Cage Warriors Return To Sheffield With “Showdown” On September 16th

Cage Warriors Return To Sheffield With “Showdown” OnSeptember 16th The Cage Warriors Fighting Championships returns toSheffield on the 16th September with a brand new showentitled “Showdown”. This new show will take place atthe Octagon Centre which was the site of Sheffield’sfirst Mixed Martial Arts show back in September 2004. Warrior Promotions (the same group who run thesuccessful CW “Strike Force” shows in Coventry) hopeto take MMA in Sheffield and Yorkshire to a new levelwith this new “Cage Warriors: Showdown” event and tostart things off with a bang they have signed a CageWarriors Lightweight World Title Bout betweenregaining Champion XANDINHO and Franco “Ortega” deLeonardis from Germany. XANDINHO makes his 3rddefence of his Title he won against Jani Lax lastOctober. XANDINHO also has an extra incentive todefeat the talented German all rounder as he will winthe CWFC Title outright if he is victorious. The show also features former Cage WarriorsWelterweight World Champion Dan “The Outlaw” Hardytake on the experienced Northern Cartel member Danny”The Smiling Assassin” Rushton in the main event ofthe evening. Other features bouts see the return ofIan “M-16” Butlin to Cage Warriors as he takes on theunbeaten Phil Raeburn, whilst Matt Ewin faces theDutch based Brazilian Thiago “Jambo” Goncalves, andfinally the other featured bout see Matt “12 Gauge”Thorpe return from injury to face Peter”Yamatodamashii” Angerer. This 11 bout card also features a mix of UK andEuropean talent battling it out inside the 32ft CWFCOctagonal Cage. More information on this show isbelow or contact the CW team 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 MMARules over 3×5 minute unless stated. Fightcard not inorder and is subject to change 1. CWFC Lightweight World Title Bout (5×5 Minutes) (Champion) XANDINHO (5-4-0) Ze Marcello Total Dojo

vs. Franco “Ortega” de Leonardis (9-1-1) German Top Team 2. Welterweight Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (11-5-0-1nc) Rough House Gym

vs. Danny “The Smiling Assassin” Rushton (4-4-0-1nc)Northern Cartel 3. Welterweight Matt “12 Gauge” Thorpe (5-4-0) Northern Cartel vs. Peter “Yamatodamashii” Angerer (10-8-0) German TopTeam. 4. Lightweight Ian “M-16” Butlin (4-4-0) Northern Cartel vs. Phil Raeburn (2-0-0) House of Pain Wales 5. Middleweight Thiago “Jambo” Goncalves (6-2-0) European Pro Team,Holland vs. Matt Ewin (14-7-1 1nc) Range Fighting 6. Middleweight Karl Amoussou (1-0-1) Team Amoussou, France vs. TBA 7. Lightweight Mick Sinclair (1-0-0) Wolfslair Academy/Bisping TotalFighting vs. Paul Cooper (1-1-0) Wakefield Submission 8. Middleweight Marcelo “Barbaro” Salazar (2-1-1) European Pro Team,Holland vs. Tom ‘Kong’ Watson (2 – 0 – 0) Gorilla Academy B Class Pro Fights All B Class Pro Fights will be held over 2×5 minuterounds under the old “CW Quest” rules in-which elbowstrikes (Both standing and on the floor) and HeelHooks are not permitted. 9. Middleweight Matt Hasland (Pro Debut) Tap or Snap/Derby Shoot vs. Chris Taylor (0-1-0) Wakefield Submission 10. Middleweight Tamai “Big T” Harding (Pro Debut) Rough House Gym, vs. Wesley Scarrett (Pro Debut) Neriagaru Ju-Jitsu,Wolverhampton 11. Lightweight Kent “The Punisher” Cooper (Pro Debut) Brian AikenMartial Arts vs. Spencer “The Specialist” Dummer (Pro Debut) AkinsAcademy/Pedro Bessa Jiu Jitsu (Wales) Ticket Information Standard Tickets £25 in advance (£30 on the door) VIP Table £400 (Seats 7, includes wine, Buffet andWaitress Service Tickets are available by Calling +44 (0) 7957 644896 or at Tickets will cost £30 on the door Also watch out for CW Showdown 2 on Sunday 19thNovember which will feature an 8 man, number 1contender Lightweight tournament and many more top UKand European clashes. For more infromaton on this andother UK events go to

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