Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors is one of the biggest promotions in Europe, notable for being a hotbed for future UFC talent. Fighters such as Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Dan Hardy have all entered the big show from the CW ranks.

Below are divisional rankings for the promotion generated by the MMA-Prospects team, led by contributors Gary Friel and Ryan Fortune.

These rankings were and are compiled and maintained in the spirit of meritocracy. Fighters are graded on their standing within the promotion and recent outings, with an emphasis on the standing and quality of their opposition and their in-cage performances.

Head-to-head fight results are weighted heavily.

These rankings are current as of July 09, 2021, and will be updated as Cage Warriors continues to promote events, sign new fighters, and remove fighters from the roster.

Flyweight – 125 pounds / 57 kilos

Jake Hadley has not yet been removed until after his upcoming DWCS matchup, but with a tournament underway for the title we believe he has been stripped. Credit: Dolly Crew
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Jake Hadley 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-0 2-0 W, Shanks
2. Luke Shanks 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 8-2 4-2 W, Leblond
3. Samir Faiddine 🇫🇷 (France) 12-7 2-1 L, Shanks
4. Sam Creasey 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 14-3 9-3 W, Aby
5. Gerardo Fanny 🇳🇱 (Netherlands) 10-2 1-1 W, Hignett
6. Shajidul Haque 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 10-5 6-2 L, Hadley
7. Adam Amarsinghe 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 6-3 4-3 L, Creasey
8. Nicolas Leblond 🇫🇷 (France) 6-4 1-2 L, Shanks
9. Connor Hignett 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 9-7 2-4 L, Fanny
10. Aaron Aby 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 11-4-1 0-1 L, Creasey

Bantamweight – 135 pounds / 61 kilos

Jack Cartwright lifts his Bantamweight belt in the air. Credit: Dolly Crew
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Jack Cartwright (c) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 9-0 4-0 W, Miller
2. Nathan Fletcher 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 6-0 6-0 W, Bouland
3. Mike Ekundayo 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 8-1 2-1 W, Iovine
4. Marko Kovacevic 🇨🇭 (Switzerland) 12-3-1 1-2-1 L, Cartwright
5. Manuel Bilic 🇭🇷 (Croatia) 15-7 1-1 L, Cartwright
6. Chris Miah 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 9-2 1-0 W, Bouland
7. Brian Bouland 🇧🇪 (Belgium) 10-4 5-3 L, Fletcher
8. Liam Gittins 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-2 5-2 W, Sonmez
9. Dylan Hazan 🇮🇹 (Italy) 6-0 1-0 W, Reed
10. Dominique Wooding 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-4 1-0 W, Hardy

Featherweight – 145 pounds / 66 kilos

Jordan Vucenic becomes the new champ after a razor close fight with previous champ Morgan Charriere. Credit: Dolly Crew
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Jordan Vucenic (c) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 8-1 4-0 W, Charriere
2. Morgan Charriere 🇫🇷 (France) 16-8-1 3-2 L, Vucenic
3. Paul Hughes 🇮🇪 (Republic of Ireland) 7-1 4-1 W, Hendin
4. William Gomis 🇫🇷 (France) 7-2 1-0 W, Harila
5. Steve Aimable 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 16-8 6-5 W, Walls
6. James Hendin 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 6-1 5-1 W, McBain
7. Tobias Harila 🇸🇪 (Sweden) 9-2 1-1 L, Gomis
8. Aidan Stephen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (Scotland) 8-3 4-2 L, Harila
9. Harry Hardwick 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 6-3 1-0 W, N’Doye
10. Jean N’Doye 🇫🇷 (France) 9-3 5-2 L, Harry Hardwick

Lightweight – 155 pounds / 70 kilos

Fan favourite Joe McColgan reigns above the LW division. Credit: Cage Warriors, Facebook
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Joe McColgan (c) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁮󠁩󠁲󠁿 (Northern Ireland) 8-3-1 5-3-1 W, Sardari
2. Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar 🇫🇷 (France) 4-0-1 3-0-1 W, McIntosh
3. Agi Sardari 🇳🇱 (Netherlands) 14-3 2-1 L, McColgan
4. George Hardwick 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-1 1-0 W, Trueman
5. Steve McIntosh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (Scotland) 7-2 1-1 W, McAleenan
6. Mike Figlak 🇵🇱 (Poland) 5-0 3-0 W, Hooper
7. Decky McAleenan 🇮🇪 (Republic of Ireland) 7-3-1 3-2-1 L, McIntosh
8. Kieran Lister 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-1-2 1-1-1 D, McAleenan
9. Yassine Belhadj 🇫🇷 (France) 7-3 1-1 W, Mearns
10. Dean Trueman 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 10-7 4-5 L, George Hardwick

Welterweight – 170 pounds / 77 kilos

Super prospect Ian Garry won the Welterweight grand prix to finally get his hands on the title. Credit: Dolly Crew
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Ian Garry (c) 🇮🇪 (Republic of Ireland) 7-0 7-0 W, Grant
2. Adam Proctor 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 12-2 3-2 L, Mason Jones
3. Justin Burlinson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 6-0 1-0 W, Bear
4. Jack Grant 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 17-6 5-2 L, Garry
5. Jesse Urholin 🇫🇮 (Finland) 7-0 1-0 W, Khalid
6. David Bear 🇫🇷 (France) 9-2 1-1 L, Burlinson
7. Mateusz Figlak 🇵🇱 (Poland) 5-1 2-1 W, Plant
8. Aaron Khalid 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (Wales) 10-7-1 5-5 L, Urholin
9. Madars Fleminas 🇱🇻 (Latvia) 8-3 3-3 L, Grant
10. Nathan Jones 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 13-10 2-2 L, Bear

Middleweight – 185 pounds / 84 kilos

Matthew Bonner has turned around his career spectacularly to become the MW champion. Credit: Cage Warriors, Facebook
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Matthew Bonner (c) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 10-6-1 7-4-1 W, Frederick
2. Nathias Frederick 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 9-3-1 2-1-1 L, Bonner
3. Kent Kauppinen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 13-6 1-0 W, Richardson
4. James Webb 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 8-3-1 6-3-1 L, Bonner
5. Jamie Richardson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 9-7 5-4 L, Kauppinen
6. Christian Leroy Duncan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 4-0 4-0 W, Currie
7. Mick Stanton 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-6-11 5-5 W, George Smith
8. Matt Inman 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 20-11 7-6 L, Bonner
9. George Smith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 5-3 2-2 L, Stanton
10. Will Currie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 5-2 1-2 L, Leroy Duncan