Cork fighters prepare for professional debuts at Cage Warriors

Jack Maguire (L) and John Mitchell (R) with Ruairi

Cage Warriors returns to Cork this weekend after an eight year absence.

A sold out Neptune Stadium will be on hand for a top class card, headlined by Rhys McKee versus Hakan Foss.

A number of Cork fighters are on the card, including two fighters from the MMA Cork club.

Jack Maguire and John Mitchell will make their professional debuts on Leeside on Saturday night, and we've spoke to both of them.

First up is Jack Maguire, who will finally make his pro debut after a number of fights over the past year were pulled - he faces Manny Akpan.

And next up is John Mitchell, the former Irish underage rower who turned his attentions to MMA and making it as a professional - he faces Eric Nolan.

The card in full is:

Main Card


Rhys McKee vs. Håkon Foss – Welterweight

Joe McColgan vs. TBC 

Ian Garry vs. Mateusz Figlak – Welterweight

Eric Nolan vs. John Mitchell – Lightweight

Nathan Fletcher vs. Ciaran Mulholland – Bantamweight


Pro Prelims


Manny Akpan vs. Jack Maguire – Featherweight

Decky McAleenan vs TBC

Ismar Blagoje vs. Cathal Manning – Middleweight

Tomasz Wojtyna vs. Omran Chabaan – Welterweight


Amateur Card


Adam Kearne vs Jay Taylor – Lightweight

Kevin Finn vs Conor Saunders – Bantamweight

Graham Sheehan vs Tomas Cignac – Welterweight

Mikey O’Dea vs Keith Deane – Middleweight

Micheal Prendergast vs Maga Zurabov – Welterweight

Patrick Lehane vs Shane Geraghty – Welterweight

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