Fresh off his knockout of the year contender in his last outing, England’s Omiel Brown is ready to challenge for Cage Warriors gold.

The 28-year-old Team Renegade prospect has cut his professional teeth under the Cage Warriors banner and built an impressive 6-2 record, but it was his most recent performance that demonstrated his readiness for a title shot.

Matched with Finnish contender Jesse Urholin, Brown unleashed a colossal uppercut to knock out his man and score a highlight-reel finish at Cage Warriors 157 in London in July. Now Brown is set to return to the Indigo at The O2 on November 11, and this time he’ll be at the top of the card.

Brown will take on Greek contender Giannis Bachar for the vacant Cage Warriors welterweight title at Cage Warriors 163, with both men looking to follow in the footsteps of former champion Rhys McKee, who is now in his second stint with the UFC.

Bachar produced a huge performance on his Cage Warriors debut to defeat Cage Warriors and UFC veteran Carlo Pedersoli Jr. and make a huge statement in the welterweight division. The win instantly catapulted him into title contention, and he’ll get his shot at the Cage Warriors 170-pound title when he faces Brown on November 11.

“The Draft of MMA doesn’t stop,” said Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan, via press release.

“And with Rhys McKee back in the UFC, its time for two more welterweights to step up and crown the next Cage Warriors champion.

“Giannis Bachar and Omiel Brown have a 93 percent finish rate between them, and they’re both coming off career-best performances this year.

“I’m expecting nothing but fireworks for as long as this one lasts on November 11.”

Cage Warriors 163: Confirmed bouts

  • Omiel Brown vs. Giannis Bachar – for welterweight title
  • Jimmy Quinn vs. Tom Wright
  • Tom Creasey vs. Amir Malekpour
  • Dan Kneil vs. Shirzad Qadrian
  • Francesco Mazzeo vs. Angus Hewett
  • Luca Borando vs. Wesley Machado