IBJJF London No-Gi Open 2014

Josh PalmerBJJ, Grappling Events

It’s been a long road through the NHS minefield to get my knee back in good enough working order where I feel safe for competition again. Whilst at times it’s been immensely frustrating, I’ve emerged with a renewed spirit for harder training and drilling skills into the ground. This has been aided by the crack of dawn sessions I’ve been … Read More

Wrapping Up CWFC 72

Josh PalmerMMA Events

Ok, so I missed a post on CWFC 71 which took place in Jordan last month however we swiftly rolled on to Cage Warriors 72 in Newport, South Wales! Some typically engrossing and emotional fights plus the odd bit of controversy! Here’s the highlight video: I shan’t link all the fights as you can see them on Channel 4 or … Read More

Wrapping Up CWFC 70

Josh PalmerMMA Events

…and we, are, back! The Summer break is over and Cage Warriors is back in full swing. We kicked off the second half of 2014 with a return to Dublin where you’ll know, if you’ve ever seen any of our other shows there, the crowds and fights are simply crazy! This was also the long awaited debut of the promotion … Read More

Wrapping up CWFC 69 Super Saturday

Josh PalmerMMA Events

You know how sometimes there’s a lot of hype coming into an event and it just doesn’t quite live up to it? None of that here whatsoever! Cage Warriors 69 Super Saturday promised to be an amazing event from the moment it was announced. Every fight was enjoyable, particularly the first half of the card which I have to admit … Read More

Top Control #007 – CWFC Super Saturday Preview

Josh PalmerTop Control Podcast

In a slight departure from our typical format: following a quick chat about the Chelmsford Open & BJJ Mundials I’m joined by my Cage Warriors commentary partner Brad Wharton to look ahead to Cage Warriors 69: #SuperSaturday! Two action packed main cards on one night including two world title fights (Ray vs Warburton & Hermansson vs Paraisy) and the return … Read More

Wrapping up CWFC 68

Josh PalmerMMA Events

Back to Liverpool! Absurdly long drive up the torrid M6 motorway aside, this venue is seriously good. As for the fights…judge for yourself. Not a single pro-fight went past the second round. Not through poor match making as with some other shows but through great performances and highlight reel worthy finishes.

Wrapping up CWFC 67

Josh PalmerMMA Events

Let me just get something out of the way first: Swansea is a long way away and the M4 is atrocious! A drive that should’ve taken a little over four hours on Friday took me just over six! Anyway now that that little rant is over… Really fun show last weekend in Wales. The first trip for Cage Warriors to … Read More

Wrapping Up CWFC 65

Josh PalmerMMA Events

Another show in the history books and another great event in Dublin. Despite being the first Cage Warriors event in the city to not be headlined by a title bout it was still a great card with some solid action. Have a look at this video by Dem Marquez. One of the best put together MMA event highlights I’ve seen … Read More

Wrapping Up CWFC 63

Josh PalmerMMA Events

Thanks to Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors for this great photo of me checking out the fighters cat walk prior to the start of the event! …can you think of a better way to end a show than new UFC 115lb signee JoJo Calderwood turning up with fudge?! I can’t. Post fight interview (Image copyright Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors) Ivan Buchinger banishes his … Read More