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 September 10, 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

Luke Shanks and Sam Creasey will compete for the title vacated by Jake Hadley on October 2, 2021. Credit: Dolly Crew
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Luke Shanks 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 8-2 4-2 W, Leblond
2. Samir Faiddine 🇫🇷 (France) 12-7 2-1 L, Shanks
3. Sam Creasey 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 14-3 9-3 W, Aby
4. Joseh Morales 🇺🇸 (USA) 10-2 1-0 W, Wirth
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. Kevin Wirth 🇺🇸 (USA) 8-3 0-1 L, Morales

Bantamweight – 135 pounds / 61 kilos

The title vacated by Jack Cartwright will be contested by Nathan Fletcher and Dominique Wooding on September 30, 2021. Credit: Dolly Crew
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Nathan Fletcher 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 6-0 6-0 W, Bouland
2. Manuel Bilic 🇭🇷 (Croatia) 15-7 1-1 L, Cartwright
3. Chris Miah 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 9-2 1-0 W, Bouland
4. Brian Bouland 🇧🇪 (Belgium) 10-4 5-3 L, Fletcher
5. Liam Gittins 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-2 5-2 W, Sonmez
6. Dylan Hazan 🇮🇹 (Italy) 6-0 1-0 W, Reed
7. Dominique Wooding 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-4 1-0 W, Hardy
8. Emrah Sonmez 🇹🇷 (Turkey) 11-4 1-2 L, Gittins
9. Josh Reed 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (Wales) 11-6 8-6 L, Hazan
10. Weslley Maia 🇧🇷 (Brazil) 6-4 1-2 L, Martignoni

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. Max Rohskopf 🇺🇸 (USA) 6-1 1-0 W, Creighton
10. Yassine Belhadj 🇫🇷 (France) 7-3 1-1 W, Mearns

Welterweight – 170 pounds / 77 kilos

The welterweight title is not vacant after Ian Garry signed with UFC. Credit: Dolly Crew
Fighter Nationality Record CW Record Last Fight
1. Adam Proctor 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 12-2 3-2 L, Mason Jones
2. Justin Burlinson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 6-0 1-0 W, Bear
3. Jesse Urholin 🇫🇮 (Finland) 7-0 1-0 W, Khalid
4. David Bear 🇫🇷 (France) 9-2 1-1 L, Burlinson
5. Mateusz Figlak 🇵🇱 (Poland) 5-1 2-1 W, Plant
6. Aaron Khalid 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (Wales) 10-7-1 5-5 L, Urholin
7. Madars Fleminas 🇱🇻 (Latvia) 8-3 3-3 L, Grant
8. Rostem Akman 🇸🇪 (Sweden) 6-3 0-1 L, Garry
9. Omeil Brown 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 2-0 2-0 W, Downey-Cave
10. Joshua Onwordi 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 2-2, 1NC 2-2, 1NC L, Brown

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. Kyle Stewart 🇺🇸 (USA) 14-4 1-0 W, Poppie
4. Kent Kauppinen 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 13-6 1-0 W, Richardson
5. James Webb 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 8-3-1 6-3-1 L, Bonner
6. Jamie Richardson 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 9-7 5-4 L, Kauppinen
7. Christian Leroy Duncan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 4-0 4-0 W, Currie
8. Mick Stanton 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 7-6-11 5-5 W, George Smith
9. Matt Inman 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 20-11 7-6 L, Bonner
10. George Smith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (England) 5-3 2-2 L, Stanton