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Matt ‘12 Gauge’ Thorpe Signs With Warrior Promotions


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Warrior Promotions are pleased to announce they have signed another UK MMA star this week in the form of the rangy Middleweight fighter Matt “12 Gauge” Thorpe (11-7-0)

Matt “12 Gauge” Thorpe is an experienced campaigner in the UK MMA scene having spent the past six years working his way up the pro ranks in shows across the UK. A veteran of such well known events as King Of The Cage UK, Ultimate Warrior Challenge, Cage Warriors, Bodog Fight, Ultimate Combat and many more; this 6ft 4in/193cm tall athlete has cuts an imposing figure inside the Cage and has impressed on many occasions over the last few years.

Rated for many years as one of the UK’s top Welterweight fighters, Thorpe holds wins over the likes of the likes of the former Cage Rage British Champion Che Mills; the German Shidokan star, Peter Angerer; the Shooto Holland veteran, Raymon Jarman and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player; Claudio Henrique . Thorpe is also known for his epic CWFC World Welterweight Title bout against Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy in 2005, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest contests in the history of the CWFC.

A versatile fighter, Thorpe is a threat both on his feet and on the floor with vastly underrated stand-up for a fighter with eight submission wins. Although he has suffered from inactively in the past due to injuries and a lack of domestic opposition willing to face him, Thorpe remained undeterred and last summer announced he would be moving up a weight class to the Middleweight division where he feels he is now best suited.

Thorpe and his team hopes this move will see more challenges from domestic based fighters, as he looks to underline his Title credentials and show once again why he is a serious threat in a stacked UK and European scene.

Both Matt Thorpe and Warrior Promotions hope their new alliance will be the catalyst he needs to rise to the top and Warrior Promotions feel this talented fighter will make a huge impression in 2009 and beyond.

Information on Warrior Promotions

Warrior Promotions is one the longest established MMA promotion in the UK, having staged over 37 successful events since 2002 through its Cage Warriors Fighting Championship promotion, retaining notable stars such as; Michael Bisping, Dan Hardy, Gegard Mousasi, Jeff Monson, Antonio De Silva Junior & Rosi Sexton as its current Title Belt Holders.

It is also the most successful UK management agency for aspiring MMA fighters and retains and constantly develops worldwide links within the sport. 2009 will herald an all new line up of the ‘British Warriors’ as an invincible force to dominate MMA around the world as it travels across Europe, Asia and the Americas in its quest for global submission. 2TUF2TAP, the signature brand owned by Warrior Promotions will also be surging back onto retailers shelves as part of a massive marketing and media campaign and spearheaded by a series of MMA events.



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