Cage Warriors has long since established itself as one of Europe’s leading MMA promotions. In its 20-year existence, there have been so many rabid crows that we think it is worth looking back on some of the greatest Cage Warriors entrances of all time.
Paddy Pimblett – Cage Warriors 78
Beloved Scouser Paddy Pimblett has an entrance that is perhaps the most recognisable today. Pimblett entered his usual medley of Lethal Industries by Tiesto, Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In what was then his trademark orange shorts, the 21-year-old walked into The Echo in Liverpool destined to win the Cage Warriors featherweight title and duly delivered. Regardless of what is to come for “The Baddy”, this will always be the official arrival of the UK MMA golden child.
Soren Bak – Cage Warriors 96
Soren Bak entered hostile territory as he faced off with Paddy “The Baddy” at Cage Warriors 96. Entering to the eerie tones of the Viking’s theme song from the acclaimed tv show is a fitting nod to his heritage. He went on to win and assert his claim as the lightweight king of Europe.
The Jack Shore Army
Jack Shore – Cage Warriors 97
Jack Shore has become synonymous with The White Stripe’s song Seven Nation Army. Cage Warriors 97 took place in Cardiff, Wales, in front of a hugely pro “Tank” crowd.
Richard Shore himself suggested this one as the best of the wide array of great walkouts for Jack Shore, and he has seen them all. What makes this one so special is just how loud the crowd sang along to the hit song.
Patrick Vallee – Cage Warriors 134
Frenchman Patrick Vallee walked into Will Currie’s hometown to a much warmer reception than expected, thanks to Pump Up The Jam by the Technotronics. Although ultimately a rough night for Vallee, the entrance was a fun one to get the raucous London crowd singing.
Greatest Entrance Contender – Jordan Vucenic at Cage Warriors 134
In what was one of the most hotly anticipated events in Cage Warriors history, Featherweight champ Jordan Vucenic shone. After Paul Hughes dropped out, “The Epidemic” agreed to take on James Hendin.
As the words “Would you take a bullet?” echoed through the indigo, a feeling swept the arena. All Goes Wrong by Chase and Status felt perfect, and the crowd joined in. Vucenic was meant to win that night, and the entrance was the first part of that process.
Cage Warriors 128
Morgan Charrière – Cage Warriors 128
London had been claimed by the Irish by the time Morgan Charrière made his walk to the cage. Rather than shy away, though, the Frenchman smiled, taunted and danced his way through the hostility. Comme Les Autres by Booba was not a big part of what made this special, but rather Morgan Charrière’s response in the face of adversity.
Paul Hughes – Cage Warriors 128
After waiting for an excessive time, Paul Hughes and the Irish got their moment. The tones of The Dubliners rang out as the fans and Hughes alike sang along to The Auld Triangle before Nipsy Hustle’s Victory Lap hit and Hughes stormed the cage. The energy in the arena really gave this one a big fight feel.
Jarrah Al Silawi – Cage Warriors 71
Perhaps not a familiar one to newer fans, as I even found myself at a loss on this one. Cage Warriors Play-by-play announcer Brad Wharton suggested this one, and it’s a good shout. In Jordan, Jarrah Al Silawi is a star. He entered to an eery sounding native instrumental, looking like a man with god on his side. He marched in and delivered a victory to his adoring hometown audience.
A Clown in a Cage
Tobias Harila – Cage Warriors 134
Sweden’s Tobias Harila is known for his entrances and the huge stage that Cage Warriors 134 made even better. Adorned in what is now traditional wear of clown mask as well as a Swedish themed tracksuit. A remix of El Chapo that turned into a more hardstyle based remix had the crowd captivated, to say the least.
That’s all for this instalment of the greatest Cage Warriors entrances. With events in the likes of Belfast and London still to come through, there is every chance we will see new contenders emerge for greatest entrance this year
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