Fight fans, rejoice! CageWarriors FC 113 has carefully stepped up with a show scheduled for the BEC Arena in Manchester Friday.
And the major oddsmakers have taken notice.
The weigh-ins took place earlier today with separate sessions conducted to reduce the crowd of people, with fighters allowed a single member of their camp to join them.
The moves paid off, with all fighters making weight, setting the stage for Friday night.
Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the card, which will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.
The prelims will be broadcast live and free on Cagewarriors.com.
PRELIMINARY CARD (2:30PM ET/11:30PM PT)
KINGSLEY CRAWFORD (4-2-0) VS. LEWIS MONARCH (10-5-0)
Andrews: Monarch needs a win badly. Crawford is the smaller fighter, but I think he gets to Monarch.
Andrews Prediction: Kingsley Crawford via TKO
JACK COLLINS (0-0-0) VS. AIDAN STEPHEN (6-2-0)
Andrews: Collins is making his debut against a guy with eight fights under his belt. Okay. Have to go with Stephen to get the decision.
Andrews Prediction: Aldan Stephen via UD
JAMES HENDIN (4-0-0) VS. KRIS EDWARDS (13-11-0)
Andrews: The Honeybadger. All day. Tidy decision.
Andrews Prediction: James Hedin via UD
MATTHEW BONNER (6-5-1) VS. JAMIE RICHARDSON (8-5-0)
Andrews: Bonner will try but will get caught by a Richardson strike.
Andrews Prediction: Jamie Richardson via TKO
JAKE BOND (3-2-0) VS. ADAM AMARASINGHE (4-2-0)
Andrews: Bond is making his debut. Amarasinghe has a good opportunity to bounce back from his last fight and I think he does.
Andrews Prediction: Adam Amarasinghe via UD
DARREN O’GORMAN (6-4-0) VS. CONOR HIGNETT (7-5-0)
Andrews: Two finishers meeting here. Tough call. Going with the Irishman to get the tap.
Andrews Prediction: Darren O’Gorman via submission
STEVE ALMABLE (14-6-0) VS. PERRY GOODWIN (9-7-0)
Andrews: Almable will encounter some early resistance, but should overcome it to get the decision.
Andrews Prediction: Steve Almable via UD
MAIN CARD (5PM ET/2 PM PT UFC FIGHT PASS)
PADDY PIMBLETT (14-3-0) VS. DECKY DALTON (11-4-0)
Andrews: Dalton is making is Cagewarriors debut. I have to go with Pimblett’s experience to get the decision.
Andrews Prediction: Paddy Pimblett via UD
CORY TAIT (10-5-0) VS. DAVID BANESCHI (19-8-0)
Andrews: Tait is finisher on the ground or on the feet but for this fight, he will knock Baneschil out or die trying. Baneschi will try to get the tap, but Tait gets to him first.
Andrews Prediction: Cory Tait via TKO
JOE MCCOLGAN (6-2-1) VS. MASON JONES (8-0-0)
Andrews: This is for the Cagewarriors lightweight crown. Jones is the hometown hero, but he needs to keep the fight standing. Can he? I’m not sure. Jones looks to be more versatile so I think he has the better chance to get his hand raised.
Andrews Prediction: Mason Jones via UD
DARREN STEWART (11-4-0, 1NC) VS. BARTOSZ FABINSKI (14-3-0)
Andrews: We have the fight that was supposed to happen at UFC London. Stewart has fought better competition, expect him to grind out a decision.
Andrews Prediction: Darren Stewart via UD