Budo Fighting Championships makes another huge step towards fighter safety

 

In the past year or so we’ve told you about Budo Fighting Championships’ moves to improve the sport here in the UK; from free mandatory blood tests, to adding extra weight categories, through to free MRI scans for all professional competitors on the Budo North West show, with a minor caveat which provides athletes with regular fights. All of which, seemingly, have fallen on deaf ears. Not that it has deterred the good people at the promotion, as they continue to strive to improve the sport in the UK. Today we can announce the next initiative designed to help keep our athletes safe.

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EXCLUSIVE: Budo FC vs Aspera FC. It’s on.

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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!

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EXCLUSIVE: Budo goes international

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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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Budo 19 – The return to Wales

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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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Budo FC medicals – changing up the game

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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;
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FX3 join forces with Budo FC: The pioneers return

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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.

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Preview: Golden Ticket Promotions 3

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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.

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The resurrection of David Round

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“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”.

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