Cage Warriors, Europe’s premier MMA organization, is set to make a triumphant return to Newcastle with a thrilling event. In a major addition to the fight card, the vacant bantamweight title will be on the line as Scotland’s Reece McEwan squares off against Liam ‘The Nightmare’ Gittins from Next Generation.
Date and Venue
The highly-anticipated clash is scheduled for Saturday, November 25th, and will take place at the Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle. This event, CW 164, signifies Cage Warriors‘ long-awaited return to the region after a nine-year absence.
Meet the Contenders
Reece McEwan, hailing from Greenock, Scotland, has been making waves in the MMA world, accumulating a dedicated fanbase and showcasing his talent across the UK. Trained at The Griphouse, McEwan has been on a remarkable four-fight winning streak since joining Cage Warriors in April 2022, with three of those victories ending by knockout or submission.
With the current #1 contender, Nathan Fletcher sidelined until the New Year, Liam Gittins, his teammate, seizes the opportunity to contend for the title that was recently vacated by UFC star Caolan Loughran. Gittins, who briefly competed at featherweight, is making a return to his natural weight class and brings a formidable four-fight winning streak to the fight, including three finishes in his most recent bouts.
Graham Boylan, the President of Cage Warriors, emphasized the significance of this title bout for their return to Newcastle, stating that Reece McEwan’s submission skills and large fan following promise an electric atmosphere. With Nathan Fletcher out of the equation, Liam Gittins seizes a golden opportunity to shift the dynamics of the title match.
Expectations for an Instant Classic
All the elements are in place for a memorable showdown, and fans can anticipate a thrilling night of MMA action when CW 164 kicks off on November 25th. The event will also feature the debut of Kennedy Freeman, the daughter of MMA legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman, as she faces Annabruna Rados.
For full card details and ticket information, including live streaming on UFC Fight Pass, visit the official website. Stay tuned for additional bout announcements as the event draws near.