Category Archives: UK MMA News

ELEVEN SPORTS AND CAGE WARRIORS JOIN FORCES FOR BELGIUM EVENT

ELEVEN SPORTS AND CAGE WARRIORS JOIN FORCES FOR BELGIUM EVENT CAGE WARRIORS AND ELEVEN SPORTS JOIN FORCES FOR BELGIUM EVENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 3rd, 2017 Cage Warriors is delighted to announce that it will partner with ELEVEN SPORTS  to bring Cage Warriors 89 to Belgium on Saturday 25 November 2017.  The MMA event, which will be the first Cage Warriors event held outside the UK and Ireland in 2017, will take place in the Lotto Arena in Antwerp. Cage Warriors 89 will include a mix of local and European fighting talent, giving the Belgian MMA fans the opportunity to watch the best MMA action on the continent. ELEVEN SPORTS will also carry the event exclusively live, not only in Belgium, but also in Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore and Taiwan after a multi-year agreement was struck at the start of 2017 to ensure every Cage Warriors match would...

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PIECHOTA STUNS RADCLIFFE IN 32 SECONDS TO CLAIM MIDDLEWEIGHT GOLD AT CAGE WARRIORS 85

PIECHOTA STUNS RADCLIFFE IN 32 SECONDS TO CLAIM MIDDLEWEIGHT GOLD AT CAGE WARRIORS 85 PIECHOTA STUNS RADCLIFFE IN 32 SECONDS TO CLAIM MIDDLEWEIGHT GOLD AT CAGE WARRIORS 85 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, June 24th, 2017 Undefeated Pole claims quickfire victory to capture vacant Cage Warriors middleweight title in Bournemouth Undefeated Pole Oskar Piechota stunned Jason Radcliffe in the main event of Cage Warriors 85, stopping the Brit in just 32 seconds to capture the vacant Cage Warriors middleweight world title in Bournemouth. The fight started with Radcliffe stalking Piechota around the cage, but when he stepped in to land his first serious strikes of the bout, the Pole struck, connecting with a perfectly-timed short left hook shot that dropped Radcliffe to his knees. A flurry of ground strikes from Piechota was enough to force referee Marc Goddard to stop the fight. The night’s co-main event...

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‘THE BADDY’ IS BACK: PADDY PIMBLETT TO FIGHT AT CW88 IN OCTOBER

‘THE BADDY’ IS BACK: PADDY PIMBLETT TO FIGHT AT CW88 IN OCTOBER ‘THE BADDY’ IS BACK: PADDY PIMBLETT TO FIGHT AT CW88 IN OCTOBER  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, June 24th, 2017 Liverpudlian star and former Cage Warriors featherweight champion inks new deal with Europe’s top promotion Cage Warriors star Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett is back and with a point to prove. Pimblett, who rose to fame with a string of impressive victories and an infectious, larger-than-life personality, captured Cage Warriors featherweight gold in 2016 with a first-round TKO of Johnny Frachey at Cage Warriors 78. He made a successful first defence of his belt at Cage Warriors Unplugged with a unanimous decision victory over former TUF finalist Julian Erosa, but lost his title to Bristol’s Nad Narimani at Cage Warriors 82. But now Pimblett is back and has his sights set on championship gold once...

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ENGLAND vs WALES CLASH SET FOR CAGE WARRIORS BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ON SEPTEMBER 16

ENGLAND vs WALES CLASH SET FOR CAGE WARRIORS BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ON SEPTEMBER 16 ENGLAND vs WALES CLASH SET FOR CAGE WARRIORS BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ON SEPTEMBER 16 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 Newly-crowned Cage Warriors 135lb champion Nathaniel Wood will take on undefeated Welshman Josh Reed in his maiden title defence Cage Warriors 86 in London will feature a bantamweight battle of Britain as newly-crowned 135lb champion Nathaniel Wood puts his title on the line for the first time against undefeated Welshman Josh ‘Crazy Horse’ Reed on September 16. After kicking off his pro career with four straight submission victories, Reed signed for Cage Warriors and added three more wins to his perfect professional record, defeating Ben Rees (TKO), Martin Sheridan (decision) and Gavin Kelly (KO) to set up his title tilt against Wood. Londoner Wood became the first man from the capital to...

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FIGHT CARD AND BROADCAST DETAILS FOR CAGE WARRIORS 85 IN BOURNEMOUTH

FIGHT CARD AND BROADCAST DETAILS FOR CAGE WARRIORS 85 IN BOURNEMOUTH FIGHT CARD AND BROADCAST DETAILS FOR CAGE WARRIORS 85 IN BOURNEMOUTH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 19th, 2017 Cage Warriors continues a packed summer of fight nights with Cage Warriors 85 at The O2 Academy in Bournemouth, England – and there’s a world title on the line in the main event. The vacant Cage Warriors middleweight title, is up for grabs in the headline contest, as England’s Jason Radcliffe takes on Poland’s Oskar Piechota. The middleweight title has helped former champions Jack Hermansson and Jack Marshman springboard their careers onto the world stage in the UFC, with Cage Warriors’ championship belts representing the cream of the crop on the European stage. The co-main event promises to be a special occasion for former Royal Marine Martin Stapleton, who competes on National Armed Forces Day against...

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THREE MORE BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR CAGE WARRIORS 85 IN BOURNEMOUTH

THREE MORE BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR CAGE WARRIORS 85 IN BOURNEMOUTH THREE MORE BOUTS ANNOUNCED FOR CAGE WARRIORS 85 IN BOURNEMOUTH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 7th, 2017 ‘The Butcher’ returns, two prospects face off and a world amateur champion makes her debut as the fight card for Cage Warriors 85 takes shape for Bournemouth The fight card Cage Warriors 85 in Bournemouth is starting to take shape with the addition of three more pro bouts to the growing fight card for June 24. Middleweight contender Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick (22-13-1) will return to action on the card when he takes on Andy Manzolo (15-5) looking for another impressive win to push him one step closer to a title shot. But he’ll have to be on his game against dangerous submission artist Manzolo, whose record boasts nine submission finishes from his 15 career wins. Also set...

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NATHANIEL WOOD GOES FROM ‘THE PROSPECT’ TO ‘THE CHAMPION’ WITH KNOCKOUT WIN AT CAGE WARRIORS 84

NATHANIEL WOOD GOES FROM ‘THE PROSPECT’ TO ‘THE CHAMPION’ WITH KNOCKOUT WIN AT CAGE WARRIORS 84 NATHANIEL WOOD GOES FROM ‘THE PROSPECT’ TO ‘THE CHAMPION’ WITH KNOCKOUT WIN AT CAGE WARRIORS 84 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 2nd, 2017 Londoner becomes first man from the capital to claim Cage Warriors gold with blistering hometown performance at Indigo at The O2 Nathaniel Wood went from ‘The Prospect’ to Cage Warriors champion with a five-star performance in the main event of Cage Warriors 84 in London. The young bantamweight – a protege of former UFC bantamweight legend Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett – demolished Swiss submission ace Marko Kovacevic with a slick final combination to claim a first-round knockout win and become the first Londoner to capture Cage Warriors championship gold. The co-main event saw Norwegian powerhouse Kenneth Bergh produced an impressive performance to submit veteran Norman Paraisy....

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CAGE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE BREAKING NEWS DURING CAGE WARRIORS 84

CAGE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE BREAKING NEWS DURING CAGE WARRIORS 84 CAGE WARRIORS ANNOUNCE BREAKING NEWS DURING CAGE WARRIORS 84 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, June 2nd, 2017 Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan announced a host of breaking news regarding upcoming Cage Warriors events at CW84. Cage Warriors 85 in Bournemouth has a new main event following the withdrawal of Victor Cheng from the middleweight title fight against Jason Radcliffe. Radcliffe will now face undefeated Polish contender Oskar Piechota, who joins Cage Warriors with a career record of eight wins, no losses and one draw, with all eight of his wins coming inside the distance (3 by KO/TKO, 5 by submission). Also added to the June 24 event is a lightweight contest between Ryan Roddy (7-1-1) and Adam Boussif (9-6). Roddy makes his return to action for the first time since his draw with current Cage Warriors lightweight...

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TITLE FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT AHEAD OF BANTAMWEIGHT SHOWDOWN AT CAGE WARRIORS 84

TITLE FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT AHEAD OF BANTAMWEIGHT SHOWDOWN AT CAGE WARRIORS 84 TITLE FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT AHEAD OF BANTAMWEIGHT SHOWDOWN AT CAGE WARRIORS 84 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 1st, 2017 Bantamweight title fighters Nathaniel Wood and Marko Kovacevic both successfully hit championship weight on Thursday’s weigh-ins ahead of their world title fight at Cage Warriors 84. Indigo at The O2 will play host to the event, as London’s Wood bids to become the first Londoner to capture Cage Warriors gold, with Swiss submission ace Kovacevic standing in his way. While Kovacevic arrived on weight at 134.6lbs, Wood’s initial visit to the scales saw him half a pound over the 135lb championship limit. But he later returned to the scales at 134.6 to make their title fight official. The light-heavyweight co-main event saw both Norman Paraisy and Kenneth Bergh hit their mark. Bergh weighed in...

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MIDDLEWEIGHT CLASH BOLSTERS CAGE WARRIORS 84’S LONDON LINEUP

MIDDLEWEIGHT CLASH BOLSTERS CAGE WARRIORS 84’S LONDON LINEUP MIDDLEWEIGHT CLASH BOLSTERS CAGE WARRIORS 84’S LONDON LINEUP FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 British middleweight powerhouses Lee Chadwick and Bola Omoyele set to face off at Indigo at The O2 on June 2 The fight card for Cage Warriors’ second visit to the Indigo at The O2 has been further strengthened by the addition of a fascinating clash of British middleweights. With a record of 22-13-1, Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick is one of the most experienced middleweights in the UK today and is riding a run of form he hopes will lead all the way to a Cage Warriors middleweight title shot. The Liverpool man produced a dominant display in his last outing as he defeated Ireland’s Tommy Quinn, finishing him via first-round guillotine choke submission at the Echo Arena at Cage Warriors 82. But...

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