Cage Warriors

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Cage Warriors
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2024 in Cage Warriors
SportMixed martial arts promotion
Founded2001; 23 years ago (2001)
FounderDougie Truman
Owner(s)Graham Boylan
Ian Dean
HeadquartersLondon, England
Official websitehttp://www.cagewarriors.com

Cage Warriors (CW) is an Irish-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company 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, Paddy Pimblett, 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]

History[edit]

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) was founded by Dougie Truman in 2001; the first event, titled 'Armageddon', took place on July 27, 2002, and saw notable fighters such as Jean Silva, Rosi Sexton, Matt Ewin and Paul Jenkins claim victories.[4]

Irishman Graham Boylan assumed control of Cage Warriors in 2010 and expanded the promotion's reach to mainland Europe and Asia, staging shows in England, Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Bahrain.[5] The Cage Warriors head office is located in London.[6][7]

Following Cage Warriors 74 in November 2014 the promotion went into hiatus, with Boylan announcing his resignation as CEO in February 2015.

However, in June 2015, Boylan announced on The MMA Hour he had acquired the promotion and would be bringing it back to prominence again.[8]

The promotion has since secured a digital broadcasting deal with the UFC to have its shows shown live across the world on UFC Fight Pass,[9] and has also brokered television broadcast deals with major broadcasters across Europe and Asia.

Cage Warriors 114 marked the first time a mixed martial arts event in the United Kingdom was officially approved by the government.[10]

Broadcast deals[edit]

Cage Warriors Events is watched globally via a host of television partners such as BT Sport, FreeSports and Viasat, and is one of the few featured promotions on UFC’s digital streaming service UFC Fight Pass.[11][12]

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom & Ireland BT Sport
FreeSports
Worldwide UFC FightPass
Balkans Sport Klub
Belgium, Italy & Luxembourg Eleven Sports Network
Bulgaria Max Sport
Eurasia (including Ukraine) Setanta Sports Eurasia
India Euro Sport
Indonesia & Timor Leste Mola TV
Myanmar Canal+
The Netherlands Eurosport
Nordic Viasat
Spain Eurosport[Note 1]
Sub-saharan Africa StarTimes
Thailand TrueVisions
Turkey S Sport
Vietnam K+

Rules[edit]

Cage Warriors bouts are conducted in conjunction with local athletic commissions, using the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts.

Cage Warriors bouts are officiated by top European officials, including British referees Marc Goddard and Rich Mitchell, and judged by world-experienced officials including Ben Cartlidge, David Lethaby and Mark Collett.

Events[edit]

Scheduled events[edit]

# Event Date Venue Location
192 Cage Warriors 174 July 20, 2024 Indigo At The O2 London, England
191 Cage Warriors 173 June 7, 2024 Sycuan Casino Resort San Diego, California

Past events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location
190 Cage Warriors 172 May 25, 2024 Vertu Motors Arena Newcastle, England
189 Cage Warriors 171 April 20, 2024 Braehead Arena Glasgow, Scotland
188 Cage Warriors 170 April 6, 2024 RDS Arena Dublin, Ireland
187 Cage Warriors 169 March 30, 2024 O2 Indigo London, England
186 Cage Warriors 168 March 16, 2024 BEC Arena Manchester, England
185 Cage Warriors 167 March 15, 2024
184 Cage Warriors 166 February 23, 2024 Sycuan Casino Resort San Diego, California
183 Cage Warriors 165 December 15, 2023
182 Cage Warriors 164 November 25, 2023 Vertu Motors Arena Newcastle, England
181 Cage Warriors 163 November 11, 2023 O2 Indigo London, England
180 Cage Warriors 162 October 28, 2023 Fiera Roma Rome, Italy
179 Cage Warriors 161 October 14, 2023 RDS Arena Dublin, Ireland
178 Cage Warriors 160 September 29, 2023 BEC Arena Manchester, England
177 Cage Warriors 159 September 8, 2023 Sycuan Casino Resort San Diego, California
176 Cage Warriors 158 July 29, 2023 Fiera Roma Rome, Italy
175 Cage Warriors 157 July 21, 2023 O2 Indigo London, England
174 Cage Warriors 156 July 1, 2023 Vale Sports Arena Cardiff, Wales
173 Cage Warriors 155 June 2, 2023 Sycuan Casino Resort San Diego, California
172 Cage Warriors 154 May 6, 2023 Fiera Roma Rome, Italy
171 Cage Warriors 153 April 29, 2023 3Arena Dublin, Ireland
170 Cage Warriors 152 April 15, 2023 BEC Arena Manchester, England
169 Cage Warriors 151 March 24, 2023 BT Sports Studio London, England
168 Cage Warriors 150 March 17, 2023 O2 Indigo London, England
167 Cage Warriors 149 March 3, 2023 Sycuan Casino Resort San Diego, California
166 Cage Warriors 148 December 31, 2022 O2 Indigo London, England
165 Cage Warriors 147 November 20, 2022 BT Sport Studio London, England
164 Cage Warriors 146 November 12, 2022 BEC Arena Manchester, England
163 Cage Warriors 145 November 4, 2022 O2 Indigo London, England
162 Cage Warriors 144 October 7, 2022 Fiera Roma Rome, Italy
161 Cage Warriors 143 September 23, 2022 Humphrey's by The Bay San Diego, California
160 Cage Warriors 142 August 13, 2022 Ebbw Vale Sports Centre Ebbw Vale, Wales
159 Cage Warriors 141 July 22, 2022 O2 Arena London, England
158 Cage Warriors 140 June 25, 2022 SSE Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland
157 Cage Warriors 139 June 10, 2022 Humphreys By The Bay San Diego, California
156 Cage Warriors 138 May 28, 2022 Charter Hall Colchester, England
155 Cage Warriors 137 May 27, 2022 Charter Hall Colchester, England
154 Cage Warriors 136 April 2, 2022 BEC Arena Manchester, England
153 Cage Warriors 135 April 1, 2022 BEC Arena Manchester, England
152 Cage Warriors 134 March 18, 2022 O2 Arena London, England
151 Cage Warriors 133 March 4, 2022 Del Mar Arena San Diego, California
150 Cage Warriors 132 December 11, 2021 York Hall London, England
149 Cage Warriors 131 December 10, 2021 York Hall London, England
148 Cage Warriors 130 October 17, 2021 Humphrey's on the Bay San Diego, California
147 Cage Warriors 129 October 2, 2021 York Hall London, England
146 Cage Warriors 128 October 1, 2021 York Hall London, England
145 Cage Warriors 127 September 30, 2021 York Hall London, England
144 Cage Warriors 126 August 1, 2021 Humphreys by the Bay San Diego, California
143 Cage Warriors 125 June 26, 2021 York Hall London, England
142 Cage Warriors 124 June 25, 2021 York Hall London, England
141 Cage Warriors 123 June 24, 2021 York Hall London, England
140 Cage Warriors 122 March 20, 2021 York Hall London, England
139 Cage Warriors 121 March 19, 2021 York Hall London, England
138 Cage Warriors 120 March 18, 2021 York Hall London, England
137 Cage Warriors 119 December 12, 2020 York Hall London, England
136 Cage Warriors 118 December 11, 2020 York Hall London, England
135 Cage Warriors 117 December 10, 2020 York Hall London, England
134 Cage Warriors 116 September 26, 2020 BEC Arena Manchester, England
133 Cage Warriors 115 September 25, 2020 BEC Arena Manchester, England
132 Cage Warriors 114 September 24, 2020 BEC Arena Manchester, England
131 Cage Warriors 113 March 20, 2020 BEC Arena Manchester, England
130 Cage Warriors 112 March 7, 2020 BEC Arena Manchester, England
129 Cage Warriors 111 November 22, 2019 O2 Indigo London, England
128 Cage Warriors 110 November 9, 2019 Neptune Stadium Cork, Ireland
127 Cage Warriors 109 October 26, 2019 Resorts World Arena Birmingham, England
126 Cage Warriors 108 October 12, 2019 Viola Arena Cardiff, Wales
125 Cage Warriors 107 September 28, 2019 Exhibition Centre Liverpool, England
124 Cage Warriors Unplugged 2 September 6, 2019 BT Sport Studios London, England
123 Cage Warriors 106 June 29, 2019 Hammersmith Apollo London, England
122 Cage Warriors 105 May 31, 2019 Charter Hall Colchester, England
121 Cage Warriors 104 April 27, 2019 Ice Arena Wales Cardiff, Wales
120 Cage Warriors 103 March 9, 2019 K.B. Hallen Copenhagen, Denmark
119 Cage Warriors 102 March 2, 2019 O2 Indigo London, England
118 Cage Warriors 101 February 16, 2019 Exhibition Centre Liverpool, England
117 Cage Warriors 100 December 8, 2018 Ice Arena Wales Cardiff, Wales
116 Cage Warriors 99 November 17, 2018 Charter Hall Colchester, England
115 Cage Warriors 98 October 20, 2018 Genting Arena Birmingham, England
114 Cage Warriors 97 September 29, 2018 Ice Arena Wales Cardiff, Wales
113 Cage Warriors 96 September 1, 2018 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
112 Cage Warriors 95 July 21, 2018 O2 Indigo London, England
111 Cage Warriors 94 June 16, 2018 Lotto Arena Antwerp, Belgium
110 Cage Warriors: Cage Warriors Academy Wales May 12, 2018 Ebbw Vale Sports Centre Ebbw Vale, Wales
109 Cage Warriors 93 April 28, 2018 Lisebergshallen Gothenburg, Sweden
108 Cage Warriors 92 March 24, 2018 O2 Indigo London, England
107 Cage Warriors 91 March 3, 2018 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
106 Cage Warriors 90 February 24, 2018 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
105 Cage Warriors: The Academy South East November 25, 2017 Charter Hall Colchester, England
104 Cage Warriors 89 November 25, 2017 Lotto Arena Antwerp, Belgium
103 Cage Warriors 88 October 28, 2017 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
102 Cage Warriors 87 October 14, 2017 Newport Centre Newport, Wales
101 Cage Warriors 86 September 16, 2017 O2 Indigo London, England
100 Cage Warriors: The Academy North West 2 September 2, 2017 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
99 Cage Warriors 85 June 24, 2017 O2 Academy Bournemouth Bournemouth, England
98 Cage Warriors: The Academy North West 1 June 17, 2017 Echo Arena Liverpool, 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: The 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 The Helix Dublin, Ireland
73 Cage Warriors: 64 February 15, 2014 The Forum London, England
72 Cage Warriors: 63 December 31, 2013 The Helix Dublin, Ireland
71 Cage Warriors: 61 December 14, 2013 King Hussein Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
70 Cage Warriors: 62 December 7, 2013 Metro Radio Arena Newcastle, England
69 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 9 October 25, 2013 King Hussein Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
68 Cage Warriors: 60 October 5, 2013 The Forum London, England
67 Cage Warriors: 59 September 14, 2013 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wales
66 Cage Warriors: 58 August 24, 2013 Olympisk Arena Grozny, Chechnya
65 Cage Warriors: 57 July 20, 2013 Echo Arena Liverpool, England
64 Cage Warriors: 56 July 6, 2013 The Forum London, England
63 Cage Warriors: 55 June 1, 2013 The Helix Dublin, Ireland
62 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 8 May 11, 2013 Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
61 Cage Warriors: 54 May 4, 2013 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wales
60 Cage Warriors: 53 April 13, 2013 Kelvin Hall Sports Arena Glasgow, Scotland
59 Cage Warriors: 52 March 9, 2013 The Forum 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 Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, United Arab Emirates
49 Cage Warriors: 46 February 23, 2012 Stereo Plaza Kyiv, 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 The Forum London, England
45 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 2 September 8, 2011 The New Boxing Arena Amman, Jordan
44 Cage Warriors: 43 July 9, 2011 The Forum London, England
43 Cage Warriors: Fight Night 1 June 16, 2011 Le Royal Hotel (Amman) Amman, Jordan
42 Cage Warriors: 42 May 28, 2011 Neptune Stadium Cork, Ireland
41 Cage Warriors: 41 April 24, 2011 The Forum London, England
40 Cage Warriors: 40 February 26, 2011 The Forum 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 Harvey Haddon Sports Centre Nottingham, England
33 Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 6 April 19, 2008 Harvey Haddon Sports Centre Nottingham, England
32 Cage Warriors: USA Battle Royale March 29, 2008 Kissimmee Civic Centre Kissimmee, United States
31 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 5 December 8, 2007 Harvey Haddon Sports Center Nottingham, England
30 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 4 October 14, 2007 Harvey Haddon Sports Center Nottingham, England
29 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 3 July 21, 2007 Harvey Haddon Sports Center Nottingham, England
28 Cage Warriors: Enter The Rough House 2 April 28, 2007 Harvey Haddon Sports Center Nottingham, England
27 CWFC: Enter The Rough House December 9, 2006 Harvey Haddon Sports Center Nottingham, England
26 CWFC: Showdown 2 November 19, 2006 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
25 CWFC: Showdown September 16, 2006 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
24 CWFC: Strike Force 6 May 27, 2006 Skydome Arena Coventry, England
23 CWFC: Quest 6 April 8, 2006 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
22 CWFC: Strike Force 5 March 25, 2006 Skydome Arena Coventry, England
21 CWFC: Enter the Wolfslair March 5, 2006 Liverpool Olympia Liverpool, England
20 CWFC: Quest 5 February 19, 2006 Sheffield Octagon Sheffield, England
19 CWFC: Quest 4 December 11, 2005 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
18 CWFC: Strike Force 4 November 26, 2005 Skydome Arena Coventry, England
17 CWFC: Strike Force 3 October 1, 2005 Skydome Arena Coventry, England
16 CWFC: Quest 3 September 17, 2005 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
15 CWFC: Quest 2 July 29, 2005 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
14 CWFC: Strike Force 2 July 16, 2005 Skydome Arena Coventry, England
13 CWFC: Strike Force May 21, 2005 Skydome Arena Coventry, England
12 CWFC: Ultimate Force April 30, 2005 Octagon Center Sheffield, England
11 CWFC: Quest 1 April 8, 2005 Octagon Center Sheffield, England
10 Cage Warriors 9: Xtreme Xmas December 18, 2004 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
9 Cage Warriors 8: Brutal Force September 18, 2004 Octagon Centre Sheffield, England
8 Cage Warriors 7: Showdown May 9, 2004 Barnsley Metrodome Barnsley, England
7 Cage Warriors 6: Elimination March 7, 2004 Barnsley Metrodome Barnsley, England
6 CWFC 5: Cage Warriors 5 November 2, 2003 Temple Leisure Center 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

Current champions[edit]

Division Weight limit Champion Since Defenses Next fight
Light Heavyweight 205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st) England Andrew "The Vice" Clamp March 16, 2024 (CW168) 0
Middleweight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) Italy Dario Bellandi November 25, 2023 (CW164) 0
Welterweight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) Republic of Ireland James Sheehan April 6, 2024 (CW170) 0
Lightweight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st) England George Hardwick July 22, 2022 (CW141) 2
Featherweight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.5 st) EnglandHarry Hardwick May 25, 2024 (CW172) 0
Bantamweight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.9 st) England Liam Gittins November 25, 2023 (CW164) 1
Flyweight 125 lb (56 kg; 8.13 st) Bangladesh Shajidul Haque December 31, 2022 (CW148) 1

Cage Warriors title history[edit]

Cage Warriors Super Heavyweight Championship (defunct)[edit]

Weight limit: Unlimited
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Brazil Antônio 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 Australia 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, 2003

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.
6 Italy Mauro Cerilli
def. Nills van Noord
Cage Warriors 89
Antwerp, Belgium
November 25, 2017

1. def. Karl Moore at Cage Warriors 92 on March 24, 2018

Cerilli vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for ONE Championship.

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 Løvstad 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 Republic of Ireland Karl Moore
def. Josh Clark
Cage Warriors 81
Dublin, Ireland
March 4, 2017
Moore vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for Bellator.
3 Lithuania Modestas Bukauskas
def. Marthin Hamlet Nielsen
Cage Warriors 106
London, England
June 29, 2019 1. def. Riccardo Nosiglia at Cage Warriors 111 on November 22, 2019
Bukauskas vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for UFC.
4 Lithuania Modestas Bukauskas (2)
def. Chuck Campbell
Cage Warriors 148
London, England
December 31, 2022
Bukauskas vacated the title again when he left Cage Warriors for UFC.
5 England Andrew "The Vice" Clamp
def. Matthew Byfield
Cage Warriors 168
Manchester, England
March 16, 2024

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
NC. 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 Cage Warriors 54 on May 4, 2013

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

1. def. Deyan Topalski at Cage Warriors 71 on August 22, 2014
2. def. Alan Carlos at 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
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
Cage Warriors 85
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
June 24, 2017
Piechota vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
9 England Lee Chadwick
def. Victor Cheng
Cage Warriors 88
Liverpool, United Kingdom
October 28, 2017
Chadwick was stripped of the title when he failed to make weight for his Cage Warriors: 96 title defense.
10 Germany Jonas Billstein
def. Mick Stanton
Cage Warriors 96
Liverpool, United Kingdom
September 1, 2018
Billstein was stripped of the title when he chose to fight outside the Cage Warriors banner.
11 England James Webb
def. Thomas Robertson
Cage Warriors 102
London, United Kingdom
March 2, 2019 1. Majority draw vs. Nathias Frederick at Cage Warriors 106 on June 29, 2019
12 England Nathias Frederick Cage Warriors 111
London, United Kingdom
November 22, 2019 1. def. Jamie Richardson at Cage Warriors 118 on December 11, 2020
13 England Matthew Bonner Cage Warriors 123
London, United Kingdom
June 24, 2021
14 France Djati Mélan Cage Warriors 131
London, United Kingdom
December 10, 2021
15 England Christian Leroy Duncan Cage Warriors 136
Manchester, United Kingdom
April 2, 2022 1. def. Marian Dimitrov at Cage Warriors 146 on November 12, 2022
Duncan vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
16 England Mick Stanton
def. Will Currie
Cage Warriors 151
London, England
March 24, 2023 1. def. James Webb at Cage Warriors 157 on July 21, 2023
17 Italy Dario Bellandi Cage Warriors 164
Newxastle, England
November 25, 2023

Cage Warriors Welterweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 170 lb (77.1 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Poland Adrian Degorski
def. Paul Jenkins
CWFC 4: UK vs. France
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
July 27, 2003
Degorski vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for Pride & Glory Championship.
2 Afghanistan Abdul Mohamed
def. Paul Jenkins
CWFC 6: Elimination[14]
Cardiff, United Kingdom
March 7, 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 CWFC: Strike Force 5 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 (2)
def. Alexandre Izidro
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
3. def. Chad Reiner at Cage Warriors: Enter the Rough House 6 on April 19, 2008

Hardy vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
6 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.
7 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

8 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.
9 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.
10 France Karl Amoussou
def. Matt Inman
Cage Warriors 80
London, United Kingdom
February 18, 2017
Amoussou vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for Brave Combat Federation.
11 Italy Stefano Paterno
def. Mehrdad Janzemini
Cage Warriors 95
London, United Kingdom
July 28, 2018
12 Scotland Ross Houston
Cage Warriors 98
Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 20, 2018 NC. vs. interim champion Nicolas Dalby at Cage Warriors 106 on June 29, 2019
- Denmark Nicolas Dalby
def. Alex Lohore for interim title
Cage Warriors 103
Copenhagen, Denmark
March 9, 2019 NC. vs. linear champion Ross Houston at Cage Warriors 106 on June 29, 2019
Dalby vacated the interim title when he left Cage Warriors for UFC and Houston vacated the linear title to sign for Bellator
13 Wales Mason Jones
def. Adam Proctor
Cage Warriors 116
Manchester, England
September 26, 2020
Mason Jones vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for UFC.
14 Republic of Ireland Ian Garry
def. Jack Grant
Cage Warriors 125
London, England
June 26, 2021
Ian Garry vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for UFC.
15 Northern Ireland Rhys McKee
def. Justin Burlinson
Cage Warriors 140
Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 25, 2022 1. def. interim champion Jim Wallhead at Cage Warriors 153 on April 29, 2023
- England Jim Wallhead
def. Mateusz
Figlak for interim title
Cage Warriors 146
Manchester, England
November 12, 2022
McKee vacated the title in when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
16 Greece Giannis Bachar
def. Omiel Brown
Cage Warriors 163
London, England
November 11, 2023
Bachar vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors to join The Ultimate Fighter Season 32.
17 Republic of Ireland James Sheehan
def. Daniel Konrad
Cage Warriors 170
Dublin, Ireland
April 6, 2024

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 (2)
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
3. def. Alexander Jacobsen at Cage Warriors 88 on October 28, 2017

Fishgold vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
11 Denmark Søren Bak
def. Paddy Pimblett
Cage Warriors: 96
Liverpool, United Kingdom
September 1, 2018
Bak vacated the title when he moved down to featherweight.
12 England Jai Herbert
def. Jack Grant
Cage Warriors: 106
London, England
June 29, 2019 1. def. Cain Carrizosa at Cage Warriors 109 on October 26, 2019
Herbert vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
13 Wales Mason Jones
def. Joe McColgan
Cage Warriors: 113
Manchester, England
March 20, 2020
Mason Jones vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for UFC.
14 Netherlands Agy Sardari
def. Jack Grant
Cage Warriors: 119
London, England
December 12, 2020 1. def. Donovan Desmae at Cage Warriors 121 on March 19, 2021
15 Northern Ireland Joe McColgan Cage Warriors: 124
London, England
June 25, 2021
Joe McColgan vacated the title due to personal matters affecting his ability to train on Nov. 16, 2021.
16 England George Hardwick Cage Warriors: 141
London, England
July 22, 2022
1. def. Chris Bungard at Cage Warriors 147 on November 20, 2022
2. def. Yann Liasse at Cage Warriors 152 on April 15, 2023

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
Narimani vacated the title in July 2018 when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
9 England Dean Trueman
def. Aidan Lee
Cage Warriors 100
Cardiff, United Kingdom
December 8, 2018
- Denmark Søren Bak
def. Morgan Charrière for interim title
Cage Warriors 103
Copenhagen, Denmark
March 9, 2019
Bak vacated the interim title as he was no longer willing to cut the weight necessary to make the featherweight limit.
10 Denmark Mads Burnell
def. Dean Trueman
Cage Warriors 106
London, England
June 29, 2019
Mads Burnell vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors for Bellator.
11 France Morgan Charrière
def. Perry Andre Goodwin
Cage Warriors: 119
London, England
December 12, 2020
12 England Jordan Vucenic Cage Warriors: 122
London, England
March 20, 2021 1. def. James Hendin at Cage Warriors 134 on March 18, 2022
- Republic of Ireland Paul Hughes
def. Morgan Charrière for interim title
Cage Warriors 128
London, England
October 1, 2021
13 Republic of Ireland Paul Hughes Cage Warriors 145
London, England
November 4, 2022
Paul Hughes vacated the title on October 13th, 2023, citing a desire to compete as a lightweight.
14 England Harry Hardwick
def. Orlando Wilson Prins
Cage Warriors 172
Newcastle, England
May 25, 2024

Cage Warriors Bantamweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 135 lb (61.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Northern Ireland 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 FinlandToni 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 1. def. Josh Reed at Cage Warriors 86 on September 16, 2017
2. def. Luca Iovine at Cage Warriors 92 on March 24, 2018
Wood vacated the title in June 2018 when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
5 Wales Jack Shore
def. Mike Ekundayo
Cage Warriors 100
Cardiff, United Kingdom
December 8, 2018 1. def. Scott Malone at Cage Warriors 104 on April 27, 2019
Shore vacated the title in when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
6 England Jack Cartwright
def. Marko Kovacevic
Cage Warriors Unplugged 2
London, United Kingdom
September 6, 2019 1. def. Manuel Bilic at Cage Warriors 112 on March 7, 2020
2. def. Gerardo Fanny at Cage Warriors 115 on September 25, 2020
3. def. Sylwester Miller at Cage Warriors 121 on March 19, 2021
Cartwright vacated the title when he left the promotion.
7 England Dominique Wooding
def. Nathan Fletcher
Cage Warriors 127
London, United Kingdom
September 30, 2021 1. def. Carlos Abreu at Cage Warriors 132 on December 11, 2021
8 Italy Michele Martignoni Cage Warriors 144
Rome, Italy
October 7, 2022
Martignoni vacated the title to compete in the Flyweight division.
9 Republic of Ireland Caolan Loughran
def. Dylan Hazan
Cage Warriors 154
Rome, Italy
May 6, 2023
Loughran vacated the title in when he left Cage Warriors for the UFC.
10 England Liam Gittins
def. Reece McEwan
Cage Warriors 164
Newxastle, England
November 25, 2023 1. def. Roberto Hernandez at Cage Warriors 168 on March 16, 2024

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.
2 England Nathan Greyson
def. Sam Creasey
Cage Warriors 92
London, England
March 24, 2018
Greyson was stripped of the title due to being unable to make weight for his title defence at CW99.
3 France Samir Faiddine
def. Sam Creasey
Cage Warriors 106
London, England
June 29, 2019
4 England Luke Shanks Cage Warriors 114
Manchester, England
September 24, 2020
5 England Jake Hadley Cage Warriors 117
London, England
December 10, 2020
Hadley vacated the title when he left Cage Warriors to compete on Dana White's Contender Series 43.
6 England Sam Creasey
def. Luke Shanks
Cage Warriors 129
London, England
October 2, 2021 1. def. Stipe Brcic at Cage Warriors 142 on August 13, 2022
7 Bangladesh Shajidul Haque Cage Warriors 148
London, England
December 31, 2022 1. def. Michele Martignoni at Cage Warriors 158 on July 29, 2023

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.
2 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.

Cage Warriors Women's Flyweight Championship[edit]

Weight limit: 125 lb (56.7 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 England Molly McCann
def. Bryony Tyrell
Cage Warriors 90
Liverpool, England
February 24, 2018
McCann vacated the title when she left Cage Warriors for the UFC.

Records[edit]

Most wins in title bouts[edit]

The following includes all fighters with three or more championship and/or interim championship title wins. Fighters with the same number of title wins are arranged in order of less title bouts losses.

Title wins Champion Weight class V D NC L
8 Northern Ireland Paul McVeigh Featherweight
Bantamweight
2
6
0
0
0
0
0
2
6 England Dan Hardy Welterweight 6 0 0 1
4 Brazil Alexandre Izidro Welterweight
Lightweight
0
4
0
0
0
0
1
0
England Michael Bisping Light Heavyweight 4 0 0 0
England Chris Fishgold Lightweight 4 0 0 0
England Jack Cartwright Bantamweight 4 0 0 0

Most consecutive title defenses[edit]

The following includes all Cage Warriors champions who were able to consecutively defend their title two times or more. Fighters with the same number of title defenses are listed chronologically.

Defenses Champion Weight class Span
5 Northern Ireland Paul McVeigh Bantamweight September 18, 2004 – ?
3 England Michael Bisping Light Heavyweight April 30, 2005 – ?
Brazil Alexandre Izidro Lightweight October 1, 2005 – ?
England Chris Fishgold Lightweight July 8, 2016 – ?
England Jack Cartwright Bantamweight September 6, 2019 – ?

Multi-division champions[edit]

Interim title
No. Champion Division Won Lost Defenses
1 Northern Ireland Paul McVeigh Featherweight March 16, 2003
(CWFC 3: Cage Warriors 3)
?
(Vacated)
1
Bantamweight September 18, 2004
(Cage Warriors 8: Brutal Force)
?
(Vacated)
5
2 Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor Lightweight December 31, 2012
(Cage Warriors: 51)
?
(Vacated)
0
Featherweight June 2, 2012
(Cage Warriors: 47)
?
(Vacated)
0

Simultaneous two division champions[edit]

This table, different from the previous one, only counts the periods in which the fighter loaded the titles simultaneously and the defenses in that period of time.

No. Champion Division Span Defenses Simultaneous Reign
1 Republic of Ireland Conor McGregor Lightweight December 31, 2012 – ? 0 ?
Featherweight 0

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