Back on July 9th 2016,Addicted OTR exclusively revealed that Budo Fighting Championships had partnered with Brazilian juggernauts Aspera FC. We followed this up on January 16th with the next step in the partnership; confirmation that Budo would be going to Brazil this year. Today we can confirm the next development step in the partnership; Aspera are coming to England, and we know when!
Last year we broke the news of Budo Fighting Championships’ affiliation with Brazilian promotional juggernaut Aspera FC. Although it raised a few eyebrows, it also generated a few whispers saying “so what?”, as many in the community questioned the impact it would have on the UK show. Today we can exclusively reveal the answer to just that, as Budo FC are going international.
Time waits for no man, and Budo Fighting Championships CEO Chris Clarke seems to be in a big hurry to go places. After this week’s seismic announcement that Budo FC would be introducing full medicals, including MRI’s to their events, fully funded by Budo; they’ve now exclusively revealed to Addicted OTR that they’re stepping up the game in their second foray to Wales.
There have been plenty of promotions who have claimed that they’re ‘changing the game’, but rarely do they live up to expectations. This isn’t one of those times. After expanding their reach even further, adding another territory to their growing show-base, Budo head honcho Chris Clarke has exclusively revealed their next big move to Addicted OTR; Continue reading →
So, the news has broken. Three of the pioneers of MMA in this country have returned and are bringing mixed martial arts back to Berkshire. Back in the early noughties, Andy Sledge, and the James brothers, Paul and Simon, brought us the FX3 promotion; a Reading based company, rivalling Cage Rage as the premier show in the UK. Hosting eleven events from 2005 to 2009, the cards were littered with a who’s-who of not just domestic MMA, but global. To put this into perspective, these guys featured two UFC champions on their cards. In Reading.
Saturday September 24th sees the return of Wolverhampton’s Golden Ticket Promotions. With this being their third event, you can rightly say that they’ve progressed from ‘fledgling’ status to ‘established’; with a proposed fight card which solidifies that statement. Promoters Adrian and Dan Cassell, the father/son combo, are treating us to six, yes that’s right, six title fights, with two further title eliminators, as they go about building their own promotional stars and creating the conveyor belt of opportunities for their loyal athletes.
“Bro, I’m back”, David declared as soon as the tape started rolling. “I’m not retiring; I want to fight again. I’ve had a lot to deal with in my personal life in recent times; but other than one major issue, things are settling down. I’ve got a new partner, she makes me want to get up and train. My head is clear and I want to fight for the next couple of years, at least”.
It’s here, the news Budo Fighting Championships have recently been teasing us with. Budo 16 sees BAMMAWorld Middleweight Champion, the knockout sensation John Phillips making his Budo FC debut, colliding with fellow striking phenomenon Jose Otavio ‘Javali’ Dos Santos Lacerda.
Chris Clarke at his most recent show, Budo 14, in Watford.
A four-man Welterweight tournament has been added to Budo 17, the promotion’s maiden Welsh show in September, with a change of date and venue also announced by Chris Clarke’s promotion. Continue reading →