Category Archives: UK MMA News

‘THE TRUE VIKING’ LANDS AT CAGE WARRIORS AS NINE FIGHTS CONFIRMED FOR CW83

‘THE TRUE VIKING’ LANDS AT CAGE WARRIORS AS NINE FIGHTS CONFIRMED FOR CW83 ‘THE TRUE VIKING’ LANDS AT CAGE WARRIORS AS NINE FIGHTS CONFIRMED FOR CW83 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 13th, 2017 Cage Warriors 83 to feature the promotional debut of Danish lightweight star Søren ‘The True Viking’ Bak as the fight card for Newport starts to take shape Cage Warriors’ return to Wales will feature a host of Welsh talent, plus the debut of highly-rated Danish lightweight star Søren Bak. Bak (7-1) will take on veteran Scott ‘The Priest’ Clist (11-3) in a tough test on his maiden outing under the Cage Warriors banner. And he’ll be joined on the card by popular Welsh prospect Josh ‘Crazy Horse’ Reed. The Tillery Combat trained bantamweight has made a perfect start to life as a professional, racking up six wins without defeat, including back-to-back victories...

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IT’S NAD’S NIGHT IN LIVERPOOL AS NARIMANI DEFEATS PIMBLETT TO CAPTURE CAGE WARRIORS GOLD

IT’S NAD’S NIGHT IN LIVERPOOL AS NARIMANI DEFEATS PIMBLETT TO CAPTURE CAGE WARRIORS GOLD IT’S NAD’S NIGHT IN LIVERPOOL AS NARIMANI DEFEATS PIMBLETT TO CAPTURE CAGE WARRIORS GOLD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, April 1st, 2017 Bristol featherweight enters enemy territory and claims unanimous decision to capture Cage Warriors 145lb title at Cage Warriors 82 in Liverpool Bristol’s Nad Narimani silenced a raucous Liverpool crowd on Derby Day to walk away the Cage Warriors featherweight world champion after a composed performance against defending champ Paddy Pimblett in Liverpool. Despite fighting in Pimblett’s back yard at the Echo Arena, Narimani turned in a nerveless performance as he set the early pace and lasted the course to claim a unanimous decision victory (48-47, 49-46, 50-45) after five gruelling rounds. While it wasn’t a great night for Liverpool’s headline star, another proud Scouser, Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick, had the...

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CAGE WARRIORS ANNOUNCES BETSAFE AS OFFICIAL GAMING PARTNER

CAGE WARRIORS ANNOUNCES BETSAFE AS OFFICIAL GAMING PARTNER CAGE WARRIORS ANNOUNCES BETSAFE AS OFFICIAL GAMING PARTNER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Betting giant join the Cage Warriors family with two-year deal Cage Warriors are proud to announce that Betsafe have signed a two-year deal to become the promotion’s official gaming partner. As part of the deal, Betsafe joins Cage Warriors’ roster of key sponsors, with extensive branding forming part of the Cage Warriors cage. Betsafe will also create engaging fan content with fighters and in-arena event activation initiatives. In addition to joining Cage Warriors as a gaming sponsor, Betsafe will also become the broadcast sponsor of both Cage Warriors and UFC events on BT Sport, a deal which will last for the next 12 months Betsafe already has strong ties with mixed martial arts, with UFC athletes Emil Meek and Jack Hermansson, plus Cage...

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CONFIRMED FIGHT CARD AND BROADCAST DETAILS FOR CAGE WARRIORS 82 IN LIVERPOOL

CONFIRMED FIGHT CARD AND BROADCAST DETAILS FOR CAGE WARRIORS 82 IN LIVERPOOL CONFIRMED FIGHT CARD AND BROADCAST DETAILS FOR CAGE WARRIORS 82 IN LIVERPOOL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 27th, 2017 Key information and timings for Saturday night’s event at The Echo Arena Saturday April 1 looks set to deliver the biggest night in the long and successful history of Cage Warriors as The Echo Arena plays host to Cage Warriors 82. The main event of the evening sees proud Scouser and Cage Warriors featherweight world champion Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett return to action in his home town against Bristol’s Nad Narimani. And on the same day that sees the world-famous Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton, proud Evertonian Molly McCann will take to the cage for her latest bout when she takes on Lacey Schuckman. Former UFC veteran Vaughan Lee is also set for...

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LIVERPOOL FAVOURITE SET FOR ACTION AT CAGE WARRIORS 82

LIVERPOOL FAVOURITE SET FOR ACTION AT CAGE WARRIORS 82 LIVERPOOL FAVOURITE SET FOR ACTION AT CAGE WARRIORS 82  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 Everton-supporting Molly McCann set for action against Colorado veteran Lacey Schuckman on April 1 event at the Echo Arena Liverpool’s Molly McCann now has a confirmed opponent for her hometown bout at Cage Warriors 82, in what will be the biggest night in the promotion’s history. McCann will take on Lacey Schuckman in a 125lb flyweight contest at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in a fight that’s sure to deliver plenty of action. ‘Meatball’ McCann splits her training between Ippon gym, Bournemouth and NextGen in Liverpool that has produced Cage Warriors world champions Paddy Pimblett and Chris Fishgold. She’ll line up with Pimblett for the April 1 card looking to add another win to her pro record. The proud Evertonian has a...

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BUILD-UP TO CAGE WARRIORS 82 CONTINUES WITH TRIPLE ANNOUNCEMENT

BUILD-UP TO CAGE WARRIORS 82 CONTINUES WITH TRIPLE ANNOUNCEMENT BUILD-UP TO CAGE WARRIORS 82 CONTINUES WITH TRIPLE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 Cage Warriors continues the build-up to their blockbuster show in Liverpool with three announcements Four more pro fights added The fight card has been further strengthened by the addition of four more professional bouts. Martin Stapleton returns to action at 155lbs when he takes on Finland’s Aleksi Mantykivi, while Cage Warriors veteran Leeroy Barnes will make his ninth appearance for the promotion when he takes on Frenchman Johan Romming. Also added to the card is a welterweight bout between undefeated prospects Ross Houston and Dylan McLoughlin and a heavyweight clash between Cian Erraught and Shaun Kenny. Dan Hardy is heading to Liverpool Former Cage Warriors welterweight champion and UFC title challenger Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy will be in attendance at Cage...

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CAGE WARRIORS SIGNS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH BCMMA

CAGE WARRIORS SIGNS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH BCMMA CAGE WARRIORS SIGNS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH BCMMA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 13th, 2017 MMA promotion BCMMA joins the Cage Warriors family as the East Anglian arm of the Cage Warriors Academy network Cage Warriors have added another promotion to their Cage Warriors Academy family with the signing of BCMMA. The East Anglian promotion has established itself as one of the most successful regional promotions, consistently staging high-quality mixed martial arts events. And Cage Warriors can confirm that a deal has been agreed to bring BCMMA promotion under the Cage Warriors Academy banner as they look to invest in the development of mixed martial arts at all levels. The promotion is run by two experienced and respected MMA fighters Jack Mason and Craig Powell. It will make its debut as a Cage Warriors Academy event with...

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ACB 54: SUPERSONIC TOURNAMENT RESULTS

ACB 54: SUPERSONIC TOURNAMENT RESULTS Main event 16. (83.9) Mamed Khalidov def. Luke “Bigslow” Barnatt (England) via ??, 0:22, round 1 Main card 15. (65.8) Brendan Loughnane (England) def. Mike «The Warrior» Wilkinson (England) via ??, 2:29, round 1 14. (77.1) Aslambek Saidov (Poland) def. Ion “Bombardierul” Pascu (Romania) via unanimous decision 13. (70.3) Aurel “The Miner” Pirtea (Romania) def. Saul “The Hangman” Rogers (England) via submission, 0:55, round 2 12. (70.3) Ali “Hulk” Bagov (Russia) def. Bubba “The Highlight Kid” Jenkins (USA) via submission, 4:02, round 3 11. (70.3) Joshua “EL REY” Aveles (USA) def. Amirkhan Adaev (Russia) via unanimous decision 10. (93.0) Batraz Agnaev (Russia) def. Max “Power” Nunes (Sweden) via ???, 3:00, round 1 9. (83.9) Rahman Dzhanaev (Russia) def. Adam “Zajcu” Zajac (Poland) via ???, 2:50, round 2 8. (83.9) Andy “The Lion’s Paw” DeVent (England) def. Danny “The Cheesecake Assassin”...

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VAUGHAN LEE VS NATHANIEL WOOD ADDED TO STACKED FIGHT CARD FOR CW82 IN LIVERPOOL

VAUGHAN LEE VS NATHANIEL WOOD ADDED TO STACKED FIGHT CARD FOR CW82 IN LIVERPOOL VAUGHAN LEE VS NATHANIEL WOOD ADDED TO STACKED FIGHT CARD FOR CW82 IN LIVERPOOL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 10th, 2017 Bantamweight duo were due to compete at Cage Warriors 80 in London, but now the pair will meet at the Echo Arena on April 1 The much-anticipated bantamweight bout between Vaughan Lee and Nathaniel Wood is back on, and has been added to the fight card for Cage Warriors’ spectacular show in Liverpool, Cage Warriors 82. The pair were originally scheduled to face off at Indigo at The O2 at Cage Warriors 80, but medial issues forced Wood out of the contest as the bout was postponed pending medical clearance. Wood has since received that clearance and is free to compete again, and Cage Warriors has wasted no time in adding...

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CAGE WARRIORS BOLSTER ROSTER WITH 12 NEW SIGNINGS

CAGE WARRIORS BOLSTER ROSTER WITH 12 NEW SIGNINGS  CAGE WARRIORS BOLSTER ROSTER WITH 12 NEW SIGNINGS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 9th, 2017 Graham Boylan unveils a dozen new signings as Cage Warriors strengthens their roster of fighting talent heading into the second quarter of 2017 Cage Warriors’ roster of fighters has expanded with 12 new arrivals confirmed to the promotion’s lineup. The new crop of signings includes six lightweight additions: Donovan Desmae (9-3), Soren Bak (7-1), Perry Goodwin (6-4), Aleksi Mantykivi (10-4), Ellis Hampson (6-3-1) and Alexander Jacobsen (7-1). Joining them are bantamweights Gavin Kelly (8-3) and Brian Bouand (5-1), welterweights Dylan McLoughlin (3-0) and Craig White (11-4), light-heavyweight Norman Paraisy (15-4-2, 1nc) and heavyweight Shawn Kenny (2-0). Announcing the signings, Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan said: “I’m delighted to welcome this exciting crop of fighters to the Cage Warriors family. “We’re a handful...

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