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Cage Warriors 96

Cage Warriors Pimblett Bak

The biggest year of MMA in Liverpool’s history

Just months after the UFC visited Liverpool for the first time ever, Cage Warriors are bringing the MMA party back to the Echo Arena for CW96 on September 1st, headlined by local legend Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett who will take on Søren Bak for the world lightweight title.

After their incredible event earlier this year which saw ‘The Baddy’ return and Molly McCann win the world title (and later go on to the UFC), Europe’s leading MMA promotion are back. Darren Till was in attendance last time and declared Liverpool fans as the best in the world - will you be there to experience it?

Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett headlines

Paddy Pimblett, local Liverpool hero and one of the most exciting MMA stars in Europe, will headline the stacked card in front of thousands of home fans. Liverpool’s middleweight champion Lee Chadwick is also confirmed to defend his world title.

Cage Warriors 96. Action at the heart of Liverpool.

Main Card

Paddy Pimblett vs Søren Bak (Lightweight title fight)
Lee Chadwick vs Jonas Billstein (Middleweight title fight)
Jack Grant vs Aleksi Mäntykivi (Lightweight)
Nicolas Dalby vs Roberto Allegretti (Welterweight)

Pro Preliminary Card
Elliot Jenkins vs Mahmod Faour (Lightweight)
Tim Barnett vs Matthew Bonner (Welterweight)
Sam Creasey vs Coner Hignett (Flyweight)
Anthony O’Connor vs Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar (Lightweight)
Mick Stanton vs Mush Aslani (Welterweight)
Liam Gittins vs Kevin Cordero Lopez (Flyweight)

Cage Warriors Academy Grand Prix Semi Finals
Scott Harvey vs Liam Molloy (Featherweight)
Constantine Blanita vs Danny Williams (Lightweight)
Ivan Blanita vs Adam Cullen (Welterweight)
Dawid Piotrowicz vs Carl Dilks (Light Heavyweight)

Cage Warriors Academy NW bouts
JJ Jones vs Liam Carrol
Mike Thompson vs Sean Alpin
Luke Bennett  vs Sam Irving

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Reserved seating

Fight card subject to change



Set Reminder

  • Car

  • Bus

  • Train

  • Plane

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Echo Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted. 

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Echo Arena.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

From the south...

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Echo Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Echo Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.