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Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Founded 2001
Founder Dougie Truman
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Graham Boylan
(Owner/President)
Casimir Knight
(CEO)
Ian Dean
(Matchmaker)
Website http://www.cagewarriors.com/

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship or CWFC is a mixed martial arts promotion, based in London. Cage Warriors was established in 2001 and staged its first MMA event in London in July, 2002. Currently it has scheduled events in Chechnya, Baghdad and Beirut.

Many big MMA stars have made their names under the Cage Warriors banner, including Gegard Mousasi, Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping.[1] CWFC are one of the few top promotions to take their events abroad, travelling throughout countries in Europe, North America and the Middle East.[2] CWFC staged 26 events across 12 different countries in 2012 and 2013.

History[edit]

Cage Warriors was founded by Dougie Truman back in 2001, the first event titled 'Armageddon', at which notable fighters like Jean Silva, Rosi Sexton, Matt Ewin and Paul Jenkins were victorious,[3] was staged on July 27 of that year.

Irishman Graham Boylan assumed control of Cage Warriors in 2010 and has successfully set about returning the promotion to the forefront of MMA in Europe, as well as expanding internationally with shows in Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Bahrain.[4] The Cage Warriors head office is located in London.[5][6]

On October 25, 2012, it was announced that, along with Ultimate Challenge MMA and BAMMA, Cage Warriors have united with The Centre of Health and Human Performance in London to launch SAFE MMA, a non-profit organization established to improve the safety of MMA fighters in the U.K. Chief among the organization's plans is a centralized and confidential database for fighter medical records. SAFE MMA, which officially launches Jan. 1 2013, also will provide affordable, standardized blood and medical tests for all registered fighters, as well as advice from leading world experts in sports medicine, according to today's announcement.[7][8]

Broadcast deals[edit]

Cage Warriors Events to be Streamed Live on UFC Fight Pass

All Cage Warriors events were streamed live worldwide on MMAjunkie.com and CageWarriors.tv, and televised live via:

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom Premier Sports
Ireland Setanta Sports
USA Fight Now TV
Canada Fight Network
Portugal Fight Network
Turkey Fight Network
Angola Fight Network
Mozambique Fight Network
Africa Setanta Africa
Poland FightKlub
Sweden Viasat Sport

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Rules[edit]

Cage Warriors' rules are based upon the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts that were originally established by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and modified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.[10] These rules have been adopted across the US in other states that regulate mixed martial arts. As a result, they have become the standard de facto set of rules for professional mixed martial arts across the US and for cage-based MMA worldwide.

All Cage Warriors fights are contested over three, five-minute rounds, with the exception of five-round championship bouts. There is a one-minute rest period in-between rounds. As per the Unified Rules of MMA, Cage Warriors only allows competitors to fight in approved shorts, without shoes or any other sort of foot padding. Fighters must use approved light gloves (4-6 ounces) that allow fingers to grab. The referee has the right to stop the fighters and stand them up if they reach a stalemate on the ground (where neither are in a dominant position nor working toward one) after a verbal warning.

Match outcome[edit]

Matches usually end via:

  • Submission: a fighter taps on the mat or his opponent three times (or more) or verbally submits.
  • Knockout: a fighter falls from a legal blow and is either unconscious or unable to immediately continue.
  • Technical Knockout: stoppage of the fight by the referee if it is determined a fighter cannot "intelligently defend" himself or by ringside doctor due to injury.
  • Judges' Decision: Depending on scoring, a match may end as:
    • unanimous decision (all three judges score a win for one fighter),
    • split decision (two judges score a win for one fighter with the third for the other),
    • majority decision (two judges score a win for one fighter with one for a draw),
    • unanimous draw (all three judges score a draw),
    • majority draw (two judges score a draw).
    • split draw (the total points for each fighter is equal)

A fight can also end in a technical decision, technical draw, disqualification, forfeit or no contest.

Judging criteria[edit]

The ten-point must system is used for all Cage Warriors fights; three judges score each round and the winner of each receives ten points, the loser nine points or less. If the round is even, both fighters receive ten points. The decision is announced at the end of the match but the judge's scorecards are not announced.

Fouls[edit]

The following are considered fouls in Cage Warriors:

  1. Butting with the head.
  2. Eye gouging of any kind.
  3. Biting.
  4. Hair pulling.
  5. Fish hooking.
  6. Groin attacks of any kind.
  7. Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent. (see Gouging)
  8. Small joint manipulation.
  9. Striking to the spine or the back of the head. (see Rabbit punch)
  10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow. (see Elbow (strike))
  11. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
  12. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
  13. Grabbing the clavicle.
  14. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
  15. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
  16. Stomping a grounded opponent.
  17. Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
  18. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck. (see piledriver (professional wrestling))
  19. Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
  20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.
  21. Spitting at an opponent.
  22. Engaging in an unsportsmanlike conduct that causes an injury to an opponent.
  23. Holding the ropes or the fence.
  24. Using abusive language in the ring or fenced area.
  25. Attacking an opponent on or during the break.
  26. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee.
  27. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the period of unarmed combat.
  28. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee.
  29. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury.
  30. Interference by the corner.
  31. Throwing in the towel during competition.

When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional. If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.

Events[edit]

Scheduled events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
101 Cage Warriors 88 October 28, 2017 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
100 Cage Warriors 87 October 14, 2017 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
99 Cage Warriors 86 September 16, 2017 O2 Indigo London, England

Past events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
98 Cage Warriors 85 June 24, 2017 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, England
97 Cage Warriors 84 June 2, 2017 O2 Indigo London, England
96 Cage Warriors 83 May 6, 2017 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
95 Cage Warriors 82 April 1, 2017 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
94 Cage Warriors: Academy Wales March 4, 2017 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
93 Cage Warriors 81 March 4, 2017 3Arena Dublin, Ireland
92 Cage Warriors: 80 February 18, 2017 O2 Indigo London, England
91 Cage Warriors Unplugged November 12, 2016 BT Studio London, England
90 Cage Warriors: 79 October 15, 2016 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
89 Cage Warriors: 78 September 10, 2016 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
88 Cage Warriors: 77 July 8, 2016 Camden Centre London, England
87 Cage Warriors: 76 June 4, 2016 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
86 Cage Warriors 75 April 15, 2016 Camden Centre London, England
85 Cage Warriors 74 November 15, 2014 Copper Box Arena London, England
84 Cage Warriors 73 November 1, 2014 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, England
83 Cage Warriors: 72 September 13, 2014 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
82 Cage Warriors: 71 August 22, 2014 Al-Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
81 Cage Warriors: 70 August 16, 2014 The Helix Dublin, Ireland
80 Cage Warriors: 69 June 7, 2014 The Forum London, England
79 Cage Warriors: 68 May 3, 2014 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
78 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 11 April 18, 2014 Al-Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
77 Cage Warriors: 67 April 12, 2014 The LC Swansea, Wales
76 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 10 March 28, 2014 Al-Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
75 Cage Warriors: 66 March 22, 2014 Ballerup Super Arena Ballerup, Denmark
74 Cage Warriors: 65 March 1, 2014 Dublin, Ireland
73 Cage Warriors: 64 February 15, 2014 London, England
72 Cage Warriors: 63 December 31, 2013 Dublin, Ireland
71 Cage Warriors: 61 December 14, 2013 Amman, Jordan
70 Cage Warriors: 62 December 7, 2013 Newcastle, England
69 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 9 October 25, 2013 Amman, Jordan
68 Cage Warriors: 60 October 5, 2013 London, England
67 Cage Warriors: 59 September 14, 2013 Cardiff, Wales
66 Cage Warriors: 58 August 24, 2013 Grozny, Chechnya
65 Cage Warriors: 57 July 20, 2013 Liverpool, England
64 Cage Warriors: 56 July 6, 2013 London, England
63 Cage Warriors: 55 June 1, 2013 Dublin, Ireland
62 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 8 May 11, 2013 Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
61 Cage Warriors: 54 May 4, 2013 Cardiff, Wales
60 Cage Warriors: 53 April 13, 2013 Glasgow, Scotland
59 Cage Warriors: 52 March 9, 2013 London, England
58 Cage Warriors: 51 December 31, 2012 The Helix Dublin, Ireland
57 Cage Warriors: 50 December 8, 2012 Kelvin Hall Glasgow, Scotland
56 Cage Warriors: 49 October 27, 2012 St David's Hall Cardiff, Wales
55 Cage Warriors Fight Night 7 September 1, 2012 Al-Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
54 Cage Warriors: 48 July 21, 2012 The Forum London, England
53 Cage Warriors: 47 June 2, 2012 The Helix Dublin, Ireland
52 Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 May 24, 2012 Khalifa Sports City Isa Town, Bahrain
51 Cage Warriors Fight Night 5 April 12, 2012 Al-Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
50 Cage Warriors Fight Night 4 March 16, 2012 DWTC Dubai, United Arab Emirates
49 Cage Warriors: 46 February 23, 2012 Stereo Plaza Kiev, Ukraine
48 Cage Warriors: 45 February 18, 2012 The Forum London, England
47 Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 February 11, 2012 Al Habtoor Beirut, Lebanon
46 Cage Warriors: 44 October 1, 2011 London, England
45 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 2 September 8, 2011 Amman, Jordan
44 Cage Warriors: 43 July 9, 2011 London, England
43 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 1 June 16, 2011 Amman, Jordan
42 Cage Warriors: 42 May 28, 2011 Cork, Ireland
41 Cage Warriors: 41 April 24, 2011 London, England
40 Cage Warriors: 40 February 26, 2011 London, England
39 Cage Warriors 39: The Uprising November 27, 2010 Cork, Ireland
38 Cage Warriors 38: Young Guns October 1, 2010 London, England
37 Cage Warriors 37: Right to Fight May 22, 2010 Birmingham, England
36 Cage Warriors 36: USA Destruction January 30, 2009 Orlando, United States
35 Cage Warriors: USA Unleashed August 23, 2008 Orlando, United States
34 Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 7 July 12, 2008 Nottingham, England
33 Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 6 April 19, 2008 Nottingham, England
32 Cage Warriors: USA Battle Royale March 29, 2008 Kissimmee, United States
31 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 5 December 8, 2007 Nottingham, England
30 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 4 October 14, 2007 Nottingham, England
29 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 3 July 21, 2007 Nottingham, England
28 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 2 April 28, 2007 Nottingham, England
27 CWFC: Enter The Rough House December 9, 2006 Nottingham, England
26 CWFC: Showdown 2 November 19, 2006 Sheffield, England
25 CWFC: Showdown September 16, 2006 Sheffield, England
24 CWFC: Strike Force 6 May 27, 2006 Coventry, England
23 CWFC: Quest 6 April 8, 2006 Sheffield, England
22 CWFC: Strike Force 5 March 25, 2006 Coventry, England
21 CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair March 5, 2006 Liverpool, England
20 CWFC: Quest 5 February 19, 2006 Sheffield, England
19 CWFC: Quest 4 December 11, 2005 Sheffield, England
18 CWFC: Strike Force 4 November 26, 2005 Coventry, England
17 CWFC: Strike Force 3 October 1, 2005 Coventry, England
16 CWFC: Quest 3 September 17, 2005 Sheffield, England
15 CWFC: Quest 2 July 29, 2005 Sheffield, England
14 CWFC: Strike Force 2 July 16, 2005 Coventry, England
13 CWFC: Strike Force May 21, 2005 Coventry, England
12 CWFC: Ultimate Force April 30, 2005 Sheffield, England
11 CWFC: Quest 1 April 8, 2005 Sheffield, England
10 Cage Warriors 9: Xtreme Xmas December 18, 2004 Sheffield, England
9 Cage Warriors 8: Brutal Force September 18, 2004 Sheffield, England
8 Cage Warriors 7: Showdown May 9, 2004 Barnsley, England
7 Cage Warriors 6: Elimination March 7, 2004 Barnsley, England
6 CWFC 5: Cage Warriors 5 November 2, 2003 South Shields, England
5 CWFC 4: UK vs. France July 27, 2003 Portsmouth, England
4 CWFC 3: Cage Warriors 3 March 16, 2003 Southampton, England
3 CWFC: Gangwarily December 8, 2002 Southampton, England
2 CWFC 2: Fists of Fury November 30, 2002 London, England
1 CWFC 1: Armageddon July 27, 2002 London, England

Champions[edit]

Division Weight limit Champion Since Title Defenses Next Fight Days
Heavyweight 265 lbs Vacant
Light Heavyweight 205 lbs Republic of Ireland Karl Moore CWFC 81 (March 4, 2017) 0 113
Middleweight 185 lbs Poland Oskar Piechota CWFC 85 (June 24, 2017) 0 1
Welterweight 170 lbs France Karl Amoussou CWFC 80 (February 18, 2017) 0 127
Lightweight 155 lbs England Chris Fishgold CWFC 77 (July 8, 2016) 2 353
Featherweight 145 lbs England Nad Narimani CWFC 82 (April 1, 2017) 0 85
Bantamweight 135 lbs England Nathaniel Wood CWFC 84 (June 2, 2017) 0 vs Josh Reed at CWFC 86 (September 16, 2017) 23
Flyweight 125 lbs Vacant
Women's Bantamweight 135 lbs Vacant

Cage Warriors Title history[edit]

Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: Unlimited
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Brazil Antonio Silva
def. Ruben Villareal
CWFC: Strike Force 4
Coventry, United Kingdom
March 26, 2005

1. def. Tadas Rimkevicius at CWFC: Strike Force 4 on March 25, 2006

Silva vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for K-1. Cage Warriors later disbanded the Super Heavyweight division.

Cage Warriors Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 265 lb (120.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 England Steve Thomas
def. Jarrod Speed
CWFC 1: Armageddon
London, United Kingdom
July 27, 2002

1. def. Phil Holmes at CWFC 2: Fists of Fury on November 30, 2002

2 Georgia (country) Tengiz Tedoradze CWFC 3: Cage Warriors 3
Southampton, United Kingdom
July 16, 2005

1. def. Andy Ryan at Cage Warriors 7: Showdown on May 9, 2004

3 United States Jeff Monson Cage Warriors 9: Xtreme Xmas
Sheffield, United Kingdom
December 18, 2004

1. def. Tengiz Tedoradze at CWFC: Ultimate Force on April 30, 2005
2. def. Marc Emmanuel at CWFC: Strike Force 4 on November 26, 2005

Monson vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
4 United States Mike Hayes
def. Andreas Kraniotakes
Cage Warriors Fight Night 4
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
March 16, 2012
5 United States D.J. Linderman Cage Warriors: 47
Dublin, Ireland
June 2, 2012
Linderman vacated the title when he left the promotion.

Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 205 lb (93.0 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 England Michael Bisping
def. Dave Radford
CWFC: Ultimate Force
Sheffield, United Kingdom
April 30, 2005

1. def. Miika Mehmet at CWFC: Strike Force 2 on July 16, 2005
2. def. Jakob Lovstad at CWFC: Strike Force 3 on October 1, 2005
3. def. Ross Pointon at CWFC: Strike Force 4 on November 26, 2005

Bisping vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
2 Northern Ireland Karl Moore
def. Josh Clark
Cage Warriors 81
Dublin, Ireland
March 4, 2017

Cage Warriors Middleweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 185 lb (83.9 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 England Matt Ewin
def. Ross Pettifer
CWFC 4: UK vs. France
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
July 27, 2003

1. def. Greg Bouchelaghem at Cage Warriors 7: Showdown on Sep 5, 2004
2. No contest vs. Damien Riccio at CWFC: Strike Force on May 21, 2005

2 Denmark Martin Kampmann CWFC: Strike Force 2
Coventry, United Kingdom
July 16, 2005

1. def. Damien Riccio at CWFC: Strike Force 4 on February 11, 2005

Kampmann vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
3 Netherlands Gegard Mousasi
def. Greg Bouchelaghem
CWFC: Enter The Rough House
Nottingham, United Kingdom
December 9, 2006
Mousasi vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for M-1 Global.
4 Republic of Ireland Chris Fields
def. Pavel Kusch
Cage Warriors Fight Night 5
Amman, Jordan
September 1, 2012
5 United States Jesse Taylor Cage Warriors: 51
Dublin, Ireland
December 31, 2012

1. def. John Phillips at CWFC 54: Cage Warriors 54 on May 4, 2013

Taylor vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the World Series of Fighting.
6 Sweden Jack Hermansson
def. Norman Paraisy
CWFC 69: Super Saturday
London, United Kingdom
July 7, 2014

1. def. Deyan Topalski at CWFC 71: Cage Warriors 71 on August 22, 2014
2. def. Alan Carlos at CWFC 75: Cage Warriors 75 on April 15, 2016

Hermansson vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
7 Wales Jack Marshman
def. Christopher Jacquelin
CWFC 77: Cage Warriors 77
London, United Kingdom
July 8, 2016
Marshman vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
8 Poland Oskar Piechota
def. Jason Radcliffe
CWFC 85: Cage Warriors 85
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
June 24, 2017

Cage Warriors Welterweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 170 lb (77.1 kg)
Formerly known as two weight divisions: Welterweight (175 lb (79.4 kg)) and Light Welterweight (165 lb (74.8 kg))
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Poland Adrian Degorski
def. Paul Jenkins
CWFC 4: UK vs. France
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
July 27, 2003
2 England Abdul Mohamed P&G 1: Pride & Glory
Cardiff, United Kingdom
February 1, 2004

1. def. Paul Jenkins at Cage Warriors 6: Elimination on February 11, 2004
2. drew with Paul Daley at Cage Warriors 9: Xtreme Xmas on December 18, 2004

Mohamed vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for Cage Rage Championships.
3 England Dan Hardy
def. Matt Thorpe
CWFC: Strike Force 4
Coventry, United Kingdom
November 26, 2005

1. def. Diego Gonzalez at Cage Warriors 6: Elimination on March 25, 2006

4 United States Forrest Petz FF: Fight Fest 2
Canton, OH, United States
April 14, 2006
Petz vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
5 England Dan Hardy
def. Alexandre Izidro [fn 1]
CWFC: Enter The Rough House
Nottingham, United Kingdom
December 9, 2006

1. def. Willy Ni at Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 2 on April 28, 2007
2. def. Manuel Garcia at Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 5 on December 8, 2007

Hardy vacated the Cage Warriors Light Welterweight Championship when he won the Cage Warriors Welterweight Championship. Cage Warriors later chose to disband the Light Welterweight division.
6 England Dan Hardy
def. Chad Reiner
Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 6
Nottingham, United Kingdom
April 19, 2008
Hardy vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
7 Germany Pascal Krauss
def. John Quinn
Cage Warriors 37: Right to Fight
Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 22, 2010
Krauss vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
8 France Gael Grimaud
def. Arini Isaksson
Cage Warriors: Fight Night 2
Amman, Jordan
September 8, 2011

1. def. Jesse Taylor at Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 on May 24, 2012

9 Republic of Ireland Cathal Pendred
Cage Warriors: 52
London, United Kingdom
March 9, 2013

1. def. Che Mills at Cage Warriors: 55 on June 1, 2013

Pendred vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
10 Denmark Nicolas Dalby
def. Sergei Churilov
Cage Warriors: 66
Ballerup, Denmark
March 22, 2014

1. def. Mohsen Bahari at Cage Warriors 74 on November 15, 2014

Dalby vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
11 France Karl Amoussou
def. Matt Inman
Cage Warriors 80
London, United Kingdom
February 18, 2017

Cage Warriors Lightweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 155 lb (70.3 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 England Paul Sutherland
def. Ozzy Haluk
CWFC 4: UK vs. France
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
July 27, 2003
Sutherland vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for Cage Rage Championships.
2 Brazil Alexandre Izidro
def. Jani Lax
CWFC: Strike Force 3
Coventry, United Kingdom
October 1, 2005

1. def. Thomas Hytten at CWFC: Strike Force 4 on November 26, 2005
2. def. Mario Stapel at CWFC: Strike Force 6 on May 27, 2006
3. def. Franco de Leonardis at CWFC: Showdown on September 16, 2006

Izidro vacated the title when he left the promotion.
3 Denmark Kenneth Rosfort
def. Greg Loughran
Cage Warriors 37: Right to Fight
Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 22, 2010
4 United States Matt Veach Cage Warriors 38: Young Guns
London, United Kingdom
October 1, 2010
Veach vacated the title when he left the promotion.
5 Switzerland Ivan Musardo
def. Joseph Duffy
Cage Warriors: 44
London, United Kingdom
October 1, 2011
Musardo vacated the title when he left the promotion.
6 Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor
def. Ivan Buchinger
Cage Warriors: 51
Dublin, Ireland
December 31, 2012
McGregor vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
7 Scotland Stevie Ray
def. Sean Carter
Cage Warriors: 60
London, United Kingdom
October 5, 2013
8 Slovakia Ivan Buchinger
Cage Warriors: 63
Dublin, Ireland
December 31, 2013
Buchinger vacated the title when he left the promotion for M-1 Global.
9 Scotland Stevie Ray
def. Curt Warburton
Cage Warriors: 69
London, United Kingdom
June 7, 2014

1. def. Curt Warburton at Cage Warriors 73 on November 1, 2014

Ray vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
10 England Chris Fishgold
def. Adam Boussif
Cage Warriors 77
London, United Kingdom
July 8, 2016

1. def. Jason Ponet at Cage Warriors 78 on September 10, 2016
2. def. Nic Herron-Webb at Cage Warriors Unplugged on November 12, 2016

Cage Warriors Featherweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 145 lb (65.8 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Northern Ireland Paul McVeigh
def. Chin Weakasingh
CWFC 3: Cage Warriors 3
Southampton, United Kingdom
March 16, 2003

1. def. David McLaughlin at CWFC 4: UK vs. France on July 27, 2003

McVeigh vacated the title to compete in the Bantamweight division.
2 France Emmanuel Fernandez
def. James Lutman
Cage Warriors 6: Elimination
Barnsley, United Kingdom
March 7, 2004

1. def. Ian Butlin at Cage Warriors 7: Showdown on May 9, 2004

3 England Danny Batten
CWFC: Strike Force
Coventry, United Kingdom
May 21, 2005

1. def. Tom Niinimaki at CWFC: Strike Force 2 on July 16, 2005
2. def. Augusto Frota at CWFC: Strike Force 4 on November 26, 2005

Batten vacated the title when he left the promotion.
4 Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor
def. Dave Hill
Cage Warriors: 47
Dublin, Ireland
June 2, 2012
McGregor vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
5 United States Jim Alers
def. Joni Salovaara
Cage Warriors: 53
Glasgow, United Kingdom
April 13, 2013

1. def. Martin Svensson at Cage Warriors: 59 on September 14, 2013
2. def. Graham Turner at Cage Warriors: 63 on December 31, 2013

Alers vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
6 England Alex Enlund
def. Nad Narimani
Cage Warriors: 73
Newcastle, United Kingdom
November 1, 2014
Enlund vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
7 England Paddy Pimblett
def. Johnny Frachey
Cage Warriors 78
Liverpool, United Kingdom
September 10, 2016

1. def. Julian Erosa at Cage Warriors Unplugged on November 12, 2016

8 England Nad Narimani
Cage Warriors 82
Liverpool, United Kingdom
April 1, 2017

Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 135 lb (61.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 England Paul McVeigh
def. Chin Weakasingh
Cage Warriors 8: Brutal Force
Sheffield, United Kingdom
September 18, 2004

1. def. Phil Harris at CWFC: Strike Force 4 on November 26, 2005
2. def. Neil McLeod at CWFC: Strike Force 6 on May 27, 2006
3. def. Anderson Pereira at Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 4 on October 14, 2007
4. def. Steve McCombe at Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 7 on July 12, 2008
5. def. Andreas Bernhard at Cage Warriors: 40 on February 26, 2011

McVeigh vacated the title to compete in the Flyweight division.
2 Wales Brett Johns
def. Jordan Desborough
Cage Warriors: 59
Cardiff, United Kingdom
September 14, 2013
Johns was stripped of the title when he failed to make weight for his Cage Warriors: 67 title defense.
3 Finland Toni Tauru
def. Cory Tait
Cage Warriors: 72
Newport, United Kingdom
September 13, 2014
Tauru vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the ONE Championship.
4 England Nathaniel Wood
def. Mario Kovacevic
Cage Warriors 84
London, United Kingdom
June 2, 2017

Cage Warriors Flyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 125 lb (56.7 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Republic of Ireland Neil Seery
def. Mikael Silander
Cage Warriors: 55
Dublin, Ireland
June 1, 2013
Seery vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.

Cage Warriors Women's Bantamweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 135 lb (61.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 England Rosi Sexton
def. Dina van den Hooven
CWFC: Strike Force 4
Coventry, United Kingdom
November 26, 2005
Sexton vacated the title when she left Cage Warriors for Bellator.
1 Sweden Pannie Kianzad
def. Eeva Siiskonen
Cage Warriors 74
London, United Kingdom
November 15, 2014
Kianzad vacated the title when she left Cage Warriors for Invicta FC.

Notable competitors[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ For the inaugural Light Welterweight title. It was considered and recognised as an interim title

References[edit]

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