Cage Warriors have announced the signing of Jack Shore (8-0-0) to a new 5-fight exclusive deal, two days before tickets for his bantamweight world title fight at CW97 go on sale.
In a bid to retain the hottest fighting talent on the continent, President Graham Boylan has announced that Shore will remain with Europe’s leading MMA promotion for at least four additional fights after his championship bout at Cardiff’s Ice Arena.
Unbeaten after 12 amateur and 8 professional showings, Jack Shore is one of the most sought-after prospects in Europe and is set to headline the biggest MMA card Wales has ever seen.
“The way I see it, Cage Warriors is the very top destination for fighters in Europe,” says Shore. “Developing with them to the highest level I can reach is all I’m interested in right now. I look at the bantamweights on the Cage Warriors roster and there’s some serious contenders lining up – I have to win this belt to prove I’m the top of the pile. The next couple of years will be crazy for the division.”
CW97 is set to feature the top rising talent from Wales and across Europe, and is billed as the biggest MMA event in Welsh history. Shore will be hoping to raise the bantamweight title for the home crowd at CW97, the same title previously held by fellow Welshman and now UFC bantamweight Brett Johns, who captured the belt during Cage Warriors’ last visit to Cardiff in 2013.
“There’s only a handful of guys in Europe that boast a track record like Jacks,” said Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan. “He’s done some incredible things with us over the last few years and we expect that to continue for a long time to come. We’re proud to have top talent like Shore choose Cage Warriors to build their careers.”
Boylan recently compared Jack Shore’s rise in Wales to that of Conor McGregor in Dublin many years ago, and hopes to develop Wales into a new and formidable hotspot for MMA.
Cage Warriors have raised the game for CW97, establishing a new Welsh home for the promotion in Cardiff’s incredible Ice Arena. Filling the arena will be Jack Shore’s army – a following of thousands he’s built through hugely exciting performances since his amateur debut in 2012 – who he has promised will turn out in numbers like never before.
Tickets for CW97 go on sale Friday, June 29th at 10am via cagewarriors.com, with 20% off for a limited number of early birds.