16 Jul Cage Warriors Add 12 More Fighters To Roster
Cage Warriors are proud to announce the signing of 12 more talented fighters to their roster!
All 12 fighters have signed a 5-fight contract which would see them fighting for the promotion for a minimum of 18 months.
There are some huge prospects in this addition which include Polish featherweight Marcin Wrzosek, undefeated Irish featherweight Tommy McCafferty and exciting Swedish female bantamweight Lina Akhtar Lansberg.
Cage Warriors CEO, Graham Boylan, said on the Cage Warriors website:
“These twelve fighters are excellent additions to our roster and are all capable of competing at the top of their respective divisions, so we’re very happy to be welcoming them to the promotion.”
New signings also include flyweights Amir Albazi and Andy Young, bantamweight trio Jamie Pritchard, Moktar Benkaci and Suleiman Bouhata, featherweight Dean Trueman, lightweight Brad Wheeler, welterweight Tahar Hadbi and middleweight Alan Carlos.
Below is a full list of the new additions with professional records.
Amir Albazi (4-0) is a 20-year-old English-based flyweight who has taken all four of his wins to date via stoppage, three of which have come inside the first round.
Lina Akhtar Lansberg (2-1) impressed on her Cage Warriors debut at CWFC 66 this past March en route to a third-round TKO win over Emma Delaney.
Moktar Benkaci (11-4-0-1nc), who was narrowly edged out by former bantamweight world title contender James Brum on his CWFC debut, joins the Cage Warriors roster on the back of a big TKO win against Spanish veteran Jose Luis Zapater.
Suleiman Bouhata (9-5) tasted defeat to former featherweight world title contender Graham Turner on his CWFC debut last month, but the 23-year-old Frenchman will look to return to winning ways when he drops a weight class to join the bantamweight ranks.
Alan Carlos (11-8), a BJJ black belt who defeated Mike Ling at CWFC Fight Night 6 in Bahrain back in May 2012, signs for Cage Warriors following his recent first-round KO of former Pride veteran Daniel Acacio.
Tahar Hadbi (10-5), a 26-year-old Algerian welterweight, earns a CWFC deal on the back of his dominant decision triumph over Michael Johnson at CWFC Fight Night 11 in Amman in April of this year.
Tommy McCafferty (5-0) will be searching for his sixth consecutive win inside the distance when he makes his promotional debut at CWFC 70 in Dublin on August 16.
Jamie Pritchard (6-3) secured a third successive win when he debuted for Cage Warriors at CWFC 67 in Swansea this past April with a slick second-round submission of Phil Raeburn.
Dean Trueman (4-2), a 24-year-old domestic champion in the UK, will be eager to establish himself as one of Europe’s top featherweight prospects when he makes his CWFC debut.
Brad Wheeler (13-9), who stretched his win-streak to four fights at the expense of Jason Cooledge at CWFC 69: Super Saturday, returns to the Cage Warriors roster after a two-year spell as a free agent.
Marcin Wrzosek (8-2) recently picked up a career-best win at CWFC 69: Super Saturday when he became the first fighter to overcome top English prospect Arnold Allen.
Andy Young (6-5), who also returns to action at next month’s CWFC 70 in Dublin, has put together a solid 5-1 run at 125lbs since a defeat to Mark Connor on his CWFC debut in Glasgow at CWFC 50 in December 2012.
I think it is great to see the biggest UK & European promotion doing such positive things in the MMA scene right now. No doubt that Cage Warriors will go from strength to strength and produce some more great world class MMA stars!