May 9, 2004

Barnsley Metrodome

South Yorksire, England 

 

 

The Cagewarriors Fighting Championship is about to invade Barnsley, South Yorkshire for the 2nd time in a

row with Cagewarriors 7: Showdown. Yet again, the classy Barnsley Metrodrome will host this electrifying

night of Mixed Martial Arts action which is capable of holding between 1500 -1800 spectators and meets all

the criteria needed to host another spectacular Cagewarriors event. As well as Cagewarriors 6, the

Metrodrome in Barnsley has also been previously home to the coveted ABA Boxing finals and with up to 10

top MMA fights planned, the show on Sunday May 9th has all the ingredients to be the best CWFC yet.

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER

 

 

Mohammed & Jenkins square up (CW6)

 

The card is beginning to shape up well with the addition of the excellent main event clash between the

current CWFC Middleweight Champion Matt Ewin (10-2-1) vs. the dangerous French fighter, Gregory

Bouchelaghem (2-0-0).

This fight was originally due to take place at Cagewarriors 6, however due to a late injury to Ewin, this fight

was postponed and has no doubt only served to fuel the fire in Matt Ewin, who will be looking to average the

defeat of his friend & mentor (UFC veteran) Mark "The Wizard" Weir in November of last year at the hands

of Bouchelaghem.

Ewin, who is coming off a submission win over the experienced Gaz Roriston in March, will no doubt be

looking to avenge Weir's loss, hold onto his own CWFC title, and boost his status as one of Britain's top

Middleweights. Whilst Bouchelaghem will no doubt want to continue the French invasion of the UK MMA

scene and like his compatriot Xavier Foupa-Pokam beat Ewin and take the middleweight CWFC title to

France.

 

Also just announced is the return of the Barnsley based heavyweight, Tengiz Tedoradze (7-2-0), as he

looks to claim the vacant CWFC Heavyweight title against the debutant Andy Ryan from Ireland.

Tedoradze, originally hails from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, and thought he had won the CWFC

Heavyweight title when he beat former champ Steve Thomas at Cagewarriors 3 in March last year.

However, Tedoradze's joy was short-lived as the Heavyweight Title was declared vacant after the fight was

ruled as a no-contest, due to a premature stoppage.

 

 

Tengiz serving out some knuckle sandwich to 

Remco Pardoel at EF1 (Photo by Sara Thomas)

 

Tedoradze is also a two time world champion, European champion & five time Russian champion in Greco

Roman Wrestling. In 2003, he also defeated UFC veteran Remco Pardoel, in which Tengiz showed the full

extent of his dangerous "Ground and Pound" arsenal.

Andy Ryan is a 3 times Irish Judo champion with a background himself in wrestling. Ryan is also the Irish

Amateur HW Vale Tudo Champion and trains with the highly rated BJJ maestro John Kavanagh at SBG

Dublin. Ryan is very much an unknown quantity at this level, but he is very strong with a similar game to

that of Tedoradze's, however will this be enough, or will Andy Ryan be added to the list of "Tengizzed"

opponents?

The third new addition to the card is the intriguing clash between UFC veteran Gerald "The Finishing

Machine" Strebendt (7-3-0) and the Newcastle born Dave "speedy" Elliot (4-2-0). Strebendt, who fights

in the UK for the 3rd time, already holds a win over the highly rated Jean Silva and is unbeaten in the UK.

Dave Elliot who has a background in BJJ and is not afraid to strike is a veteran of Cagewarriors 2, 3, 4 and 5

and has all of his wins by submission and will no doubt want to put his defeat at the hands of Jean Silva in

November behind him, as he looks to live up to his nickname and put a quick and "speedy" end to the

"finishing Machine" at the Metrodrome, Barnsley.

 

The Vacant CWFC Featherweight Title is also up for grabs as the final of "The last man Standing

Tournament" also occurs at Cagewarriors 7. With the French Submission Specialist; Emanuel Fernandez

(3-0-0) will be looking to make it 4 straight first round wins in a row as he takes on the local favourite Ian

 "M16" Butlin (5-1-0), who co-owns the Quannum Gym www.quannumfitness.co.uk in Greater Manchester.

Butlin, who was a former amateur boxing star, has showed he has learnt the ground game in style by

winning the majority of his fights by submission, whilst still possessing the killer stand-up that most

submission stars lack.


Butlin, who was a former amateur boxing star, has showed he has learnt the ground game in style by

winning the majority of his fights by submission, whilst still possessing the killer stand-up that most

submission stars lack. However, Fernandez has finished all of his opponents so far in round 1 by triangle

choke, and will no doubt be looking to continue this record against Butlin, who himself is unbeaten in the

Featherweight division.

 

Fenandez lands a big kick on Lutman (CW6)

 

The undercard is taking shape too, as Gavin Bradley (3-2-0), who is fresh off a second round win over

Marvin Li at Cagewarriors 6, takes on Dean Jones (2-0-1), from London Pancrase, in an exciting

Lightweight encounter. Bradley has always raised his game at Cagewarriors in the past will no doubt look to

continue this against Dean Jones who was impressive back in February when he beat Adam Edwards in

Essex.

 

The formidable Dave Roach (Ireland) will be in action too in the lightweight division as he fights Dave

Metcalf from Newcastle. Roach is very powerful for his weight and extremely highly rated but has suffered

from a number of unfortunate injuries; however like compatriot Andy Ryan, he trains with John Kavanagh at

SBG Dublin and can mix it on the ground as well. Metcalf is 4-0 in MMA and will be looking to finish the

fight with his usual quick, efficient manner, but at the same time he won't be afraid to trade blows with the

strong Irishman.

And Paul Daley will be looking to keep his impressive winning streak of late alive, when he fights Reza

Moradi from Iran in a kickboxing match inside the octagon. More fights will be announced soon to this

impressive card, so watch this space.

Finally Cagewarriors 7 will also have its usual sexy ring girls, thumping sound system, 27 foot octagon as

well as a solid line up of MMA action which means the audience will have a night out that only the CWFC

can deliver.

So stayed tuned to
www.cagewarriors.com for more news and fight features, but for now enjoy the highlight

clip and watch this space as "The Ultimate Full Contact Combat Sport" hits Barnsley again this coming

May 9th with Cagewarriors 7: Showdown.

 

The event is held at:

Barnsley Metroome

Queen's Ground, Queen's Road,

Barnsley S71 1AN

Doors open 6.00 and fights starts at 7.00

Tel: +44 (0)1226 730060

 

To get Tickets:

Contact Dougie

Email: dougie@cagewarriors.com

Or order tickets on-line at www.cagewarriors.com or contact the venue for more details.

 

 

- From CageWarriors FC (with a little editing from us - some highlights, color, etc...)

 

 

CW 7 line-up so far (no particular order):

Fight 1 - Kickboxing Bout

Paul Daley vs. Reza Moradi 

 

Fight 2 - Lightweight Bout

Dave Roach (Ireland) vs. Dave Metcalf (Newcastle)

 

Fight 3 - Lightweight Bout

Gavin Bradley (3-2) vs. Dean Jones (2-0-1)

 

Fight 4 - Featherweight Title Bout - Tournament Final

Emanuel Fernandez (3-0) vs. Ian  Butlin (5-1)

 

Fight 5 - Lightweight Bout

Gerald Strebendt (7-3) vs. Dave Elliot (4-2)

 

Fight 6 - Heavyweight Bout

Tengiz Tedoradze (7-2) vs. Andy Ryan (0-0)

 

Fight 7 - Middleweight Title Bout 

Champ Matt Ewin (10-2-1) vs. Gregory Bouchelaghem (2-0).

 

Plus more bouts to be added!

 

card subject to change

 

(4/2/04) 

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