Louise Hiller: Hold on, I’m coming

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Dichotomy – (noun) a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.

I don’t think there’s a more apt term to use when describing the latest product fresh off of the New Wave Academy production line. On July 14th Louise Hiller was graduating from university, having successfully gained a first class degree in Applied Social Science; on July 23rd she was beating the brakes off of Meagan O’Loughlin to win the interim BCMMA amateur women’s bantamweight title; then went straight to the airport, flew to Bulgaria and competed for the SFC title against Anita Doganova only seven days later, dropping a contentious decision loss to the hometown fighter having had her arm break in the second and elbow dislocated in the third from landing punches. Yet somehow, she continued until the bell. An eventful month by anyone’s standards.

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Exclusive: Interim title bout announced at LFC 9


Pull out your diaries, flip to Sunday September 25th and cross out whatever plans you’ve got. It you’re based a fair distance from Rochester, Kent then ask God for forgiveness for missing morning sermon that day, as you won’t want to miss this.

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Point of Contact : Costello Van Steenis Vs. Ronan McKay Controversy

14124002_10154463779020477_1990685986_oControversy reared its ugly head this past weekend during the debuting Combat Performance League’s co-main event between Costello Van Steenis and Ronan McKay.


Van Steenis would go on to win the fight after just two minutes and five seconds of the first round with a rear naked choke after some vicious ground and pound.

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South Coast Watch: From Dorset to Colchester

ON THE ROAD WITH ADDICTEDMMA (1)Today as I sunned my gloriously sculpted granite body on Shanklin beach on the Isle of Wight, as well as being careful not to flex anything other than my calves, (anything more could be dangerous due to a tidal wave of women hitting me like a white squall). I lost myself in thought. I looked across the calm seas to the North Island, or mainland England as you northerners call it. I thought about all the things that you guys have gotten wrong over there, such as dietary needs, pollution, house prices, roundabouts, the weather and of course that tragic mistake known as equality – across the board of course. I won’t lie, a tear rolled down my cheek all the way to its resting place on top of one of my huge and perfectly shaped pecs. This sadness was passing though, I soon cheered up when I remembered what you guys do really, really well. (Sometimes). Martial arts shows!

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Combat Performance League full card released

14002566_10154221176485831_15999686_oIt is a little over one week until Combat Performance League opens its doors at the G-Live in Guildford for the first time. The debut show as it stands will house 21 different fights, these include professional and amateur mixed martial arts bouts, as well as professional and amateur K1 match ups.

Already announced as the headline fight will be Nills Van Noord and Dan Konecke, and an equally exciting co-main event was also announced by AddictedOTR between submission expert Costello Van Steenis and battle hardened warrior Ronan McKay who has an impressive array of scalps on his resume.

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Exclusive: AFC3 headline fight revealed


Almighty Fighting Championships have exclusively revealed the headline fight of AFC3 to Addicted OTR as they look to continue building their rapidly growing reputation as one of the UK’s top up-and-coming events. Better never sleeps” as they say; and the guys at Almighty certainly don’t seem to, as fresh from their successful second show they’ve got the wheels in motion for event number 3, which takes place on October 29th at the o2 Academy in Leeds.

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Tankō Fighting Championships: The Extended Preview

Two former UFC veterans and one former TUF contestant headline both the Main Event and Co-Main Event slots respectively at Tankō Fighting Championships this weekend at the Manchester Victoria Warehouse. We take a closer look on what will be a night that UK MMA may never forget.

Tickets Availiable HERE

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First fight announcement for Fast and Furious : October 22nd

IMG_2550The F&F Fight Series is back, October 22nd, The Ice House in Oceana Southampton with ‘Night of Champions’ where we will see the existing title holders defending their crown with new up and comers challenging for the glory of being champion. 

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Preview: Hard Knock Promotions meets True Warriors MMA


Striking coach extraordinaire Sammy Leaver dons his promoters hat for the second time tomorrow night, as he brings you version 2.0 of his combat product by combining his two passions, boxing and MMA. The event features eleven bouts; seven boxing and four MMA, as patrons will be treated to a wide array of skills throughout the evening.

The card is as follows:

 Faisel Ghazghazi vs Aaron Lambourne – Boxing – LHW

Sarfaz Malik vs Ashley Dean – MMA – WW

Harry Sheen vs Jack Stringer – Boxing – MW

Tom Wearing vs Andrew Hanna – MMA – WW

Beni Bashi vs Chrissy Nevin – Boxing – MW

Chris Aherne vs Haris Choudry – Boxing – WW

Chris Johnson vs Ricky Browne – MMA – HW

Danny Stephens vs Gerrard Nevin – Boxing – HW

Joe Brett vs Ciaran Keani – Boxing – LHW

Faisal Kayani vs Adam Chetnik – MMA – WW

Bobby Stockwell vs James Flynn – Boxing – LHW

Venue: Dunstable Leisure Centre, Court Drive, Dunstable. LU5 4JD

The boxing bouts will take place over 3 x 2 minute rounds, the MMA 3 x 3 minute rounds.

If you’re planning on attending the show, we’ll give you a couple of tips.

  1. MMA – Keep your eyes on Faisal Kayani. His hand speed is legendary. Combine that with a rapidly improving ground game and his bout with Adam Chetnik could be worth the admission price alone.
  2. Boxing – If you’re a striking purist, then up and coming star Bobby Stockwell should complete your night in style. He’s currently 5-0 in his fledgling career and faces his stiffest test to date, taking on a far more experienced fighter in James Flynn.

We caught up with head honcho Sammy Leaver as he put the finishing touches to his preparations, he told us; “This show will be electric. Moulds have been broken, we’re excited, expect fireworks!”.

Doors open at 6:15pm with the first bout scheduled for 7pm. Dunstable is in for a treat.