The date, March 12th. The venue, The Casino Rooms, Rochester. The event, LFC 11 Battle of Champions. There is nowhere else in the world you want to be on a Sunday night if you’ve got even the slightest of interests in combat sports. From out of nowhere, Lion Fighting Championships’ head honcho Leo Alderman has pulled a series of rabbits out of hats; with the cherry on top of the cream, on top of the icing on top of the cake (yes, it has that many layers of intrigue) being a bout between the men they call ‘ARD’ and ‘Man Time’.
As the dust begins to settle from Alex Lohore’s seismic victory over Colin Fletcher at BAMMATOR Belfast last weekend, a number of fighters are taking a very close look at the changing demographic at the top of the BAMMA welterweight division; none more so than contender Terry Brazier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.