Cartwright to defend title against Bilic

Cage Warriors today confirmed that bantamweight champion Jack Cartwright (7-0) will make his first defence of the title against Croatian Manuel Bilić (15-6).

Scheduled to headline the Cage Warriors 112 event in his hometown of Manchester on Saturday 7th March, Cartwright sensationally took the bantamweight crown after first-round KO victories over Scott Malone and Marko Kovacevic in a four man tournament as part of the Unplugged 2 event in September last year.

Fighting out of Linz, Austria, Bilić is currently on a two-fight win streak which includes a submission over Bryan Creighton on the Cage Warriors 101 card in February last year.

Cage Warriors 112 takes place at the BEC Arena and will include the likes of former middleweight champion James Webb, rising prospect Adam Proctor, Martin Stapleton, Adam Ventre and Mick Stanton.

Opponents and further announcements will follow in due course.

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