On saturday night I decided to give Battle Arena a try. I’m Northampton based, so had obviously heard of the show. I’d met the promoter, James Price, a few times and had always liked the guy. I’d heard a real cross section of opinions about them though; all from relatively sane and experienced people in the industry, so I decided to make my own mind up.
Tomorrow sees Battle Arena return to the consciousness of the UK MMA scene for the 39th time as they travel to one of their regular homes of Edgbaston. With over 20 fights lined up, this promises to be another busy night for the amateur specialists. As usual, Battle Arena have reported that they expect a full crowd in attendance to witness four title fights.
Those of you following our friends over at The Sprawl will have seen the main event announced this week. A string of top female fights prop up the card headlined by Kerry “Rock Steady” Hughes, who faces Stephanie Page for the bantamweight title.
Several top match ups have been added to the undercard of the all-female professional showcase. Eight fighters from Portsmouth’s GYM01 have been matched including fan favourite Molly McCann in the co-main event. Continue reading →
International Combat Elite is finally setting sail and making it’s way overseas, and taking over the Danish capital, Copenhagen on 28th May. Now in their 15th instalment, International Combat Elite is vastly growing, with its recent affiliation (representing the UK) with the world renowned American organisation WSOF Global (World Series of Fighting). Carl Prince, Aaron Wilkinson and Tom Blackledge will be looking to take Copenhagen by storm by putting together some of the strongest talents and future head liners that the Scandinavian MMA scene has to offer.
Chris Clarke at his most recent show, Budo 14, in Watford.
A four-man Welterweight tournament has been added to Budo 17, the promotion’s maiden Welsh show in September, with a change of date and venue also announced by Chris Clarke’s promotion. Continue reading →
On Sunday fans were treated to the start of a tsunami as up-and-coming BAMMA welterweight Terry ‘The Dominator’ Braziercalled out UK MMA veteran David ‘One More’ Round. Supporters of both fighters quickly jumped into the spat as the verbal sparring began in earnest.
Budo made its way down to Watford near London for its fourteenth show this weekend. An eclectic evening of action awaited roughly 600 people at the Woodside Leisure Centre in what proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Sadly three fighters pulled out with just a few hours before fight time, but three brave souls stepped up and the show was to continue. And what a show it was.
Budo travels south for the first time as the ever growing promotion spreads its wings. Watford is the first port of call in a 10 fight card headlined by Team CrossFace all rounder CharlieLeary, and the dangerous Marc Clark from Predators Gym. Also included will be the big guys Adrian Rusek who will be going head to head with DanteHawkins, Martin Moran vs. the popular MartinHudson, and Shah Hussain who takes on KarolNazar. Also included on the fight card will be the prospect John Shink who makes his pro debut against Kieran O’Brien.