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Friday, 03/09/2012, 10:29 am

International Scene | Amman,Jordan To Host Cage Warriors Fight Night 5


CAGE WARRIORS Fight Night 5, the organization’s fifth event of 2012, will take place at the New Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan on Thursday, April 12.

The show was originally scheduled for the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, but CWFC officials have opted for a change of destination due to logistical reasons.

“The Cage Warriors team have been working extremely hard this year in staging an unprecedented number of top international shows,” said CWFC director Graham Boylan.

“In 2012, we’ve already been to Lebanon and Ukraine, as well as staging Cage Warriors 45 in London, and next week we move to Dubai. Putting plans in place to bring the show to Saudi Arabia has been very challenging.

“Scaling these hurdles has proved to be less straightforward than we had anticipated, so we’ve decided to move our Saudi Arabia show to later in the year in order to give our staff sufficient time to ensure it’s a massive success.

“Instead we’ll return to Amman on April 12 for Fight Night 5. I can promise that we’ll be hitting Saudi Arabia in 2012 and that the show we have in store won’t disappoint.”

CWFC Fight Night 5 in Amman will feature the two semi-finals in the middleweight title tournament, with Chris Fields facing John Phillips and Faycal Hucin taking on Victor Cheng. It will be the third Cage Warriors show in the Jordanian capital in less than a year.

The city played host to Fight Night 1 last June, which featured Andreas Kraniotakes and Jake Hecht, while Gael Grimaud defeated Arni Isaksson to win the CWFC welterweight title at Fight Night 2 in September.

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