Review: MMA Battle Arena 42


The weekend is over and the dust has settled on standout amateur promotion MMA Battle Arena’s 42nd show. This was the one that they said was their ‘big show of the year’, so the pressure was on. We were in attendance to see if they succeeded.

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Shinobi War 8 pro fights announced

Shinobi War 8Coner Hignett vs Darren Castleton and Jay Moogan vs Richie Smullen have been announced as the first ever professional fights for Shinobi War 8 on July 30.

This comes as the previously all-amateur show moves into hosting fights in the paid ranks for the first time at the Liverpool Olympia.

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Shinobi War 7 card update

Shinobi MMAShinobi MMA FC has released several additions to the card for Shinobi War 7 on April 30. Earlier in March, the Liverpool-based promotion announced a title defence for Manny Akpan, who defends his Featherweight belt against Jordan Barton. Akpan (5-0) took home the gold at Shinobi War 5 last year, TKOing BJJ standout Ben Royle. Barton (4-1) is a four-time veteran of the promotion and is unbeaten since losing to Bobby Pallett at Lightweight at Shinobi War 1.

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Wilde vs Delaney to headline FCC 15

FCC%20LogoTim ‘The Experiment’ Wilde vs Martin ‘Diesel’ Delaney has today been announced as the second half of FCC 15’s double main event. The pair meet at the Macron Stadium on March 5 to contest the promotion’s newly-minted European lightweight title. Continue reading

Killacam 9: The Invasion: Review

12034316_1630995397154340_957929087920628438_oCameron Else has kept himself busy this year, as well as a successful BAMMA debut last month he has also been diligently building his Killacam promotion on the side. Many may ask what would a domestic promotion on the East coast of England have to offer the UK’s MMA scene? Those people are yet to attend a Killacam show, because this is a show that has stood up on its own two feet and is sending out the message that it is here to stay.

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FULL FIGHT VIDEO: Barnes vs Nazar – Shinobi War 6

12243577_1018443158177372_3794379346007372913_nDave Barnes and Karol Nazar met in an exciting-looking bout in the Lightweight division at Shinobi War 6 last Saturday. Both men, especially Nazar, came out all guns blazing from the off. The decisive moment of the fight, was a nasty clash of shins, which unfortunately caused Nazar to withdraw through injury at the end of the first round. Watch the fight below:
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FULL FIGHT VIDEO: Talent labours to decision over Williams

12243577_1018443158177372_3794379346007372913_nLiverpool Vale Tudo Lightweight Aaron Talent made his Amateur MMA debut at Shinobi War 6 last weekend against Wes Williams. Talent made use of a strong wrestling base to keep Williams on the ground and take the judges’ nod after nine hard-fought minutes in the cage at the Liverpool Olympia.

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Addicted Picks: This weekend’s ones to watch

The AddictedOTR team is comprised of folk from all around the UK. On rare occasions we manage to get together at the same show, but not often. this does, however, allow us to be on the scene at a wide range of shows across the domestic circuit on any given week. 

ammafinalThis weekend, for example, there are some top shows taking places on these shores so we thought we’d have a look at them and pick out the fights our team are most looking forward to. Continue reading