Across The Pond Profile: Cage Warriors fighter Dara Ward

Cage Warriors and Ireland have always been attached at the hip because of their long history of taking prospects that the average fan has never heard of to becoming household names with a gold belt secured around their waist and eventually moving on to greener pastures and sunnier skies. In today’s episode of¬†Across The Pond,¬†you will meet a badger of blistering pressure ready to bury his blunt claws in deep and burrow into the center of the welterweight division for the organization. A professional mixed martial artist since December 2023 and representing¬†Team KF MMA and The Honeybadger Academy, Dara Ward owns a 2-0 record comprised of one submission and one knockout. Ward has a 100 percent finishing rate and has never gone to the scorecards at any point in time over the course of his career as a professional MMA fighter. He is 1-0 under the Cage Warriors banner with a single finish under his belt in his only appearance with the promotion to show for it with a time of two minutes and 44 seconds. Ward has spent his entire career as a professional mixed martial artist in his home nation of Ireland. Both of his finishes during his professional career have come within two rounds.

In his professional MMA debut at Premier MMA 1, he defeated Marian Matei via technical knockout in the second round to score his first knockout win as a professional. Then in his promotional debut with Cage Warriors on the preliminary card of Cage Warriors 170, Ward submitted¬†Ben-Patches Kelly¬†in the first round via rear-naked choke. The victory secured Ward the first submission win of his professional career in addition to win number one under the Cage Warriors banner. He also picked up back-to-back finishes to begin his professional career in the process. Welterweights have little cover to shield themselves with thanks to Ward’s take no prisoners attitude to protect his den from predatory poachers!

Dara’s first-round submission victory at Cage Warriors 170 over Ben-Patches Kelly

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