Cage Warriors 73 will stream live on Fight Network this afternoon from Newcastle, England. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET with a pair of world titles on the line.
The show will be split into two parts from the Metro Radio Arena, as the first event features Alex Enlund and Nad Narimani for the vacant featherweight belt.
“Fighting for the CWFC world title is an absolutely massive opportunity for me,” Enlund said. “Winning this belt, especially in front of a home crowd at the Metro Radio Arena, would be a huge achievement. Nad Narimani is a good opponent and someone I’ve seen a lot of, so I’m looking forward to testing my skills against a well-rounded competitor and bringing the belt home.”
They are competing for the title previously held by Jim Alers, who signed with the UFC.
“This is a huge event and opportunity for me, and I’m proud to be getting this chance to show what I can really do against a very highly-ranked opponent,” Narimani said. “I’ve been working extremely hard so you can expect me to showcase some new skills and come away with another big win in Newcastle on November 1.”
The second begins at 5 p.m. ET with Stevie Ray defending his lightweight title against Curt Warburton. Ray is in his second stint as 155-pound champion.
“I’m looking forward to defending my belt, particularly in Curt’s hometown,” Ray said. “It’s not too far from home for me either, so you can expect an invasion of Scottish fans and a crazy atmosphere.”
Warburton owns a 13-5 record and won his debut with Cage Warriors via submission.
“The judges won’t save Stevie Ray this time,” Warburton said. “I’m going to put things right in Newcastle on November 1.”
Below is the current lineup and a video promo for the event:
Cage Warriors 73 (Fight Network/2 p.m. ET)
Vacant Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship
Alex Enlund vs. Nad Narimani
Moktar Benkaci vs. Ronnie Mann
Leeroy Barnes vs. Kyle Redfearn
Liam James vs. Dean Trueman
Ellis Hampson vs. Lewis Monarch
Mark Connor vs. Ian Malone
Cage Warriors 73 (Fight Network/5 p.m. ET)
Cage Warriors Lightweight Championship
Stevie Ray vs. Curt Warburton
Juan Manuel Suarez vs. Jim Wallhead
Shaj Haque vs. Damien Rooney
Matt Inman vs. Lewis Long
Brett Caswell vs. Marcin Lasota
Stephen Martin vs. Paddy Pimblett