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2017 in Pictures: our favourite shots of the year

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.

 

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