Cage Warriors has inked a four-event partnership with Sycuan Casino Resort that will see the venue become the exclusive US home of the MMA organisation in 2023.
Revealed along with the initial batch of fighters for the first show of its world tour this year, following CW 149 on March 3, the promotion will return to Sycuan on June 2, September 8 and December 15.
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive US partner of Cage Warriors in 2023,” said Rob Cinelli, General Manager at Sycuan Casino Resort. “San Diego is a hotspot for mixed martial arts, as there is a large fighting community, world-class gyms and many combat sports enthusiasts who call San Diego home.
“We are excited to bring four action-packed events to Sycuan, so dedicated fans and those newly introduced to combat sports can come and experience this massively entertaining sport first-hand.”
Topping the list of athletes preparing to don the famous yellow gloves on March 3 is former UFC flyweight title challenger Wilson Reis. Currently on a two-fight winning streak with CW, most recently earning a hard-fought points victory over Tuomas Gronvall at CW 148 on New Year’s Eve.
Also, returning after a dramatic win on New Year’s Eve is former NCAA division one wrestler Chasen ‘Paper’ Blair.
A training partner of UFC sensation Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett, Blair is coming off a blistering 12-second KO victory in his previous bout and is ready to put on a show on home turf.
“This year, we’ll be joining forces with Sycuan Casino Resort, making them the official US home of Cage Warriors in 2023,” said Cage Warrior’s President, Graham Boylan. “It’s a partnership that will give fight-fans an unrivalled fight-week experience.
“We intend to kick-off the world tour in style, with an incredible venue and a fight card to match. Cage Warriors is at the forefront of So-Cal MMA, and you’re going to see exactly why on March 3!”