Europe’s leading MMA promotion have signed 11 new fighters to multi fight deals heading into the second half of 2018 including Tim Barnett, Dylan Tuke and Ed Arthur, continuing to welcome top talent to the Cage Warriors family.
With Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff events in the pipeline for the rest of the year, plus more to be announced, Cage Warriors are providing huge platforms for fighters to stay active and showcase their skills to audiences worldwide.
First to be announced on a new multi-fight deal is Liverpool’s Tim Barnett. Now 5-1 in his pro career and with an undefeated amateur run under his belt, Barnett has established himself as a legitimate prospect and has a 100% finish rate to prove he’s amongst the most exciting young fighters to watch this year. Barnett joins Cage Warriors as a Welterweight, beginning a new chapter in his career.
Ed ‘King’ Arthur, a staple name in the European bantamweight ranks, recently battled Mike Ekundayo in CW95’s co-main event. Despite losing the decision, Arthur is more determined than ever to prove he belongs in the top contender conversation. Looking to make the climb back to the middleweight belt, London’s Jason Radcliffe has re-joined the Cage Warriors roster for the first time since his world title fight with Oskar Piechota, who signed with the UFC last year.
Irish prospect Dylan Tuke has been making waves across the featherweight scene, with every win finished within the distance. Trained by head coach John Kavanagh at SBG, Tuke comes from a team of Irish fighters who have done incredible things with Cage Warriors in the past including UFC champion Conor McGregor. Tuke joins his SBG teammates Phil Mulpeter, Leah McCourt and James Webb at Cage Warriors, who have all picked up big wins this year.
After impressive showings at CW95, Adam Aramasinghe and Steve Aimable have confirmed they will remain with the Cage Warriors to develop their professional careers. Corrin Eaton, who’s fight-of-the-night with Dean Trueman at CW92 received widespread attention, has also committed to competing further with the promotion.
Stepping up at Cage Warriors massive Liverpool card on September 1st are Anthony O’Connor and Mick Stanton. CW96 will not be their first and only outing with Cage Warriors – expect to see more of these rising names as they join the horde of talent putting Liverpool on the MMA map. The last fighter to be announced on a multi-fight deal is Lewis Monarch, whose last win at Cage Warriors saw him submit Ellis Hampson with a 1st-round triangle choke at CW73. Submission specialist Mario Saeed also has a history of ending fights early, with 7 of his 9 wins coming via his impressive ground game.
“Our mission has stayed the same since we began – to become the home for Europe’s top fighting talent, and provide a platform for them to develop their careers,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan. “We’re delighted to offer that chance to a new crop of names that we’ve had our eyes on for a while. A Cage Warriors contract is a valuable and lucrative asset to a fighter’s career, and with our roster getting stronger by the day, we will only be offering contracts to the best.”
Keep your eyes peeled for the first fight announcements for these 11 names, as they strap on the yellow gloves looking to make a statement and stand out amongst the 50+ fighters who have signed to Cage Warriors already this year.
The 11 fighters on new Cage Warriors deals