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Cage Warriors confirms long-awaited Irish return after 3-year absence

Dublin’s 3 Arena will host the event on Saturday, 4 March.

A BIG NIGHT of mixed martial arts has been confirmed for Dublin’s 3 Arena.

Cage Warriors, one of the top promotions in European MMA and where the likes of Conor McGregor, Cathal Pendred, Neil Seery and Aisling Daly developed their talents before the UFC came calling, will stage an event in the capital on Saturday, 4 March.

The night will mark a long-awaited return to Ireland for Cage Warriors after a three-year absence and although the card has yet to be announced, Belfast fighter Karl Moore will compete for the vacant light-heavyweight title.

Meanwhile, Cork featherweight Lloyd Manning has been pencilled in to face Scotland’s Paul McBain, while lightweight Joe McColgan and Limerick native Catherine Costigan are also set to be in action.

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“I’m both proud and excited to be heading back to Ireland for Cage Warriors 81,” said Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan.

“As a proud Irishman myself I’ve always been committed to the growth of mixed martial arts in Ireland, and CW 81 represents the latest opportunity for Irish MMA to shine on the big stage.

The Dublin fans are renowned for producing the most electric atmosphere anywhere in the MMA world and I’m sure they’ll deliver yet again on 4 March.

“We’ll bring the fights, you bring the noise and we’ll have one hell of a night at the 3 Arena.”

Tickets, priced between €25-€90, go on sale this Wednesday, 1 February, and there is also an early bird offer to avail of before Thursday, 9 February. See cagewarriors.com for more information.

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