Cage Warriors 82

The main card of Cage Warriors 82 is taking shape, with Liverpool’s own, Lee Chadwick among the new additions to next month’s event.

The show, which takes place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, features hometown fighter Paddy Pimblett (13-1) defending his Cage Warriors featherweight championship against Nad Narimani (9-2).

Ireland’s Tommy Quinn (6-3) returns to the cage for the first time since a November 2015 loss to Matt Inman. He now moves up to 185lbs to face Liverpool’s own, the experienced Lee “The Butcher” Chadwick (21-13-1).

The 32-year-old, who fights out of Atherton Submission Wrestling, returns to Cage Warriors for the first time since his debut fight back in September 2006, when he was submitted by none other than Cage Warriors’ current welterweight champion, Karl Amoussou. 34 fights later, Chadwick is back with the organisation and will be looking to get himself back into the win column following a loss last October at ACB 47.

Quinn will be looking to win for the first time since November 2013, though in his defence, his losses have come at the hands of high-level fighters, in Matt Inman, Lewis Long and Jack Mason. The Sudden Impact Combat Club fighter currently holds a 2-1 record under the Cage Warriors banner.

Chadwick joined by Hampson vs. Goodwin and Trueman vs. Slioa

Yet another hometown fighter is set to compete at CWFC 82, as Ellis Hampson (6-3, 1NC) takes on Perry Goodwin (6-4) in a 160lbs catchweight bout.

Next Generation MMA Liverpool’s Hampson returns to the cage following a unanimous decision victory over Jordan Miller at CWFC 78, and will look to extend his winning streak to two against a fellow veteran of regional show ICE FC.

Redcar’s Goodwin meanwhile, is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, with all three fights during this run ending by TKO. Having had a successful, and unbeaten 2016, Goodwin will look to keep the good times rolling, by overcoming a home crowd favourite at CWFC 82.

Ilkeston’s Dean Trueman (7-3) wasted no time in his last outing, defeating Arnold Quero by knockout after just 12 seconds at CWFC 79, in what was a short notice fight for the Englishman. The featherweight impressed sufficiently that he earned himself an exclusive contract with the promotion thereafter. On a three-fight winning streak, an impressive performance here could see Trueman thrown into title contention.

Trueman’s first fight on the new deal won’t be an easy one, as he takes on unbeaten prospect, and Ultimate Fighter veteran Frantz Slioa (4-0). Sweden’s Slioa fights for the first time since April 2014, and though there may be some ring rust, he did compete on season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter during that time. The 25-year-old did well on the show, earning his position in the house by submitting Scotland’s Martin Delaney. However, he was eliminated by eventual winner Ryan Hall, who defeated him with his signature heel hook.

Though he is comparatively inexperienced, Slioa fights out of the prestigious Allstars Training Centre in Stockholm, and in all likelihood, poses the greatest challenge to Dean Trueman to date.

Paddy Pimblett (13-1) v Nad Narimani (9-2) – Cage Warriors featherweight title (145lbs)
Chris Fishgold (16-1) v TBC – Cage Warriors lightweight title (155lbs)
Molly McCann (4-1) vs TBC – flyweight bout (125lbs)
Lee Chadwick (21-13-1) v Tommy Quinn (6-3) – middleweight bout (185lbs)
Ellis Hampson (6-3, 1NC) v Perry Goodwin (6-4) – catchweight bout (160lbs)
Dean Trueman (7-3) vs Frantz Slioa (4-0) – featherweight bout (145lbs)