Eight of Europe’s top lightweights are set to battle in the creative £10,000 “Prizefighter-like” mixed martial arts tournament title in one night of action on December 1st in Liverpool Olympia. The event is presented as a joint venture by Ferguson Sports Group and Liverpool-based promoter Chris Zorba, in association with online retailer Fightshop.com.
The early favorite heading into the tournament was UFC veteran Andre Winner. However, a rib injury has forced Winner to withdraw from the event which has left the tournament wide open. Jamie Rogers has been selected to replace Winner in the tournament.
The quarterfinal and semifinal bouts for Cage Contender Fight Stars will feature 2 X 5 rounds while the final will be contested as 3 X 5 rounds.
Fight 1: Martin Stapleton (9-1) vs. Jaime Rogers (6-4)
Fight 2: Arnold “Pitbull” Quero (6-1) vs. Mihail Kazaku (5-2)
Fight 3: Chris Stringer (11-9-1) vs. Tommy “Z Gonz” Maquire (11-6)
Fight 4: Uche Ihiekwe (5-2) vs. Phil Flynn (7-7)
In a reserve fight, Alexei Roberts will take on Stu Davies. The winner will qualify to compete in the tournament in case of an injury to one of the other fighters.
Fight 5: Winners of Fight 1 & 2
Fight 6: Winners of Fight 3 & 4
Fight 7: Winners of Fight 5 & 6
The 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 available.
Doors open at 6 p.m., first fight at 6:30 p.m.