Meltdown Fighting Championships 3 returned to Bristol on Saturday, 15th June, 2019 to a sold out crowd.
With 26 bouts on the card, the Bristol crowd were in for a spectacular show from start to finish. Opening up the event were seven cadet bouts who were all competing for the first time, ages ranged from 7 years old to 17 years old. If you wanted a glimpse of future stars, this was definitely the place to see them. Followed by four Novice bouts before turning to the stacked Main Card consisting of fifteen bouts.
After such a successful event the promotion have already set the date for their next event, which will consist of an afternoon for all cadets to showcase their skills, and the evening will be for the amateurs and professionals. Two shows in one day for one price on Saturday November, 2nd, 2019 at Yate Sports Centre, Bristol.
*Photo Credit – Flynn Guard Photography
MELTDOWN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 3 FULL RESULTS
JAMES AMOS Def CRAIG BALE via verbal submission TKO 4:43 round one
CHRIS ASTLEY Def MATTHEW THOMAS via RNC 1:14 round one
ADAM WEBB Def CRAIG ALLEN via Armbar 1:21 round one
MATT FIGLAK Def PATRICK BLIGHT via Guillotine :58 round one
KRYZTOFF GAGALA Def HENRIJS BURKA via TKO (GnP) 2:30 round one
LIAM NASH Def AAERION ORME via Anaconda choke 2:29 round two
LIAM SHOTBOLT Def ARAMANDS GRUZNOVS via head arm choke 1:14 round three
DAYLE MCCRAE Def KACPER ZDUNCZYK via Unanimous Decision
LIAM MCKINTOSH Def ELLIOT TAYLOR via TKO (GnP) 1:39 round two
GREG WILLIAMS Def RAFAL NEUBURG via RNC 1:18 round one
KIERAN WILLIAMS Def JORDAN PETERSON via Unanimous Decision
RAFAL BARNUS Def CHARLIE CLARKE via forearm choke 1:31 round one
LUKASZ PIERSCINSKI Def JORDAN WALTERS via D’Arce choke :48 round one
JORDAN LITTLE Def JORDAN TAYLOR via Unanimous Decision
LUKE NEWLAND Def JASON FOWLER-HILL via Unanimous Decision
JODIE POINTER Def DANIELLE LANE via Unanimous Decision
JERUM AGBUDE Def ROBERT VIZITU via TKO 1:59 round two
RYAN SOUTHERN Def LUKASZ KUTKO via Unanimous Decision
KACPER KOCIA Def DINO OLISCHUK via Unanimous Decision K1 bout
Cadet (junior) Fights
KLORENCE DEDJA Def BLAKE PLACKETT via Unanimous Decision
MAX FEENEY Def PHILLIP BOWLAND via Unanimous Decision
LOUIE WHAYMAN Def ARCHIE TUCKER via Unanimous decision
AARON SUTHERLAND Def JAMES LINDSEY via RNC :23 round one
TORIN RIDDOCH Def DANNY MITCHELL via Armbar :59 round two
JAYDEN PRICE Def JACK BOWLAND via Armbar :41 round one
NICOLA KRAWCZYK Def KIRSTY GAYNOR via RNC 1:33 round one
Raged UK MMA held their tenth event on Saturday, May 25th 2019, at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.
Raged UK MMA held their tenth event on Saturday, May 25th 2019, at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon to a sell-out crowd. With six title fights on the card, the Swindon crowd were in for a night of full out action from start to finish.
It has to be said that promoter Gary Turland pulled it out of the bag for this event, with last minute changes to some of the opponents, just so the show could go on and the athletes that had trained hard to compete did just that, compete.
RAGED X – Full Results
Amateur (3 x 3 minutes)
Jack Bryant DEF Rich Lukacs via standing guillotine 1:05 rnd 1
Steve Ridgway DEF Matthew Thorn via TKO (Gnp) 1:16 rnd 1
Maro Roznovjak DEF Rikki Wyatt via TKO (GnP) 1:10 rnd 1
Christopher Whitfield DEF Jesse Mccann via RNC 2:42 rnd 1
Gary Trevett DEF Rio Joseph via RNC 1:00 rnd 1
Grant Ogborne DEF Adam Ay via UD
Kirk Heely DEF Dean Hart via UD to become Amateur Featherweight Champion
Tom Enstone DEF Chris Connolly via UD to become Amateur Welterweight Champion
Professional (3 x 5 minutes)
Daryl Grant DEF Constantin Radoi via TKO (GnP) 3:44 rnd 2
Luckas Marcinkowski (c) DEF Tommy Cook via RNC 4:08 rnd 1 to retain the Middleweight Title
Craig Rawlins DEF Matthew Thomas via RNC 1:18 rnd 1
Ben Rees DEF Paul Reed via TKO (medical stoppage) 5:00 end of rnd 1 to become the Super Featherweight Champion
Bernie Gomm (c) DEF Terry Doyle via RNC 3:07 rnd 1 to become retain the Lightweight Champion
Wes Murch DEF Lawrence Jordan Tracey via KO 2:41 rnd 1 to become the Welterweight Champion
Saturday 5th October 2013 will probably be a date most hardcore fight fans now have ingrained on their brain, after all, it was the debut of the ‘Fight Club’ hosted event ‘Caged’, a taster event with a mixture of White-Collar boxing, K1 and MMA being held in Swindon.
The brainchild of former ‘Fight Club’ promoter Gary Turland and fight matchmaker Michael “OZ” Osborne of Swindon Vale Tudo/Scorpion Gym. Also, one of Swindon’s first athletes to compete in a mixed martial art event back in the ’90s decided the town needed a fight scene.
It was safe to say that the taster event went down as a massive success having had two white collar boxing bouts, one K1 bout, three amateur MMA bouts and two pro-MMA bouts; in total eight fights to the delight of the Swindon crowd.
On Saturday, March 7th, 2015 ‘Raged UK MMA’ put on their first official mixed martial arts show after their first taster event back in 2013, with a host of amateur and professional bouts on the card.
Fast forward to Saturday, May 25th and ‘Raged UK MMA’ will be hosting their tenth event at their new venue, The Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.
Firmly putting Swindon on the map as a ‘fight town’ the promotion has gone from strength to strength with athletes competing from all over the UK. Not only content with being one of the South West’s most prominent MMA events but also implementing two new weight divisions as fighter safety is paramount. The promotion has added in a light welterweight division at 73kg and a super featherweight division at 68.5kg.
“Adding new weight divisions opens up a wider range of fights for matchmaking, however, more importantly is fighter safety” said promoter Gary Turland adding “I’ve seen a few injuries along with fighters becoming dehydrated after cutting a lot of weight so as a promotion we are trying to make things a bit safer”.
‘Raged X’ takes place this Saturday, May 25th at The Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.
Limited tickets are still available from www.raged.uk or at the venue itself which will incur a surcharge of £5 each for paying on the door. (cash is accepted on the door).
Ticket prices: Standard £25 (£5 extra on the door)
Ringside £35 (£5 extra on the door)
Doors open 6.30pm first fight 6.45pm
Under 18’s must be accompanied by a guardian
Please note the venue is CARD PAYMENTS ONLY at the bar
RAGED X FIGHT CARD*
Ricky Norman vs Lukasz Pierscinski
Rich Lukacs vs Jack Bryant
Matthew Thorn vs Steve Ridgway
Rikki Wyatt vs Maro Roznovjak
Christopher Whitfield vs Jesse Mccann
Rio Joseph vs Gary Trevett
Ben Ay vs Grant Ogborne
Vacant Featherweight title – Kirk Heely vs Dean Hart
James Prenderville vs Stephen Todman
Vacant Welterweight title – Chris Connolly vs Tom Enstone
Daryl Grant vs Constatini Radoi
MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE – Tommy Cook vs Luckas Marcinkowski (c)
Matthew Thomas vs Craig Rawlins
VACANT SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE – Ben Rees vs Paul Reed
VACANT LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE – Terry Doyle vs Bernie Gomm
VACANT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE – Wes Murch vs Lawrence Jordan Tracey
This interview was conducted back in June 2016 and featured in the July/August issue of MMA Uncaged Magazine.
“Age is just a number. I will be in the UFC by the end of the year”
London, 2002 and the UFC held its first event outside of the United States for UFC 38. ‘Brawl at the Hall’ was held inside the iconic Royal Albert Hall. Headlined by UFC Hall of Fame veteran Matt Hughes and Carlos Newton. Also on the main card was a 36-year-old Ian Freeman who faced and beat a 23-year-old Frank Mir by TKO, proving that ‘age is just a number’.
Fast forward to April 15, 2016, when European Promotion Cage Warriors returned home to London and held its 75th event. Making his debut for the promotion was 38-year-old Scott ‘The Priest’ Clist facing 25-year-old Brad ‘The Crazy Kid’ Wheeler. Clist was the heavy underdog and after weathering an early storm where it looked like Wheeler was going to submit him in the opening minutes, Clist gained control of the fight (with 30 seconds to go) landing a head kick followed by a right hook which knocked Wheeler to the canvas against the cage and began to unleash a barrage of punches (16) only for the klaxon to sound the end of the round.
It was in-between rounds that Wheeler’s corner retired him from the fight as he had taken too much damage, declaring Clist victorious by way of TKO at the end of round one. Proving yet again ‘age is just a number’.
“Age is just a number. I will be in the UFC by the end of the year”
Born and raised in Bridgwater, Somerset but now residing in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the nightclub manager first started out in the world of Martial Arts at the tender age of 5.
“My dad would get me and my brother to throw punches and box train with him. He would show us how to twist our hips with the punches and lead with a jab” Clist recalls of his fond childhood memories. After briefly flirting with Karate, Clist settled on Kickboxing where he would start his Martial Arts career and held British titles in kickboxing and full contact Tae kwon do.
Clist was first introduced to Mixed Martial Arts by a colleague whilst he was working in Swindon as a barman at the age of 19. A doorman he knew lent him 3 video’s called “UFC” and after watching them decided he wanted to give MMA a try.
“After watching the ‘UFC’ video’s I attended my first MMA class which was also run by the same doorman who gave me the video’s. ‘Oz’, Michael Osbourne at ‘SVT’ Swindon Vale Tudo. Although I really enjoyed the class due to my working schedule at the time I couldn’t commit to it.”
After spending some time training in different Martial Arts and balancing a full time job, Clist found classes run by Tony Childs who was teaching San Shou, JKD, Combat Submission Wrestling and Escrima to add to his Kickboxing and Tae kwon do background.
Finally, after experiencing success in teaching kickboxing, Clist decided it was time to open up his own gym. In March 2008 The Revolution Gym in Trowbridge was born, all the while still competing as an amateur mixed martial artist himself from 2006 – 2009. In 2010 Clist turned pro finishing his first five opponents within two rounds. Although picking up his first pro MMA loss in 2013 to Dan Rushworth, that fight earned him fight of the night honours. Winning his next fight Clist then entered an 8-man tournament.
“I had no emotion in the lead up to the event and was spending a large amount of time teaching instead of focusing on my own training. Ali Maclean tapped my out with a north and south choke 4:34 seconds into the first round. It was the only time I had been stopped as a pro fighter. I was gutted.”
“It was after this fight that I realised I needed to focus on my own training so I shut down my gym and moved over to Dragonslair MMA in Melksham home to UFC athlete Bradley Scott.”
Now [10-2] as a pro and with the help and guidance of Head Coach Stu Pike at Dragonslair MMA, Clist is currently on a three fight win streak after winning his last fight against Brad Wheeler at Cage Warriors 75 where he was very much the underdog on that card.
“I kept the fight standing for a while and me and Brad traded some shots until I threw a kick and he caught it. Brad got the takedown but I managed to get back to my feet only for brad to get a deep double leg and take me down again, his ju jitsu is sleek and he managed to get my back and sink in the body lock quickly. I went into autopilot and 2 on 1 defence. I had done this so many times in the gym that I was never really worried about getting tapped, I just had to get the lock off. I tried putting pressure on Brad’s ankle but that didn’t work so I had to defend and try to turn into him but like I said Brad’s BJJ is something else and trying to get someone as good as he is off you is not the easiest thing.
“After a few mins spent on the defensive I felt the lock loosen so I stepped over his leg to avoid him getting it locked back in, I turned quickly and we got back to our feet.
“I threw a good uppercut to the body and Brad backed off. I saw my opportunity and threw the head kick followed by the right hook.
I saw brad fall and started throwing down some serious ground and pound. I could hear his corner shouting “10 seconds, hold on Brad”. I kept throwing punches thinking the ref has got to stop it but he didn’t and the buzzer sounded for the end of the round. Brad’s corner retired him in between rounds which gave me a TKO win coming at 5 mins of round one.”
The fight Clist had with Wheeler was originally scheduled for a lightweight bout but got changed to a catch weight bout a few days before. So will we be seeing Clist again in the lightweight division?
“I would like to fight against top 10 opponents. A fight with Chris Fishgold would be interesting and a fight against Andre Ward would make for a great fight. I aim to Keep growing as a fighter and I am in the right place and working with the right people to do that and keep winning. I want to be a successful UFC fighter. I don’t just want to make it into the UFC, I will make it into the UFC and get some good wins.”
With a nickname ‘The Priest’ I did however wonder how it came about.
“My first sponsor gave me that name. I told him he could pick my ring name. He had just watched The Davinci Code on dvd and decided I looked like the psycho killer from the film (blonde hair, white skin) so he said it was great to call me The Priest. I kept it because it caught on after my first fight.”
As with any interview, I ask if Scott has anyone he would like to thank.
“Firstly, my wife and daughter as they put up with me missing time spent with them, being tired from training and weight cutting etc. I would like to thank my coaches Stu Pike, Bradley Scott for making me a better fighter. My boxing and s+c coaches Mark Kent and Smudger at contender gym. My teammates who let me learn and let me be part of their learning. Stu Mourant for making a massive difference and opening doors. My sponsors for helping me with fuelling my body, BadBoy Supplements (kalv Singh) and financially Nacho Cheese, Richard Henley (Heating and plumbing), Darryl Moore (Carpentry) and a massive thank you goes out to all my friends and supporters”.
You can follow Scott Clist’s journey on the following media sites.
LFA 6 came live from the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas last night where Rivaldo Junior took on Ray Rodriguez in the headline bout.
Brazilian Jui-Jitsu specialist Mackenzie Dern was making her third pro outing in her Mixed Martial Arts career. Dern could not make the contracted weight for 115lbs, so the bout was changed to a Catchweight of 120lbs just before she took to the scales and weighed in on target on the second attempt. Her opponent Katherine Roy will receive 20% of her fight purse.
Ray Rodriguez def Rivaldo Junior via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Eryk Anders def Jon Kirk via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:35
Mackenzie Dern def Katherine Roy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Richard Odoms def Willian Hoffman via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:25
Gleidson Cutis def Dimitre Ivy via submission (grapevine leg lock) – Round 1, 2:38
Anthony Ivy def Arthur Ashton via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:04
Prelim Card – Amateur Bouts
Damian Alfaro def William Walker via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1
Jonathan Gomez def Patrick Ferguson via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 3
Marcell Mickens def Tomas Suarez via TKO (strikes) – Round 2
Cage Warriors Academy Wales came live from The Newport Centre, Wales tonight March 4th.
Boasting a fight card with 18 fights, including twelve amateur undercard fights and six professional main card fights, it was the fans who were in for a treat this evening.
Main Card Professional Results
Aaron Khalid defeated Phil Wells via Submission (Guillotine Choke) :56 round 2
Jack Shore defeated Alexandros Gerolimatos via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) 2:03 round 1
Richard Williams defeated Gracjan Bak via KO :59 round 1
Damo Weeden defeated Joe Orrey via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) :39 round 1
Josh Ellis defeated Daniel Hodor via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:05 round 2
Ethan Charlesworth defeated Nathan Ford via Submission (Triangle) 1:53 round 1
Undercard – Amateur MMA
Josh Hudson defeated Jack Tucker via Unanimous Decision
Michael Corston defeated Christopher Radcliffe via Majority Decision
Pedro Cardosa defeated Tom Karpinski via Unanimous Decision
Rob Bennett defeated Marcus Stevens via Split Decision
James Amos defeated Sami Hashim via Unanimous Decision
Christian Duncan defeated James McClean via TKO 1:25 round 1
Chris Smith defeated Keiron Bennet via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) 2:50 round 2
Oban Elliot defeated Callum Hanman via KO (head kick) :46 round 1
Ben Ellis defeated Franco Tenaglia via TKO 2:05 round 3
Jamie Boyle defeated Ragine White via Submission (head and arm choke) :58 round 2
Alun Yhnell defeated Karl Redding via KO :59 of round 1
Joel Collins defeated Chris Mardon via Split Decision