Why You Should Watch Cage Warriors

Why You Should Watch Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors is a UK-based MMA promotion with a long and rich history of showcasing the most promising European talent. Founded in 2001, it is Europe’s longest running MMA promotion.

If you like MMA, there are a number of reasons why you should watch Cage Warriors, including:

Talent Development

The promotion is a gateway to the UFC for its most successful and entertaining fighters. Many of the UFC’s biggest European stars had previously appeared in Cage Warriors. Watching this promotion provides an opportunity to discover and follow future UFC stars as they build their skills and reputations.

Former UFC champions Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping both fought there before joining the UFC. Current notable UFC fighters who previously fought on Cage Warriors include Ilia Topuria, Tom Aspinall, Ian Machado Garry, Manon Fiorot, Arnold Allen, Jack Hermansson, Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann, Nicolas Dalby and Christian Leroy Duncan.

Competitive Matchmaking

Cage Warriors consistently puts together competitive and entertaining fights that challenge the fighters and keep fans engaged.

Diverse Fighter Roster

The promotion’s roster includes fighters with with different fighting styles and from a diverse range of countries. This adds excitement and variety to the matchups, attracting a broad audience.

High-Quality Production

Cage Warriors has consistently delivered high-quality production values for its events. This includes professional broadcasting, camera work and overall presentation, creating a great viewing experience for fans.

Regular and Well-Organised Events

Cage Warriors maintains a consistent schedule of events, providing fans with regular opportunities to watch their fight cards. There were 17 events in 2023. They are also well organised and gaps between fights tend to be short, with each fight quickly followed by the next one.


Events are generally held in smaller, tighter arenas where fans are very close to the action. Each event features local fighters, who tend to have a strong following in the audience. When you have a local fighter in an exciting fight and the fans are close to the cage, the atmosphere can be great and this really adds to the viewing experience. This is particularly the case for events held in the UK and Ireland.

Great Fights

Cage Warriors put on some really exciting and action-packed fights. If you enjoy fast-paced, dynamic and unpredictable MMA bouts, it is a great promotion to follow. If you want a sample of a great Cage Warriors fight, watch the fight below between Luke Riley and Alexander Lööf, which was one of the best and wildest fights of 2023 across all MMA promotions.

Cage Warriors Schedule For 2024

The following events have so far been announced for 2024:

  • 15 March 2024: CW 167 Unplugged at BEC Arena, Manchester.
  • 16 March 2024: CW 168 at BEC Arena, Manchester.
  • 30 March 2024: CW 169 at Indigo at the O2, London.
  • 6 April 2024: CW 170 at Simmonscourt RDS, Dublin.
  • 20 April 2024: CW 171 at Braehead Arena, Glasgow.
  • 25 May 2024: CW 172 at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.
  • 7 June 2024: CW 173 at Sycuan Casino Resort, San Diego.

You can watch Cage Warriors on UFC Fight Pass.

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