Former UFC co-headliner Che Mills signs with Cage Warriors


che-mills-2.jpgOne more fighter from the UFC’s recent round of cuts has landed on his feet. In fact, he’s done so in his home country for a top regional promotion.

Former UFC pay-per-view co-headliner and English notable Che Mills (15-5) has signed a five-fight deal with Cage Warriors, officials today announced.

Financial terms of the deal, as well as a debut date and opponent, we’re not revealed.

“Che Mills is the best U.K. welterweight outside of the UFC at the moment, so I’m extremely happy that he has decided to come on board,” Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan stated. “A fighter of his caliber wouldn’t have been short of offers, but the fact that Che has opted to sign for Cage Warriors is proof that the guy is determined to return to the top. I have no doubt that he’ll get there too.

“I’m a big fan of Che Mills. When the UFC recently released a bunch of guys, Che was the one I really wanted to bring in. He comes from a great camp and is always exciting to watch.”

In addition to Mills, the UFC recently released fighters such as top 10 welterweight Jon Fitch, veteran Vladimir Matyushenko, Jacob Volkmann and others.

Mills appeared briefly on “The Ultimate Fighter 9? in 2009 but lost an elimination-round bout and wasn’t an official cast member. Instead, he made his promotional debut at UFC 138 in late 2011 and picked up a “Knockout of the Night” bonus for his win over Chris Cope. He suffered a TKO loss to Rory MacDonald in his next bout (UFC 145's co-main event) before rebounding with a TKO win (due to an injury) over Duane Ludwig.

This past month, he suffered a split-decision defeat to Matthew Riddle at UFC on FUEL TV 7. However, Riddle failed a post-fight drug test, and the loss was overturned to a no-contest. Regardless, Mills wasn’t reinstated to the UFC roster.

You can catch Mills on one of the future Cage Warriors cards, which stream live and free on MMAjunkie.com. The full list of events can be found in the MMA Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

Jack Hermansson has some power, and the Cage Warriors middleweight champion can clearly deliver it from some odd positions. Filed under: Cage Warriors, News read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 27 views

In a bizzare twist of MMA regulatory news, Cage Warriors has moved a recent event targeted for Sweden to Jordan, after the Swedish MMA Federation refused to approve most of the bouts on their card. I read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

x In the night's co-headliner, lightweight Savvidis more active but wild. Redmond composed with takedowns and ground and pound Lobov, Garnett earn stoppage wins In a thrilling featherweight bout, 2-1 read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 22 views

One of the low-lights of Cage Warriors 70 occurred when prelim fighter Noelia Molina, following a technical submission loss to Catherine Costigan, rushed a group of heckling fans on her way backstage read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 20 views

You can watch a live and free video stream of today’s Cage Warriors 71 main card here on MMAjunkie at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT).Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, Videos read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

The European-based Cage Warriors promotion is adding a new element to its fight night bonus structure. According to CWFC CEO Graham Boylan, the promotion will award $2,000 (USD) to any fighter who en read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 views

The lineup is set for Friday’s Cage Warriors 71 event, which streams live and free on MMAjunkie with a headlining title fight.Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 8 views

Did you miss Saturday’s live Cage Warriors 70 event, or do you just want to watch it again? MMAjunkie streams a free replay today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT (7 p.m. BST).Filed under: Cage Warriors, News read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 views

Cage Warriors is upping the ante for fighters on its cards hoping that more of them will go after not just finishes, but unique finishes. Filed under: Cage Warriors, MMA Rumors, News read news >>