Cage Warriors 100 fight week has begun. This Saturday, Europe’s leading MMA promotion will stage their biggest event of all time at the Viola Arena in Cardiff, topped by a bantamweight world title fight between unbeaten super-prospects Jack Shore and Mike Ekundayo.
16 years of history. 99 numbered events staged across 3 continents. Almost 100 fighters sent to the UFC, including some of the sport’s biggest names – Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy, Joanna Jedrzejczyk… the list goes on.
Now it’s time for Cage Warriors to make history with the mammoth CW100 – their most impressive card to date.
Europe’s top bantamweight will be decided in the main event when undefeated stars Jack Shore and Mike Ekundayo go head-to-head for the title. Local hero Shore will have the packed-out Viola Arena behind him, but Ekundayo has promised to deliver an unforgettable performance to steal the away win. It’s one of the most closely contested fights in the promotion’s history – and too close to call for fans and critics alike. Only one man can be crowned champion!
In the co-main, Aiden Lee and Dean Truman fight for the featherweight title previously held by former champions Conor McGregor and Paddy Pimblett. After battling their way to the title shot in Cage Warriors’ featherweight tournament just months ago, it’s time for Lee and Trueman to meet in the biggest moment of their careers to date.
Elsewhere on the card, UFC vet and ex-CW champion Nicolas Dalby takes on Ireland’s Phil Mulpeter in the welterweight division, with both men fighting off the back of big finish wins earlier in the year.
Expect two striking masterclasses in Alex Lohoré vs Tim Barnett and Jai Herbert vs Joe McColgan, and a potential sleeper pick for fight of the night when Håkon Foss takes on Welshman Aaron Khalid.
Top UK prospect Rhys McKee makes his Cage Warriors debut against Jefferson George in the lightweight division, and it’s Wales vs Scotland when former bantamweight title challenger Josh Reed meets Scott Malone.
“This card is a historic night not only for the promotion but for the sport in Europe,” says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan. “There’s fights lower down this card that could have made the main event on any other show – you won’t find a better display of European MMA than this.”
And that’s not all. Before the CW100 pro card, the Cage Warriors Academy Grand Prix finals will see Europe’s top amateur talent compete for a pro contract, after fighting their way through the quarter and semi finals throughout 2018. It’s all to fight for.
How to watch
Cage Warriors has a host of premium broadcast partners, serving countries across the globe. Main Card (from 9PM) will be broadcast live on BT Sport 3, UFC FightPass and a host of premium global partners including:
Eleven Sports Network: Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, Myanmar
ViaPlay: Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
Spo TV: South Korea
D Sports: India
Gol TV: Spain
Setanta Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
StarTimes: Sub Saharan Africa
Pro Prelims (from 6.45PM) will be LIVE and FREE worldwide on the Cage Warriors Facebook page.
CW100 Fight Card (subject to change)
Main Card – 9PM
Jack Shore vs Mike Ekundayo – Bantamweight Title Fight
Aiden Lee vs Dean Trueman – Featherweight Title Fight
Håkon Foss vs Aaron Khalid – Welterweight
Nicolas Dalby vs Philip Mulpeter – Welterweight
Scott Malone vs Josh Reed – Bantamweight
Pro Prelims – 6.45PM
Alex Lohoré vs Tim Barnett – Welterweight
Rhys McKee vs Jefferson George – Lightweight
Kris Edwards vs Aidan Stephen – Featherweight
Jai Herbert vs Joe McColgan – Lightweight
Brett Hassett vs Michael Corston – Lightweight
Cage Warriors Academy Grand Prix Finals – 4.15PM
Dawid Piotrowicz vs Ismar Blagoje – Light Heavyweight
Rafal Nauberg vs Christian Duncan – Middleweight
Ivan Blanita vs Oban Elliot – Welterweight
Danny Williams vs Jordan Peake – Lightweight
Liam Molloy vs Chris Sterling – Featherweight
Nathan Fletcher vs Jack Eglin – Bantamweight
Ciaran Mulholland vs Muhidin Abubakar – Flyweight
Amateur Card – 3.45PM
Joe Macefield vs Sean Scrivens – Featherweight
Kieren Bennett vs Jack Tucker – Middleweight