Cage Warriors announce 2017 Dublin show

3 Arena will play host next March

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Cage Warriors have announced that they will stage a mixed-martial arts event in 2017.

The MMA promotion's owner took to Twitter to confirm that they are coming to Dublin on March 4th 2017.

The 3 Arena venue will play host to the event. 

He added that it's "Time to crown another Irish World Champ".

Cage Warriors' last event - Cage Warriors 70 - in Dublin was back in August 16th 2014 at The Helix.

That was the London-based promotion's sixth Dublin event since its inception in 2002.

The first Dublin event was Cage Warriors 47 in June 2012.

Outside of Dublin, Cage Warriors have also had shows in Cork, while UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, Cathal Pendred, Neil Seery, Aisling Daly and Joseph Duffy are among the Irish fighters to have fought on the promotion's past cards.