Stringer to fight for World Title

Chris Stringer.
Chris Stringer.

LOCAL cage fighter Chris Stringer has earned a Title fight at the massive Cage Contender XVI event in Dublin on February 23, which is being billed as the biggest night in Irish Mixed Martial Arts since the UFC visited Dublin in 2009.

Lisburn’s European Fight Champion Chris, is one of the most experienced fighters in Europe. Stringer has fought around the world and will now have his first World Title fight on local soil in front of 3500 Dublin fans. A popular fan favourite, Stringer will be hoping the Lisburn faithful make the short trip to Dublin and make their voices heard.

“I am calling on everyone who knows him to throw the whole weight of their community behind Chris Stringer and support him at Cage Contender 16. Chris is one of the stars of the local fight scene and support from the fans will really help in this title fight. He is on a fight card with some of the planets biggest names and traveling support is important,” said John Ferguson.

Yet again Cage Contender will treat their massive fan base to some of the world’s best fighters. This time round one of the world’s most controversial and best known welterweights UFC and Strikeforce superstar Paul Daley will headline the biggest fight card ever assembled in Ireland outside of the UFC.

His opponent is the popular Patrick Vallee who Daley said is “bringing himself a world of hurt” by creating an online campaign calling Daley out for this fight. A clearly disgruntled Daley has made no secret that he is happy to bring Vallee to Dublin and knock him out in front of the Irish fans. It is likely that this fight will see a finish as Daley and Vallee have 89% and 76% finishing averages respectively which should ensure an explosive spectacle for the thousands in attendance and millions watching in over 100 countries around the world

Cage Contender XVI will take place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin on February 23rd. Tickets from 30 euro and are available from and Xtravision stores nationwide.