|Wide Open Cage Contender Fight Stars Saturday in Liverpool - MMA News|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 26, 2012)
England (November 27, 2012) - The withdrawal of UFC veteran Andre
Winner due to a rib injury has left Saturday's £10,000 "Cage Contender
Fight Stars" tournament at Liverpool Olympia, featuring eight of the top
(155-pound) lightweights in Europe, wide open in terms of a legitimate
Contender Fight Stars" is presented as a joint venture by Ferguson
Sports Group and Liverpool-based promoter Chris Zorba, in association
with online retailer Fightshop.com.
Winner, who was tabbed the pre-tournament favorite, has been replaced by Jamie Rogers (6-4-0).
Eight fighters will battle in the creative £10,000 "Prizefighter"-like MMA tournament for one title in one night of action.
four winners in the quarterfinals (2 X 5 rounds) will advance to the
semi-finals (2 X 5 rounds) and the two survivors advance to the
championship final (3 X 5 round).
The official draw was held and the competition format will be as follows:
MARTIN STAPLETON (9-1) England
JAIMIE ROGERS (6-4-0), England
ARNOLD "Pitbull" QUERO (6-1-0), France
MIHAIL KAZAKU (5-2-0), Italy
CHRIS STRINGER (11-9-1), No. Ireland
TOMMY "Z Gonz" MAGUIRE (11-6-0), England
UCHE IHIEKWE (5-2-0) England
PHIL FLYNN (7-7-0),England
Winners of Fight 1 & 2
Winners of Fight 3 & 4
Winners of Fight 5 & 6
(all fighters are subject to change)
Roberts takes on Stu Davies in the Reserve Fight, in which, the winner
qualifies to compete in the tournament in case of an injury.
show will be broadcast for in two parts on Ch 428 Premier Sports in the
UK, on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10 p.m.-11 p.mn, and Friday, Dec. 7 from
10 p.m-11 p.m. In addition it will be broadcast in a further 103
countries worldwide (including 54 in the French Language) as part of
Cage Contender's current global broadcast footprint
Tickets, ranging between £30.00 and £60.00, are available to purchase by calling the box office at 0151 263 6633, or going on line to www.ticketline.co.uk. For more information visit www.cagecontender.com or wwwo.olympialiverpool.com, at Facebook.com/CageContenderOfficial, or
follow on Twitter @CageContender. Corporate packages are also
Doors open at 6 p.m., first fight at 6:30 p.m.
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