The dust hasn’t long settled on the inaugural Cage Warriors Trilogy Series, but the promotion’s organisers are already hard at work putting together the second edition.
Graham Boylan made the official announcement and confirmed that the shows will take place behind closed doors at the iconic York Hall in London on the 10th, 11th and 12th December.
The three cards will follow the same format as those from the original Trilogy; three consecutive nights of fighting, starting with CW117 on the Thursday and finishing with CW119 on the Saturday.
The first series was one of the year’s most significant sporting occasions; a genuinely ground-breaking achievement that was all the more impressive as it was played out amidst the current global health crisis.
Reaction to the first edition was virtually unanimously positive and fight fans have since been expressive about their excitement for the second one on social media. The CW116 finale, in which Mason Jones secured his legacy as a Cage Warriors legend by winning the Welterweight title, was especially memorable. Fans and organisers alike will hope for more of the same in just over 10 weeks time.
York Hall is one of the UK’s most famous combat sports venues and actually played host to Cage Warriors’ first ever show. Notable CW alumni including Jean Silva and Paul Jenkins picked up wins on that historic first card back in 2002.
Boylan previously confirmed that any fights from the last Trilogy which were cancelled due to COVID would be rescheduled for the next one. This means that we can look forward to some guaranteed big fights including the featherweight title showdown between the popular Frenchman Morgan Charriere and Germany’s Max Coga which was scheduled for CW116.
The other cancelled fights included the middleweight title clash between the reigning champion Nathias Frederick and Jamie Richardson which was originally pencilled in for CW115.
Nathan Fletcher vs Leigh Mitchell, Adam Ventre vs Decky McAleenan and Joshua Onwordi vs Jack Collins were also subjected to late postponements.
Ventre and Fletcher both represent Next Generation MMA of Liverpool. The Liverpudlians have taken to Twitter to make their intentions to fight in December known to the public.
And, as usual, they’ll be able to catch the action on UFC Fight Pass.
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