Cage Warriors is pleased to announce the signing of 21 fighters from across both Europe and the USA.

After an incredible 2021, Europe’s leading MMA promotion will look to make 2022 even bigger with new signings and new locations to hold events.

Fighters who have been signed to exclusive Cage Warriors deals include Cage Warriors middleweight champion Djati Melan, former Cage Warriors lightweight champion Agy Sardari and Muay Thai machine, Justin Barry.

On the announcement of these signings, Cage Warriors president, Graham Boylan said: “I’m really pleased to have all these fighters sign to fight with us.

“If you look at the list of who we have announced we have a current Cage Warriors champion, a former champ and exciting prospects both in Europe and in the USA.

“2022 is going to be a big year for us as a promotion and having these guys come in means we can increase the number of high-level fights and events we put on.”

Djati Melan secured the Cage Warriors middleweight title at CW 131 earlier this month, taking the crown from Matthew Bonner inside the famous York Hall, showing off his wrestling skills and his durability to withstand a late comeback from the now former champion.

The Frenchman holds an 8-0 record with three knockout wins.

Agy Sardari returns to Cage Warriors after he lost his lightweight title back in June to Joe McColgan.

With four KO wins and six submission victories, “The Wolverine” has shown how dangerous he can be when put in the cage.

Agy Sardari

Sardari’s fellow Dutchman, Daan Duijs also joins Cage Warriors, entering with a 7-1 record, with six stoppage wins.

Duijs holds a submission win over former CW bantamweight title challenger, Gerrardo Fanny.

Carlo Pedersoli has committed himself to a long term deal with Cage Warriors following a three-fight run with the UFC off the back of beating Nicolas Dalby at CW93.

Carlo Pedersoli Jr, Nicolas Dalby

Chris “The Problem” Duncan got agonisingly close to a UFC contract, just losing out after he lost on Dana White’s Contender Series.

Duncan will hope to be able to get to the UFC via Cage Warriors, who have helped over 100 fighters get to the UFC.

The Scotsman holds a 7-1 record, with six knockouts and one submission to his credit.

Justin Barry has signed an exclusive deal with Cage Warriors following his incredible pro debut at CW 130 in California.

Barry put on a striking masterclass, knocking out Alan Benson with a crescent kick.

He then followed this KO win up with another crescent kick knockout, taking his record to 2-0.

The full list of Cage Warriors 21 signings is as follows:

Jack Eglin
Tanio Pagliariccio
Dylan Hazan
Carlo Pedersoli
Ryan Shelley
Adam Shelley
Agy Sardari
Daan Duijs
Justin Barry
Scott Malone
Nik Bagley
Chris “The Problem” Duncan
Luke Riley
Michael Tchamou
Danilo Belluardo
Lone’er Kavanagh
James Hendin
Djati Melan
Coner Hignett
Madars Fleminas
Dan Collins