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Cage Warriors Return To Sheffield With "Showdown" On September 16th

    Mon, 2006-09-11 21:58 — Denis Martins

    Cage Warriors Return To Sheffield With "Showdown" On
    September 16th

    The Cage Warriors Fighting Championships returns to
    Sheffield on the 16th September with a brand new show
    entitled "Showdown". This new show will take place at
    the Octagon Centre which was the site of Sheffield's
    first Mixed Martial Arts show back in September 2004.

    Warrior Promotions (the same group who run the
    successful CW "Strike Force" shows in Coventry) hope
    to take MMA in Sheffield and Yorkshire to a new level
    with this new "Cage Warriors: Showdown" event and to
    start things off with a bang they have signed a Cage
    Warriors Lightweight World Title Bout between
    regaining Champion XANDINHO and Franco "Ortega" de
    Leonardis from Germany. XANDINHO makes his 3rd
    defence of his Title he won against Jani Lax last
    October. XANDINHO also has an extra incentive to
    defeat the talented German all rounder as he will win
    the CWFC Title outright if he is victorious.

    The show also features former Cage Warriors
    Welterweight World Champion Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy
    take on the experienced Northern Cartel member Danny
    "The Smiling Assassin" Rushton in the main event of
    the evening. Other features bouts see the return of
    Ian “M-16” Butlin to Cage Warriors as he takes on the
    unbeaten Phil Raeburn, whilst Matt Ewin faces the
    Dutch based Brazilian Thiago "Jambo" Goncalves, and
    finally the other featured bout see Matt “12 Gauge”
    Thorpe return from injury to face Peter
    "Yamatodamashii" Angerer.

    This 11 bout card also features a mix of UK and
    European talent battling it out inside the 32ft CWFC
    Octagonal Cage. More information on this show is
    below or contact the CW team at or

    Cage Warriors: Showdown
    Octagon Centre, Sheffield, UK
    Saturday 16th September 2006
    Doors Open 5.30pm - First Bout at 6.30pm

    All bouts will be held under full Professional MMA
    Rules over 3x5 minute unless stated. Fightcard not in
    order and is subject to change

    1. CWFC Lightweight World Title Bout (5x5 Minutes)
    (Champion) XANDINHO (5-4-0) Ze Marcello Total Dojo

    Franco "Ortega" de Leonardis (9-1-1) German Top Team

    2. Welterweight
    Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy (11-5-0-1nc) Rough House Gym

    Danny "The Smiling Assassin" Rushton (4-4-0-1nc)
    Northern Cartel

    3. Welterweight
    Matt "12 Gauge" Thorpe (5-4-0) Northern Cartel
    Peter "Yamatodamashii" Angerer (10-8-0) German Top

    4. Lightweight
    Ian "M-16" Butlin (4-4-0) Northern Cartel
    Phil Raeburn (2-0-0) House of Pain Wales

    5. Middleweight
    Thiago "Jambo" Goncalves (6-2-0) European Pro Team,
    Matt Ewin (14-7-1 1nc) Range Fighting

    6. Middleweight
    Karl Amoussou (1-0-1) Team Amoussou, France

    7. Lightweight
    Mick Sinclair (1-0-0) Wolfslair Academy/Bisping Total
    Paul Cooper (1-1-0) Wakefield Submission

    8. Middleweight
    Marcelo "Barbaro" Salazar (2-1-1) European Pro Team,
    Tom 'Kong' Watson (2 - 0 - 0) Gorilla Academy

    B Class Pro Fights

    All B Class Pro Fights will be held over 2x5 minute
    rounds under the old "CW Quest" rules in-which elbow
    strikes (Both standing and on the floor) and Heel
    Hooks are not permitted.

    9. Middleweight
    Matt Hasland (Pro Debut) Tap or Snap/Derby Shoot
    Chris Taylor (0-1-0) Wakefield Submission

    10. Middleweight
    Tamai "Big T" Harding (Pro Debut) Rough House Gym,
    Wesley Scarrett (Pro Debut) Neriagaru Ju-Jitsu,

    11. Lightweight
    Kent "The Punisher" Cooper (Pro Debut) Brian Aiken
    Martial Arts
    Spencer "The Specialist" Dummer (Pro Debut) Akins
    Academy/Pedro Bessa Jiu Jitsu (Wales)

    Ticket Information

    Standard Tickets £25 in advance (£30 on the door)
    VIP Table £400 (Seats 7, includes wine, Buffet and
    Waitress Service

    Tickets are available by
    Calling +44 (0) 7957 644896

    or at

    Tickets will cost £30 on the door

    Also watch out for CW Showdown 2 on Sunday 19th
    November which will feature an 8 man, number 1
    contender Lightweight tournament and many more top UK
    and European clashes. For more infromaton on this and
    other UK events go to

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