Cage Warriors presented Cage Warriors 153: McKee vs Wallhead event from 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, on April 29, 2023.
The event was headlined by welterweight title unification bout between the champion Rhys McKee and the interim champion Jim Wallhead. McKee became the champion by beating Justin Burlinson via third-round knockout at CW 140. Wallhead won the interim title by beating Mateusz Figlak via knockout in the first round at CW 146. Did someone get the knockout here?
The co-main event was Tobias Harila taking on Ryan Shelley in a featherweight bout. 3 more bouts were set for the main card, including Wasi Adeshina vs Decky McAleenan featherweight bout, Oban Elliott vs James Sheehan welterweight bout and Pedro Souza vs Morgan Charriere catchweight bout.
Tune in below for results from Cage Warriors 153: McKee vs Wallhead event with complete fight card and other details.
Prelims (12:45 PM ET)
- Kyle McClurkin def. Owain Williams via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) – Middleweight Bout
- Alexander O’Sullivan def. Afrim Thaqi via submission (arm-bar) at 1:18 of round 1 – Catchweight (139 lbs) Bout (Watch Video)
- Nicolas Leblond def. Ryan Curtis via submission at 2:05 of round 1- Flyweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Adam Shelley def. Muhammed Kir Ahmet via TKO at 1:37 of round 2 – Catchweight (160 lbs) Bout (Watch Video)
- Solomon Simon def. Dorian Cliucinicov via TKO at 4:46 of round 2 – Featherweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Leon Hill def. Marcin Zembala via TKO at 4:08 of round 2- Lightweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Adam Darby def. Jack Tucker via submission at 2:15 of round 1 – Welterweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Paddy McCorry def. Angus Hewett via TKO at 1:59 of round 1 – Middleweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Benoit Blanc def. Taka Mhandu via submission at 4:05 of round 1 – Bantamweight Bout (Watch Video)
Main Card (4:00 PM ET)
- Decky McAleenan def. Wasi Adeshina submission at 4:54 of round 1- Featherweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Oban Elliott def. James Sheehan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – Welterweight Bout
- Morgan Charriere def. Pedro Souza via TKO at 4:00 of round 1 – Catchweight (150 lbs) Bout (Watch Video)
- Tobias Harila def. Ryan Shelley via TKO at 1:40 of round 3 – Featherweight Bout (Watch Video)
- Main Event: Rhys McKee def. Jim Wallhead via TKO at 5:00 of round 4 – Welterweight Championship Bout (Watch Video)