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Cage Warriors’ return to Wales next month has a welterweight headliner.

Welsh fan favorite Lewis Long (15-4) will be featured in the main event at Cage Warriors 87 against promotional newcomer Roberto Soldic (11-2), the promotion announced today.

Cage Warriors 87 takes place Oct. 14 at Newport Centre in Newport, Wales. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Long has just one loss in the past four years. He’s 8-1 over that stretch, and all eight of those wins have been by stoppaged, including three under the Cage Warriors banner. In May, at Cage Warriors 83, he picked up an 18-second TKO win over Che Mills when he took Mills down quickly into the fight and injured him in the process.

Newcomer Soldic has five straight wins in the past year. All of them are by knockout, and four have come in the first round. The 22-year-old from Bosnia & Herzogovinia has 10 of his 11 career wins by finish with nine knockouts dating back to his pro debut – the three-year anniversary of which will come the same day as Cage Warriors 87.

The Cage Warriors 87 lineup now includes:

  • Lewis Long vs. Roberto Soldic
  • Matt Inman vs. Craig White
  • Ross Houston vs. Aaron Khalid
  • Scott Clist vs. Richard Williams
  • Aiden Lee vs. Phil Raeburn
  • Martin McDonough vs. Martin Sheridan
  • Josh Ellis vs. Lawrence Tracey
  • Jason Jenkins vs. Chris Saunders
  • Mason Jones vs. Shaun Luther
  • Jack Shore vs. TBA

For more on Cage Warriors 87, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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