A welterweight match-up between Dylan McLoughlin and Ross Houston is official for Cage Warriors 82, which takes place in the Echo Arena.

The Sprawl learned from sources close to the fighters.

McLoughlin (3-0) has amassed a perfect 3-0 record in his first three professional bouts, as well as perfect 2-0 amateur record. The Liverpool born fighter stopped Harry Brereton in his first professional outing, picking up a third round stoppage after a back and forth slugfest at ICE FC 11. He then followed that up with a rear naked choke win over Dan Good at FCC 16 before stopping Alexander Roumette in the first round of their action packed bout at Cage Warriors 78.

Houston (3-0) also has three wins in three professional outings. The Englishman held an amateur record of 3-0. Two of Houston’s three professional wins have came by decision, with the other coming via submission. His first victory came against Joey Morency at SFC 10, before he then submitting Dane Morgan at Cage Warriors 76. In his most recent outing, Houston took a decision win over Thomas Jessing, capturing the On Top Promotions Welterweight Championship.

Cage Warriors 82 takes place live from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on April 1, 2017. In the main event, Featherweight Champion Paddy Pimblett attempts to defend his title for the second time, as he faces Nad Narimani.