The time had come again for me to don my Addicted.Otr hat and set off to this fight card that boasted an array of Amateur and Pro goodness from the hills, valleys and dales. Once again Richard Shore had conjured up a matchmaking delight, making the fights a total pleasure to watch, with non-stop action and some surprises, this event showed once again the wealth of local talent on display.
There aren’t many men in the world who’ve traversed the Atlantic Ocean in a submarine, have worked at three Michelin-starred restaurants in France and completed five years of a six-year clinical psychology degree, all before the age of thirty. In fact, Torbjørn Madsen might be the only one. He’s certainly a man of multiple talents and he’s ready to show the world that his fighting skills eclipse all of the others.
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’.
So low and behold after all the shit talking, all the chest puffing, all the ‘this is number 1 bullshit’, Russia’s No1 export since Fedor, pulls yet again and not only does he pull it is for the third time we been promised Khabib vs Tony (f+cking hell he is going to go into an embarrassing media rant overdrive) Ferguson and not got it for some reason!
Ok, first off, I couldn’t care less if you want to do back flips off the cage like a certain Krazy Horse, or think you look good dancing like a sh-t extra from Wild Style like MVP in the cage, as long as you fight.
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.
A five second KO, two disqualifications and the crowning of a new champion. If you’re a fan of drama, and I mean more drama than an Eastenders Christmas Day wedding, then Battle Arena 43 was the show for you.
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.