San Diego is set to host the thrilling Cage Warriors 165, a flagship event in the world of mixed martial arts. As Europe's leading MMA organisation, Cage Warriors is renowned for delivering high-octane fights, and this year's final event on December 15, 2023, promises to be no exception.
Fans are eagerly anticipating a night of intense competition at the historic Sycuan Casino Resort, with the event being broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass.
Main and Co-Main Event Breakdown
The main event features a bantamweight showdown between UFC veteran Trevin '5 Star' Jones and local hero Roberto Hernandez. Jones, coming off a split decision victory over Wilson Reis at CW 159, is set to headline for the second time in a row. Hernandez, meanwhile, makes a strategic drop to 135lbs, aiming to extend his impressive winning streak to nine.
In the co-main event, the former UFC title challenger Wilson Reis returns to face Ricky Bandejas, a highly respected veteran making his Cage Warriors debut. This bantamweight clash is anticipated to be a technical and strategic battle, showcasing the depth of talent in the division.
The card also features several intriguing matchups. Welterweight prospects clash as Ahmad Hassanzada, a Contender Series veteran, faces Chasen 'Paper' Blair. Additionally, rising stars Bobby Winther and Anthony Orozco are set to take on Anthony Zaragoza and Benny Orozco in what are expected to be dynamic and competitive bouts.
The preliminary card is equally exciting with a mix of flyweight, bantamweight, and heavyweight battles. Notable matchups include Ronal Siahaan vs Andrew Johnson-Cabrera in the flyweight division and a heavyweight clash between Diego Vazquez and Sean Rose. These fights provide a platform for emerging talents to showcase their skills on a significant stage.
Here is the full fight card with broadcast timings:
Cage Warriors 165: San Diego | LIVE on UFC Fight Pass
Main Card – 20:00 (PT) | 23:00 (ET) | 04:00 (GMT) | 05:00 (CET)
Bantamweight : Trevin Jones vs Roberto Hernandez
Bantamweight: Ricky Bandejas vs Wilson Reis
Welterweight: Ahmad Hassanzada vs Chasen Blair
Welterweight: Anthony Zaragosa vs Bobby Winther
Welterweight: Benny Orozco vs Anthony Orozco
Prelims – 17:30 (PT) | 20:30 (ET) | 01:30 (GMT) | 02:30 (CET)
Flyweight: Ronal Siahaan vs Andrew Johnson-Cabrera
Bantamweight: Corvan Allen vs Brandon Carrillo
Flyweight: Enrique Montalvo vs Manuel Madina
Heavyweight: Diego Vazquez vs Sean Rose
Bantamweight: Xavier Vines vs Miguel Peimbert
Bantamweight: James Settle vs Johnny Gill
Bantamweight: Eperaim Ginting vs Shawn Johnson
With a mix of seasoned veterans and promising newcomers, the card is poised to deliver unforgettable moments. Fans worldwide can catch all the action live on UFC Fight Pass, with tickets available through CageWarriors.com.