Thoughts and words by Beccy Davies.
On April 28th, 2012, an event was born in the Memorial Hall, Kansas City. I remember this event very well as I had started training in MMA two years before, so this event was a godsend. Why, you all wonder? Well its very simple, this event was a fight night solely for women to compete for the Invicta title. A night for these females to showcase exactly what they are made of and how well they can compete, just as equally as the males.
Costello Van Steenis is set to make his return to the UK mixed martial arts scene after suffering his first loss last December to Jake
Brutal' Bostwick. Once again the dangerous submission artist will have his hands full as he faces off against the well seasoned Cage Warriors veteran RonanThe Barbarian’ McKay, who has wins against top talents such as Cathal Pendred, Leigh Cohoon, Lee Chadwick and Leeroy Barnes.
MMA Battle Arena return to Northampton, where it all began, to celebrate their 40th show. The team at the UK’s longest running purely amateur show have put together a strong fight card, with three intriguing title fights.
Written by Michael D’Aguiar:
I guess we should follow up my blog entries with what happened on Saturday night. A small part of the journey you followed alongside me during these blog posts. I worked hard for this fight.
Budo Fighting Championships have exclusively revealed the next step in their quest for global domination to AddictedOTR.com. Having already expanded into Wales and signed a partnership agreement with Brazilian heavyweights Aspera FC, Budo have continued making great strides in 2016 by setting their first date for a Scottish event:
Last Wednesday Ben Linihan and Rob McAdam added a whole new layer of intrigue to their scheduled November rematch on Warrior Fight Series 7 with an online spat worthy of any bout. The back and forth began after McAdam accepted the Bermondsey based welterweight’s request for a rerun of their one-sided contest at Warrior Fight Series 5 in February and took public umbrage at his opponent’s view of their first fight, posting an expletive filled rant at the perceived slight. This then caused chaos to ensue as Linihan’s supporters jumped on McAdams, culminating in this from Linihan himself.
As is only right, we’ve given McAdam the right to reply, and the Londoner told us:
Ben has no right asking me for a rematch as I absolutely wiped the floor with him in our first match.
I will finish him again, end of story. I reckon I can knock him out on the feet.
Patrons of Warrior Fight Series should be in for a treat. This is definitely just warming up. By the end of the year the rivalry between these two could be red hot.
Stick with On The Road with Addicted MMA for updates.
Photo courtesy of Mark Blundell.
They say that `everything that is great, never dies‘, they don’t really, I just made that quote up for dramatic effect.
The South Coast Watch has returned, sorry about that, although I know you love it really, even if you never said, there has been a load of pressure put on me to bring it back in its third incarnation. I made that up as well, nobody has asked me to bring it back, but I am anyway – screw you for not requesting it.
Almighty Fighting Championships are back! After their successful debut show earlier this year, the Leeds based MMA promotion have returned for what promises to be a bumper event from their new home of The o2 Academy, Leeds.
Social media has been alight today as Ben Linihan and Rob McAdam have traded shots in the build up to their forthcoming fight.