Damien Rooney and Marcin Lasota join Cage Warriors flyweight roster


Damien Rooney and Marcin Lasota are the latest additions to the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship roster.

Both fighters are set to compete exclusively under the CWFC banner for a minimum period of 18 months, after they each penned five-fight deals with the promotion in recent days.

Lasota (7-0) is an unbeaten Polish fighter who has built up a reputation as one of Europe’s top prospects since making his professional debut just over two years ago.

Ranked as Poland’s top bantamweight, the 24-year-old now plans to pursue his career in the flyweight division, starting with his CWFC debut in 2014.

In his most recent outing, Lasota inflicted a first loss on Tymoteusz Swiatek (12-1), submitting his Polish compatriot in the third round of their clash this past April.

“Signing with Cage Warriors is a huge step forward for my career,” said Lasota. “I’ll be working harder than I’ve ever done to win my debut and show that I belong among the very best in the flyweight division.”

Rooney (9-3-1) is also preparing for a move to 125lbs and is scheduled to make his first CWFC appearance early next year.

The 29-year-old Irishman, who has taken all but one of his victories inside the distance, holds notable wins over Cage Warriors veterans Alan Philpott and Mark Connor.

Rooney said: “I’m very excited to be signing with Cage Warriors. The promotion showcases the best talent in Europe and I believe I deserve to be among that.

“I believe I’ll pose a threat to anyone in the CWFC flyweight division, regardless of where the fight goes, and my plan is to go straight after that world title.”

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