Every shot tells a story.
Some of these images highlight the highs and lows of MMA, the raw emotion and the passion that comes with putting everything on the line inside the octagon. Others capture the very moment a knockout strike connects, or the split seconds before a takedown is executed.
These are our ten favourite photos from 2o17, shot by Cage Warriors’ official octagon photographer Dolly Clew.
10 – Final Words
Lee Chadwick receives some last-minute advice before his career-defining World Middleweight Title fight at CW88.
9 – Tangled
Craig White puts his high-level ground game to work at CW80.
8 – Keep the Pace
Molly McCann throws a spinning kick in the closing rounds of her CW88 bout against Priscila de Souza.
7 – History Repeats Itself
Bantamweight Champion Nathaniel Wood poses in the signature hat worn by his coach, UFC legend Brad Pickett.
6 – Victory
Karl Moore puts everything on the line in a five-round war for the World Heavyweight Title at CW81.
5 – The Hometown Hero
Paddy Pimblett steps up to defend his belt in front of thousands of home fans at CW82.
4 – War Cry
Dom Steele erupts after his hand is raised in our CW89 main event. Behind him, his coach consoles his opponent.
3 – Inches from Impact
Mason Jones executes a perfectly timed takedown at CW87.
2 – Rocked
Karl Moore connects with a huge left hand at CW81.
1 – On Fire
Jack Shore takes his undefeated streak to 6 with an incredible knockout at CW87.