U.K. Cage Warriors fighters who could cross over to the UFC, Part 1
Cage Warriors is well-renowned for developing top talents within the MMA game, with many of their former fighters’ crossing over to the UFC. Over the years Cage Warriors have provided the UFC with fantastic fighters such as Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Paul Daley to name a few and every year they seem to have more and more emerging MMA talents. Below I will be discussing the top U.K. fighters coming out of Cage Warriors in 2020.
Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett (14-3)
Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett currently has a professional record of 14-3 with four of those victories coming via KO/TKO, six coming via submission and four coming via decision. Pimblett has proven himself to be a dangerous well-rounded fighter and at the age of 25 he still has plenty of time sharpen his tools even further.
The Liverpudlian will be looking to bounce back from his unanimous decision defeat in his last outing when he faces Donovan Desmae at Cage Warriors 113. Pimblett will be hoping to return to the kind of form he displayed between 2014 and 2016 where he went on a dominating nine fight win streak, either way he is definitely a fighter to keep an eye on in 2020.
Paddy Pimblett wins via Flying Triangle at Cage Warriors 90
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Adam “The Love Doctor” Proctor (11-1)
Adam “The Love Doctor” Proctor currently has a professional record of 11-1 and is currently 2-0 under the Cage Warriors banner after victories over Angelo Rubino and Olli Santalahti. Now, the surging Welterweight prospect will take on a different task when he comes up against unbeaten Madars Fleminas at Cage Warriors 112.
Fighting out of SBG South Shields, he has currently notched five submission victories and six decision victories in his professional career. Proctor has proven he can win the fight on the mat or he can go to war for the duration of the fight, this makes him an extremely dangerous opponent to face and I look forward to keeping track of his progress during 2020 as he looks to get himself into title contention.
Adam Proctor wins via Rear-Naked Choke at BAMMA 33
Jack Cartwright (7-0)
Jack Cartwright currently has a professional record of 7-0 and is currently 2-0 under the Cage Warriors banner after victories against Marko Kovacevic and Scott Malone, finishing both via KO in the very first round. Cartwright is scheduled to fight at Cage Warriors 112 against Manuel Bilic, where he will be making his first defence of his Bantamweight World Title.
Cartwright currently has three victories coming via KO/TKO and four coming via submission, even this early into his professional career he has proven to be very versatile in his approach. All his submission victories have come via different methods: D’Arce Choke, Rear-Naked Choke and a Guillotine Choke. Again, this is another fighter to keep an eye on in 2020 as he looks to keep hold of his belt and solidify his champion status.
Jack Cartwright wins via KO at Cage Warriors Unplugged 2
James Webb (6-2-1)
James Webb came into MMA with a very high-level of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knowledge, he is a 5-time national champion and boy does it show in his performances.
His current professional record sits at 6-2-1 with an amateur record of 1-0. Five of his six professional wins have come via submission and to go even further into that stat, three of his victories have come from a rear-naked choke and one with an arm triangle choke.
Webb always promises that the fight will not go the distance and minus the controversial draw with Nathius Frederick, he hasn’t been wrong yet. Webb is an opportunist through and through, which is reflected in his career path so far and his high-level submission offense. It doesn’t matter when and how, if the moment James Webb is looking for arises, he will lock you up and secure the victory.
Webb returns to action following his loss at Cage Warriors 111 when he comes up against Mick Stanton, he will without doubt be looking to get back to winning ways and regain his Cage Warriors title.
James Webb wins via submission at Cage Warriors 102
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