Cage Warriors Fighting Championship‘ return to the United
States will carry on with eight bouts after the weigh-ins for
143 took place.
Lightweights have been given the main event spotlight as
promotional newcomer Erick
Sanchez will take on James
Lynch, who has become a mainstay of Cage Warriors’ San Diego
events. Both California-based headliners made weight for the main
event, but same could not be said for one of the competitors in the
other marquee matchup.
A veteran of Combate Global and Bellator MMA, Sanchez (10-6) finds
himself in a high-profile bout for his Cage Warriors debut. The
Sacramento native is 2-2 in his last four outings, but is coming
off a rear-naked choke win over Jordan
Beltran. The 31-year-old will look to earn back-to-back wins
for the first time since 2016. Sanchez officially weighed 155.7
Meanwhile, Lynch (5-2) will compete in his fifth bout for the
promotion. The lightweight that calls San Diego his home is coming
off two straight wins over Cesar
Gonzalez and Albert Lee.
His lone defeat inside the promotion came to Richie
Miranda last year, who managed to tap Lynch with a rear-naked
choke. Lynch officially weighed 155.4 pounds for his first CW main
In the co-main event, light heavyweights Elijah
Harris (212.2)* and Trey
Williams (205.8) were set to the line, but Harris clocked in
6.2 pounds heavy for the pairing. The fight will currently remain
on the card as scheduled, with Harris receiving a hefty fine.
Additionally, the battle between Tyler
Escoto and Orlando
Sanders will no longer be taking place at CW 143, as Escoto
failed his medicals with the California State Athletic
Cage Warriors 143 will stream live on UFC Fight Pass on Friday,
with action starting at 9:15 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m. PT.
Cage Warriors 143 Weigh-in Results:
Sanchez (155.7) vs. James Lynch
Harris (212.2)* vs. Trey
Craig (170.8) vs. Chasen
Bailey (169.9) vs. J.J. Ambrose
de Jesus (145.9) vs. Brandon
Wilson (139.3) vs. James
Mitchell (145.8) vs. Roberto
Hampton (152) vs. William
* Harris missed weight by 6.2 pounds and has been fined a
percentage of his purse.
1 Fighter Heavy; 1 Bout Scratched