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Cage Warriors 51 Fight Card Gets a Slight Makeover

Cage Warriors 51 had some minor tweaks made after last minute injuries occurred.

John Michael Sheil (8-1) pulled out of his fight with Jack Mason (21-11) after suffering a knee injury. Florent Betorangal (10-5) was selected as a replacement name.

Liam James (6-4) went down with an undisclosed injury and his fight with Alan Philpott (7-3) was removed when no replacement could be found. Paul Redmond (5-3) vs. Ryan Roddy (5-0) has been promoted from the preliminary card to the main one due to the cancellation of the fight.

The show takes place December 31 at The Helix in Ireland. Featherweight champion Conor McGregor (11-2) and Ivan Buchinger (21-3) will compete for the vacant lightweight championship in the main event.

The main card streams at MMA Junkie at 4 p.m. ET with preliminary action to follow on Facebook.


Conor McGregor vs. Ivan Buchinger for the vacant lightweight title

Chris Fields vs. Jesse Taylor for the middleweight title

Aisling Daly vs. Katja Kankaanpaa

Florent Betorangal vs. Jack Mason

Paul Redmond vs. Ryan Roddy


Moktar Benkaci vs. James Brum

Philip Mulpeter vs. Tommy Quinn

Henry Fadipe vs. Charlie Watts

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