Cage Warriors – Europe’s Leading MMA Organisation – has bolstered it’s already burgeoning roster of international talent, with multiple athletes inking exclusive, multi-fight contracts or extensions with the promotion.
With a reputation for developing elite mixed martial artists spanning over two decades, CW is recognised as one of the cornerstones of European MMA.
Looking to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Dan Hardy, Connor McGregor and Ian Garry, the following have committed their immediate futures to Cage Warriors.
Multi-Fight Contract Extensions
Mateusz Figlak: Poland’s Matt Figlak (7-2) has forged a fearsome reputation in the CW welterweight division since his debut in the Famous Yellow Gloves.
Having initially competed in the promotion as an amateur, Figlak overcame a pro CW debut loss to UFC star Ian Garry to go on a five fight tear, including wins over Madars Fleminas, Joachim Tollefsen and Kent Kauppinen.
A student of former CW champ Paul Sutherland and brother of UFC lightweight Mike Figlak , Mateusz will return to action later this year in a bid to make a second run at the 170lb title.
Nik Bagley: GB Top Team project Nik Bagley is already making waves at just 26 years of age.
A former CW Academy South East amateur champion, Bagley counts pro wins over the likes of Scott Pedersen and Wesley Machado among his accolades.
Under the tutelage of UKMMA legend Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett, the future looks bright for the young Londoner.
Oli Santalahti: Finland’s 29 year old welterweight standout OIi Santalahti has already earned plaudits on the international circuit.
A ground specialist, the Finn possesses all manner of unique submissions in his arsenal, and is one of only a handful of fighters to pull off the famed ‘Suloev Stretch’ in MMA competition.
With nine finishes among his thirteen victories, Santalahti will compete in the famous yellow gloves for the first time in four years when he faces James Sheehan in Dublin.
Tom Creasey: Brother of former CW flyweight champion Sam Creasey, Tom Creasey recently made his long-awaited debut in the famous yellow gloves.
Having competed sporadically since 2010, ‘The Boom’ took home a unanimous decision victory over Ander Sanchez at CW 157 in London this summer.
“We’ve got a packed schedule to close out 2023, and big plans in place for 2024…” said CW President Graham Boylan.
“Big plans call for a big roster, and we’ve assembled one of the most talent-rich in all of MMA.”
“We’re going to give these guys the platform to show the world exactly what they’re capable of, as Cage Warriors continues to develop the biggest stars in the sport.”
With seven events scheduled for the remainder of 2023, CW fans can expect announcements on further roster additions to be forthcoming.