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CW champ Paul Hughes has 3 different opponents pulling out in 1 week



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Paul Hughes won the featherweight title at Cage Warriors 145. Photo via Cage Warriors (Twitter)

Cage Warriors featherweight champion Paul Hughes had quite a bit of bad luck lately.

Scheduled to fight at Cage Warriors 170 on April 6, the fan favorite had no less than three opponents pulling out in just one week. Now he will finally face Brazil’s Fabiano Silva in a catchweight bout in the co-main event in Dublin.

“Fourth opponent in four weeks,” Hughes recently told Cage Warriors. “There is no way he has experienced that atmosphere that I bring. When he walks out before me on fight night he is going to be like ‘Oh what the fuck have I got myself into’.”

“Trust me I’m coming for the finish. I’ve got to do something nice this Saturday, you know?”

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Cage Warriors 170 with Paul Hughes

Cage Warriors 170 will be headlined by a middleweight title fight where Daniel Konrad and James Sheehan clashes for the vacant title. The card will air live on UFC Fight Pass.

Main Card – 13:00 (PT) | 16:00 (ET) | 21:00 (BST) | 22:00 (CEST)

  • Vacant Middleweight title bout: Daniel Konrad vs James Sheehan
  • Catchweight bout (160lbs): Fabiano Silva vs Paul Hughes
  • Flyweight bout: Gregory Wamytan vs Ger Harris
  • Featherweight bout: Ville Mankinen vs Decky McAleenan
  • Bantamweight bout: Rory Evans vs Taka Mhandu

Prelims – 10:00 (PT) | 13:00 (ET) | 18:00 (BST) | 19:00 (CEST)

  • Featherweight bout: Ieuan Mackenzie vs Solomon Simon
  • Bantamweight bout: Enrico Di Gangi vs Scott Harvey
  • Featherweight bout: Kallum Parker vs Ryan Shelley
  • Flyweight bout: Jenny Line vs Eimear Darcy
  • Bantamweight bout: Tomasz Zdanowski vs Ciaran Brady
  • Welterweight bout: Ben Petches-Kelly vs Dara Ward
  • Featherweight bout: Valentino Riva vs Matt Elliott
  • Catchweight bout (120lbs): Jennifer Trioreau vs Sinéadh Ní Nualláin
  • Flyweight bout: Paweł Jezierski vs Jamie Abbott-Bissett

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