Three pro WMMA bouts round out the year as Cage Warriors will be live from Dublin New Years Eve day. (All pictures courtesy Cage Warriors | Dolly Clew www.dollyclew.com).
On the main card which will air on MMAJunkie.com, Ais “The Bash” Daly (13-5) will be making strawweight debut taking on Spain’s Karla Benitez (11-5). Both Daly (116) and Benitez (115.6) made weight.
Daly has lost three straight, getting decision losses to InvictaFC champ Barb Honchak, former UFC fighter Rosi Sexton, and InvictaFC title contender Katja Kankaanpaa. Daly has wins over Jessica Eye and Kelly Warren.
Benitez has won three of her last four, having fought twice in a week’s span in November.
One of the two female undercard bouts which will air on Cage Warrior’s Facebook page see hometown fighter Catherine Costigan facing French debuter Morgane Delagnau. Delagnau tipped the scales at 103.5 and Catherine Costigan at 105.5.
Costigan (2-0) is one of the highly touted atomweight prospects out of Europe. Having yet to taste defeat, the Irish fighter has back to back submissions as a pro.
Delagnau is a French kickboxing champion and will make her MMA debut.
On the other female bout on the card, Italy’s Slavka Vitaly (2-0) will fight MMA for the first time outside her native country to face local fighter Amanda English (1-1 semi-pro). English (125.4) and Vitali (125.1).made weight.