James Sheehan will put his Welterweight title on the line when he faces Giannis Bachar at Cage Warriors 177.

The 'Unplugged' event is set to take place on Saturday September 20 at the BEC Arena, Manchester, with the Welterweight title fight being the first to be officially announced for the show.

Both men are in the unique position whereby they have both held, or currently hold the Cage Warriors Welterweight title, with Bachar never actually losing his title inside the Cage Warriors cage.

'Jimbo Slice' realised his dream inf front of a packed out home crowd at Cage Warriors 170 against Daniel Konrad. The two had an extremely entertaining back and forth affair with them ultimately ending up in the championship rounds before Sheehan managed to lock up a fourth round Arm Triangle Choke to secure the win.

Sheehan made his Cage Warriors debut as a 1-1 professional and made his promotional debut at Cage Warriors 101 against Ian Machado Garry. Sheehan came up short against the debuting Machado Garry but subsequent to the bout, went on a five fight win streak, collecting some big wins against the likes of Omiel Brown and Jamie Richardson in the process.

This all led to a clash against Oban Elliott. 'The Welsh Gangster' handed Sheehan just his third professional loss. a win against Olli Santalahti then led to his title fight against Konrad.

Bachar finds himself competing for Cage Warriors gold for the second time in as many bouts for the promotion. After a successful professional debut against Carlo Pedersoli at Cage Warriors 154, the Greek native then faced Omiel Brown for the vacant Welterweight title.

In what was considered by many as a shock, Bachar claimed the belt in just 50 seconds, when he rendered Brown unconscious with some heavy strikes.

Bachar was then picked up for season 32 of The Ultimate Fighter so vacated the Welterweight strap. Now back under the Cage Warriors banner, the Welterweight will look to add yet another victory to his impressive eight fight win streak.

The Cage Warriors Welterweight belt is steeped in history, with the likes of Nicolas Dalby, Rhys McKee and Ian Machado Garry all holding the title before moving on to the UFC.