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Jim Wallhead / Jason Ball Superfight Cancelled


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Warrior Promotions are sad to announce the Welterweight bout between ’ Judo’ Jim Wallhead (14-5-0) and the Ultimate Force Welterweight Champion Jason Ball (11-5-0) has been cancelled.

This ‘Superfight’ was due to be one of the main attractions of the M-1 Challenge show on the 27th of September. However Warrior Promotions was informed today by Ball’s management team, that the Doncaster based fighter has been forced to withdraw from the fight due to a ‘Work related injury’. Warrior Promotions are naturally saddened by this and apologise to those fans who were looking forward to this bout.

Nevertheless Warrior Promotions have started to look for a replacement and have confirmed that Wallhead will be fighting on September 27th despite this frustrating and increasingly common situation.

If any experienced MMA teams, agents or fighters are interested in this bout please contact the CWFC team to discuss terms and conditions.

With a potential global audience looking on thanks to M-1’s worldwide TV deals, this could be a golden chance for a fighter to gain vital exposure for their MMA career

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The prestigious M-1 Challenge 7th edition event will be hosted by Warrior Promotions. owners of Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, in Nottingham as a pre-cursor to introducing the first ever British Team into the M-1 Challenge Tournament next year. The UK will host further events next year whilst this September will witness four of the most acclaimed teams in the 2008 tournament battling it out in pursuit of national pride and personal glory.

The four teams competing in Nottingham hoping to qualify for the finals in Japan on New Year’s Eve will be; Red Devils vs USA & Russia Legion vs Europe. All four teams will be taking part in a total of 10 international super-bouts.

Plus there will be an additional 3 ‘Superfights’ which includes the eagerly awaited Heavyweight rematch between local favourite and former Pro boxing star Wayne Buck, as he attempts to seek redemption against the Italian Muay Thai fighter Matteo “The Brutal” Minonzio, two Cage Warriors regulars square off as Cliff Hall faces the Tap or Snap fighter Christian Smith in an exciting local derby.

As well as this exciting and innovative event; Warrior Promotions are also proud to announce a seminar featuring the former Pride FC star and current Red Devil Team Member & Coach, Aleksander Emelianenko. This international star is the younger brother of the formidable WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, and sports an impressive MMA record of 11-3 having fought some of the best names in the MMA world. He will be conducting a seminar with his team and will be looking to pass on some of the skills which have seen his team rise to the top of the MMA tree.

That’s not all as UK MMA Legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman, the young upcoming MMA star & current Cage Warriors Champion, Gegard Mousasi and the UFC Welterweight Protege Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy will also be attending this Seminar and the M-1 Challenge show later on in the day. This Seminar will take place between 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm on the day of the event.

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