Press Release
Cage Warriors: Showdown – 16th September, Sheffield, UK

Warrior Promotions are pleased to announce the updated Cage Warriors: Showdown card, which is due to take place at the Octagon Centre, Sheffield on Saturday 16th September.

This show will feature a 13 bout fight card which consists of several top level European and Domestic bouts and features a long awaited main event between top Welterweight contenders Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy and Danny Rushton.

This show is also highlighted by a CWFC Lightweight Title bout as reigning champion Alexandre “Xandinho” Izidro looks to silence the critics and win the CWFC Title outright when he faces the talented German all rounder Franco “Ortega” de Leonardis.

Warrior Promotions are also pleased to announce that long time UK MMA star Matt Ewin will make his return to Cage Warriors when he faces the ex-ATT member Thiago “Jambo” Goncalves of the European Pro Team in Middleweight action. Other featured bouts include Northern Cartel members Matt 12 Gauge Thorpe and Ian “M-16” Butlin in action against the experienced German star Peter Angerer and the Welshman Phil Raeburn respectively.

The international flavour continues with another ex-ATT member Marcello Salazar (now with the European Pro Team) taking on young up and comer Tom Kong Watson, whilst Showdown will also see the first UK appearance of Karl Amoussou, who is the younger brother of the Pride Bushido veteran Bertrand Amoussou.

All the bouts will take place inside the full sized 32ft CWFC Octagonal Cage, which makes its return to the Octagon Centre after a break of nearly 2 years, as Cage Warriors continues to highlight some of the best UK and European talent on their shows.

Ticket and fightcard information is below. For more information of this and future shows please contact iandean@cagewarriors.com or andylillis@cagewarriors.com

Ticket Information

Standard Tickets
£25 in advance (£30 on the door)

VIP Table
£400 (Seats 7, includes wine, Buffet and Waitress Service. Due to high demand, there are only a few tables left.

Tickets are available by calling +44 (0) 7957 644896 or at other outlets.

Cage Warriors: Showdown
Octagon Centre, Sheffield, UK
Saturday 16th September 2006
Doors Open 5.30pm – First Bout at 6.30pm

All bouts will be held under full Professional CWFC MMA Rules over 3×5 minute unless stated. Card is not in fight order

1. CWFC Lightweight World Title Bout (5×5 Minutes)
(Champion) Alexandre “Xandinho” Izidro (5-4-0) Ze Marcello Total Dojo
Franco “Ortega” de Leonardis (9-1-1) German Top Team

2. Welterweight
Dan The Outlaw Hardy (11-5-0-1nc) Rough House Gym
Danny The Smiling Assassin Rushton (4-4-0-1nc) Northern Cartel

3. Welterweight
Matt 12 Gauge Thorpe (5-4-0) Northern Cartel
Peter “Yamatodamashii” Angerer (10-8-0) German Top Team

4. Lightweight
Ian M-16 Butlin (4-4-0) Northern Cartel
Phil Raeburn (2-0-0) House of Pain Wales

5. Middleweight
Karl Amoussou (1-0-1) Team Amoussou, France

6. Middleweight
Thiago “Jambo” Goncalves (6-2-0) European Pro Team, Holland
Matt Ewin (14-7-1 1nc) Range Fighting

7. Lightweight
Mick Sinclair (1-0-0) Bisping Total Fighting/Wolfslair Academy
Paul Cooper (1-1-0) Wakefield Submission

8. Welterweight
Marcelo Salazar (2-1-1) European Pro Team, Holland
Tom ‘Kong’ Watson (2 – 0 – 0) Gorilla Academy, Southampton

9. Under 73kg
Kayvon Wardog Fallah (2-1-0) Sheffield Shootfighters

B Class Pro Fights

All B Class Pro Fights will be held over 2×5 minute rounds in which elbow stikes (Both standing and on the floor) and Heel Hooks are not permitted.

10. Middleweight
Matt Hasland (Pro Debut) Tap or Snap
Chris Taylor (0-1-0) Wakefield Submission

11. Middleweight
Tamai Big T Harding (Pro Debut) Rough House Gym, Nottingham
Wesley Scarrett (Pro Debut) Neriagaru Ju-Jitsu, Wolverhampton

12. Under -73kg
Richard Taylor (1-1-0) Taylor Total Fighting, Wakefield
Stuart Wildman (Pro Debut) Neriagaru Ju-Jitsu, Wolverhampton

13. Lightweight
Kent The Punisher Cooper (Pro Debut) Brian Aiken Martial Arts
Spencer Dummer (Pro Debut) Akins Academy/TT UK (Wales)

Keep checking www.cagewarriors.com or http://www.cagewarriors.com/page.asp?ID=1770 for more updates on this exciting new CW show