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Greyson to defend flyweight title against O’Driscoll at Cage Warriors 99 in Colchester

PUBLISHED: 11:27 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:27 11 October 2018

Nathan Greyson will defend his Cage Warriors flyweight title against Blaine O'Driscoll at Cage Warriors 99 in Colchester on November 17. Picture: CAGE WARRIORS

Nathan Greyson will defend his Cage Warriors flyweight title against Blaine O'Driscoll at Cage Warriors 99 in Colchester on November 17. Picture: CAGE WARRIORS

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A world title will be on the line when renowned MMA promotion Cage Warriors puts on its first-ever event in Colchester.

Steve Aimable, right, in action. He'll fight Josh Abraham at Cage Warriors 99 in Colchester. Picture: SABS SHOTSSteve Aimable, right, in action. He'll fight Josh Abraham at Cage Warriors 99 in Colchester. Picture: SABS SHOTS

Flyweight champion Nathan Greyson will defend his belt against Blaine O’Driscoll in the main event of Cage Warriors 99 at the Charter Hall on November 17, live on BT Sport.

Greyson (6-2) won the title with a stoppage win over Sam Creasey at Cage Warriors 92 in March. In BAMMA veteran O’Driscoll, he faces a man with an identical record who fights out of the famed SBG Gym in Ireland, home of superstar Conor McGregor, himself a former two-weight Cage Warriors champion.

Greyson said: “Line them all up. I’m knocking them down like bowling pins. Bring them all. I’m here for world domination, nothing less.”

Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan added: “Nathan Greyson is not an easy man to match because he can end the fight in so many ways even in the later rounds, as we learnt earlier this year.

“It takes a truly game competitor to get in that cage with him and we have that in Blaine O’Driscoll. This will be an awesome main event.”

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And, in two more confirmed fights, local featherweight star Steve Aimable, fresh off a 14-second stoppage win of Liam Bennett at Cage Warriors 97, will face Josh Abraham, while Jamie Richardson will square off with Phil Wells.

Aimable (11-5) will see his fight with Abraham (6-2) as a chance to move further up the featherweight ladder towards the title belt.

After his win over Bennett, Aimable said of his upcoming fight in Colchester: “I’ll hopefully get another finish. Then I need to stop being so nice in interviews, get on the mic and start calling people out.

“I can’t do that until I’ve got a couple of wins under my belt, so after Colchester we will see. The featherweight tournament (to determine the new Cage Warriors champion) starts this month, so I’ll be looking to fight the losers of that.

“I want to be fighting as much as I can and start making a run at the title.”

Ipswich featherweight Corrin Eaton is also set to appear on the card.

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In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 21, 2004, when Darren Bent took Ipswich to the top of the Championsip on Christmas Day, after beating Wigan 2-1 thanks to his 89th-minute winner at Portman Road.

Captain Luke Chambers wants his Ipswich Town future sorted sooner rather than later but knows the club’s precarious position means he may have to be patient.

Paul Lambert believes striker Ellis Harrison has something to offer his side as the Welshman works towards full fitness.

Callum Connolly expects to take on an Ipswich Town side ‘playing with freedom’ when he makes his return to Portman Road tomorrow afternoon.

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson wants to sign Ipswich Town loanee Jordan Graham as soon as the January transfer window opens.

Ipswich Town take on a Wigan Athletic side including a number of familiar faces tomorrow. ANDY WARREN takes a look.

Ipswich Town’s East Anglian Derby visit to Norwich City will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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