Lewis Monarch returns to action at #CGManchester after his narrow split decision loss to Jeremy Petley at Bellator 191.
Arturo Chavez stands in the way of Monarch and a victory at the Victoria Warehouse. The Mexican is looking for his first victory since defeating current UFC featherweight Humberto Bandenay back in 2016 in Peru.
We’re proud to announce our commentators for #CGManchester on February 24th!
Brad 'One Punch' Pickett will bring unparalleled experience to the microphone after an established career including a fourteen-fight stint in the UFC.
Pickett has fought, and defeated some of the best mixed martial artists in the world including current flyweight king, Demetrious Johnson. He fought at an astonishing four different weight classes and we’re delighted a true MMA pioneer is joining our team in Manchester!
As already announced the SSP Celtic Gladiator 18 event at the Copernicus Theater in Chicago Illinois on Saturday January 27, 2018 has been postponed. Collectively as a group the decision was made to push the date as the bout card suffered 3 injuries early on in the fight week with the possibility of losing more bouts headed into weigh-ins was the only factor leading to this decision.
Entering a new market we want to ensure our event is as in other Countries and cities a true representation of our brand. We will be convening in the beautiful city of Chicago this Friday January 26, 2018 with plans of announcing a NEW date for SSP CG 18 very soon. We will also be discussing Tickets purchased for SSP CG18 as they are only valid for a SSP CG event. We will also announce on the validity of the tickets purchased once the new date is announced.
Our 3rd announced bout is yet another 'pick'em' fight.
Sheffield shootfighters' Sam Boult (8-2) takes on Kaizen/Griphouse, Dan Hope (14-8) in a battle between two big welterweights with imposing ground games!
Who takes this one??
Excited to announce our Co-Main event for next months - Celtic Gladiator @ the Victoria warehouse.
Blackledge MMA standout - Andrew 'the Vice' Clamp will meet for EFC Africa & BAMMA champion, UTC Birmingham's -Yannick 'Black Mamba' Bahati in a huge domestic clash!
Who comes out on Top? Birmingham's Bahati or will Clamp make the local fans rejoice for the 11th time in 12 outings?!
Celtic Gladiators hits the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester in Feb 24th and we are pleased to announce our main event; Pietro ‘Pitbull’ Menga (13-0) steps back into the cage for the first time since July 2016 as he takes on wily Brazilian Raymison Bruno Souza De Oliviera (Raymison 'Formiga' Bruno 10-1)
Menga is coming off the disappointment of being unable to make weight for a short notice fight in the UFC but that hasn’t dampened his spirits: “It was always a big ask to make it [the weight 126lbs] on such short notice and regardless of the outcome I gained a lot from the whole experience. I’m concentrating on the kind of shape and world class performance in my next fight only. If anything it has most certainly added fuel to the fire. I believe im one of the best flyweights in the world and fight night is going to be something special for me and my fans.”