Cage Warriors are set for their tenth event of 2014 as the promotion roll into the Newcastle this coming weekend for Cage Warriors 73. The show features two main cards kicking off things at 6pm local time, with a live stream at dailymail.co.uk. So as the show quickly approaches I have broken down five reasons why you need to watch Cage Warriors 73 this weekend;
Let’s give Daily Mail a warm welcome
The Daily Mail has teamed up with Cage Warriors to stream live shows and Cage Warriors 73 will be the newspapers first offering on its digital platform. With a potential reach of over a 100 million visitors a month this really is the next steps for putting out content and reaching people worldwide. So make sure that you tune in to dailymail.co.uk on the night to show your support for MMA and hope that this deal leads to something much bigger down the line!
Putting a stamp on the Trilogy
Curt “War” Warburton and Stevie “Braveheart” Ray must be sick of the sight of each other and this weekend they will be able to finalise what has been one of the greatest trilogies in UKMMA history. At one a piece this next fight allows either guy to take the advantage and put a stamp on things. Ray may be the younger fighter but Warburton is certainly putting everything into this fight and believes he has what it takes to leave Newcastle as the Lightweight Champion. Equally Ray who was reunited with the title after beating Warburton in June will be doing all he can to replicate that last fight. So pay close attention to this fight, we don’t often get trilogies in the UKMMA scene and this one features the two best Lightweights we have!
A new Featherweight Champion will be crowned
Alex Enlund and Nad Narimani clash for the belt which was vacated by now UFC star Jim Alers earlier this year. In what is a huge opportunity for both of the up and coming stars of the promotion the winner will also become the first English champion the promotion has had in three years. Both Narimani and Enlund are currently riding two and three fight wins streak respectively and will be keen to put in a dominant performance at Cage Warriors 73 to get their hands on the gold, something which has led to great things for previous Featherweight Champions, Jim Alers and Conor McGregor.
The card hosts two top Flyweight fights with Shaj Haque taking on Damien Rooney and Brett Caswell taking on Marcin Lasota, two fights almost guaranteed to entertain. But aside from the entertainment factor there is a very good opportunity that the winner of each respective fight will get a chance to fight for the Flyweight strap in 2015. All four of these guys have their own respective strengths and all stand a chance at Cage Warriors 73 of making a big claim that they are “The Man at 125lbs.”
Barnes up against the wall
Love him or hate him you certainly will have an opinion on him and heading into Saturday night, Leeroy Barnes will be hoping to put an end to his losing streak against tough opponent Kyle Redfearn. Barnes has lost his last four bouts, most recently a submission loss to Che Mills but has never complained about them and has looked to come back stronger in each fight. Barnes looks very focused ahead of this one and has made some changes to his personal life ahead of arguably his biggest fight to date. Well maybe not the biggest in respect of named opponents but certainly the biggest in terms of needing a result. Whatever way this one goes one thing for certain is that Barnes will leave everything in that cage.
Well that is my five main reason why you should be tuning in to Cage Warriors 73 this weekend and for many more reasons be sure to head over to cagewarriors.com and follow the promotion on twitter @CageWarriors
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