Cage Warriors 50: Nilsson v Sutherland

Nov 17, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- London, England (November 13, 2012) - CAGE WARRIORS officials have today confirmed the addition of an exciting middleweight bout to the main card for Cage Warriors 50, which takes place at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow on Saturday, December 8.

Mats Nilsson and Denniston Sutherland will face each other in the Scottish capital after both fighters were successful in their debut Cage Warriors appearances earlier this year.

Nilsson (9-2-1), who hails from Helsingborg in Sweden, scored an impressive second-round submission win against two-time UFC veteran Tommy Speer at CWFC Fight Night 3 in Beirut back in February. That win earned the 28-year-old a five-fight Cage Warriors contract.

A black belt in judo, Nilsson is currently eighth in the European middleweight rankings. His only losses – both by decision – have come against top Finnish pair Tor Troeng and Timo Suhonen.

Sutherland (18-8) disposed of Brett Sizeland by first-round TKO at July’s Cage Warriors 48 in London. The 39-year-old went on to comprehensively defeat Leeroy Barnes by unanimous decision in September.

A Jamaican fighter based in England, Sutherland is ranked 11th in the UK and has recorded other notable victories over Cage Warriors veterans John Phillips and Jack Mason, as well as former UFC middleweight Mark Weir.

Cage Warriors 50 will also feature the likes top Scottish-based pair Paul McVeigh and Graham Turner, with more fights set to be announced this week.


Robert Whiteford v Chris Fishgold

Aaron Wilkinson v Alan Johnston

Mats Nilsson v Denniston Sutherland


Mark Connor v Niko Gjoka

James Macalister v Alex Enlund

The Cage Warriors 50 main card will be live on MMA Junkie but – due to the terms of CWFC’s broadcast deal with Sky Sports – this will not be available to viewers in the UK & Ireland. Delayed coverage will be carried on Sky Sports 3 later in the week.
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