Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett returns at #CW88 to face unbeaten Croatian Vlado Sikic 👊
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) September 1, 2017
Pimblett makes his return to the cage for the first time since losing his featherweight title in April, losing against Nad Narimani, by unanimous decision. The fight is set to take place at a 150 pound catchweight. Pimblett was formerly on a nine fight winning streak even winning the Cage Warriors featherweight title in the process.
Pimblett had formerly been on an incredible rise and ended becoming a fan favorite in Europe, many fans had compared him to Conor McGregor due to his larger than life personality. While only 22 years old he will look to take the next step in becoming an elite fighter as he faces the undefeated Sikic.
Sikic meanwhile has not fought professionally since beating Marco Groh by doctor stoppage in 2014. He fought once in 2015 in an exhibition fight in an attempt to make it on the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter 22” coached by Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber. He lost the fight against Abner Lloveras by a shoulder injury. He has not returned to the cage in any fight since.
Sikic boasts an impressive (10-0-1) undefeated record with nine of his wins coming by stoppage. He represents a stiff challenge for the Liverpool native, although Sikic will be battling ring rust himself coming into the fight.
Pimblett has already beaten a fighter from TUF 22 having beaten Julian Erosa in his last win back in 2016 and will look to make it two come October.
The fight takes place on October 28 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool at Cage Warriors 88.
Sam Creasey vs. Nathan Greyson Official for Cage Warriors Super Saturday
Three years ago, the Cage Warriors promotion unleashed a wealth of European talent at the promotions CW 69, event. It adorned the name, ‘Super Saturday’. A fitting name for an event which hosted eight future UFC signees. The names of which include: Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Damien Brown, Jack Marshman, Arnold Allen, Darren Stewart, Stevie Ray, Damir Hadzovic, and Jack Hermansson. Twenty three events later, Sam Creasey faces Nathan Greyson for the vacant Cage Warriors Flyweight title. The announcement came from the Cage Warriors official twitter account, and the promotions website.
Flyweight fire is going down at #SuperSaturday!! 🔥🔥
Sam Creasey vs Nathan Greyson for the vacant flyweight title 🏆
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) January 26, 2018
The flyweight division has only crowned one champion in the promotions 16 year existence. Neil Seery remains as the only Cage Warriors Flyweight champion. The eventual UFC veteran, earned the title when he defeated Mikael Silander by armbar, at CW 55 in June of 2013.
Sam Creasey comes into the match up as a proven Flyweight. Seven of his ten professional fights came in the 125 lb. division. His opponent, Nathan Greyson, fought at the divisions weight limit only once. Despite the difference in stature, both men share a propensity to finish. Creasey holds eight stoppages in his nine victories, while Greyson won all five of his professional wins by stoppage.
Creasey looks to add to a Cage Warriors belt to his already impressive resume. Ranked as the #1 Flyweight in the UK and Ireland, the England native holds victories over some of Europe’s most experienced fighters, outside the large promotions. Not to mention, his previous two bouts came by way of stoppage victory for the Brit. With another victory on ‘Super Saturday’, not many can claim better credentials than Sam Creasey.
For Greyson, the opportunity to challenge for the Cage Warriors vacant Flyweight belt, awards him a large platform to make a statement. His accomplishments thus far into his young career are note-worthy as well. A winner by stoppage in his previous two fights as well, his overall record of 5-2.
Cage Warriors 92, takes place at the Indigo, at the O2 arena in London, England on March 24th. The card features CW Bantamweight champion, Nathiel Wood vs. Luca Iovine. Wood looks to defend his belt for the second time. Also, CW Heavyweight champion Mauro Cerilli aims to defend his belt for the first time against CW Light Heavyweight champion Karl Moore.
Molly McCann to face Bryony Tyrell for inaugural Cage Warriors Flyweight Title
For a short while, we knew the Liverpool sensation, “Meatball” Molly McCann, fights for the inaugural Cage Warriors women’s Flyweight title on February 24th. We knew where and when, but not who. Yet, her journey began with a verbal campaign after defeating Priscila de Souza in her previous bout. Following hearing her name ringing victorious throughout the arena, “Listen… I deserve a title shot, tell them Echo, tell them.” She proclaimed to the Liverpool crowd stuffed into the Echo arena.
She got what she asked for, and we now know whom will challenge the ‘Queen of Liverpool’ for the new Cage Warriors belt. Molly McCann faces Bryony Tyrell at CW 90, at the familiar Echo arena in Liverpool. The bout became official when the Cage Warriors twitter made the announcement early Thursday morning.
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) January 25, 2018
Bryony Tyrell, makes her professional promotional debut at CW 90. Tyrell competed as an amateur under the Cage Warriors banner. Interestingly, both Tyrell and McCann competed separately as amateurs at CW 68. McCann earned the unanimous decision victory, while Tyrell got the inverse, a unanimous decision loss to Beckie Ainscough. In her professional career, Tyrell garnered a record of 4-1-1. Her only loss came at the hands of experienced British fighter and current Bellator Flyweight, Kate Jackson. While Tyrell holds a similar amount of experience as her opponent, each of her pro bouts were in the Strawweight division. Strength and size may factor into the title match, as McCann is a legitimate Flyweight with overpowering strength.
Besides her perceived strength advantage, McCann holds a notoriety pushed by her city of Liverpool. Of 139 UK and Ireland women, McCann ranks second, pound for pound (Tapology.com). Further investigating her position, the only women to surpass her ranking, Agnieszka Niedzwiedz, is a top ranked fighter for the American all-women promotion, Invicta FC.
Further complicating matters is a bit of history between the two women. Tyrell and McCann competed against one another in a grappling tournament, in the year of 2014. Tyrell bested McCann earning a submission via armbar. As amateurs, the two also spent a brief period training together at Southhampton’s Exile Gym, where Tyrell continues to train.
Cage Warriors 90 takes place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England on Saturday, February 24th. The main event features, Lee Chadwick defending his middleweight belt against Jonas Billstein. Other fights on the card include, Paddy Pimblett vs. Alexis Savvidis, Alexander Jacobsen vs. Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Elliot Jenkins vs. Josh Abraham, and more.
Lewis Long vs. Ross Houston Officially added to Cage Warriors 91
Cage Warriors returns to the Newport Centre in Wales on March 3rd. The promotion announced today, via Twitter, the booking of Lewis Long vs. Ross Houston in the welterweight division.
The two fighters look to be on differing ends of their careers, yet, the bout marks an important opportunity for both fighters.
🔥 This one has fireworks written all over it! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vgXHEZ8euy
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) January 8, 2018
For Long, his record sits at, 15-5. In addition to his impressive record, the Welsh fighter holds a victory over former UFC contender, Che Mills. His victory over Mills emphasized a three fight unbeaten stretch. Regrettably, Long’s streak of three consecutive victories ended in his most recent bout.
Roberto Soldic defeated Long in decisive fashion at CW: 87, in his home country of Wales. Following forty seconds of the first round, Soldic landed a heavy head kick to finish the fight.
Long looks to re-gain momentum while his opponent looks to ride his momentum. Houston holds an undefeated record of, 5-0. Three of his five wins, coming in the Cage Warriors promotion. He holds two submission victories to his perfect record, the remainder of his victories came by way of decision. The Scotsman, fights out of SBG Inverness.
Cage Warriors 91 takes place in Newport, Wales at the Newport Centre on March 3rd. As it stands, the card features twelve amateur and eight professional bouts. Of the professional bouts, six of the eight will feature a fighter native to Wales.
On the main card, bantamweights Josh Reed and Brian Bouland will attempt to assert their names in the title mix. Officially, the CW:91 card is incomplete, more fight announcements to complete the Welsh card are expected to come.
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