Unbeaten Irishman John Michael Sheil will take on France’s Faycal Hucin (pictured) at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship’s first ever show in Wales.
Sheil (8-0-0) picked up two Cage Warriors victories in 2011, including an impressive TKO of Victor Cheng at CWFC Fight Night 1 in Jordan.
The 27-year-old Dublin native, who also holds wins over Ross Pointon and John Redmond, will join SBG team-mate Cathal Pendred – who fights Bruno Carvalho – on the card for CWFC’s 10th show of the year.
Hucin (7-3-0) featured in the CWFC middleweight title tournament earlier this year, progressing to the semi-finals courtesy of a stunning first-round KO of Gareth Joseph at CWFC Fight Night 3: Lebanon in February.
The 24-year-old was eventually eliminated via a decision loss to Cheng. Hucin’s only other defeat in his last nine outings came at the hands of ex-UFC fighter Jordan Radev in November 2008.
Meanwhile, John Phillips will not feature at Cage Warriors 49 after recently sustaining a hand injury that will keep him out of action for the foreseeable future.
Phillips (16-5-0) had been pencilled in for a headline slot on the main card in his native Wales but will now take time out to recover.
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