Cage Warriors have announced an exclusive event dubbed ‘CW Unplugged‘ which will take place live from the BT studios in London on November 12.
Both Next Generation’s CWFC champions, Chris Fishgold (Lightweight) and Paddy Pimblett (Featherweight) will feature on the event which takes place in front of a ‘hand picked’ studio audience.
Opponents for Fishgold and Pimblett have yet to be announced.
The BT studios are situated at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London. The event will serve as a lead-in for the historic New York debut, UFC 205.
In the main event of the Madison Square Graden show, Conor McGregor faces Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight championship. McGregor has the opportunity to make history himself, to become the first ever UFC fighter to hold both the Lightweight and Featherweight titles at the same time.
CWFC 78, which saw Pimblett captured the 145lb title in-front of a packed Liverpool Echo drew strong ratings for BT Sport. According to BARB, the event drew 32,000 viewers (7-day average).
Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan commented: “This promises to be the most talked about night in our sport. We’re putting our athletes right in the home of British and Irish MMA on a night when Conor – a truly great CW Champ will hopefully deliver in the Big Apple – we’ll be cheering him on.
“BT Sport has helped us to broaden the appeal of mixed martial arts and November 12 will start a new chapter in our partnership with them as we launch CW Unplugged.”
More information is expected shortly.