It’s been confirmed today that Paddy Pimblett will fight Vlado Sikic on Cage Warriors 88 on October 28.

Pimblett hasn’t fought since Cage Warriors 82 last April when he was defeated by Nad Narimani and lost his Cage Warriors featherweight title.

The Liverpudlian will now look to get back to winning ways in the Echo Arena, Liverpool when he takes on Sikic at a catchweight 150-pounds bout.

The Croatian has a 10-0-1 record and but hasn’t fought since 2014 when he finished Marco Groh at TFS 16. The 27-year-old has fought under ceveral promotional banners including Respect Fighting Championship, No Compromises Fighting Champion, Fight Against Addiction, WLMMA and GFN.

Sikic will now walk into the lions den when he takes on Pimblett in his own backyard and the former champion will have redemption on his mind.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, who first reported the news this morning, Pimblett said:

“I can’t wait to get back in there and do what I’ve been doing in the cage since I was 16, prove people wrong.

“I’m gonna make the Echo Arena explode and Vlado Sikic is the poor fella in my way. His 0 has got to go.”

Graham Boylan, the Cage Warriors President also added:

“Paddy is out to prove the doubters wrong and it’s going to be exciting to watch how he gets on against a tough unbeaten opponent in Vlado Sikic.

“No city supports their own more passionately than the city of Liverpool. It’s shaping up to be another exciting night, showcasing the very best of Liverpool’s fighting talent.”

Full Cage Warriors 88 Fight Card (TBC)

Chris Fishgold vs Alexander Jacobsen – for Cage Warriors lightweight title
Paddy Pimblett vs Vlado Sikic – 150lbs catchweight
Molly McCann vs TBC – 125lbs
Lee Chadwick vs TBC – 185lbs
Martin Stapleton vs Søren Bak – 155lbs
Paull McBain vs Sam Spencer – 145lbs
Jack Grant vs Perry Goodwin – 155lbs
Josh McManus vs Mick Stanton – 170lbs
Jack Della vs James Duckett – 170lbs