Bellator announces the undercard for Bellator 179 London

On May 19th the SSE Arena Wembley plays host to arguably the best UK fight card of 2017. Headlined by Paul Daley vs Rory McDonald and flanked by Linton Vassell vs Liam McGeary and Michael Page vs Derek Anderson, Bellator 179 is truly the card that fight fans have been waiting for.

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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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“Everything is now in place. Let’s make a fight team”

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The message is loud and clear from BST Muay Thai coach-extraordinaire Jon Graham, as we sat down for a coffee to discuss his past, his present and his future in the martial arts world.

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