Since seasoned promoters Chris Zorba and John Ferguson announced they would be joining forces for a series of televised one night prize fighter style tournaments, the MMA jungle drums have been beating in anticipation of the line up who will compete in the first £10,000 Cage Contender Fight Stars event at the Liverpool Olympia on December 1st.
Now the wait is over, a mouth watering list containing fighters who have competed in UFC, TUF and other top promotions is revealed in the 155 Lbs Lightweight division
Curt Warburton 10-3-0
Tim Radcliffe 12-4-0
Jason Ball 18-11-0
Martin Stapleton 9-1-0
Tim Newman 8-3-0
Lewis Long 6-1-0
Mark Glover 6-1-0
The eighth and final spot will go to the winner of the fight between TUF vet Dean Amasinger (9-6-0) and Chris Hoban (8-4-0) which will take place on 20th October at OMMAC 15 “Legacy”
“I’m really looking forward to this tournament. The line up has the right mix of top quality along with hungry up and coming ranked fighters. Myself and John bring a lot to the table and this in my opinion will be the UK show of the year Its what UK mma really needs at the moment. We will have 8 top class athletes competing for the prize and the winner of this will catapult himself into the MMA big league” – Chris Zorba
Cage Contender Fight Stars will benefit for the current Cage Contender global television distribution with UK and Irish fans being able to catch the action in a Free to Air deal with Premier Sports and Setanta sports respectively.
“It’s a pretty exciting line up, a real cracking mix of talent who will all want to leave with the spoils on December 1st. We are looking forward to working with Chris and his team to bring a series of these tournaments to the public over the coming year. In particular I’m looking looking forward to the Power Play feature which will allow fighters to wager each other percentages of their purse in each bout” – John Ferguson
The first round draw will take place on Saturday 3rd November. Ticket details will be released over the coming weeks
Event Twitter Tag #CCFIGHTSTARS