MMA fans local to Leeds, you’re in for a treat this weekend, as the team who’ve brought you three Almighty Fighting Championships this year bring you Almighty Fight Night 1. The event takes place in a new venue to the team, Brain and Brawn Fitness, Morley, Leeds.
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.
Fabian Edwards (8-0) is the younger brother of current UFC Welterweight Athlete Leon “Rocky” Edwards (12-3). Fabian is looking to start his own journey & follow in his older brothers footsteps. One of the most exciting Amateur prospects in both the UK & Irish MMA scene, the heavy handed Middleweight possesses some of the most gruesome finishing power in the Amateur Middleweight division. A top #5 ranked fighter, Fabian has seven first round finishes out of his eight outings. Fighting out of UTC Birmingham which is home to some of the highly regarded professional athlete’s including Leon Edwards, Vaughan Lee, Tom Breese, Tim Wilde, Tobias Reid, Joe Cummins amongst many other exciting prospects, Fabian brims with confidence & has no doubt he has the technical brilliance to become a world champion one day.
Fabian Edwards vs. Wojciech Zuchnik at MMAC 1 for the Amateur Middleweight Title
Refreshed from a twenty-minute break in the action, the crowd returned to their positions to enjoy the next instalment of action, starting with a bout featuring one of the best amateurs on the UK scene, Fabien Edwards. Edwards (7-0) faced Jack Chinnery (4-1) in the GTFP amateur middleweight title bout. The guys at UTC are excited about Edwards and you can see why. It took three quick failed takedown attempts from Chinnery for Edwards to find his range, but when he did the bout was over. Chinnery dropped for a single leg, Edwards connected flush to his opponent’s chin, right on the button and out his lights went. There’s not much left for Edwards to prove at amateur level. Any national or international level MMA promotion should be looking very closely at this boy and trying to get him signed up early.