Cage Warrior Mick Sinclair is returning to action after 12 months out.
Sinclair, known as the English Bull Terrier, will begin a five-fight contract extension with Europe’s biggest MMA organisation against Bolton’s Saul Rogers.
The duo will square up at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park on November 15th ahead of Nicolas Dalby’s defence of his welterweight strap against Mohsen Bahari while Pannie Kianzad and Agnieszka Niedzwiedz contest the first ever women’s CWFC bantamweight world title bout.
Sinclair, who lost to Ivan Buchinger when submitting to a Scarf Hold Armlock two minutes in to the second round of his last outing, said: “I’m looking to have a bit of fun and enjoy myself. I’m doing it for me and I’m looking forward to it. It’s been 12 months since I was last out. I’m married and I’ve got young kids so I’ve had to prioritise.
“It’s good exposure. I’ve known Saul a bit on the circuit. He’s won eight with one loss and his style is a bit like mine. He’s an aggressive wrestler who gets in your face and wants a fight. He’s won six of his fights through submissions but I’m not going to back down.”
Sinclair, who has 12 wins and four losses on his record at lightweight, added: Let’s see how he measures up when he doesn’t have things all his own way. He’s going to have to dig deep. I’m not intimidated by him and I’m going in there to win.”
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship CEO Graham Boylan said: “It’s a huge event for us, arguably the biggest we’ve ever done, and I can’t think of a better venue than the Olympic Park in London to host some of the very best of mixed martial arts talent from across Europe. If you’re an MMA fan in the UK and even abroad, all I can say is that you won’t want to miss this event.”