It was a funny old night at BAMMA 13: Night Of Champions – 4x ‘World’ titles were on the line, albeit as three round contests. Generally the results won’t have satisfied the racist patriotic fan, with many of the International journeymen brought in to give an air of legitimacy to the ‘World’ titles (without causing too much trouble to the assembled British talent) actually winning. Continue reading →
Following on from his most recent fight at Cage Warriors 57, Paul Daley has been looking for a permanent home to ply his trade and as of Monday afternoon, he’d found one. The welterweight fighter, who had recently been talking up a return to the UFC has signed an exclusive 3 fight deal with BAMMA, that will allow him to also compete on international cards for other organisations but only for BAMMA in the UK. Win/win right?
Paul Daley is a man on a mission. Currently riding a four-fight win streak, including a win over Lukasz Chlewicki at Cage Warriors 57 last month, Daley is pushing for a return to the UFC, the promotion he left in 2010 under a cloud of controversy. Dana White is still not convinced Daley will return, despite his recent release from the UFC’s main rivals, Bellator MMA. Whilst he acknowledges that Daley is one of the best 170 lb fighters outside of the UFC, the history between the two remains a parting factor. But Daley is a man with options, one of which is to remain with Cage Warriors and earn himself a UFC deal. Continue reading →
Cage Warriors 57 was long being touted as one of UK MMA’s premier events of 2013 practically from the minute they confirmed that Paul Daley would be headlining the Echo Arena card. As they added further fights, it distanced itself by quite a margin from what other promotions had done in this country this year. Then despite a flux of last minute fight changes the card went on to deliver (due to Ian Dean’s phenomenal match-making). Its now been mentioned by some (myself included) as the MMA card of 2013 so far thanks to the performances of the fighters, especially Steve Dinsdale, Dan Rushworth, Henry Fadipe and Danny Roberts who all shared fight of the night bonuses. The bar has been well and truly set for the remainder of the year in the UK, leaving upcoming Cage Warriors shows and BAMMA 13 a lot to live up to. Continue reading →
The UFC is always on the look out for new talent to add to it’s ever expanding roster of fighters and with more and more promotions popping up all over the world, there are plenty of opportunities for talented fighters to make their mark on the MMA world. With Bellator, Invicta, Cage Warriors and BAMMA all containing stand out fighters on their rosters, the UFC has plenty of opportunity to identify any talent that would add something different to their roster. So, which five fighters should the UFC look to sign in the next twelve months?
When Cage Warriors invades the Liverpool Echo Arena on July 20th 2013, they will feature the return to the company of Bellator’s Paul Daley, who will be fighting for Cage Warriors for the first time since 2008. Daley, a former UFC and Strikeforce veteran, has been allowed to fight for Cage Warriors due to his ongoing visa disputes which are stopping him from fighting for Bellator. His opponent in the nights headline event will be Polish star Lukasz Chlewicki, who is undefeated since making his return to MMA after five years away from the sport. Continue reading →