Ultimate Force Update

Alexandre Izidro vs. Dave Roche Now Signed

April 30, 2005

Xscape Centre

Castleford, England


Special Thanks go out to Ian Dean and Cagewarriors.com for the following article:


22nd March - The Cagewarriors “Ultimate Force” promotional team have pulled off another stunning coup by

replacing one world class BJJ black Belt with another. As Alexandre Izidro from BTT/Ze Marcello steps in to

replace Kazeka Muniz on April 30th in Castleford, England.


Izidro, the “Champion of Shooto Brazil III - Welcome To Hell 2003” was due to fight in Europe last year when

he was scheduled to take on Jani Lax at Shooto Sweden - Initial Collision in October '04 (but was replaced

by Ollie Ellis).


Izidro has a fine submission grappling pedigree with almost a decade of experience in various Brazilian

based BJJ tournaments and most recently fishing the runner up in the Submission Wrestling III RJ/2004

where he lost to the current ADCC Brazilian Trials Champion Rani Yahya).


He is currently the BJJ instructor at Ze Marcello gym and will no doubt be keen to test his skills against the

highly touted Irishman Dave "The big bad Wolf" Roche (3-0-0) who is a student of the Irish BJJ maestro

John Kavanagh and has a rising reputation amongst those who have trained with thus BJJ purple belt.

Roche impressed on his previous Cagewarriors appearance with a sub-1minute submission win over the

tough Geordie Gav Bradley and is currently the CWFC number 1 Lightweight contender alongside the

American Gerald Strebendt.


On April 30th we will see if Roche can live up to the hype or if will the Brazilian can make a huge impact on

his UK MMA debut as the Cagewarriors Fighting Championships unleashes “Ultimate Force” at the Xscape

Centre, Castleford.


Details for this great event can be found below and the latest Ultimate Force card can be found at


Cagewarriors: Ultimate Force

Saturday, April 30th

Xscape Centre, Castleford

Doors Open 6pm. Event starts 7pm

Ticket Details

Standard ticket - £30

Ringside VIP table - £420

Ticket hotline - 07855 277681


For more information on this event please contact the Cagewarriors Ultimate Force promoter Paul Murphy

at cagewarriorspaul@yahoo.co.uk or the CWFC News/Media Manager Ian Dean at


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