News: Welterweight title on the line at CW98

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.

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MMAMotion Exclusive: Søren Bak – “I’d like to see Paddy trying to set up his fancy bottom submissions while getting my elbows in his face”

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.

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News: Cage Warriors announce four man tournament to crown new featherweight champion

One of the most prestigious titles in European MMA – the Cage Warriors featherweight title – is set to be decided by a four-man tournament, split across two blockbuster events.

The Cage Warriors 145lb title has propelled the likes of Conor McGregor and Paddy Pimblett to MMA stardom, with four of the last five Cage Warriors featherweight champions going on to sign with the UFC.

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Prospect Profile: Belfast’s Ciaran Mulholland – “I have always strived to make something of myself. I believe I can do that with this sport.”

Northern Ireland is quickly becoming the newest hotbed for European talent. With names such as ex-UFC lightweight “Stormin” Norman Parke (now signed to the Bellator ranks), undefeated prospect James Gallacher and BAMMA’s Rhys McKee, it most certainly confirms Northern Ireland is breeding a certain style of surging MMA stardom.

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News: Shore faces Wiklacz for CW bantamweight title at CW97

Wales and Poland offer up their hottest prospects for a historic world title fight at Cardiff’s Ice Arena on September 29th. 

Still unbeaten in 12 amateur and 8 professional showings, Jack Shore is leading the horde of Welsh warriors fighting to put the country on the MMA map this year. Shore is soon to headline the biggest MMA card Wales has ever seen in a bantamweight title fight with  Polish submission specialist Jacub Wiklacz, now on a 3-fight finish streak.

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Live Results – Cage Warriors 95: Janzemini vs Paternó

Saturday, July 21st 2018, Indigo at the O2, London – Cage Warriors return to London for their 5th-anniversary event.

In the main event, London’s own Merhdad Janzemini looks to take his undefeated streak to 6 to become Cage Warriors welterweight champion when he comes up against Milan’s knockout king, Stefano Paternò in an England vs Italy title fight between two legitimate number 1 contenders.

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News: Cage Warriors sign Chris Miah, Mike Ekundayo and more to new multi-fight deals

Cage Warriors continue to stack their roster with more elite contenders, entering the second half of 2018 with the announcement of 4 new multi-fight deals. The bantamweight division certainly interesting already with the recent announcement of Jack Shore’s CW97 title fight in Cardiff. A number of newly announced contenders are lining up to stake their claim as the best in Europe.

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News: Cage Warriors 94 Weigh-in Results

Fighters took to the scales at the Iso Sport weigh ins for CW94 this afternoon in Antwerp, an event which will see Brian Bouland fight to become Belgium’s first ever Cage Warriors champion.

CW94’s main event will see Bouland’s one punch knockout power come up against Topuria’s ground game, a skillset which has seen him remain undefeated with a 100% finish rate since his debut. The Belgian’s title reign was made official, with Bouland coming in at 134.4 lbs. Topuria failed to make weight, meaning that the belt will remain vacant should he win tomorrow night.

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News: Lee Chadwick defends middleweight Title against Jonas Billstein at CW96

Cage Warriors confirm World Champion Lee Chadwick will face surging knockout artist Jonas Billstein for the middleweight crown on September 1st at Liverpool’s Echo Arena – the second confirmed world title fight of the night, alongside eagerly anticipated Paddy Pimblett vs. Søren Bak.

In a massive fight that was due to take place at CW90 in February, but was postponed due to a training injury sustained by Chadwick, the two most powerful middleweights in Europe will finally meet later this year in front of thousands of fans at the Echo Arena with the world title on the line.

Last time Liverpool’s Lee Chadwick stepped into the cage at CW88, fans were treated to a back-and-forth middleweight war which saw him defeat Victor Cheng to become champion in his home city. This time around, Chadwick will come up against Jonas Billstein, who at just 26 years of age has picked up 10 knockout wins with 6 of those coming in the very first round.

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Billstein, who travels from Germany in search of the away victory, will look to pry the belt away from Liverpool and establish himself as Europe’s middleweight King.

Chadwick, a 37-fight veteran of the sport, is no stranger to derailing younger challengers and seeks to cut Billstein’s rising status short in order to keep the belt.

“If one of these guys lands, it’s all over,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan. “These are two of the most powerful guys in Europe, and without a doubt in the highest calibre of middleweights on the scene right now. We can’t wait to see how this one plays out.”

It’s a classic high-stakes match up between an established champion, who’s willing to leave everything in the cage in order to stay at the top, and a young, powerful up-and-comer with a string of first round finishes. Both men have the tools to end this one at any minute, and September 1st is the night they’ll put their game plans to the test. Only one man can leave the Echo Arena as champion. On paper, this fight looks to be one of the most entertaining bouts on a card that already boasts some great talent.

CW96 takes place just months after Cage Warriors champions and local Liverpool fighters Molly McCann and Chris Fishgold signed with the UFC, and 8 ex-Cage Warriors fighters competed at the history-making UFC Liverpool. 6 fighters have gone from Cage Warriors to the UFC already this year, proving the promotion’s claim as the number one destination for the best rising talent in Europe. September 1st will be one of the biggest nights on the European MMA calendar in 2018, building on what’s already the biggest year of MMA in Liverpool’s history.