Category Archives: UK MMA News

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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CWFC 78 Liverpool

CWFC 78 Liverpool  Event Details: Cage Warriors 78, Echo Arena, Liverpool, England.  Sept 10, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 6, 2016 DOORS                        Open to the public – 5:00pm FIRST BOUT                Amateur – 6:20pm (subject to change) TELEVISED                  Main card – 9:00pm* (UK time) This Saturday, September 10, Cage Warriors Fighting Championship returns to Liverpool’s Echo Arena for the first time in two years, with a show packed with the cream of European MMA performing in front of a global TV audience. Back in 2014, CWFC 68’s main card produced 10 stoppages and the promotion is hoping for the same fireworks on Saturday.  At CWFC 78, two world titles are on the line for the lightweight and featherweight belts – both being contested by home crowd favourites, Chris Fishgold and Paddy Pimblett. Headlining the show is highly ranked Englishman Chris Fishgold, who makes the first defence of his lightweight title against Frenchman,...

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Pimblett set for title tussle with Frenchman, Johnny Frachey at CWFC 78

Pimblett set for title tussle with Frenchman, Johnny Frachey at CWFC 78 Pimblett set for title tussle with Frenchman, Johnny Frachey  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 25, 2016 Cage Warriors Fighting Championship will crown a new CWFC featherweight world champion at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, on Saturday September 10. The belt, recently vacated by Alex Enlund, will be on the line when Liverpool native Paddy Pimblett (11-1) and Frenchman Johnny Frachey (18-10) clash at Cage Warriors 78, in the co-main event. Past holders of the CWFC featherweight world title include Alex Enlund who makes his UFC debut in Hamburg, Germany, American Jim Alers who also fights in the UFC and the biggest name in the sport Conor McGregor. Pimblett will be looking to continue his seven-fight winning streak while the more experienced Frachey will be looking to rebound from a loss that snapped a five-fight...

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Cage Warriors announce opening bouts for CWFC 78

Cage Warriors announce opening bouts for CWFC 78 Cage Warriors announce opening bouts for CWFC 78. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 12 August, 2016 London August 12, 2016:  Cage Warriors Fighting Championship announces the opening bouts of Cage Warriors 78 when the promotion returns to Liverpool onSeptember 10 for the first time in two years. Headlining the show is one of the UK’s hottest MMA prospects, Liverpool’s Chris Fishgold (15-1-1) who makes the first defence of his lightweight title against 27-year-old Frenchman Jason Ponet (16-10-1-1nc).  Other bouts include UFC veteran Vaughan Lee (14-12-1) against Ponet’s teammate Arnold Quero (13-3-0-1nc), the return of Sweden’s Victor Cheng (10-2) against the UK’s Leeroy Barnes (15-15-0-1) as well as former welterweight title challenger Mohsen Bahari (8-3) in a contest with Ali Arish (20-5). Fishgold is keen to get back to work and defend his lightweight title after he stormed to victory in July at CWFC 77...

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BT Sport and Cage Warriors join forces

BT Sport and Cage Warriors join forces BT Sport and Cage Warriors join forces. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 4th, 2016 Following a successful debut on July 8 on BT Sport, Cage Warriors can today confirm that its CWFC events will continue to be televised by the British broadcaster. BT Sport will show CWFC 78 in Liverpool on September 10 and will then cover the remaining Cage Warrior events going forward.  This partnership means that CWFC will join Premier League football, Aviva Premiership Rugby and the best of European football on BT Sport from now on.   BT Sport is already home to the UFC, broadcasting the promotion’s events since 2013, making it the home of MMA in the UK. CWFC is one of the most respected regional MMA promotions in the world, discovering and nurturing some of the biggest names in MMA today.  Renowned as a proving...

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UCMMA 48 Sep 3rd

 UCMMA 48 Sep 3rd UCMMA 48 Sep 3rd Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for a night of carnage with a total of 17 fights………… UCMMA 48! If you love combat, you will love this card. So many great fighters, 5 title fights and all of them 70kg and up. So there is a good chance we are going to see a few people going for an impromptu nap without a lullaby! With the forever growing MMA scene in the UK, the flat out pace and passion of the one and only Dave O’Donnell we are really starting to see a super strong wave of world class MMA and K1 fighters. So when you have the opportunity to be able to see these type of cards, then its hard not to get to excited. UCMMA is a real pool of great fighters with...

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