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Three World Titles are on the line as Wallhead, Loughran, and McVeigh headline this historic event

19/05/2010

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Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, after holding several shows in the U.S., is returning to England with one of their most star studded events ever. On May 22, from the NEC in Birmingham, England, many of the best domestic and international fighters in the sport will be looking for their “Right To Fight”.

Three Cage Warriors World Title belts will be on the line including a welterweight main event battle between two undefeated rising stars. Also on the card will be Bellator signee “Judo” Jim Wallhead.

Two undefeated prospects, John Quinn, from Scotland, and Pascal Krauss, of Germany put their 8-0 records on the line to claim the vacant welterweight crown in the main event. A title once held by UFC title challenger Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy. This bout has all the potential to be the highlight of the evening; none of their sixteen combined fights have gone to the judges’ scorecards.

Jim Wallhead (18-5), a favourite to win the Bellator welterweight tournament before travel issues forced him to watch from the sidelines, is committed to staying active and taking on the best available opponents while he waits for his next opportunity at the Bellator title. The Judo expert has won ten of his last eleven bouts, including eight wins by stoppage. An opponent for Wallhead is still be announced following Mikey Gomez’s late removal from the bout.

English favourite Paul “Metabolic” McVeigh will put his Cage Warriors Bantamweight title on the line when he faces Jose Luis Zapater. The two submission specialists will continue their individual charges toward international recognition. McVeigh (16-6) has taken on and beaten some of the best fighters Eastern Europe has to offer, while Zapater (6-5) has made a name for himself fighting globally in M-1 Challenge events.

The lightweight title, left vacant when Alexandre Izidro was unable to defend due to injury, will go to either Denmark’s Kenneth Rosfort (13-2) or former Bellator competitor Greg “The Hitman” Loughran (18-14). Rosfort has won ten of eleven contests, including TKO stoppages over Jeff Lawson and Franco de Leonardis. Laughran has victories over UFC’s Andre Winner and BAMMA champion Rob Sinclair.

Also slated to be part of this historic event will be Daniel “Denzil” Thomas (17-6), one of the U.K.‘s top rated lightweights. Thomas has won nine of his ten, finishing all nine opponents during his streak. He will be facing newcomer Ali “Insane” Maclean (3-1-1). Maclean has impressed in his short professional career.

After outstanding amateur careers, Helena Martin and Sarah Moras will both be making their professional debuts as part of the “Right To Fight” event. Moras, a Canadian, recently packed up and moved to England to train under Rosi Sexton in preparation for her professional career.

CWFC 37: “Right To Fight” will be the part of a huge weekend for MMA enthusiasts, with thousands set to descend on the NEC for The Martial Arts Show which takes place on the 22nd & 23rd of May, covering the complete martial arts spectrum. With guests able to enjoy a wide range of martial arts activities including: tournaments, free courses and seminars, competitions, demonstrations, personal appearances and hundreds of autograph opportunities.

Of the shows anticipated 35,000 visitors only 1000 lucky martial arts fans will have the chance to be ringside for the historic night action. Those unable to get a ticket will be able to watch the fight live online in high definition, from the comfort of their own home. More details concerning the internet stream of the event will be released soon.

Cage Warriors: Right To Fight
The Martial Arts Show, NEC Birmingham, England,
Saturday 22nd May 2010
Open Doors 5.30pm / First Fight 6.30pm

Vacant CWFC Welterweight Title Fight (5x5 Minute Rounds)
John Quinn (8-0-0) vs. Pascal “Panzer” Krauss (8-0-0)

Vacant CWFC Lightweight Title Fight (5x5 Minute Rounds)
Kenneth Rosfort (13-2-0) vs. Greg ‘Hitman’ Loughran (21-13-0)

Middleweight Bout (3x5 Minute Rounds)
Jim Wallhead (18-5-0) vs. TBA

CWFC Bantamweight Title (5x5 Minute Rounds)
Paul “Metabolic” McVeigh (16-6-0) vs. Jose Luis “Titin” Zapater (11-5-0)

Welterweight Bout (3x5 Minute Rounds)
Pete Irving (10-7-1) vs. Nordin “Fists of Tangier” Asrih (14-4-1)

Lightweight Bout (3x5 Minute Rounds)
Daniel “Denzil” Thomas (17-6-0) vs. Ali “Insane” McClean (4-1-1)

Lightweight Bout (3x5 Minute Rounds)
Louis Chapman (Pro Debut) vs. Jay Gilbey (2-6-1)

Female Bantamweight bout (3x5 Minute Rounds)
Sarah Moras (Pro Debut) vs. Helena Martin (Pro Debut)

Welterweight Bout (3x5 Minute Rounds)
James Bateman (2-1-0) vs. Ronan McKay (5-8-0)

Amateur Welterweight (3x3 Minute Rounds)
Tom Breese (F’s Freestyle) vs. Ramon Silva (Team Minotauro UK)

About Cage Warriors

The Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) is one of the UK’s leading professional mixed martial arts events and was established in the summer of 2002. As well as running MMA events the CWFC also has its own website at http://www.cagewarriors.com which contains information about the CWFC, merchandise, ticket details, DVD’s and also boasts an in-depth UK and World MMA news website and forum.

About The Martial Arts Show

All activities are provided FREE and include two demonstration matted areas, one MMA cage, a kick and Thai boxing ring, a Q&A forum, and two seminar rooms. Once in The Martial Arts Show, visitors present will be in the company of some of the martial arts world?s best known practitioners, offering the chance to gain hundreds of autographs from them directly. The overall concept of the show is to place as many martial arts styles and practitioners under one roof over one weekend in order to provide both practitioners and those that would like to take up martial arts an opportunity to make an informed decision.

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