Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors
IndustryMixed martial arts promotion
Founded2002 (2002)
FounderDougie Truman
Key people
Graham Boylan
Ian Dean

Cage Warriors (CW) is an Irish owned mixed martial arts promotion, based in London, England. The promotion was established in 2001 and staged its first MMA event in London in July, 2002.

Many MMA stars have made their names under the Cage Warriors banner, including Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi, Antônio Silva, Jeff Monson, Martin Kampmann, Dan Hardy, Joe Duffy, Cathal Pendred, Neil Seery, and Dennis Siver.[1] CW are one of the few top promotions to take their events abroad, travelling throughout countries in Europe, North America and the Middle East.[2]

The promotion is watched globally via a host of television partners such as BT Sport, FreeSports and Viasat, and is one of the featured promotions on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)'s digital streaming service, UFC Fight Pass. It is currently being presented by UFC & BT Sport analyst Dan Hardy, with commentators Josh Palmer and Brad Wharton.[3]

  1. ^ "The 70 former Cage Warriors fighters who ended up in the UFC". 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  2. ^ Bower, Mick (2012-05-25). "MMA's Arab Spring: How Cage Warriors Are Taking Over The Middle East". Sabotage Times. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  3. ^ @CageWarriors (26 September 2017). "[email protected] and @JoshPalmerMMA..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.