09 Oct Cage Warriors sign Rhys McKee to exclusive deal
Top Northern Irish prospect Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee is the latest addition to Cage Warriors growing list of 50+ signings this year, confirming a multi-fight deal with Europe’s leading MMA promotion.
With a 100% finish rate across all of his 9 professional fights, Rhys McKee has established himself as a formidable force on the European lightweight scene and has now joined the list of elite talent on the Cage Warriors roster.
The stacked Cage Warriors lightweight division is currently home to reigning champion Søren Bak, Liverpool star Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett and surging prospects Jack Grant, Joe McColgan and Mason Jones.
In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, McKee said: “A lot of the major [promotions] approached us… but Cage Warriors was the only one who I was really interested in talking to.
“I believe I’m going to climb through the division and get the title. Cage Warriors provide the platform, and I’ll provide the knockouts.”
In just the last few months alone, Cage Warriors have signed top European names Alex Lohore, Adam Proctor, Tim Barnett and ex-UFC veteran Mads Burnell to exclusive multi-fight deals, shaping an incredibly exciting vision for the promotion in the near feature.
“We’re continuously working hard to build the sport and our athletes, it’s simply what we do,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan. “Rhys McKee is a super exciting addition to the Cage Warriors family. We’ve got some massive shows lined up across the map for the end of this year and the beginning of next, to ensure that Rhys and our other new signings have a platform to compete and showcase themselves very soon.”
Cage Warriors next event takes them to Birmingham’s Genting Arena for CW98, headlined by a Welterweight title fight between champion Stefano Paterno and Ross Houston, with a featherweight title eliminator tournament also on the card. After that, CW99 in Colchester and the historic CW100 back in the Cardiff Ice Arena close off a huge year for Europe’s leading MMA promotion.
What’s more, with 3 events in 15 days just announced for the beginning of 2019 in Liverpool, London (now taking place on Saturday March 2nd) and Copenhagen, Cage Warriors’ mission to showcase the best in European MMA is showing no signs of slowing.
MMA fan from Glasgow, Scotland.