The Cagewarriors Fighting Championships Make A Successful Return To Coventry With Strike Force 2
Michael “The Count” Bisping goes to 8-0 with another KO win, whilst the 170kg Zuluzinho is triumphant as the Wolfslair Academy has another successful UK MMA outing.
20th July 2005 — Strike Force 2 saw the Cagewarriors Fighting Championships come back in fine form after they were written off in some quarters by those who predicted doom after the alleged “riot” which occurred at their first event in Coventry. As predicted by Cagewarriors officials, the new security measures which included a security barrier around the octagon and their own security team on duty meant that Strike Force 2 passed without any major incidents.
The show featured 12 bouts that encompassed the entire Mixed Martial Arts/Ultimate Fighting spectrum; as an array of skills ranging from Boxing, Olympic style wrestling and submission grappling were on offer.
Highlights included the Cagewarriors Light-Heavyweight Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping extend his unbeaten MMA Streak to 8-0 in stunning form with a quick stoppage win over the tough Finn Miika Mehmet. The Cagewarriors Middleweight Title changing hands as long time Champion Matt Ewin was dethroned by the young Danish superstar Martin Kampmann in under 3 minutes via submission due to strikes.
However the debut of the 6ft 5in/170kg Brazilian Zuluzinho stole the show as he received a rapturous welcome from the Coventry fans, who were in awe as they watched this behemoth win via KO in a thrilling slugfest against fellow super heavyweight Rafal Dabrowski from Poland. Zuluzinho is the son of the legendary Brazilian fighter Rei Zulu and has come to train in England at the Wolfslair Academy, which is the official Cagewarriors Pro Fight Team and is quickly becoming one of the best places to train in the UK due to its state of the art facilities and world class coaches, who have already trained other MMA champions already.
The night also saw a charity raffle which raised a £1000 for Steve Smith from the Red Corner Gym in Coventry. Smith a local trainer was paralysed during a work related accident and the money raised at Strike Force 2 will help him get a specialised wheelchair which will allow him to continue training at the gym. One kind-hearted fan donate £60 just to have an autograph from Cagewarriors Light-Heavyweight Champion who kindly gave him his team’s shirt as part of the deal.
Although Strike Force 2 may not have drawn in the same crowds as the first show did (due in part to the negative publicity and a whispering campaign against the event that led to rumours of the show being cancelled spreading through Coventry) it was a success in many other ways and already the police have mentioned that they were happy with the event.
The Cagewarriors Fighting Championship now feel vindicated by this and knew all along they could present an exciting but safe show to fight fans across the UK and they will continue to hold shows in the Midlands for the foreseeable future. The next exciting Cagewarriors Strike Force event entitled “The Viking Invasion” is scheduled for late September/early October and will take place at the Skydome once again.
To view the official results, report and pictures of this great event go to
Press Release by Ian Dean and Cagewarriors.com
The Cagewarriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) brand is one of the UK’s leading professional mixed martial arts events and was established in the summer of 2002, by the CWFC President Dougie Truman.
The CWFC has now expanded to include a total of 3 branded events, which now includes “Strike Force” which is promoted by Dougie Truman and his partners at the Coventry based Warrior Promotions group. Other Cagewarriors brands include “Ultimate Force” which is the CWFC northern franchise run by respected Yorkshire promoter Paul Murphy and there is also Cagewarriors Quest run by Robert Butler which is the Cagewarriors feeder/semi-pro division. The CWFC plans further expansion for 2006 which will double the amount of shows once more.
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.
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