TWO of the UK’s top bantamweights will collide at Cage Warriors 53 in Scotland.
James Doolan will face James Pennington when CWFC returns to Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall on Saturday, April 13, an event that will be headlined by a featherweight title bout between Jim Alers and Joni Salovaara.
Doolan (17-8-2) is currently ranked eighth in Europe and will be appearing on a Cage Warriors card for the first time in his career.
The 34-year-old Scot holds notable victories over Dino Gambatesa, Leigh Remedios and Neil Seery, as well as a draw with the UFC’s Vaughan Lee in December 2010.
“I’m really excited and looking forward to fighting on Cage Warriors, especially in front of the Scottish crowd,” said Doolan.
Pennington (6-1), a former bantamweight champion for top UK promotion Shock ‘N’ Awe, will also be making his Cage Warriors debut.
The highly-rated 25-year-old native of Portsmouth started his career with a six-fight win streak that was snapped by last July’s defeat to CWFC-signed bantamweight Davey Grant.
Pennington said: “I was sidelined with injuries for most of last year but I’m back to perfect health now and I’m hungry to succeed. This is exactly the type of fight I need to progress my career.
“I can’t wait to step into the Cage Warriors arena and silence the home crowd. I’ve got nothing but respect for James and his camp but I’ll prove I’m one of the best in the UK on April 13. This fight won’t be going to the judges.”
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