Preview: MMA Battle Arena 43

They’re baaaaaack! The UK’s purely amateur promotion, MMA Battle Arena are returning for their 43rd instalment, and this time they’re taking the city of Oxford by storm. What treats have they got in store for you this time? You may ask. Well, let me give you a run down.

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Preview: GTFP 4

When looking at a promotion from the outside, the one thing you always want to see is progression. I don’t mean the stratospheric type all too evident in the brief history of UKMMA; I mean the general, sensible type, which demonstrates improvement show-on-show. Right now Golden Ticket are displaying all of the right attributes to fall on the right side of history, and the event they’re hosting on February 25th only goes to confirm that.

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New bout added to WFS 7

When I go to an MMA event, one of my favourite things is enjoying a fight that’s slipped under the radar. A bout that no one has thought about, which ends up being an absolute banger. Well, I’m going to be an arse and tell you about the one that could easily fit that mound on WFS 7.

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Davis out of Lake fight, replacement found

Sadly the highly anticipated K1 heavyweight bout between Kerone “The Monster” Davis and Dayman “Godzilla” Lake took a blow this morning when Davis was forced to withdraw through injury. But Lion Fighting Championship promoter and match-maker Leo Alderman didn’t rest on his laurels and fantastic replacement has already been sourced.

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FightStar Championship 9 London announces headline bout.

After his successful trip South last December, promoter Raj Singh has been keen for FightStar Championship to make a return visit to the Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre, in West London. It will be a night very difficult to compete with for entertainment and match-making, but the signs are there already that Singh has no intention of the follow up show being second best. After the initial announcement from The Sprawl MMA media site that Adam Boussif would face Alfie Davis in what should be an aggressive entertaining fight, Addicted OTR followed up with the rematch release between Alan Procter and Bjark Thor Palsson, the previous showing ending in a controversial finish.

Now its time for the headline announcement, and Singh has pulled out all the stops to give his London audience an ending to the evening that all martial arts fans can look forward to.

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The Secret Blogger: Say ‘mean mug’ 

Written by ‘Steven Johns’ *

I believe the year is 2017, I believe that almost every MMA/BJJ fan and fighter knows that the best fighters don’t all look like scary psychopaths, yet I can’t understand why there are so many dumb looking coaches and fighters still pulling the Steven Seagal ‘tough guy’ face in pictures?

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Preview: Hybrid Fight 8

If you’re in the Midlands this weekend and you’re a fan of fast paced, striking-based combat sports, then you’d be hard pressed to beat a night at the Greene King Stadium in Hinckley, the venue of Hybrid Fight 8.

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Alice Stewardson in focus.

In my written adventures, I usually know exactly who I want to write about next, so this time I asked the very astute guys at Addicted if they had any of their own suggestions, as I do try to cover all areas of MMA. The lovely Chris Emmanuel came up with a 21 year old female amateur that had slipped under my radar, and when I started my interview with Alice, I could see immediately why her name had come up as a very strong, hardworking, solid young lady replied to my questions, and I found this interview a pleasure to write.

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Luke Trainer set to face Mathew Nicholson at LFC 11

As if Dayman Lake Vs Kerone Davis in a K1 match up wasn’t big enough, Lion Fighting Championship promoter Leo Alderman is still matching up the big kids, his latest addition to the card being 6ft 5″ Luke Trainer, in a battle with another tall drink of water, Mathew Nicholson. Let’s just hope the LFC cage has been modified with a few reinforcement safety measures.

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