Dave O'Donnell (MMA promoter)

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Dave O'Donnell
ResidenceLondon, England
Known forCage Rage Presenter, Ultimate Challenge MMA Promoter
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Dave O'Donnell (born in London, England) is a mixed martial arts promoter, best known for his role in the Cage Rage promotion. He is currently the CEO and founder of Ultimate Challenge MMA.

Cage Rage[edit]

Cage Rage Championships, also known as Cage Rage, was a United Kingdom-based, mixed martial arts promotion that premiered on 7 September 2002 in London. Cage Rage went bankrupt and is now no longer trading. Cage Rage had been owned and managed by Elite XC until that company ceased operating, and the British promoters behind Cage Rage formed a new organization, Ultimate Challenge MMA, and withdrew all the old Cage Rage titles.[1] Matchmaker and on-screen personality Dave O'Donnell was also a shareholder in the company. Fellow on-screen personality and co-promoter Andy Geer also owned a stake until he left the promotion in 2008.[2] Cage Rage events were replayed on Nuts TV,[3] along with their own weekday show on The Fight Network (UK & Ireland) until these channels closed down.[4] Archived shows are currently shown on the Extreme Sports Channel.


Ultimate Challenge MMA (also known as UCMMA), is a mixed martial arts promotion in England.[5] The organization was formed in 2008 By former Cage Rage executive Dave O’Donnell following the demise of Cage Rage's parent company, EliteXC. To date, all of its events have been hosted in at The Troxy in London, England.


  1. ^ Granet, Chris (12 August 2008). "Neil 'The Goliath' Grove crowned Ultimate Challenge UK champ". Mirror.co.uk. The Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
  2. ^ MMA Weekly (2008). "Cage Rage promoter Andy Geer steps down". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 19 May 2008.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Cage Rage 18: Battleground. Sky Sports 3. 10pm, cagerage.tv. Retrieved 21 November 2006.
  4. ^ Cage Rage (2006). "Cage Rage SLAMS onto TWC Fight!". cagerage.tv. Retrieved 6 December 2006.
  5. ^ http://www.mmauniverse.com/news/SS3690