Nicolas Dalby will look to turn around a three-fight skid on familiar soil. (Photo Credit: Ryan O'Leary)
Former Cage Warriors welterweight champion Nicolas Dalby will be back in action, back in the country where he won the title.
The 33 year-old “Lokomotivo” was announced as part of the Cage Warriors 96 card on Sept. 1 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK. Dalby’s last appearance was an incredible three-round war with Carlo Pedersoli at Cage Warriors 96 in April, which the victorious Pedersoli used as a springboard to a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Dalby, meanwhile, steps back into the cage looking to overturn a three-bout skid that includes the Pedersoli fight as well as two consecutive losses to end his own four-fight UFC run.
Nine more names were announced for the incoming card by the British promotion on Wednesday morning: Sam Creasey, Jack Grant, Shawn Kenny, Elliot Jenkins, Coner Hignett, Adam Ventre, Mick Stanton, Liam Gittins and Anthony O'Connor.
In the main event of CW96, local Liverpool hero Paddy Pimblett will vie for lightweight gold against Soren Bak. In the co-feature, Lee Chadwick and Jonas Billstein will battle for the middleweight strap.