Review: Long and Boussif win Pain Pit Euro gold


Long succeeds in landing one of the pinpoint kicks that led to victory

Lewis Long put in a dominant performance against a tough Lee Caers to become the newly crowned Pain Pit European welterweight Champion. Long immediately made the centre of the cage his own and walked Caers down, staving off jabs for the majority of the short-lived main event. Caers arguably landed more in the opening exchanges but Long grew into the fight and winded his opponent with a precise body kick. ‘The Foot’ Long then swarmed on a visibly hurt Caers, striking relentlessly to force a TKO stoppage with just eight seconds remaining of round one. In his post-fight interview with MC Ricky Wright, a jovial Long even jokingly took Wright down to the canvas, much to the crowd’s amusement. Long is now unbeaten in four fights against high-level opposition.

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Pain Pit: Live Results

Ebbw Vale is the scene of Pain Pit: Conquest this evening. The show, regarded by some as Wales’ premier mixed martial arts show, is headlined by the promotion’s first European Title fights, a mouth-watering Welterweight scrap between local favourite Lewis Long and Lee Caers and a showdown between Adam Boussif and Owain Parry at 155lbs.

Pro (3 x 5 mins)
European Pain Pit Welterweight Title
Lee Caers (Combat Athletics Academy) v Lew Long (MAT Academy) 77kg
Lewis Long def. Lee Caers via TKO (R1 – 4.52)

European Pain Pit Lightweight Title
Adam Boussif (Force MMA) v Owain Parry (Tillery Combat) 70kg
Adam Bousiff def. Owain Parry via RNC (R2 – 3.05)

Patryk Rogóż (Elements) v Shane Riley (MAT Academy) 77kg
Shane Riley def. Patryk Rogóż via armbar (R1- 0.38)

Tyler Thomas v Martin McDonough (Tillery Combat) 61kg
Martin McDonough def. Tyler Thomas via TKO (1.56 R1)

Ashley Williams (Ground Zero) v Jason Jenkins (Tillery Combat) 61kg
Jason Jenkins def. Ashley Williams via triangle (R1 – 2.04)

K1 Pain Pit Middleweight Title
Roma Da Silva (Mikes Gym) v Jack Marshman (Tillery Combat) 84kg
Jack Marshman def. Roma Da Silva via TKO (R2 – 2.52)

Unified Amateur (3 x 3 mins)
Keiron Bennett (DOW) v Ryan Legge (Tillery Combat) 77kg
Kieron Bennett def. Ryan Legge via unanimous decision

Marcus Stevens (Lionsden) v Scott Pederson (Chris Rees) 67.5kg Catchweight
Scott Pederson def. Marcus Stevens via submission (2.02 – R2)

Amateur Pain Pit Lightweight Title
Billy Wilsher (Fightworx) v Jack Shore (Tillery combat) 70kg
Jack Shore def. Billy Wilsher via submission (R1 2.15)

Amateur Level 2 (Headshots Standing Only) (3 x 3 mins)
Leon Price (Vendetta) v Dan Kniel (Lionsden) 70kg
Dan Kniel def. Leon Price via unanimous decision

Mikey Crole (Nails) v Luke Bounds (Tillery Combat) 77kg
Luke Bounds def. Mikey Crole via unanimous decisiom

Luke Tanner (Lionsden) v Kyle Stone (Tillery Combat) 77kg
Luke Tanner def. Kyle Stone via submission (R1 2.27)

Amateur Level 3 (No Headshots) (3 x 2 mins)
Hassan Al Faifi (Daves Gym) v Ryan  McCarthy (Tillery Combat) 65kg
Ryan McCarthy def. Hassan Al Faifi via unanimous decision

Under-18 Amateur Level 3 (No Headshots & Shin Guards) (3 x 2 mins)
Scott Vincent (Ground Zero) v Tom Power (Chris Rees) 68kg Catchweight
Tom Power def. Scott Vincent via submission (1.52 – R2)

Callum Lucas (Vendetta) v Shea Evans (Tillery Combat) 57kg
Shea Evans def. Callum Lucas via submission (1.20 – R1)