The stakes in the Cage Warriors PrizeFighter tournament just got a lot bigger.

The promotion have now confirmed that the winner of the two fights in one night tournament, that is set to take place at Cage Warriors 174, will take on Cage Warriors Bantamweight Champion Liam Gittins, next.

Winning the PrizeFighter tournament was already set to be a huge deal, with the winner receiving a $50,000 prize fund but now they also have the guarantee of being the next man to challenge for Cage Warriors Bantamweight gold.

The news was announced by Gittins via the promotion’s social media. He said:

“Hi, guys. Liam Gittins here. Your Cage Warriors Bantamweight World Champion. People have been asking me when I am going to fight again, who it’s going to be against? I'm going to be fighting the winner of the PrizeFighter tournament that's taking place on Cage Warriors on the 20th of July. My prediction for the tournament is going to be Alexander Loof to win it.

“I feel like he's the dark horse in his competition and as long as he makes weight, I feel like he will win. I love the chance to fight Loof because it give me the chance to beat him quicker than Luke Riley did.”

Shirzad Qadrian will face Weslley Maia in the first semi-final whilst Aidan Stephen battles it out with Alexander Loof in the second semi-final. Alessandro Giordano and Michele Martignoni will compete in a reserve bout, with the winner of that only proceeding to the final if one of the four athletes in the main semi-finals cannot compete in the final. The semi-finals will be contested over 2, five minute rounds, with a third round only happening if the bout is tied at the end of the second.

At the time of writing, it has not been confirmed when the contest against Gittins will take place.