Cage Legacy is back for its tenth and arguably biggest show to date this Saturday. Drimnagh plays host to an afternoon of combat sports and here’s why you should snap up those last few tickets.
DRIMNAGH – Good Counsel GAA club has been synonymous with fighting with several high profile boxing events and MMA shows housed there in the past and on Saturday, Cage Legacy rounds out the year in style with a packed card and here’s why you should attend.
1: THE IRISH AMATEUR SCENE HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER
There had been some concerns from fans that Ireland’s pro scene in MMA peaked circa 2014 when Ireland’s stock had never been higher in the sport.
While this may be true, the amateur scene has never been better and the future is bright. Having already scooped up a host of medals at IMMAAF’s world championships a little over a week ago, our young fighters have been an absolute joy to watch.
Many of our top amateur fighters are in action this Saturday with Sineadh Ni Nuallaidh, John Byrne and Arron Daniels to name but a few all in action on the night.
2: JAMES GALLAGHER
In case you didn’t know, Bellator fighter James Gallagher is set to compete on the night in a charity boxing match.
The SBG fighter is set to make a return to MMA in early 2019 and you can have an opportunity to see him fight for a small fee and no doubt, the Strabane native will be hanging around for some questions and photo opportunities.
While all cage side tickets are now sold out, entry into the fights will cost you €30. With over twenty fights on the night across K-1, boxing and MMA, you’re certainly getting your money’s worth and you have the chance to see some of Ireland’s future stars before anybody else.
4 – ATMOSPHERE
You’ve been to the 3 Arena for the UFC and nothing will ever beat that atmosphere right? Wrong.
Ok, so the Good Counsel GAA club isn’t a 10,000 seater arena but the atmosphere and passion can certainly rival it. Many fighters bring with them a raucous crowd of family and friends who continue to create incredible noise at Cage Legacy shows which adds to the night and creates a big fight feel.
Having been to several shows myself, I can attest to the noise level and it certainly does reverberate around such an enclosed venue. It’s really something to behold.
5 – AMATEUR FIGHTERS – PROFESSIONAL SET UP
There is a reason why Cage Legacy is receiving the plaudits it is. Not only do they do a great job in matching competitive fights, they have continued to put on an incredible spectacle for its fighters and fans.
It may essentially be a scrap in a GAA hall you’re watching but fan and fighter safety has always been paramount in creating a fun environment for patrons of all ages and CEO Declan Kenna and the entire team deserve a huge amount of credit for hosting these shows at a time when the sport is getting negative coverage.
You really have to see it for yourself. You won’t regret it.