The news is out that Warrior Fight Series returns for their fifth outing on February 13th, 2016 once again at London’s iconic fight venue, the York Hall.
Following on from their four previously successful events featuring some of the best fighters in Europe, the WFS team have big plans for their next outing. If the past events have been anything to go by, you can expect a great venue as well as high quality match ups to challenge any of the top shows around Europe.
The sudden rise of the promotion is one that is unseen on the MMA circuit from an independent fight organization. Coming from the bottom, which saw the show taking place in a leisure centre in Kent, the team never let that affect their choice of match-ups having featured top-ranked competitors right from the start.
At WFS 1 we saw Mike Neun take on Lloyd Clarkson in a light-heavyweight title fight as well as Jefferson George taking on Jamie Reynolds in a lightweight title match up. Neun and George got the wins that night with only Jefferson leaving with a title since Neun missed weight.
WFS 2 featured at the same venue, the White Oaks centre in Swanley, Kent and once again it featured high calibre fighters. The main event saw Mike Neun step up to the heavyweight division to take on Lukasz Parobiec for the title whilst Daniel Crawford and Theo Michailidis did battle for the featherweight strap. Parobiec and Crawford came away victorious and have both since gone on to show why they’re so highly touted.
At WFS 3 it was argued that the fight of 2015 took place. After One FC veteran Dwayne Hinds pulled out of a fight with Jake Bostwick, Frenchman Patrick Vallee replaced him. Nobody could deny that it was an extremely entertaining fight, which saw Bostwick scrape the very close decision win after a thrilling encounter back and forth encounter. Also featuring on this card was Nathan Jones who took the welterweight gold home after a convincing submission win over Matt Robinson. This was undoubtedly the event that made people sit up and realise that Warrior Fight Series is for real.
The most recent event, WFS 4, took place in August which saw, potentially, the biggest European fight of 2015 take place. UFC veteran Karlos Vemola and Belltaor veteran Jack Hermansson went to battle for the promotions middleweight championship and it didn’t last long. It was the adopted Norwegian that took the win via armbar in the first round which cemented the fact that he is one of the most dangerous Europeans outside of the UFC. Also on this card, Jefferson George defended his title for the first time against Brad Wheeler. After a 3 round battle of back and forth encounters, Wheeler got the nod from the judges, which saw the lightweight title change hands.
Whilst these are just some of the fights to have taken place, there have been so many awesome displays not only from the professionals, but the amateurs too with the WFS amateur titles being some of the most sought after pieces of gold in the UK.
No fights have been announced as of yet, but promoter Harry Shoebridge had this to say:
“We’ve had a little layoff since our last show, but we’re back and everyone knows we don’t do half measures. Stay tuned for fight announcements soon.”
Warrior Fight Series 5 takes place on February 13th, 2016 at York Hall, London.