Dan Hardy To Headline The First

 “Cagewarriors Quest” Show

The dynamic young star Dan Hardy headlines “Cagewarriors Quest” on Friday night

against the veteran Andy Walker at the Sheffield Octagon Centre, England.

 

Friday, April 8, 2005

Sheffield Octagon Centre

Sheffield, UK

Doors Open - 6.30, Event Starts 7pm

 

 

Special Thanks go out to Ian Dean, Keith Curtis and Cagewarriors.com for the following information:

 

Friday, the 8th of April, will see the first extension of the Cagewarriors Fighting Championship brand as the

CWFC will debut its new “Semi-Pro” division at the Sheffield Octagon Centre.  Entitled “Cagewarriors Quest,”

this show features a main event (under pro MMA rules) between the dynamic Roughhouse gym striker Dan

Hardy and the experienced veteran Andy Walker from Poole Jiu Jitsu. 

 

Dan Hardy

 

Dan Hardy hails from Nottingham, England and has wowed fans at previous Cagewarriors events in Sheffield

with some impressive performances that saw him emerge with three wins in MMA and Cage Kickboxing

competition, with wins over local kickboxer Ressa Moradi and wins over two tough north east fighters in

Andy Melia and Arran Barrow in MMA rules. 

 

Hardy, who trained with the American Top Team late in 2004, has continued his winning ways under MMA

rules when he avenged his only domestic MMA loss when he defeated Lee Doski at the Ultimate Fight Club

show in January. Since then, Hardy, who is a teammate of PaulSemtexDaley, has issued numerous

challenges to the rest of the UK’s welterweight elite in order to prove that he is one of the top fighters in this

division and he will relish this chance to improve his standing in this red hot division. 

 

Hardy (top) in action against Arran Barrow

 

Andy Walker on the other hand is a four time Cagewarriors veteran who participated in the inaugural

Cagewarriors show in 2002. Walker has a reputation for taking on the very best in his division and whose

record is very misleading as a result. Walker like Hardy has fought Paul Jenkins as well as the former Cage

Rage Welterweight Champion Ronaldo Campos, the Extreme Force veteran James Schivo (French Top

Team) and only last week took on the Cage Rage, KOTC and Shootboxing Japan veteran Jess Liaduin

 

Walker with his submission background took on and defeated Alex de Sousza via Judges decision at Cage

Rage 10 and will be looking to test Hardy’s submission defence in what should be an intriguing clash of

styles on an action packed Friday night in Sheffield, which will contain the usual fun filled frolics of previous

Cagewarriors shows alongside some hard-hitting fight action which will appeal to the hardcore and casual fan

alike.

 

Cagewarriors Quest Fightcard

CWFC Semi Pro Bouts are scheduled for two, 5 minute rounds (2x5 minutes)

Cage Kickboxing bouts are scheduled for three, 3 minute rounds. (3x3 minutes)

The main event will be held under Professional NSAC/CWFC MMA Rules consisting of three, 5 minute

rounds (3x5 minutes)

All fights under Semi Pro Rules unless stated

Bout 1 - Featherweight Cage Kickboxing

Derek Robinson (Shaun Marsh Barnsley) vs. Amjed Shaffique (Sheffield, Kondei Ryu)

Bout 2 - Heavyweight MMA

Tim Farnden (Urban Combat Leicester) vs. TBA

Bout 3 - Lightweight MMA

Andy Denny (Mick Taylor Wakefield) vs. "Psycho" Steve Tetley (Rough House Nottingham)

Bout 4 - Featherweight MMA

Shireen Fullerton (Clay Lane Gracie Barra) vs. Lisa Newton (Lodge Fight Club)

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Bout 5 - Middleweight Cage Kickboxing

Pete Leaviss (Sheffield, Kondei Ryu) vs. Paul "Collision Course" Clarke (Rough House Nottingham)

Bout 6 - Welterweight MMA

Craig Ford vs. Mark Ashworth

Bout 7 - Welterweight MMA

Daniel Deville (Mick Taylor Wakefield) vs. Ben Lukowski (Sheffield Shoot)

Bout 8 - Heavyweight MMA

Jim Wallhead (Urban Combat Leicester) vs. Steve Matthews

Main Event - Welterweight Professional MMA Rules

Dan Hardy (Rough House Nottingham) vs. Andy Walker (Poole Jiu Jitsu)
 

 

To see the full fightcard and the latest updates for this exciting event go to:

http://www.cagewarriors.com/page.asp?ID=885

 

Limited tickets will be available for this event on the door. Tickets cost 25 pounds for a standard seat with

limited Table seats available on request.

 

And finally, don’t forget Cagewarriors two main professional shows as taking place on the 30th of April and

the 21st of May. Go to http://www.cagewarriors.com for more information.

 

PRESS RELEASE BY: Ian Dean and Cagewarriors.com with a little editing from us (color, etc...)

 

The Cagewarriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) brand is one of the UK’s leading professional mixed

martial arts events and was established in the summer of 2002, by Dougie Truman and was run under his

“Shield Promotions” banner. The CWFC has now expanded to include a total of 3 branded events, which now

includes Cagewarriors Ultimate Force and Cagewarriors Quest (Which is the CWFC’s Semi-Pro division) as

well as the original Dougie Truman run Cagewarriors show. 

 

As well as running MMA events the CWFC also has its own website at http://www.cagewarriors.com which

contains information about the CWFC, merchandise, ticket details, DVD’s and also boasts an in-depth UK

and World MMA news website and forum. The CWFC also has its own official CWFC fight team, who are

known as “The Northern Cartel.” For more information on the Northern Cartel please go to:

http://www.cagewarriors.com/page.asp?ID=821

 

For more information on the Cagewarriors Fighting Championships (or to report errors and omissions) please

e-mail the CWFC News/Media Manager Ian Dean at iandean@cagewarriors.com.

 

 

Subject to change

 

(4/7/05)