Let’s face it, you’re not going out tonight.
Stave off the usual weekend misery and get settled in for some top notch EU/UK MMA on the box tonight. With both Cage Warriors 80 and BCMMA 18 going down, you’ve got options.
We’re going to look at why you should turn your attention to Cage Warriors:
1. The Next Nicholas Dalby
It’s been a while since Dalby vacated the 170lbs title and headed off to pastures new. The UFC’s gain was Cage Warriors’ loss, with the belt sitting idle. Until now.
It’s widely acknowledged that the winner of tonight’s welterweight title fight between Matt Inman and Karl Amoussou could be following Dalby onto the big stage. An emphatic win from either man tonight could help speed up that process.
2. Is Thomas Robertsen The Real Deal?
BCMMA’s welterweight champion Robertsen is set to make his promotional debut tonight; he faces a fellow regional champion in Craig White. A middleweight champion for Ultimate Impact, White is no stranger to the CWFC cage, previously going 2-2 in the organisation.
If Robertsen is to continue to show the promise of his BCMMA performances, White could be a stiff test for his first time in the yellow gloves.
3. Brad Wheeler The Welterweight
Despite amassing a tidy six-fight win streak prior to his loss at CWFC 75, Wheeler never quite fit at lightweight. Indeed, at least three of those victories came at a catchweight above 155lbs.
Is welterweight the natural division for Wheeler? Tonight could go some way toward answering that question.
4. Tim Wilde Is Almost Always In Exciting Fights
Damien Brown, Sean Carter, Scott Clist… You get the picture.
5. Stapes Returns To Cage Warriors
It’s been almost nine years since Martin Stapleton last competed under the CWFC banner. In that time he’s fought in Bellator and, more recently, won and defended the BAMMA lightweight title. Tonight he’s fighting at a 150lbs catchweight.
Is .50 cal working towards another major regional title?
If you are tuning in tonight (in the UK), you can catch the preliminary card on The Sports Bible Facebook page at 19:00, and the main card on either BT Sport or UFC Fight Pass at 21:00.