We’re just over a week away from Cage Warriors’ first trip to London of 2024, so what better time to take a look back at some of our most memorable moments in the capital featuring the participants of CW 169!

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Europe’s Leading MMA Organisation has hosted countless events at the indigo @ The O2; a truly unique venue that mixes the best of luxury theatre seating with the madness of an up-close-and-personal standing section Infront of the cage.

Cage Warriors resident Play-by-Play Commentator Brad Wharton takes us through five of the top moments that got the capital bouncing!

Jamie Richardson Knocks Out Hakon Foss

Jamie ‘Young Gunn’ Richardson has engaged in more than his fair share of crowd pleasing brawls, and his clash with Hakon ‘Death’ Foss at CW 86 in 2017 was no exception.

The pair scrapped from pillar to post, but it was in the second round that Richardson found his rhythm and had the Norwegian on the back foot.

‘Young Gun’ unleashed a lethal barrage of strikes that had Foss reeling, stumbling backward towards the fence as he tried to get out of trouble.

The referee had seen enough though, swooping in to save Foss from further punishment as he collapsed to the canvas.

Richardson returns against fellow veteran Olli Santalahti at CW 169!

Will Currie Demolishes Patrick Vallee

Will Currie has been bulletproof at the indigo, and with six wins from his last seven contests (plus an early points victory over current champion Dario Bellandi), he could well be within touching distance of championship gold.

One of ‘Drago’s most clinical finishes came against well-regarded veteran Patrick Vallee at CW 134 in 2022.

After staggering the Frenchman with a perfectly timed right hand, Currie clattered his man with a pitch-perfect front kick, which proved to be the beginning of the end.

Currie returns next Saturday to face one of the biggest tests of his career in Leon Aliu.

Lone’er Kavanagh Enters The Matrix

Picking a single Lone’er Kavanagh highlight is no easy task; the GB Top Team man has bestowed upon us an embarrassment of riches when it comes to moments that have to be seen to be believed.

His debut at CW 134 in March 2022 might just be the most memorable of them all though.

After two entertaining rounds against Wales’ Ryan Morgan, Kavanagh plugged into the Matrix; finishing the fight with a superb combination with the final two blows delivered after slipping Morgan’s counter in a move Neo would be proud of.

Kavanagh has been inactive for 12 months, but makes his long awaited return against fellow unbeaten prospect Shawn Da Silva at CW 169.

Angus Hewett Goes To War With Connor Hayes

A pair of former Cage Warriors Academy amateur champions went at it on the prelims of CW 157 in July 2023.

It was a back-and-forth slugfest that saw both men come within a whisker of victory. It’s a bout that words can’t really do justice, so why not treat yourself to the whole, bloody affair on Cage Warriors’ YouTube channel.

Hewett’s most recent bout against Italy’s Francesco Mazzeo was shaping up to be equally barnstorming before the action was halted due to an errant knee to a grounded opponent.

He’ll look to get back on the winning track against fellow former CWA champion Mitchell Goode at CW 169.

Jordan Vucenic Captures Gold

Jordan ‘The Epidemic’ Vucenic had been waiting to hear the words “AND STILL!!!” for what felt like far too long.

He’d seen a summer 2021 rematch with Morgan Charriere fall through due to injury, so when the news came in on the week of his scheduled fight with Paul Hughes that the challenger was out, his heart must have dropped.

Thankfully top contender James Hendin agreed to step in and save the day, and just like that, ‘The Epidemic’s first title defence was on.

It didn’t take him long to get the job done; a beautiful hop up into a back-take a minute into the second round signalled the beginning of the end for Hendin, and the champ clamped on a standing rear-naked choke for the finish.

‘The Epidemic’ will headline next Saturday’s return to the indigo, where he’ll look for his third consecutive stoppage victory!

All the action goes down on Saturday, March 30th from London’s indigo at The O2, with all bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass!