After their sold-out success at the Neptune Stadium last weekend, Europe’s leading MMA promotion will return to Cork on 25th July, and hit Belfast for two dates at the SSE Arena on 16th May and 26th September 2020.
The Irish MMA resurgence continues!
On the live broadcast at CW110 in Cork this past weekend, Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan announced that his promotion would return to Irish shores next year.
Now, those dates have been officially announced, with Boylan confirming that his 2020 schedule will include 15 dates across Europe – a record number of shows for Cage Warriors.
In a history-making year for the promotion, Cage Warriors will return to Cork on July 25th after their massive success at CW110, and to the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 16th and September 26th.
“A sell-out for our return to Ireland at CW110 proved that the demand for MMA is huge in the country, and that fans want more of Cage Warriors,” said Boylan.
“So, it’s only right that we put more shows in place not just for the fans, but for Irish fighters wanting a proven platform to develop and showcase their skills to the world.
“We are open to working with everyone, and want to make Cage Warriors a platform for Irish fighters all across the country.
“We want to thank everyone in the Irish MMA community for welcoming us back home”.
Past Irish Cage Warriors alumni who have risen through the ranks to UFC stardom include 2-weight Champion Conor McGregor, Joe Duffy, Neil Seery, Paul Redmond and Cathal Pendred.
After their performances at CW110 this past weekend, many expect a new crop of Irish Cage Warriors prospects including Rhys McKee and Ian Garry to reach the UFC in coming years.
It has also been teased that further dates and locations will be announced during CW111 fight weekend, which takes place next Saturday the 22nd November in London.