Last Saturday a trip up to Liverpool and Manchester for the MMAPLUS took place. Cage Warriors 57 and MMAExpo were on the menu. I’ve never been to Liverpool or Manchester so was pleased to see that there were no shell suits, perms and my car returned with all four wheels still attached, so none of the northern stereotypes occurred or were witnessed.

Cage Warriors is the largest MMA event I have attended in the UK so I was expecting big things from the card as well as the production and I wasn’t disappointed. Fifteen excellent bouts took place in the Echo Arena Liverpool. Highlight of the night for me was the Danny Roberts vs Henry Fadipe fight. Both fighters going for it with Roberts dishing out punishment from the off despite sustaining a gash to the head, battling on with a face covered in blood, eventually taking the win after some ferocious ground and pound with a rear naked choke.

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Steve Dinsdale vs Dan Rushworth at Cage Warriors 57

 

For me it was a long day – started before 8am to drive from London, attend Expo and then onot Cage Warriors which due to the stacked card started at 6:00 and finished past 11:00pm. It was well worth it though, Paul Dollery and the crew there put on a great show, everyone was welcoming and organised, exactly how it should be, so props to the Cage Warriors organisation from start to finish.

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Paul Daley vs. Lukasz Chlewicki  at Cage Warriors 57

 

In total I shot over 3300 images, the full Cage Warriors gallery is HERE