Cage Conflict 5 Preview & Full Card

This weekend Cage Conflict will return treating us to another massive lineup of fights. The main card sees five amateur titles up for grabs before moving onto the five scheduled pro fights. 3 of which are international bouts as fighters fly in for their respective bouts.

Pro title fights

Both the Middleweight and Flyweight belts will be on the line with a Fight Academy Ireland fighter in each of the bouts. 

In the Main Event, Paddy McCorry returns to the cage for a second time as a pro to defend the belt that he won in his debut. McCorry had a solid amateur career that was largely spent at Welterweight. However, since turning pro he’s found a home at Middleweight, finishing Petru Plesa in the Main Event of the historical Cage Conflict 4 card. 

Cathal Manning will be looking to spoil the party for hometown fighter McCorry as he returns from a two-year layoff. The 2018 IMMAF European Bronze Medalist has had mixed luck as a pro, losing on Cage Conflict 1 in his debut. He returned at Cage Warriors 110 to earn his first pro win in style over Ismar Blagoje but has been on the scene absent until recently.

For the 125lbs strap, Ciaran Mulholland will be hoping to extend his current run of form. As an amateur, he was collecting belts for fun across the UK and Ireland and will now look to add his first one as a pro. Mulholland is renowned for being a tricky customer when it comes to grappling, proving so by ending his last two bouts with a Guillotine Choke followed up by a Kimura in his most recent bout. 

Across from him will be Robbie Brown who similarly to Mulholland had a long-serving amateur career spanning over 20 fights. His amateur wins and sole pro have mostly come via submission making this all the more intriguing. 

Ireland vs. Italy

You could also call these next two fights Team KF vs. Centurion Club Manduria. When highly rated brothers Adam and Ryan Shelley will be fighting on the same card for the second time as pros. Ryan is currently undefeated as a pro having finished both of his fights to date. Most recently beating Liam Molloy at Cage Warriors 127. He’ll be taking on the experienced Paolo Vista who returns to action for the first time since 2019.

Adam on the other hand will be fighting rising prospect Daniele Scagliusi. The Team KF fighter was unsuccessful in his pro debut, losing out to Kenny Mokhonoana via submission. If he can stop the pressure of Scagliusi and start landing his slick striking, it would be a good scalp for his first pro win.

Breslin debut & return of Mark Andrew

The last of the pro fights sees pro debutant Ciaran Breslin take the plunge into the pro ranks. As an amateur Breslin won a Bronze medal at the 2018 IMMAF European Championships with mixed luck on the regional scene. However, he opted to go pro after a period of inactivity. He’ll take on another man who’s been absent from fighting for two years in Mark Andrew.

After making a blistering start to his pro career by securing a TKO/KO victory in his debut in the 3Arena. It’s been a series of tough fights and losses for Andrew. His last fight was a 1st round TKO/KO loss to Connor Hitchens at UKFC 10.

The full fight card for Cage Conflict 5 is as follows:

Main Card

Paddy McCorry  vs.  Cathal Manning – 185 lbs pro title fight

Ciaran Mulholland  vs.  Robbie Brown – 125 lbs pro title fight

Ryan Shelley  vs.  Paolo Vista – 145 lbs pro fight

Mark Andrew  vs.  Ciaran Breslin – 145 lbs pro fight

Adam Shelley  vs.  Daniele Scagliusi – 155 lbs pro fight

Gareth McCormac  vs.  Jordan O’Neill – 185 lbs title fight

Cormac Burns  vs.  Keith Keogh – 145 lbs amateur title fight

Karl McConway  vs.  Patrick Doran – 135 lbs title fight

Gerard Burns  vs.  Mathew Friel – 125 lbs amateur title fight

Damien McGuigan vs. Eoghan Masoliver – 125lbs junior title fight

Prelim Card

Aodán Devlin  vs.  Wayne Nash – 161 lbs fight

C. Shannon  vs.  Juliann Renau – 155 lbs fight

Eoin McDonald  vs.  Ruari Burke – 135 lbs fight

Nojus Maculevicius  vs.  John Brady – 163 lbs fight

Figo Donnelly  vs.  Kiril Mamosin – 170 lbs fight

Jimmy Nolan  vs.  Arden Kane – 135 lbs fight

Carl McKernan  vs.  Ciaran O’Connor – 155 lbs fight

Leon Young  vs.  Daniel Forde – 135 lbs fight

Cameron Clements  vs.  Luke O’Sullivan – 170 lbs fight

Ciaran Heaney cs. Peter O’Reilly – 125 lbs fight

Chris Atkinson  vs.  Ryan Higgans – 265 lbs fight

Jack McAvoy  vs.  Gabriel Murgui – 155 lb fight

Michael Mulvenna  vs.  Daragh McVey – 135 lbs fight

Ferghal Shivers  vs.  Aaron Boyle – 155 lbs fight

Ciaran Coogan  vs.  Pierce Cunningham – 125 lbs fight

Matthew O’Rourke  vs.  Ciaran Barr – 170 lbs fight

Brian Damian  vs.  Adrian Barrow – 135 lbs fight

Michael Shields vs. Mark Blagaevschi – 156 lbs teen fight

James Wallace vs. Andrew Hamilton – 145 lbs teen fight