Caolan Loughran vs Bakhtyaar Oryakhail Set for Cage Warriors 135

A bantamweight matchup between Caolan Loughran (4-0) and Bakhtyaar Oryakhail (1-0) is set for Cage Warriors 135. Multiple sources confirmed the fight, which will take place on Friday 1st April, to SevereMMA.com.

Caolan Loughran hails out of Kildress, Co. Tyrone, though he now calls Liverpool home. Alongside his brother Tiarnan, Caolan trains out of Team Kaobon. Undefeated since turning professional in 2019, “The Don” has impressed through 4 fights, though his standard of opposition has been questionable. After signing with Cage Warriors in January, however, those concerns can be put to bed moving forward. Most recently defeating Hussein Abbas-Zade (0-0) last July, the 25-year-old prospect will be looking to make his mark wearing the famous yellow gloves.

Bakhtyaar Oryakhail will welcome Loughran to the Cage Warriors bantamweight division, when the Team Renegade fighter notches his sophomore outing in the promotion. “The Afghan Wolf” made a successful professional debut at Cage Warriors 127 last September, submitting Jack Clarke (0-0) with a triangle choke in the first round. Undefeated across amateur and pro since November 2018, this looks set to be an evenly contested affair on paper.

Cage Warriors 135 takes place on Friday 1st April in Manchester’s BEC Arena. The event will be broadcast LIVE on UFC Fight Pass.

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