After Cage Warriors’ last Super Saturday event in 2014, 9 fighters including Joanna Jedrzejczyk and former Cage Warriors World Champions Stevie Ray and Jack Marshman were picked up by the UFC.
Stevie ‘Braveheart’ Ray had an impressive run with Cage Warriors between 2013 and 2014, going 4-1 against some of the best lightweights on the roster. After a gruelling five-round war with Curt Warbuton at CW69: Super Saturday, he became Cage Warriors lightweight champion and later went on to the UFC, picking up wins against both Joe Lauzon and Ross Pearson.
Wales’ Jack Marshman defeated Bola Omoyele by first-round arm bar submission at CW69, a performance which began a six-fight undefeated streak that caught the eye of UFC management. His first fight in the UFC ended in a knockout over Marcus Cedenblad – perhaps Marshman’s most spectacular performance to date.
Damir ‘The Bosnian Bomber’ Hazdovic defeated Martin Delaney at our last Super Saturday event, and then went on to pull off a highlight reel knockout over Marcin Held at UFC FN 109. Now one of Bosnia’s most respected MMA stars, Hazdovic returned to a Cage Warriors event last year in the corner of welterweight prospect Roberto Soldic.
This is one that needs no introduction. Jedrzejczyk embarked on a stunning 13-fight undefeated streak between 2012-2017, including a defining stoppage win over Rosi Sexton at CW69. Since then, she’s gone on to battle the best straw weights on the planet, and returns next month at UFC 223 in a rematch for the world title against Rose Namajunas.
Ex-Cage Warriors champion Hermansson submitted Norman Paraisy by rear-naked choke at CW69, and began a 7-fight unbeaten run including an impressive UFC debut win over Scott Askam. He returns in May to face Thales Leites at UFC 224 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
Fighting out of Queenstown, Australia, Damien Brown has competed on some of the UFC’s biggest events in recent years alongside huge names such as Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero since appearing at CW69 in 2014.
Arnold Allen battled with Marcin Wrzosek at CW69, and is since unbeaten in the UFC after 3 impressive wins. Allen now boasts a stellar 12-1 record and is definitely one of the top U.K prospects to be keeping your eye on in 2018.
Wrzosek beat Arnold Allen at Super Saturday and then went on to compete in the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter 22 finale against Julian Erosa.
Darren Stewart’s pro debut saw him finish Michael Ravenscroft with a devastating flurry of elbows at CW69: Super Saturday, beginning a 7-fight undefeated streak that brought him to UFC 100 in late 2016. Stewart won the coveted ‘fight of the night’ bonus at UFC on Fox 26 for his incredible war with Julian Marquez.
Super Saturday is back on March 24th at London’s Indigo at the O2 Arena, staging 3 world titles across 2 main cards in 1 night. Full details here.