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Cage Warriors To Be Shown On Premier Sports This Friday Night

01/03/2011

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The Cage Warriors Fighting Championships are pleased to announce that last Saturday’s critically acclaimed Cage Warriors 40 event will be shown on the UK based subscription channel Premier Sports TV this Friday at 9.30pm. This marks the first time Cage Warriors have been shown on the fledgling sports channel which currently broadcasts on channel 433 via Sky Digital.

This event saw the highly regarded UK based Mixed Martial Arts promotion return to London for the second time inside six months, as they presented a stacked eleven bout pro fight card which saw a mix of top MMA talent from the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA battle it out inside the CWFC cage.

Friday night’s broadcast will see six bouts from the CWFC 40 event beamed into viewers homes, which was headlined by the eagerly anticipated Women’s Super Flyweight clash between the number 3 world ranked British star Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton (11-2) and the Japanese based American Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (15-6). Sexton returns to fight in England after a near six year gap that saw her fight around the world and feature in numerous documentaries, publications and news pieces. Whilst the former Strikeforce veteran Roxanne Modafferi, dropped down a weight class to face the Mother-of-one and was keen to showcase her skills that have seen her become one of the best known female fighters on the circuit and have seen her ranked fifth in the World at 135 lbs.

The telecast also sees the long time CWFC Bantamweight Champion Paul “Metabolic” McVeigh (17-6-0) defend his Title for the fourth time, as he faced the German Judoka Andreas “Minigun” Bernhard (7-1-0). The Scottish based Irishman is ranked number one in Europe by the German website Groundandpound.de and fifteenth in the world by MMASpot.net and defends his Title against the diminutive German knowing a win will push him closer to a possible shot in the lucrative US market. Whilst despite his lack of height, the 5 foot 1 inch German is not to be underrated due to his experience in the European Judo and Combat Sambo circuit, which saw him finish third in last year’s World Combat Sambo Championships. Known for his speed, ground and pound, he is an awkward proposition for the reigning Champion.

Also featuring on the televised portion of the card is the “Ultimate Fighter” season 12 contestant Joseph Duffy (7-0-0), who looks to build on his perfect record against fellow Irishman Tom Maguire (7-4-0). Duffy returns to Cage Warriors on the back of a 38 second submission victory over Conor McGregor last November in Ireland. Duffy will be looking to show why he’s one of Europe’s most promising talents when he squares-up against Maguire, who is 10 years his senior and can draw on his own experiences in the boxing ranks. Whilst both men will also want to keep their respective streaks going, which has seen Duffy win all 7 of his bouts inside a round; whilst Maguire has seen all of his 7 wins come by way of submission.

The rising Scottish striker Graham “Afterburner” Turner (17-6-1) also looks to keep busy against the tough Lithuanian Shooto veteran Antanas Jazbutis (11-8). This bout was signed after injury prevented the CWFC Featherweight Champion Danny Batten from defending his Title against Turner. The Scottish Kickboxer now has to negotiate a tough Lightweight bout against a man who has tormented previous opponents with an array of unorthodox kicks, supported by a solid submission game once action hits the floor.

Viewers will also see an explosive Middleweight encounter between two unbeaten local Middleweights as Brett Sizeland (3-0) from Essex, battles the London Shootfighters team member Tony Machado (3-0). Whilst the experienced former British Champion Ashleigh Grimshaw (9-7-1) takes on French import Ismael Padavia (4-2). Grimshaw makes his CWFC debut on his return bout which sees him fight in front of his hometonwn fans for the first time in over two years, as he battles the Fabricio Werdum BJJ purple belt.

So if you want to relive the action that saw top quality MMA action return once again to the HMV Forum in London, then tune into Premier Sports this Friday night at 9.30pm as Cage Warriors returns to UK TV with another stacked International line-up.

Premier Sports operates on the Sky platform, channel 433, making it available in almost 10 million homes in the UK. To subscribe to their service call 0871 663 9000 (9am-6pm) or visit them online at http://www.premiersports.tv

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