Welterweights Nelson and Mitchell Battle For The Right To Be The Future
Just a month after producing the biggest event in European history, Cage Contender, the world’s fastest growing mixed martial arts organization, continues its expansion across Europe when the promotion lands in Manchester, England on August 28 with Cage Contender VI.
Building off the success of their previous five shows, Cage Contender CEO John Ferguson has committed to delivering the U.K. fans the same high quality event that has earned the Irish-based organization accolades throughout the rest of Europe, and internationally.
The main event, set to take place from Altrincham Leisure Centre, will feature two of MMA’s best welterweight prospects. Icelandic poster boy and grappling wizzard Gunnar Nelson will take on England’s Danny Mitchell. Nelson is undefeated in six professional bouts, having finished all six fights. Four of those stoppages have come due to strikes, showing that Nelson is much more than just a submission artist. Mitchell, at 8-1, is coming off of his first professional loss, has a formidable mix of power and submission skills. He is certain to be a true test any fighter. The kid from Yorkshire, England will be able to match Nelson step for technical step when they meet inside the cage.
Cage Contender VI will be broadcast as part of Cage Contender’s incredible worldwide television deal. All Cage Contender events are broadcast in Australia, Ireland, Canada, Asia, U.K., and Africa.
Also a part of the August 28 event, will be three fan friendly bantamweight bouts: Cage Rage and UFC veteran Leigh Remedios (17-7-2) will face Ireland’s Neil “2 Tap” Seery (7-7); with Seery tipped for success in WEC, the stakes are massive. Scotland’s James “Turbo” Doolan (10-3) steps in against Gregg Knapp (5-3); and Manchester’s own Declan “Kid Dynamite” Williams (4-2-2) will go to war with 7-1 Irish prospect Damian “The Rage” Rooney. Rounding out the already announced card are middleweights Tony Moran and Chris Fields, and popular welterweights Leeroy Barnes and the highly rated Warren Kee.
More fights and fighters will be announced as the event approaches.
Tickets for Cage Contender VI will soon be available at Ticketmaster and start at just 30.00 for general seating to 75.00 for cageside seating. Doors at the Altrincham Leisure Centre will open at 18:00 with the first fights scheduled to begin at 19:00. The event will be filmed for broadcast to be distributed internationally. Please see www.cagecontender.net for more details.
About Cage Contender – www.cagecontender.net
The brainchild of Irish sports promoter John Ferguson, Cage Contender has rapidly become Ireland’s number one domestic mixed martial arts promotion. Within only eight months Cage Contender agreed to a deal with Setanta Sports to broadcast various events. In June 2010 Ferguson announced that a partnership with leading Irish bookmaking chain Boyle Sports would become the first European MMA promotion to offer odds and betting on its events. Cage Contender showcases the finest home grown MMA talent and a mixture of top European and international competitors. In July 2010 Ferguson teamed up with British boxing promoter and football agent Mick Carney to create Fight Options International which now owns the Cage Contender brand.