Battle Arena 43: The Review Part 1

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.

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Preview: MMA Battle Arena 43

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.

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Review: MMA Battle Arena 42

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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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EXCLUSIVE: MMA Battle Arena announces new ‘team format’ for 2017

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As ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said “change is the only constant in life”. Today MMA Battle Arena have exclusively revealed to Addicted OTR that they’re about to change things up, introducing a new format for 2017.

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Preview: MMA Battle Arena 42 – Night of Champions

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MMA Battle Arena returns to action this weekend with what will arguably be the biggest night of amateur MMA in the UK this year. Featuring no less than seven title fights, this mega event is split into three separate sections, covering off every wish and desire of the fight fans in attendance.

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Review: MMA Battle Arena 41 – Part 2

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Continuing from part one.

Six fights to go, ladies and gents. I deliberately finished part one on fight eight, as I wanted fight nine to head up this part of the review. It won’t be a long write up, but hopefully will compliment the Battle Arena You Tube video of this, which doesn’t really do the finish justice. Anyway, on with the review.

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Review: MMA Battle Arena 41 – Part 1

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This Saturday, MMA Battle Arena hosted their 41st event. Patrons were treated to fifteen bouts, which included one of the best comeback victories of the year and maybe the quickest KO in MMA history. We went along to witness the arrival of some of the stars of tomorrow.

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Review: Golden Ticket Fight Promotions 3 – Part One

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“People seem to forget the Midlands”. When talking about UK MMA, so much of the chatter is centred around either London or the North of the country. Whether that’s just due to luck more than design, many people forget that the region of the country which boasts England’s ‘second city’ has its own fair share of talent rich gyms bursting with prospects desperate to break onto the scene and showcase their skills. The number of shows for the budding athletes to do this on is painfully shallow around here. The amateur scene is well catered for with the superb MMA Battle Arena team giving guys and girls a path for their initial career, but then after that there’s a gaping hole until you reach the upper echelons of the sport and the gateway to the big leagues, where BAMMA have Birmingham pretty much sewn up. Fortunately, the Black Country father and son Cassell-combo have identified the space in the market and sought to fill that gap with Golden Ticket Fight Promotions and boy, have they stepped up to the plate.
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MMA Battle Arena 40 – The Review

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MMA Battle Arena returned to its spiritual home of Northampton for its 40th event on Saturday night. Boasting about a card containing three separate title bouts, the pressure was on for the experienced team; and boy, they didn’t fail to deliver. We witnessed seventeen fights all in all and only two of them weren’t complete barn burners; and that was just because the fighters had similar skill sets so nullified each other.

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