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Sources close to the situation have confirmed with MMA Mad that European promotion Cage Warriors has finalised a deal with the UFC to air their shows on the subscription based network, UFC Fight Pass.
Sources told MMA Mad that negotiations are now complete and both parties are waiting to announce the deal.
Graham Boylan, the former CEO of Cage Warriors announced his resignation from the promotion in February 2015, however on June 29th 2015, Boylan appeared on the MMA Hour and announced that he has acquired the Cage Warriors brand off its previous owners.
The deal between the UFC and Cage Warriors is expected to be announced before their return event on April 15, and CWFC 75 is expected to be shown on UFC Fight Pass.
Boylan announced via his twitter account on January 26 that the return of Cage Warriors will take place on April 15th in London in a venue to be confirmed. We now know that the event will take place at the Camden Centre in London. Cage Warriors last event was held at the Copper Box Arena in London on November 15, 2014.
— Graham Boylan (@GrahamBoylan) January 26, 2016
Cage Warriors will join promotions like Invicta Fighting Championships, Shooto, EFN, Pancrase, Brace MMA and Victory FC, who all air their live shows on UFC Fight Pass.
Notable fighters that have fought under the Cage Warriors promotion in the past include current UFC champions Conor McGregor and Joanna Jędrzejczyk and other UFC fighters such as Michael Bisping, Joe Duffy, Tom Breese, Scott Askham, Aisling Daly, Neil Seery, Ross Pearson, Robert Whiteford to name but a few.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring a conversation with Cortney Casey.