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Cage Warriors have been forced to postpone their next two events in Belfast and Birmingham due to increased restrictions enforced by the UK government related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, made a televised public announcement late on Monday evening detailing several restrictions that the government has put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. One of these restrictions is that gatherings of more than two people will be banned putting an end to essentially any events in the UK.
This has forced Cage Warriors to reschedule their next two events as announced per a press release on Wednesday. The promotion already has planned dates for the rescheduled events as Cage Warriors Belfast moves from May 16th to September 26th and Cage Warriors Birmingham moves from April 18th to October 10th. The promotion has also confirmed that any purchased tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.
Cage Warriors President Graham Boylan released a statement apologising to fans for the inconvenience and ensuring fans that they will be hosting an event as soon as the restrictions are released, and the situation has improved.
“We would like to apologise to fans who were looking forward to these events and thank them for their continued support, but April and May will have to be rescheduled
We are still coming to showcase your hometown fighters, but a bit later than we would have liked.
More widely, we would like to assure the MMA community that as soon as the situation in Europe improves, we’ll be putting fights on at the first given opportunity.”