When Cage Warriors announced plans to hold their 100th event before the end of the year, they promised to make it their biggest show to date. With just two months to go, they have announced that a number of their star names, including Paddy Pimblett, Jack Shore and Nicolas Dalby, will be fighting on the card and look set to make good on that promise.
We head to North West England for this instalment of Prospect Profiles by Brad MMA, in particular, the county of Merseyside.
Merseyside is now hailed for its fighting brawn. In recent years it has been propelled by names such as UFC title challenger Darren Till, Cage Warriors’ fan favourite Paddy Pimblett, boxing star Tony Bellew and once Cage Warriors champion and UFC newcomer Molly McCann. With notable names like that being produced on a somewhat regular basis, it is clear to see why there is a certain buzz in the fighting world around the talent that has recently emerged from the area. Continue reading “Prospect Profiles by Brad MMA: Liam Gittins”
Saturday 8th September – Devenish Complex, Belfast, N. Ireland.
The main event sees a bantamweight title fight between ZKJ’s Ciaran Breslin and Fight Academy Ireland’s Glenn McVeigh for the Cage Warriors Academy Ireland bantamweight Title.
On Saturday 8th September, the Cage Warriors Academy takes over Belfast’s Devenish Complex in what will be an exciting and explosive night of amateur Mixed Martial Arts. Continue reading “Preview: Ones to watch at Cage Warriors Academy: Ireland”
Liverpool Echo Arena, Kings Dock St, Liverpool – Saturday 1st September 2018
CW96, Cage Warriors’ biggest Liverpool card of 2018, hits the Echo Arena on Saturday 1st September with two world titles at the top of a stacked card. In the main event, local hero and former Cage Warriors featherweight champion Paddy Pimblett will bid to become the organisation’s lightweight world champion when he takes on in-form Norwegian ‘The True Viking’ Søren Bak for the vacant 155lb title.
The four-fight main card also features the latest bout in the career of rising English lightweight Jack Grant, who will look to extend his winning streak to six with a victory over Aleksi Mäntykivi. And the main card will kick off with the return of former Cage Warriors welterweight champion Nicolas “Locomotivo” Dalby, who will take on undefeated Italian prospect Roberto ‘Minotauro’ Allegretti.
Results will be updated below and on the @MMAMotion Twitter page:
- Søren Bak def. Paddy Pimblett via Unanimous Decision
- Jonas Billstein def. Mick Stanton via submission
- Jack Grant def. Aleksi Mäntykivi via KO (Round 1)
- Nicolas Dalby def. Roberto Allegretti via submission (Round 2)
- Tim Barnett vs. Matthew Bonner majority Draw
- Mahmod Faour def. Elliot Jenkins via TKO (Round 2)
- Sam Creasey def. Coner Hignett via TKO (Round 1)
- Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar def. Anthony O’Connor via KO (Round 2)
- Liam Gittins def. Kevin Cordero Lopez via KO (Round 1)
Pimblett vs. Bak was made official this afternoon at the CW96 Iso-Sport weigh-ins. After one of the most eventful weigh-ins of the 2018 calendar, the talk is over… and all that’s left to do is fight. Continue reading “Weigh-in Results: Cage Warriors 96”
CW96, Cage Warriors’ biggest Liverpool card of 2018, hits the Echo Arena on Saturday 1st September with two world titles at the top of a stacked card. Continue reading “Report: Cage Warriors 96 full fight card”
Every so often a fighter comes along who embodies their city in a way that very few others do. Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett (14-2-0) is one of those fighters. Pimblett lives and breathes his city. He is Liverpool.
Pimblett has been synonymous with Cage Warriors for such a long period of time that it’s hard to believe that he’s just 23 years old. Since making his debut for the promotion as an 18-year-old bantamweight, he has gone on to perform under the Cage Warriors banner 11 times, capturing the featherweight title along the way, building an army of fans across the country and becoming, for many people, the face of Liverpool MMA.
Newly-crowned Cage Warriors welterweight champion Stefano Paternòwill put his title on the line at Cage Warriors 98 against Ross Houston.
The Italian world champion captured the title with a first-round knockout of Mehrdad Janzemini at Cage Warriors 95 in London back in July and will make the first defence of his newly-won title at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on October 20.
It is a match up which is being billed by Cage Warriors as the biggest fight in European MMA and it’s easy to understand why.
In a little over three weeks time, local hero Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett (14-2-0) will make the familiar walk to the cage at Liverpool’s Echo Arena to meet Søren “The True Viking” Bak (11-1-0) with the winner being crowned the Cage Warriors lightweight champion.