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Publication Date:- 2018-06-02
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Paddy Pimblett takes on Søren Bak for the world lightweight title in Liverpool

CAGE Warriors announce the biggest fight in European MMA will take place on Saturday, 1 September 2018, at Echo Arena Liverpool, when Paddy 'The Baddy' returns home to face Søren 'True Viking' Bak to crown a new lightweight champion.

Almost exactly 2 years to the day since he won the featherweight title in front of a packed out Echo Arena, Paddy Pimblett, perhaps the biggest European MMA star outside of the UFC, will challenge for the lightweight belt. Standing in his way is Denmark's Søren Bak, the toughest lightweight contender on the Cage Warriors roster, who earned his shot at gold after submitting Alexander Jacobsen in devastating fashion, at CW93; his 10th professional win against just 1 loss.

The fight has been billed as the biggest fight in European MMA, and comes just months after 7 ex-Cage Warriors fighters took to Echo Arena for UFC Liverpool. The animosity between Pimblett and Bak has already begun, with both contenders calling each other out at Cage Warriors events earlier this year and taking to social media to continue the rivalry. This is fast becoming the most talked about fight on the European scene, and will see an army of fans from both Liverpool and Bak's native town of Copenhagen, Denmark descend on Echo Arena for Cage Warriors' biggest event yet.

"The atmosphere when Pimblett has the headline spot at the Echo is insane and he looks the best we've ever seen him, but Bak has looked unstoppable recently. This has the potential to be one of our craziest fights on record. What a way to build on what's already the biggest year of MMA in Liverpool's history."
says Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan.

The Cage Warriors lightweight title has previously been held by world superstar Conor McGregor and 8 fight UFC veteran Stevie Ray. Cage Warriors' most recent lightweight champion, Pimblett's teammate Chris Fishgold, recently signed with the UFC leaving the belt up for grabs to the strongest contenders in Europe. On 1 September 2018, they will meet at Echo Arena!

'The Baddy'
is known for his spectacular fight style, and pulled off a highlight reel flying triangle submission at CW90 in February; his 10th finish since his pro debut in 2012. Bak, who watched the fight from Denmark, confessed he was less than impressed with Pimblett's performance, and that "he's going to get smashed if he tries that against me." Whatever happens on September 1st, it's guaranteed to be an incredible spectacle for fight fans in Liverpool and across Europe, and perhaps the biggest fight ever staged by Cage Warriors since the promotion began.

Speaking ahead of the fight Paddy said:- "Well, like I said earlier in the year, I'll be 2 weight world champ at the age of 23. It doesn't matter who got put in front of me. Now I know I'm finally fighting Søren Bak it's even better, the glory hunter acted like a blue nose last week in a Real Madrid top... support local Søren, that's what we do. You're gonna feel it when you walk out come September 1st. I told you pal, you're getting slapped up even more for the cheek. I hope you're ready to get your head jabbed off because I'm going viking hunting."

To book tickets and get more in formation go to the Liverpool ACC website or call the Liverpool ACC Box Office on:- 0344 8000 400.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport's newest Blue Air flights

BLUE Air's newest flights from Liverpool to Malaga and Majorca have taken off for the 1st time last week. These 2 routes were announced in 2017, as part of the airline's 2017 network expansion program which ended the year with 34 new route announcements.

Both Malaga and Majorca will now operate twice weekly flights, departing from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Flights to Majorca will operate on Wednesday and Saturday, with Malaga flights operating on Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, Blue Air departures to Alicante will be increased to 4 times per week.

Blue Air is 1 of Europe's fastest growing airlines and is experiencing significant growth in the UK market as they continue to work with favourite UK operators and agents.

Tudor Constantinescu, Chief Commercial Officer at Blue Air said:- "As we continue to expand our European network we are grateful for the support shown by our newest and repeat passengers, as well as valued stakeholders and partners here in the UK. We are delighted to see these 2 new routes take off next week and we look forward to inviting you all on board."

Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development for LJLA commented:- "We are delighted to see Blue Air increase its services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport with the addition of new destinations to Malaga and Majorca as well as the addition of a 4th weekly service to Alicante."

Blue Air is the only scheduled airline to offer free inflight services from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Board their locally based aircraft, fly to Italy or Spain and be served a complimentary soft drink and snack. They also offer free airport check in and competitive seat selection from just ₤2.

Blue Air currently flies to 8 destinations across Europe, from Liverpool John Lennon Airport including:- Milan, Rome, Alicante, Majorca, Malaga and several locations in Romania.

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