Top Cage Warriors Flyweight contender Lone'er Kavanagh will compete on the first week of 2024 Contender Series. 

The Great Britain Top Team prospect has been one of the most eye catching athletes on the Cage Warriors roster in recent years, with his smooth and impactful striking and impeccable movement quickly establishing him as a fan favorite.

The 25-year-old will make the trip Stateside next month as he looks to join the likes of Oban Elliott & Jake Hadley as Cage Warriors alumni to earn a UFC contract on the show. 

After seven fights as an amateur, and establishing a 2-2-2-1 record, Kavanagh joined the professional ranks in 2019 and competed twice that year – collecting 2 finishes in the process. Then, after just over a two year hiatus, Kavanagh penned a deal with Cage Warriors. In his promotional debut, Kavanagh took on fellow unbeaten prospect Ryan Morgan. The Flyweight’s movement and slick shots proved to be too much for Morgan and after what was an almost punch perfect performance, Kavanagh rounded it off with a one, two and stopped Morgan in the third round. 

The win instantly had people talking about the potential of Kavanagh and left many excited to see him compete again. Luckily for fans, they only had to wait four months when he returned against Ander Sanchez. In a fun back and forth contest, Kavanagh managed to earn the unanimous decision win. 

Next up for Kavanagh was fellow 4-0-0 prospect, Davide Scarano. In another entertaining contest, something that fans had now become accustom to when Kavanagh competed, the Great Britian Top Team man collected yet another third round stoppage win.

The fight everyone wanted to see eventually came to fruition when Kavanagh met Shawn Marcos Da Silva in a number one contender fight at Cage Warriors 169. The bout was just as entertaining as people had hoped for and Kavanagh showed some impressive fight IQ to work out the unanimous decision win. After an incredibly successful first round for Kavanagh, Silva came back strong in the second but Kavanagh turned the tides once more in the third to earn the second unanimous decision of his career. 

The victory was meant to set up a clash against Cage Warriors Flyweight Champion but the opportunity of Dana White’s Contender Series came calling for Kavanagh so Haque will now look to defend his belt against Nicloas Leblond at Cage Warriors 174.