Category Archives: UK MMA News

Dean Trueman joins Cage Warriors

Dean Trueman joins Cage Warriors Dean Trueman joins Cage Warriors  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 Dean Trueman (7-3) is the newest addition to the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship roster. Trueman has signed a multi-fight deal, which will see him compete exclusively for CWFC in 2017.  A native of Ilkeston, Derbyshire he trains at Nottingham MMA and is part of Team Wallhead. “My last fight on Cage Warriors was a big risk, but I had a lot to prove and it paid off.  Now being contracted to Cage Warriors gives me the opportunity to showcase my skills worldwide and to prove what I’m capable of,” said Trueman who scored the fastest win of his career with a 12-second knockout live on BT Sport and UFC Fightpass at CWFC 79. Trueman, an all-rounder is currently riding a three-fight win streak, two of which have taken place this...

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Cage Warriors announce fights for November 12 – ‘CW Unplugged’

Cage Warriors announce fights for November 12 – ‘CW Unplugged’ Cage Warriors announce fight card forNovember 12 – ‘CW Unplugged’  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 21, 2016 Cage Warriors Fighting Championship announces several bouts for their November 12event – a night when the promotion will join forces with BT Sport to host ‘CW Unplugged’ live from the broadcaster’s studios in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The event sees the return of Chris Fishgold (16-1-1) paired with former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ contender Nic Herron-Webb (19-7) in his second defense of the Cage Warriors lightweight title.  His teammate, the newly crowned featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett (12-1) will hope to squeeze a win from his bout with Julian Erosa (17-3) another TUF contender. Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan announced the headline bouts live on BT Sport last weekend at CWFC 79 from Newport, Wales. The championship contests will...

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Weigh-in Results: Cage Warriors 79

Weigh-in Results: Cage Warriors 79 Weigh-in Results: Cage Warriors 79  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday October 14th, 2016 All 16 professional fighters made weight this afternoon for CWFC 79, which takes placetomorrow evening – Saturday, October 15 – at the Newport Centre in Newport, South Wales. Headliner Martin Svensson and bantamweight Kevin Cox required two attempts on the scales – on the first attempt both fighters missed their target weight by 0.3lb but were successful on hitting the scales at the second attempt. See below for full weigh-in results Click here for the full gallery of weigh-in photos The show will be broadcast live on: UFC FIGHT PASS® | Worldwide BT Sport | UK and Ireland Viasat | Scandinavia Please check your country’s listings for local broadcast times. The main card live TV – 9pm local time: Headline Contest (LW) Martin Svensson  (155.7lbs)  vs. Scott Clist (155.5ibs) (BW) Martin Sheridan...

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Cage Warriors LIVE from BT Studio

Cage Warriors LIVE from BT Studio BT Sport to host ‘CW Unplugged’, live from their London Studio in a landmark event on November 12  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 7th, 2016 BT Sport to host ‘CW Unplugged’, live from their London Studio in a landmark event on November 12 To mark an historic night in MMA, the Cage Warriors team will join forces with BT Sport on November 12 to host ‘CW Unplugged,’ live from BT’s studio in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London.The event will feature headline bouts between defending CWFC lightweight champ Chris Fishgold and the newly crowned featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett  – and all of the action will take place in front of a hand picked studio audience. In what promises to be a groundbreaking night for MMA in the UK, CW Unplugged will provide the warm-up act for BT Sport’s live...

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First Welshman to Sign with UFC

First Welshman to Sign with UFC UFC Call for Jack Marshman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 6th, 2016 The Cage Warriors Fighting Championship middleweight title has been vacated by Welshman Jack Marshman (20-5), in order to take up an offer from the UFC. The call up means that Marshman will become the first Welshman to compete in the organisation. The 26-year-old, serving paratrooper, fights out of Tillery Combat in Abertillery Wales and is on a six-fight winning streak.  He has four CWFC wins, most notably against highly ranked Bola Omoyele at CWFC 69, former UFC vet Che Mills at CWFC 72 and Ali Arish via guillotine at CWFC 76. He won the promotion’s vacant middleweight strap in London at CWFC 77 when he KO’d Frenchman Christopher Jacquelin with a right hook just before the bell in the first round.  Marshman, famed for his heavy hands...

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Champions Chris Fishgold and Paddy Pimblett sign deals to stay with Cage Warriors

Champions Chris Fishgold and Paddy Pimblett sign deals to stay with Cage Warriors Champions Chris Fishgold and Paddy Pimblett sign deals to stay with Cage Warriors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 Chris Fishgold, the Cage Warriors lightweight champion and his teammate, the newly crowned featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett have both signed an extension deal with Cage Warriors, which will keep them with the promotion into 2017. It was only two weeks ago that they both became hometown heroes at the Echo Arena in Liverpool and now Cage Warriors has made it financially viable for them to continue ruling Europe in their divisions.  Both men are on the road to the very top of the sport and the city of Liverpool is 100% behind both Chris & Paddy.  They have a plan to put Liverpool on the MMA map and to represent their people and their town in...

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Cage Warriors bolster their ranks with 18 new signings

Cage Warriors bolster their ranks with 18 new signings Cage Warriors bolster their ranks with 18 new signings   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 19th, 2016 Today, 18 European fighters have inked deals with Cage Warriors Fighting Championship.  Additions have been made to all divisions with the exception of the heavyweight league and the talent is the perfect mix of MMA veterans and hot new prospects all renowned for their exceptional skill and for delivering exciting fights. Returning earlier this year after a 15-month hiatus, the promotion has already crowned three new champions and witnessed two of its titleholders move to the UFC.  With the potential of more banging on their door very soon, regular replenishment of the talent store cupboard is essential. Graham Boylan, CWFC President said,  “I want to welcome all of the new guys to the Cage Warriors family.  We are in this big...

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Weigh-in results: Cage Warriors 78

Weigh-in results: Cage Warriors 78 Weigh-in results: Cage Warriors 78  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 9th, 2016 All 18 professional fighters made weight this afternoon for CWFC 78, which takes placetomorrow evening – Saturday, September 10 – at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. With two CWFC world title bouts headlining the bill, lightweight champion Chris Fishgold and challenger Jason Ponet came in at 154.7 lbs and 153.8 lbs respectively while Paddy Pimblett and Johnny Frachey both tipped the scales at 144.5 lbs ahead of their clash for the vacant featherweight world title. See below for full weigh-in results CWFC 78 takes place tomorrow, Saturday, September 10, at the Echo Arena. For ticket information click HERE. The show will be broadcast live on: UFC FIGHT PASS® | Worldwide BT Sport | UK and Ireland Viasat | Scandinavia Please check your country’s listings for local broadcast times. View a gallery of images from today’s CWFC 78 weigh-ins HERE. For the latest Cage...

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CWFC 78 – Paddy’s Power lands a charity bet

CWFC 78 – Paddy’s Power lands a charity bet Paddy’s Power lands a charity bet FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 9th, 2016 Ahead of Paddy Pimblett’s Cage Warriors featherweight world title bouttomorrow, leading bookmaker Paddy Power has priced up a future bout with the biggest name in the sport, the UFC’s Conor McGregor. Paddy Power has offered a free charity bet at odds of 5-1 that Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett will beat Conor McGregor at some point in the future.   The generous stake of £2,000 will stand to net Pimblett’s selected charity, Fight for Autism, a whopping £10k if the fight ever happens and he wins. Pimblett is one of Europe’s hottest MMA prospects, famed for his quick wit and flying triangles.  The 21-year-old Liverpudlian is in action tomorrow evening at Liverpool’s Echo Arena to contest the Cage Warriors vacant featherweight title.  Former champions of the 145Ilb featherweight division...

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Marshman set to defend his middleweight title at Cage Warriors 79

Marshman set to defend his middleweight title at Cage Warriors 79 Marshman set to defend his middleweight title at Cage Warriors 79  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Jack Marshman is set to make the first defence of his middleweight title against Andreas Michailidis when the promotion returns to the Newport Centre in Wales on Saturday, October 15.The contest of Marshman and Michailidis will headline CWFC 79 and will stream live on UFC Fight Pass, BT Sport and Viasat in Scandinavia.  Tickets and can be purchasedhere.Jack Marshman (20-5) is one of the best UK middleweights outside of the UFC.  The Welshman won the promotion’s vacant middleweight strap in London at CWFC 77 when he KO’d Frenchman Christopher Jacquelin with a right hook just before the bell in the first round. The 26-year-old is on a six-fight winning streak, which includes four CWFC wins, most notably against highly...

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