(PRESS RELEASE) -- London, England (February 5, 2013) - THE BIGGEST
mixed martial arts event ever to hit Wales will take place at the
5,000-capacity Motorpoint Arena on Saturday, May 4, 2013, when Cage
Warriors Fighting Championship returns to Cardiff.
Cage Warriors 54 will feature two CWFC title fights, as well as a
host of other exciting bouts involving some of the top fighters
from the UK and beyond.
Phillips is set to have massive home support in the Welsh
capital as he challenges for the CWFC middleweight belt against
Phillips (16-5-0-1nc), who has taken all 16 of his wins by
stoppage, had a frustrating second-half of 2012 after being ruled
out of action due to a succession of hand injuries.
The 27-year-old Welshman had secured a shot at the CWFC
middleweight strap by defeating Chris Fields
in the main event at Cage Warriors 48 last July, but an injury
picked up in that bout forced him out of a meeting with Pavel Kusch in
the organisation’s title tournament final.
Taylor (24-9), who fights out of Team Quest in California, is a
UFC, Strikeforce and Dream veteran who holds notable victories over
the likes of Tom Watson and
The 29-year-old was crowned CWFC middleweight champion at Cage
Warriors 51 in Dublin on New Year’s Eve when he submitted Chris Fields
by second-round rear-naked choke.
Cage Warriors 54 will also see the return to action of Conor
McGregor (pictured), who’ll be defending his CWFC lightweight
belt for the first time against a soon-to-be-revealed opponent.
The Irishman, who also holds the organisation’s featherweight
strap, recently made history by becoming the first double-CWFC
champion and the talk of the MMA world courtesy of his stunning KO
victory over Ivan
Buchinger at Cage Warriors 51.
Tickets for Cage Warriors 54, priced from just £25, are available
to purchase HERE.