Ashley Beaumont (4-0) vs. Matt Inman (9-5).

Gonzalez, a Swedish fighter who returns to welterweight after a stint at lightweight, is a former World Victory Road and M-1 fighter who also has a long history with Cage Warriors. He’s currently stuck in a 2-4 skid that includes losses to notables such as Akihiro Gono, Andre Winner and Ivan Buchinger. He looks to get back on track against Roberts, an English fighter who recently rebounded from his first career loss with a submission win over Jack Mason at Cage Warriors 48.

Beaumont, an unbeaten Welsh fighter, makes his Cage Warriors debut after earning four first-round stoppages in his first four career bouts. He faces the experienced Inman, an Englishman who’s dropped four of his past five fights, including one to Mason at Cage Warriors 52.

New fights announced for the event’s preliminary card include bantamweights Brett Johns (5-0) vs. James MacAlister (7-1), bantamweights Davey Grant (8-1) vs. Joe Orrey (7-6), and lightweights Brad Wheeler (9-8) vs. Jamie Rogers (8-6).

Additionally, the organization is searching for opponents for lightweight Ivan Buchinger (21-4) and flyweight Kris Edwards (8-4), who recently lost their respective opponents, Tim Newman (10-3) and Karl Harrison (4-4), due to illness and injury.

The latest Cage Warriors 54 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Jesse Taylor vs. John Phillips – for middleweight title
  • Ivan Buchinger vs. opponent TBA
  • Diego Gonzalez vs. Danny Roberts
  • Mark Glover vs. Lewis Long
  • Ashley Beaumont vs. Matt Inman
  • Kris Edwards vs. opponent TBA

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2 p.m. ET)

  • Jamie Rogers vs. Brad Wheeler
  • Brett Johns vs. James MacAlister
  • Davey Grant vs. Joe Orrey

For the latest on Cage Warriors 54, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 29 views

Cage Warriors is on a slight break right now following its double-bill a month ago, but when it returns, it plans to return with vigor. Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News more

  • 2 days ago
  • 7 views

The lineup for WSOF’s return to Las Vegas next week appears to be in place with the addition of four bouts.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, WSOF more

  • an hour ago
  • 0 views

European mixed martial arts promotion Cage Warriors Fighting Championship has elected to move its Aug. 23 event from Stockholm to Amman, Jordan, on Aug. 22. more

  • 27 days ago
  • 40 views

Cage Warriors is stepping up its shoulder programming game with the debut of a new series: “Legends of Cage Warriors.”Filed under: Cage Warriors, Featured Videos, News, Videos more

  • 23 days ago
  • 39 views

Watch the first in a series of documentaries titled “Legends of Cage Warriors,” which features former UFC fighter Rosi Sexton. more

  • 23 days ago
  • 21 views

Cage Warriors has locked up several of its best fighters with new contracts, the promotion announced. Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News more

  • 21 days ago
  • 35 views

It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Stevie Ray since he signed with Cage Warriors, but with a new deal in place, he’s hoping for some stability as far as his title is concerned. Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News more

  • 19 days ago
  • 60 views

A pair of fights was added to UFC card in September.
Al Iaquinta and Rodrigo Damm, who recently had their UFC win streaks snapped, are set to collide at the UFC Fight Night 50 card at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino on Sept. 5. MMAFighting.com confirmed the match-up following a report from Newsday.
Iaquinta (8-3-1), the Ultimate Fighter 15 runner-up, recently suffered a second-round submission loss to Mitch Clarke at UFC 173. Prior to this fight, the Serra-Longo Fight Team product scored de more

  • 13 days ago
  • 81 views

There are a pair of unanimous picks on Saturday’s UFC card in Dublin. But the big ticket on the show, surprisingly, is not a unanimous pick. Filed under: News, UFC more