Ronnie Mann (21-6) has signed a multi-fight deal with Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) that will see the bantamweight back in action on July 20th at Cage Warriors 57.
Cage Warriors officials announced the news on Thursday.
The 26-year-old has agreed to a five-fight deal, which will see him compete exclusively for Cage Warriors over a minimum of 18 months. Mann was under contract with Bellator, but due to a lack of fights CWFC decided to pay a fee of $5,000 to Bellator to have Mann released from his contract with the promotion.
Here is what Cage Warriors CEO, Graham Boylan, had to say:
“I’d like to thank Bellator for their co-operation in this deal. I don’t like to see fighters not active in the prime of their careers and Bellator understood that, at his age, Ronnie needed to be busy.” Boylan also said. “Like all of our fighters, Ronnie will have plenty of opportunities here at Cage Warriors. Our bantamweight division is extremely strong and Ronnie has got the ability to make a big impact.” – Graham Boylan.
Ronnie Mann last fought at Bellator 94 in March, where he dropped a unanimous decision loss against Rodrigo Lima. Prior to that he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Mike Corey at Bellator 60 in March 2012. His most recent victory was against Kenny Foster at Bellator 53 in October 2011, where he won via first round submission. Currently ranked fourth in the UK, Mann will no doubt look to bounce back into the win column with a good performance in his CWFC debut.
“I’m looking forward to having regular fights again, especially on the UK scene and in front the great fans we have here. I want to get my name out there again in Europe and hopefully work my way to a title shot. But for me, it’s one step at a time.” – Ronnie Mann.
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