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Cage Warriors 168 Results

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24 hours after BEC Arena in Manchester held Cage Warriors 167, a card part of its “Unplugged” series, the full house will be rocking on Saturday for Cage Warriors 168. Keep it locked right here to MMASucka for complete results from today’s show.

Live coverage from BEC Arena kicks off at 2:30 pm ET/ 11:30 am PT with the undercard, followed at 5 pm ET/ 2 pm PT with the main card. As always, the entire event will be streamed gavel to gavel on UFC Fight Pass. Today’s prelims are also streamed on the UFC Fight Pass YouTube channel.

Main Event and Main Card Opener

While two championship fights will take place on Cage Warriors 168, it’ll be an atypical setup for the championship doubleheader when compared to other promotions. Your headlining bout sees the vacant light heavyweight title up for grabs when Andy Clamp (12-2, 1 NC MMA, 1-1 CWFC) takes on Matty Byfield (6-1, 1 NC MMA, 3-0, 1 NC CWFC).

The other championship fight happens during the day’s first main card fight. This contest had originally been slated to serve as the Cage Warriors 168 featured prelim between current titleholder Liam Gittins  (12-4 MMA, 9-4 CWFC) and challenger Roberto Hernandez (9-1 MMA, 7-0 CWFC) before being switched to the main card opener due to time constraints on the undercard. Both title fights are five rounds at five minutes per round.

Co-Main Event

The co-main event of Saturday’s card features a featherweight confrontation between undefeated Luke Riley (8-0 MMA, 8-0 CWFC) and 28-fight veteran John DeJesus (17-11 MMA, 3-1 CWFC) an alum of Bellator MMA.

Rest of the Card

Other bouts on the main card today include a lightweight attraction matching James Power (5-1 MMA, 2-1 CWFC) with Gianluca Rocca (8-3 MMA, 1-0 CWFC), a bantamweight showcase between Sam Kelly (5-2 MMA, 2-1 CWFC) and Alessandro Giordano (6-3 MMA, 0-2 CWFC), and another 155-lb. fight pitting Adam Cullen (7-1 MMA, 7-1 CWFC) against undefeated Harel Cohen (6-0 MMA, CWFC promotional debut.)

Cage Warriors 168 Results

Main Card:

Main Event: Andy Clamp def. Matty Byfield by TKO (punches) at 3:06 into round three for Vacant Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship

Co-Main Event: Luke Riley def. John DeJesus by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

James Power def. Gianluca Rocca by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Harel Cohen def. Adam Cullen by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alessandro Giordano def. Sam Kelly by TKO (left hook) at 4:17 of round three

Liam Gittins def. Roberto Hernandez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:48 into round five  for Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship (fight shifted to lead off main card)


Featured Prelim: Tom Nicholls-Burton def. Craig Rawlins by submission (heel hook) at 1:39 into round three

Co-Featured Prelim: Antonio Sheldon def. Tom Mearns by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Andy Yates def. Christian Tebbett by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Michelangelo Lupoli def. Sheldon Ryan by split decision (29-28, 28-29. 29-28)

Fran Breen def. Costa Bunha by TKO (punches) at 1:21 into round three

Mario Mingaj def. Qendrim Pallata by submission (triangle choke) at 4:25 into round two

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Drew Zuhosky has been writing about combat sports since May of 2018, coming to MMASucka after stints at Overtime Heroics and Armchair All-Americans. A graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, Drew is a charter member of the Youngstown Press Club. Prior to beginning his professional career, Drew was a sportswriter for YSU's student-run newspaper, The Jambar, where he supplied Press Box Perspective columns every week.

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