The Cage Wars Championship is a UK-based mixed martial arts promotion started in 1999 to promote and teach the sport of MMA in the UK and Ireland. Its first event was held in February 2002.[1]


The first Cage Wars event took place in the Guild Hall in Portsmouth, England and featured Seth Petruzelli, Remco Pardoel, Josh Dempsey, Jess Liaudin, Cyrille Diabate, Samy Schiavo, Paul Jenkins, David Patterson and Mark 'The Bear' Smith amongst others.[2] The next Cage Wars event to be held was a few months later in London on May 15, 2002, 2 months before the first UFC event in the UK. This event featured Jess Liaudin, Marcos da Silva, Kamal Locke, Graham Turner, Cyrille Diabate and Francisco Bueno.

Cage Wars then turned its attention to Ireland with Cage Wars 3 being hosted in Galway. Notable fighters on this card included Joachim Hansen, Rafles La Rose, Greg Loughran and Lars Besand.

In 2007 Cage Wars began to hold their events in larger venues such as The Braehead Arena in Glasgow and The Kings Hall in Belfast. This reflected the growing popularity of the sport of MMA and Cage Wars.

Cage Wars featured prominently in an early MMA documentary Underdogs by LA film director Bobby Razak and the programme was well received.Template:Citation needed

At the end of 2008 Cage Wars produced an MMA lifestyle social network at This was a website that looked at the whole of the world of MMA, as well as covering lifestyle interests of MMA fans.

With the growing popularity of Cage Wars, 2008/2009 saw television companies take an interest and currently Cage Wars is available on a number of channels in the USA and UK. Template:Citation needed

Well known boxing and fitness equipment manufacturer Everlast started to take an interest in the MMA market in 2009 and joined with Cage Wars as their official MMA partner.

Results Edit

Cage Wars 1 February 23, 2002. Portsmouth, England.

Winner Loser Method Round
Wayne Dart Ian Marchmant Rear Naked Choke 1
Paul Jenkins Dave Elliot submission - strikes 2
Rich Barker Ross Bailey Draw 2
James Schiavo Jawad Khan TKO 1
Mamadon Magassouba Andrew Burrows Rear Naked Choke 1
Chris Cummins Dave Jones Decision 2
John Kavanagh Tamel Hasar Rear Naked Choke 1
Josh Dempsey Cyrille Diabate Decision 2
Samy Schiavo Brian Woodward Rear Naked Choke 1
David Patterson John Williamson Rear Naked Choke 2
Matthias Riccio Adrian Wild Heel Hook 1
Seth Petruzelli Mike Ward TKO 1
Mark Smith Remco Pardoel Decision 2

Cage Wars 2 May 15, 2002. London, England.

Winner Loser Method Round
Karl Carrington Barry Ronalds Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Tom Gerald Dean Hennessey TKO (Leg Kick) 2
Matt Ewin Darren Mcann Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1
Rich Barker Ross Bailey Submission (Armbar) 1
Ray Burns Brian Woodward Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Chris Cummins Jez Marchment KO (Spinning Back Kick) 2
Paul Jenkins Marc Walder Decision (Unanimous) 2
Marcos da Silva Jess Liaudin TKO (Punches) 1
Kamal Lock Graham Turner TKO (Punches) 1
Cyrille Diabate Matt Frye TKO (Punches) 1
Francisco Bueno Alex Travelier Submission (Forearm Choke) 1

Cage Wars 3 "Hell's Kitchen" August 31, 2002. Galway, Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round
Dave Patterson Ian Thornton Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2
Andy Lagden Lars Besand Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Phil Gildea Greg Loughran KO (Punch) 1
Michael Heaney Barry Meighan KO (Punch) 1
Lee Macguinness Paul Murray TKO (Punches) 1
Tomi Simonem Lee Livesly TKO (Punches) 1
Andy Burrows John Dean Submission (Armbar) 1
Joachim Hansen Rafles la Rose Draw 2
Adrian Wild Michael Hoogsteg TKO (Punches) 1
Daniel Bergman Thomas Lamont Submission (Armbar) 1

Cage Wars 4 May 30, 2004. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round
Mark Leonard Colin Laird Submission (Triangle Choke) 2
Aiden Marren Peter Duncan Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Evert Fyeet Tom Haddock TKO 1
Brian Gassaway Paul Jenkins Decision 3
Shonie Carter Jess Liaudin Decision 3

Cage Wars 5 December 5, 2004. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round Time
Lawrence Kane Morris Gormley KO (Knee) 1 0:56
Colin McKee Diarmuis O'Shaunican Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 4:18
Adam Graham Aidan McElroy KO (Knee) 1 0:50
Chris Stringer Connor Collins Submission (Arm Bar) 1 4:41
Tom Haddock Antony McIllroy Decision 3
Michael Heaney Dave Jones KO 1 1:08
Vincent Latoel Owen Dempsey Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 3:25
Rafles la Rose Mikael Slomczynski Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 4:16

Cage Wars 6 "Battle in Belfast" April 21, 2007. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round Time
Paddy Montgomery Kevin Karney Decision 3 5:00
Ciaran Kelly Paddi Dixon Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 2:03
Mark McClelland Johnny Deehan Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 3:01
Jimmy Mills Callum King Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 3:03
Colin Davidson Tim McCory Submission (Armbar) 1 4:58
Gareth Loye Lee McKibbin Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2 3:02
Daniel Abrol Michael Angelista Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) 1 1:39
Roemer Trumpert Colin McKee Decision 3 5:00
Samy Schiavo Chris Stringer KO 1 0:18
Vincent Latoel Martin Begley Submission (Choke) 1 0:34
Casimir Bendy Peter Duncan Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 1:00
Rodney Moore Jason Jones Submission (Armbar) 1 4:55

Cage Wars 7 "Scotland The Brave" August 4, 2007. Glasgow, Scotland.

Winner Loser Method Round Time
Ali McClean Dave Danny Donnelly TKO 3 4:21
Thomas Karlsson Ruben Vazquez TKO 2 2:30
Tom Niinimaki Bogdan Christea Decision 3
Dean Caldwell AnthonyMcElroy Submission (Anaconda Choke) 1 3:14
Jamie Mckenzie Ciaran Kelly Decision 3
John Smith Gareth Hindz Submission (Triangle Choke) 2 3:39
Bendy Casimir Chris Stringer Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 2:16
Marcelo Lopez Lee McKibbin Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 2:18
Augusto Frota Peter Duncan Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 2:52
Paul McVeigh Cristian Binda Submission (Kneebar) 1 2:23
Luis Vagner Andy Hillhouse TKO 2 1:15
Ivan Mussardo Martin Begley Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:22
Michael Angelista Kevin Karney TKO 1 4:48
Daniel Abrol Moien Takalou TKO 1 4:33

Cage Wars 8 "Celtic Rage" October 20, 2007. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round
Michael Reid Stephen Nova Decision 0
Ryan Roddy Ali McClean Submission (Triangle Choke) 1
Moien Takalou John Smith No Contest 0
Peter Duncan Arman Soufi Submission (Armbar) 1
Chris Stringer Michael Angelista Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Brian Kerr Paul Murtagh Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Lee McKibbin Bastiaan Rejen Submission (Armbar) 1
Tim Estes Daniel Abrol Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1
Colin McKee James Orso TKO 2
Augusto Frota CJ Wheatly Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1
Jimmy Mills Colin Davidson Submission (Choke) 1

Cage Wars 9 "Staredown" March 9, 2008. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round
Chris McAfferty James Graham Submission (Armbar) 2
Chris Gallagher Noel Dugan Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2
Ali McClean Gareth Loye Submission (Armbar) 1
Dominic McConnell Paddy Montgomery Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1
Adam Slawinski Ciaran Kelly Submission (Anaconda Choke) 1
Danny van Bergen Daniel Abrol Submission (Anaconda Choke) 1
Ricardo De Oliveira Gareth Loye Submission (Triangle Choke) 1
Peter Duncan Tom Ahrens Decision (Unanimous) 3
Chris Stringer Tim Estes Decision (Unanimous) 3
James Head Lee McKibbin Submission (Triangle Choke) 2
Jimmy Mills Michael Nichol Submission (Anaconda Choke) 1
Dan Severn Colin Robinson Decision (Unanimous) 3

Cage Wars 10 "Braveheart" March 15, 2008. Glasgow, Scotland.

Winner Loser Method Round
Ali McClean Antony Thompson Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Alan Love Ritchie Bagbe Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1
Arno Rotggans Anan Pucinkas Submission (Armbar) 1
Peter Duncan Cyrille Crochet Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2
Alexandre Abin Daniel Abrol Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1
Aurelus Kerpe Lee McKibbin TKO 3
Jonatas Novaes Mamarizaev Jahongir Submission (Choke) 1
Graham Turner John Smith TKO 1
Andy Hillhouse Mo O'Gormley KO 1
Michael Kita Herman Gipson Submission (Kimura) 1
Daniel Tabera Ken Sparks Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1

Cage Wars 11 "Decade" March 29, 2009. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round Time
Pat McAlister Michael Gallagher TKO (Punches) 1 3:40
Patrick Boylan Jamie Cheung Submission (Armbar) 1 4:10
Joe Clark Micky Coyle KO (Punch) 1 0:25
Tim McCrory Michael Shallcross TKO (Knee and Punches) 2 0:13
Hugh Brady Michael Reed Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3 4:11
Lee McKibbin Karolis Liukaitis Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 2:57
Dominic McConnell Nicholas Bertolo Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 0:50
JC Pennington Daniel Abrol Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 3:40
Jordy Peute Gary Morris Submission (Armbar) 1 1:43
Peter Duncan Bryan Goldsby Submission (Kimura) 2 4:05
Colin McKee Arunas Silcius TKO (Punches) 1 1:20
Jeff Monson Sergei Maslobojev Submission (Anaconda Choke) 2 2:30

Cage Wars 12 "Nightmare" November 29, 2009. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Winner Loser Method Round Time
Colin Quinn Stephen Clelland Submission (Triangle Choke) 1 2:37
Tirnan Carlin Stephen Hazzard Submission (Archilles Lock) 1 4:09
Chris McFall Ramunas Venslovas Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
Andy Young Gareth Lyons KO (Punch) 1 1:30
Pat McAllister Rich Edgeworth Submission (Armbar) 1 0:30
Brendan Dalton Rowan Prendiville Submission (Armbar) 2 3:14
Radek Rychlak Ryan Boyd Submission (Kimura) 2 3:41
Colin Neeson Jonny McGillion Decision (Majority) 2 5:00
Ali Maclean Julien Denis Submission (Brabo Choke) 1 2:44
Ben Boekee Hugh Brady Decision (Split) 3 5:00
Jordy Peute Neil Seery Submission (Kneebar) 2 0:17
Daniel Thomas Duane van Helvoirt Submission (Guillotine Choke) 2 2:34
Colin McKee Neydson Santos Ferreira TKO (Punches) 1 3:04
Lee McKibbin John Lober Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:45
Rich Clementi Chris Stringer Submission (Triangle Choke) 2 3:11



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