CWFC 9 Monson v Tengiz on Sat 18th

Cagewarriors 9: Xtreme Xmas
Saturday 18th December 2004
The Octagon Centre,Western Bank,
Sheffield. S10 2TQ

After the usual setbacks and unfortunate pull outs the Cagewarriors Fighting Championships is proud to announce the Fight Card for its December 18th event in Sheffield.

There have been several announcements since the last CWFC Press Release, as the CWFC Welterweight Champion Abdul Mohamed worked his way to a judges Decision win on Sunday and as a result Abdul and his team have decided to defend his Welterweight title against Paul "Semtex" Daley as originally planned

The other announcement is that due to the CWFC Featherweight Champion Emmanuel Fernandez being assaulted in France this past weekend, he has had to pull out of his clash with Andres "Gigetto" Soares. However the CWFC Promoter/Owner Dougie Truman has bought in a top European Replacement in the form of the Shooto Swiss and Shooto Finland veteran Tom Niinimäki 8-2-0. Niinimaki is a top European grappler level grappler and will pitch his skills against his fellow grappler from the ATT in what should be a skilful submission showdown.

CWFC Promoter/Owner Dougie Truman has also signed a traditional full rules BJJ superfight (with Gi) in the 32ft CWFC Octagon at Cagewarriors 9: Xtreme Xmas. Participating in this contest will be John Kavanagh (SBG Ireland) who recently won both the Quannum No-Gi Grappling cup (Advanced Open Division) and won gold in the men's under 70 and under 80kg divisions at the CCA Grappling competition last weekend. Kavanagh will be taking on Varqa Abyaneh who recently defeated Dave Elliot in BJJ action and is a skilful and experienced Gi player, whilst Kavanagh is a no-Gi BJJ specialist.

Fight Card

All CWFC MMA bouts will be held using Professional NSAC/CWFC MMA Rules, consisting of three, 5 minute rounds (3x5) for non-title bouts and five, 5 minute rounds (5x5) for Title fights and will be held inside the 32ft custom made titanium CWFC octagon, which includes a built-in outer ring walkway and hydraulic lifting catwalk.

Fighters are from the UK unless mentioned otherwise. Card subject to change

Main Event
CWFC Heavyweight Title Match

Tengiz Tedoradze 13-2-0 (Champion) vs. Jeff “Snowman” Monson 10-5-0 - USA (American Top Team)

Vacant CWFC Lightweight Title Match
Dave “The Big Bad Wolf” Roche 2-0-0 (Ireland) vs. Gerald “The Finishing Machine” Strebendt 8-5-0 (USA)

CWFC Welterweight Title Match
(Champion) Abdul Mohamed 6-3-1 vs. Paul “Semtex” Daley 5-2-0
For more info on this fight go to -

International Lightweight Superfight
Cengiz Dana 5-3-0 - Turkey (Outsider Club Germany) vs. Gesias “JZ” Calvancanti 4-1-0 - Brazil (American Top Team)

Middleweight Bout
Michael Hobbs 3-1-1 vs. Ian “Mongoose” Jones 2-0-0

International Featherweight Superfight
Tom Niinimäki 8-2-0 (Finland) vs. Andres "Gigetto" Soares 1-0-0 - (Brazil) American Top Team

International Featherweight Superfight
Alex Owen 5-0-0 vs. Frederic Fernandez 2-0-1 (France)

Welterweight Bout
Aaron Barrow (3-1-0) vs. Dan Hardy 2-2-0

Gi-BJJ Rules Superfight
John Kavanagh vs. Varqa Abyaneh

To see the Cagewarriors Fighting Championships end 2004 on a high with an Xtreme Xmas, travel down to the Sheffield Octagon centre this December 18th. For Ticket and Travel information on this great event go to or contact the ticket hotline +44(0)7881 552 525. All VIP Tables for this great event are sold out and however standard tickets are still available and are priced at £25 standard.

See our website for current ticket deals including a forum member loyalty scheme.

A play by play for this event will be available at from 6pm GMT on Saturday

The Cagewarriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) brand is one of the UK’s leading professional mixed martial arts events. Owned and operated by Dougie Truman under his “Shield Promotions” banner, the CWFC has been established since the summer of 2002 and will hold 6 events per calendar year starting in 2005. As well as having its own official fight team ’The Northern Cartel’ the CWFC also runs its own website which contains information about the CWFC, merchandise, DVD’s and also boasts an in-depth UK and World MMA news website and forum.

For more information (or to report errors and omissions) please e-mail the CWFC News/Media Manager Ian Dean at

Dave Roche has pulled out of his fight with Gerald Strebendt for personal/family reasons

we are searching for a replacement as we speak.