Friday evening, Cage Wars 49 weigh-ins take place in the lobby of The Landing Hotel at the Rivers Casino Resort in Schenectady, New York. The Albany-based promotion will begin their ceremonial weigh-ins at 5 PM. The United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA) will be the third-party sanctioning the event.
The main card Saturday night is filled with six title fights. Cage Wars 49 is sold out. The pay-per-view will stream across Fite TV’s platform. In the main event, two proven amateur champions collide in the featherweight division where both fighters fight for the title and protect their unbeaten records. Brendan Kennedy (6-0) and Harley Locklear (4-0) are expected to leave fans wanting more.
The co-main event is a heavyweight title featuring a rematch between two fighters who have become friends. Al Marro (4-4) looks to redeem his loss to Corey Norman (5-0). Fans can expect two great fighters that have continued to hone their craft to deliver three strong championship rounds of action.
In the flyweight title fight, Nate Russell (7-1) squares off against Alex Delacruz (4-1). In a flyweight matchup between these two athletes, a high-paced and skilled striking battle is expected.
The remainder of the main fight card includes Andrew Geisler (5-1) and Kyle Kahler (5-4) battling in a rematch, but this time high-stakes are on the line, as the lightweight champion will be crowned. Ryan Hickey (5-3-1) and Olivier Poisson (6-0) fight for the bantamweight title and rounding off the fight cards, James Chaplin (4-3) and Malik Smith (4-2) test the cage limits in a super heavyweight title.
The full weigh-ins show can be seen below by clicking on the video.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).