Cage Warriors has once again bolstered their roster, signing 11 new fighters to multi-fight deals, including former BAMMA champion, Tim Barnett.
Confirming the news to DreySports on Tuesday afternoon, Cage Warriors announced the names who are expected to feature in the second half of CW’s 2018 schedule, which includes events in Liverpool, Cardiff or Birmingham.
The 11 fighters on new Cage Warriors deals include: Tim Barnett, Dylan Tuke, Ed Arthur, Adam Amarasinghe, Jason Radcliffe, Corrin Eaton, Mario Saeed, Steve Aimable, Anthony O’Connor, Mick Stanton and Lewis Monarch.
The most prominent name on Cage Warriors’ shopping list is Liverpool’s Tim Barnett (5-1), who enters the promotion with championship pedigree already to his name. With a 100% finish ratio, Barnett has established himself as a legitimate prospect beating the likes of Rhys McKee and Mario Saeed during his BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title run.
Beginning the next chapter of his MMA career, Tim Barnett joins the promotion as a welterweight, jumping up from 155-pounds.
Another prominent signing includes Irish prospect Dylan Tuke, who has recorded all of his wins within the distance. Trained by head coach John Kavanagh at SBG, Tuke looks to carry on the lineage of his SBG predecessors, which includes two time Cage Warriors and UFC champion Conor McGregor, Chris Fields, Cathal Pendred and Aisling Daly.
Tuke joins his SBG teammates Phil Mulpeter, Leah McCourt and James Webb at Cage Warriors, who have all picked up big wins this year.
The promotion have also conducted strong business to re-sign NFM Windsor duo, Ed ‘King’ Arthur and Adam Amarasinghe.
Arthur recently battled Mike Ekundayo in CW95’s co-main event, and despite losing the decision, is more determined than ever to prove he belongs in the top contender conversation.
With more than 50 fighters signed to the CW books in 2018, Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan is delighted by the business being conducted by the organisation.
“Our mission has stayed the same since we began – to become the home for Europe’s top fighting talent, and provide a platform for them to develop their careers,” says Boylan. “We’re delighted to offer that chance to a new crop of names that we’ve had our eyes on for a while. A Cage Warriors contract is a valuable and lucrative asset to a fighter’s career, and with our roster getting stronger by the day, we will only be offering contracts to the best.”
Some of the other high profile signings include former middleweight title challenger, Jason Radcliffe, who re-joins the for the first time since his world title fight with Oskar Piechota, who signed with the UFC last year.
Also announced by the promotion for their September 1 card at the Echo Arena, Liverpool are the city’s own, Anthony O’Connor and Mick Stanton.