Nathaniel Wood and Marko Kovacevic made it official on the scales as the bantamweight world title main event at Indigo at The O2 is set to take place tonight.
Bantamweight title fighters Nathaniel Wood and Marko Kovacevic both successfully hit championship weight on Thursday’s weigh-ins ahead of their world title fight at Cage Warriors 84. London’s Wood bids to become the first Londoner to capture Cage Warriors gold, with Swiss submission ace Kovacevic sseems set to try to spoil the party.
While Kovacevic arrived on weight at 134.6lbs, Wood’s initial visit to the scales saw him half a pound over the 135lb championship limit. But he later returned to the scales at 134.6 to make their title fight official.
The light-heavyweight co-main event saw both Norman Paraisy and Kenneth Bergh hit their mark. Bergh weighed in at 204.9lbs, with Paraisy coming in noticeably light, tipping the scales at 197.6lbs.
Nineteen of the 20 active fighters made weight with no problems, with bantamweight Bryan Creighton (136.8) unable to make the 136lb limit on his second attempt. His fight with Darren O’Gorman will still go ahead as a catchweight contest, and will kick off the night’s action at Indigo at The O2.
The event isnt without it’s pullouts as Bola Omoyele and Marcus Paul failed to be medically cleared earlier in the day, their respective bouts against Lee Chadwick and Martyn Harris have been removed from the fight card. The fight card as it stands is as follows:
Nathaniel Wood (134.6) vs Marko Kovacevic (134.6)
Norman Paraisy (197.6) vs Kenneth Bergh (204.9)
Brad Wheeler (169.5) vs Matt Inman (170.3)
Tom Green (154.3) vs Alexander Jacobsen (154.8)
Craig White (169.7) vs Håkon Foss (169.9)
Miro Jurković (185.1) vs James Webb (185)
Sam Creasey (124.8) vs Iurie Bejenari (125.6)
Steve O’Keeffe (154.2) vs Sean Carter (155.3)
Phil Wells (174.9) vs Thomas Robertsen (176)
Darren O’Gorman (133.4) vs Bryan Creighton (136.8)
Cage Warriors 84 will be broadcast live from 9pm UK time on the following channels:
• UFC Fight Pass: Worldwide
• BT Sport 2: UK & Ireland
• Viaplay: Scandinavia
• Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, Singapore
• Sportube.tv: Italy
• PPTV: Thailand
• D Sports: India
The preliminary card will be streamed live via The Sport Bible Facebook page.