SHORE Mixed Martial Academy will be hunting a hat-trick of wins when European powerhouse MMA promotion Cage Warriors returns this week, writes Jason Batty.

Three consecutive nights of action-packed shows feature a trio of Gwent fighters at London’s famous York Hall.

Head coach Richard Shore will be looking to bring home a hat-trick of victories, starting with the anticipated professional debut of Scott Pederson.

Boasting a sterling 25-fight amateur career, the IMMAF European bronze medallist gets things under way tomorrow evening against Matthew Elliot.

Featherweight Pederson will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of teammate Jack Shore, the UFC star who also held IMMAF medal and enjoyed an extensive amateur before embarking on a current unbeaten professional career.

Teammates Josh Reed and Oban Elliott complete the SMMA trio on Friday night, where both men will be seeking to bounce back from defeats in their last outings.

Reed (10-5) takes on Liverpool’s Brain Creighton, who has not fought in over a year since he collected his fifth submission victory of his career.

‘Crazy Horse’ Reed is also no stranger to submission victories himself but was on the wrong end of one in his last contest in December where he lost via triangle choke in the second round to Liam Gittings.

Oban Elliot (3-1) also makes his return to the cage following a surprise defeat at the hands of Mike Figlak in September.

The Welshman looked laboured in when sustaining the first loss of his career as both professional and amateur, but a the new reinvented ‘Angel Eyes’ will be looking to get back in the win column at the new heavier weight class of welterweight against Mark Kinsella.

The stacked Friday night card also showcases two title fights including veteran Donavan Desme versus champion Agy Sardari at lightweight and also unbeaten Manchester hitman Jack Cartwright, who will be defending his bantamweight crown versus Sylvester Miller.

All three nights of action will be streamed across the world and live on UFC fight pass.