Thursday sees Cage Warriors hold the first leg of its three-night, three-event run at the BEC Arena, with a pair of flyweight fights at the top of the card.
France’s reigning Cage Warriors 125-pound champion Samir Faiddine takes on English challenger Luke Shanks in the main event, while undefeated Jake Hadley takes on fellow contender Shajidul Haque in the co-main event.
The card also features a host of rising stars looking to make a statement and, during the unusual circumstances ahead of the fight, tempers started to fray.
Undefeated lightweights Oban Elliott and Michal Figlak were involved in a heated exchange as their paths crossed at the fighter hotel, then the heat continued onto the stage at the official weigh-ins.
Check out the scenes inside the Cage Warriors bubble ahead of fight night in Manchester via the promotion’s fight week vlog, “Cage Warriors Unlocked,” via the video above.
Cage Warriors 114 takes place Thursday at the BEC Arena, Manchester. The event streams live on UFC Fight Pass.