List of Cage Rage champions

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Below is a list of Cage Rage champions at each weight class.[1]

Featherweight Championship[edit]

61 to 66 kg (136 to 145 lb)

World Featherweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Japan Masakazu Imanari
(def. Robbie Olivier)
10 February 2007 (Cage Rage 20) Wembley Arena, London, England
  • def. Jean Silva on 8 March 2008 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 25)

British Featherweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Title known as Cage Rage Featherweight Title
England Pete Tiarks
(def. Ricky Moore)
12 October 2003 (Cage Rage 4) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • def. Ian Butlin on 11 September 2004 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 8)
Title vacated October 2004 Pete Tiarks leaves MMA.[2]
Title now known as Cage Rage British Featherweight Title
England Brad Pickett
(def. Ozzy Haluk)
10 September 2005 (Cage Rage 13) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • def. Robbie Olivier on 2 April 2006 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, UK (Cage Rage 15)
England Robbie Olivier
(def. Brad Pickett)
30 September 2006 (Cage Rage 18) Wembley Arena, London, England
  • def. Ronnie Mann on 14 July 2007 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 22)

Lightweight Championship[edit]

66 to 70 kg (146 to 155 lb)

World Lightweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Title known as Cage Rage Lightweight Championship
United States Gerald Strebendt
(def. Jean Silva)
22 February 2003 (Cage Rage 2) York Hall, London, England
Brazil Jean Silva
(def. Gerald Strebendt)
23 May 2004 (Cage Rage 6) Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England
  • drew with Oliver Ellis on 10 July 2004 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 7)
  • def. Samy Schiavo on 27 November 2004 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 9)
  • drew with Leigh Remedios on 26 February 2005 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England(Cage Rage 10)
Title now known as Cage Rage World Lightweight Championship
Brazil Vitor Ribeiro
(def. Jean Silva)
10 September 2005 (Cage Rage 13) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • def. Abdul Mohamed on 30 September 2006 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 18)
  • def. Daisuke Nakamura on 9 December 2006 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 19)

British Lightweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
England Abdul Mohamed
(def. Alexandre Izidro)
10 September 2005 (Cage Rage 13) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • def. Ross Pointon on 21 April 2007 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 21)
  • def. Robbie Olivier on 1 December 2007 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 24)

Welterweight Championship[edit]

70 to 77 kg (156 to 170 lb)

World Welterweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
United States Chris Lytle
(def. Ross Mason)
4 February 2006 (Cage Rage 15) Wembley Conference Centre, London, UK
Title vacated Title vacated due to Chris Lytle's contract with the UFC and Cage Rage's desire to reactivate title.
England Paul Daley
(def. Mark Weir)
22 September 2007 (Cage Rage 23) Wembley Arena, London, England

British Welterweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Title known as Cage Rage Welterweight Championship
England Andy Cooper
(def. Shane Torvell)
22 February 2003 (Cage Rage 2) York Hall, London, England
Brazil Ronaldo Campos
(def. Andy Cooper)
8 June 2003
(Cage Rage 3)
Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England
  • def. Michael Johnson on 15 February 2004 at Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England (Cage Rage 5)
Wales Paul Jenkins
(def. Ronaldo Campos)
10 July 2004
(Cage Rage 7)
Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • drew with Paul Daley on 30 April 2005 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 11)
Title now known as Cage Rage British Welterweight Championship
Title vacated 13 June 2006 Paul Jenkins vacates title, citing a hand injury that prevented him from defending his title. Vacated on the understanding that he would get a return match when he was available to fight again[3]
England Paul Daley
(def. Ross Mason)
1 July 2006
(Cage Rage 17)
Wembley Arena, London, England
  • def. Sol Gilbert on 30 September 2006 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 18)
  • def. Paul Jenkins on 21 April 2007 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 21)
  • def. Mark Weir on 22 September 2007 at Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 23)
Title vacated Title vacated due to Paul Daley being both British champion and World champion.
England Che Mills
(def. Marius Zaromskis)
10 May 2008
(Cage Rage 26)
NEC Arena, Birmingham, England

Middleweight Championship[edit]

78 to 84 kg (171 to 185 lb)

World Middleweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Title known as Cage Rage Middleweight Championship
Wales Paul Jenkins
(def. Gaz Roriston)
8 June 2003 (Cage Rage 3) Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England
  • def. Ian Pyatt on 12 October 2003 at Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England (Cage Rage 4)
  • drew with Suley Mahmoud on 15 February 2004 at Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England (Cage Rage 5)
  • drew with Suley Mahmoud on 23 May 2004 at Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England (Cage Rage 6)
Title vacated July 2004 Paul Jenkins drops to welterweight, defeats Ronaldo Campos for the welterweight title and vacates middleweight title.[4]
Title now known as Cage Rage World Middleweight Title
Brazil Anderson Silva
(def. Lee Murray)
11 September 2004 (Cage Rage 8) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • def. Jorge Rivera on 30 April 2005 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 11)
  • def. Curtis Stout on 3 December 2005 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 14)
  • def. Tony Fryklund on 22 April 2006 at Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 16)

British Middleweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
England Mark Weir
(def. Sol Gilbert)
2 July 2005 (Cage Rage 12) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
CroatiaZelg Galesic
(def. Mark Weir)
9 December 2006 (Cage Rage 19) Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England
Title vacated 30 August 2007 Title vacated when Galesic signs for HERO'S.[5]
England Matt Ewin
(def. Alex Reid)
22 September 2007 (Cage Rage 23) Wembley Arena, London, England
  • def. Mark Epstein on 10 May 2008 at NEC Arena, Birmingham, England (Cage Rage 26)

Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

84 to 93 kg (186 to 205 lb)

World Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Title known as Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Championship
England Mark Epstein
(def. Glen Appleby)
23 May 2004 (Cage Rage 6) Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England
England Michael Bisping 10 July 2004 (Cage Rage 7) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • def. Mark Epstein on 27 November 2004 in Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 9)
Title vacated September 2005 Michael Bisping is stripped of the title due to a dispute between Cage Rage and Bisping's management[6]
Title now known as Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Championship
Netherlands Melvin Manhoef
( def. Fabio Piamonte)
10 September 2005 (Cage Rage 13) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • def. Evangelista Santos on 4 February 2006 in Wembley Conference Centre, London, England (Cage Rage 15)
  • def. Ian Freeman on 1 July 2006 in Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 17)
Title vacated Title vacated when Manhoef signs for K-1.
England James Zikic
(def. Evangelista Santos)
21 April 2007 (Cage Rage 21) Wembley Arena, London, England
Brazil Vitor Belfort
(def. James Zikic)
22 September 2007 (Cage Rage 23) Wembley Arena, London, England

British Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
England Mark Epstein
(def. Ryan Robinson)
22 April 2006 (Cage Rage 16) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
England Ian Freeman
(def. Mark Epstein)
30 September 2006 (Cage Rage 18) Wembley Arena, London, England
Title vacated Title vacated when Freeman retires.
England Paul Cahoon
(def. Mark Epstein)
14 July 2007 (Cage Rage 22) Wembley Arena, London, England
England Ian Freeman
(def. Paul Cahoon)
10 May 2008 (Cage Rage 26) NEC Arena, Birmingham, England

Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Over 93 kg (Over 205 lbs)

World Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Title known as Cage Rage Heavyweight Championship
England Mark Epstein
(def. Lance King)
15 February 2004 (Cage Rage 5) Caesar's Nightclub, Streatham, England
England Ian Freeman
(def. Ryan Robinson)
27 September 2004 (Cage Rage 9) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
Title vacated 27 September 2004 Ian Freeman immediately vacates title and signals intention to drop to light heavyweight.[7]
Title now known as Cage Rage World Heavyweight Championship
Brazil Antonio Silva
(def. Rafael Carino)
2 July 2005 (Cage Rage 12) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England

British Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Name: Date: Location: Defenses:
Georgia (country) Tengiz Tedoradze
(def. Robert Berry)
22 April 2006 (Cage Rage 15) Wembley Conference Centre, London, England
  • Tengiz Tedoradze is stripped for breaking a term in his Cage Rage contract. He fought in the Netherlands 12 days before a fight and was knocked out, which was forbidden in his contract.[citation needed] Title vacated 24 June 2006.
England Rob Broughton
(def. James Thompson)
1 July 2006 (Cage Rage 17) Wembley Arena, London, England
  • def. Robert Berry on 30 September 2006 in Wembley Arena, London, UK (Cage Rage 18)
Georgia (country) Tengiz Tedoradze
(def. Rob Broughton)
10 February 2007 (Cage Rage 20) Wembley Arena, London, England
  • def. Mostapha Al Turk on 22 September 2007 in Wembley Arena, London, England (Cage Rage 23)
  • Title vacated
England Mustapha Al Turk
(def. James McSweeney
12 July 2008 (Cage Rage 27) Wembley Arena, London, England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cage Rage - Events, cagerage.tv. Retrieved 16 November 2006
  2. ^ Pete Tiarks' MMA record from Sherdog, confirming his last fight against Ian Butlin, sherdog.com. Retrieved 16 November 2006
  3. ^ Statement from Paul Jenkins, cagerage.tv. Retrieved 16 November 2006
  4. ^ Cage Rage 7 - "Battle of Britain" report, cagerage.tv. Retrieved 16 November 2006
  5. ^ Fighters Only (2007). "Zelg Galesic Relinquishes Cage Rage British Title". fightersonlymagazine.com. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  6. ^ Cage Rage strips “The Count” Mike Bisping of his Cage Rage British Light-Heavyweight Title, cagerage.tv. Retrieved 5 November 2006
  7. ^ "Cage Rage 9 Report", cagerage.tv. Retrieved 4 November 2006