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The lineup is set for Friday’s Cage Warriors 71 event, which streams live and free on MMAjunkie with a headlining title fight.

As previously announced, the championship main event features middleweight titleholder Jack Hermansson (8-2) vs. challenger Deyan Topalski (11-2).

The event takes place at King Hussein Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. The main card streams on MMAjunkie in North America (and on cagewarriors.tv in other locales). Two prelims are untelevised.

The event originally was slated to take place in Stockholm, but issues with the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation forced Cage Warriors to shift gears and relocate the show. (The SMMAF later disbanded its pro MMA committee and will start it again from scratch.)

Hermansson has won three straight fights, all for Cage Warriors, since a two-fight run with Bellator MMA that saw him lose his only two fights as a pro. The Norwegian won the vacant Cage Warriors middleweight belt in June when he tapped out Norman Paraisy at Cage Warriors 69. That victory moved him to 5-0 under the Cage Warriors banner, with four of those five wins coming by stoppage.

Topalski, from Bulgaria, makes his promotional debut and also has a three-fight winning streak, all in 2014. His resume features seven stoppage wins in 11 total victories.

In the co-headliner, English featherweight Dave Hill (12-3), who’s won two straight since a June 2012 title loss to Conor McGregor, meets former Cage Warriors title challenger Martin Svensson (13-5), who looks to build off a recent split-decision win over Robbie Olivier.

The full Cage Warriors 71 card includes:

MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie, 1 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 12:45 p.m. ET)

For more on Cage Warriors 71, stay stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Jack Hermansson)

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