Victor Cheng will not fight for the CWFC middleweight title at CWFC Fight Night 7 after sustaining a serious elbow injury last month. The 27-year-old informed Cage Warriors officials this afternoon that he would not be fit to take his place in the final against Ukrainian Pavel Kusch (13-2-0).
Cheng's withdrawal gives added significance to tonight's main event involving John Phillips (15-5-0-1nc) and Chris Fields (9-3-0), as the winner will be handed the title shot against Kusch in Jordan on September 1.
Everyone is extremely disappointed for Victor Cheng that he's had to come to a difficult decision. Nobody has earned that title shot more than him so this is very unfortunate. The guy has been really unlucky with injuries in the past year. We wish him well in his recovery and I'm really looking forward to seeing him back to full fitness because he's a superb fighter and is always very professional to deal with - Graham Boylan.