Raged UK MMA 12 returns to Swindon on Saturday, March 14th 2020


raged 12 posterSaturday, March, 14th 2020 RAGED UK MMA will be hosting their 12th event at the Oasis Leisure Centre, in Swindon.

With the success of the last event, you can live stream the action, free, on Facebook page ‘Craziest Sports Fights’ if you cannot make the event in person.

Firmly putting Swindon on the map as a ‘fight town for mixed martial arts’ 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. Striving to make sure fighter safety comes first, the promotion has added in some new weight categories to bridge the gap between divisions, ensuring that all competitors compete at a weight more suitable for them.

“Adding new weight divisions opens up a more extensive range of fights for matchmaking; however, more importantly, is fighter safety.

“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 safer,” said Gary Turland.

With a card of 13 fights, including five professional bouts and 4 title fights the event is stacked from top to bottom.

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 accepted on the door).

Ticket prices: Standard £25 (£5 extra on the door)

                          Cageside £40 (£5 extra on the door)

Doors open 5.45pm first fight 6.00pm

Oasis Leisure Centre, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1EP

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a guardian and only allowed in the balcony area

Please note the venue is CARD PAYMENT ONLY

 

Full fight card*

Amateur Card

Rich Lukacs vs Henry Lovell

Joe Wood vs Szymon Citak

Ashley Gosden vs Keiren Williams

Mike Jones vs Matt Screen

Zana Kalary vs Chris Connolly

Dawid Jarowienko vs Svet Ivanchev

Welterweight Championship

Liam Shotbolt vs Tom Enstone (c)

Vacant Middleweight Championship

Morgan Jay Lennon vs Rikki “Rocco” Wyatt

Professional Card

Nikki Lee vs Hugo “The Unit” Kirkwood

Jake Watkins vs Mark Harris

Tyler Thomas vs Mehrdad Janzemin

Vacant Super Welterweight Championship

Thomas Paull vs Chris Astley

Welterweight Championship

Lawerence Jordan Tracey vs Chris Ogden (c)

*Fight card subject to change

Felice Herrig vs Michelle Waterson ‘10 Years In The Making – Fight Girls’


Originally posted on 6th October 2018

Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig
Michelle Waterson vs Felice Herrig

Tonight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig will finally get the chance to meet in the centre of the octagon for their strawweight battle at UFC 229.

To some, this will be another showcase of the talented females in the strawweight division getting to show why women should be on the main card within the UFC, to others (like myself) this has been a fight 10 years in the making.

Back in 2007, an oxygen original tv show, similar in spirit to The Ultimate Fighter TV series had ten female fighters live together and train together with Muay Thai instructor – Master Toddy, in Las Vegas for six weeks to win a Muay Thai championship in Thailand.

Fight Girls cast picture
Fight Girls cast picture

The group of women were then narrowed down to five via a three-round fight between the housemates, the winners got to go to Thailand and the losing fighter was eliminated from the house and the competition.

Felice Herrig and Michelle Waterson were two of the original ten women to compete to try to go over to Thailand and were mentored by Lisa “The black widow” King, who was the original shows winner back in 2006, when there was a one-off documentary with seven female fighters and female Muay Thai & MMA legend Gina Carano.

Gina Cararo, Lisa kKng and Master Toddy
Gina Cararo, Lisa kKng and Master Toddy

Whilst Michelle lost her fight to get to go to Thailand, Felice won and set off to Thailand with the rest of the other four finalists, winning her fight in Thailand via TKO.
Felice went back to her kickboxing roots for a further two years before transitioning to MMA in 2009 where “The Lil Bulldog” had arrived.

Having competed for XFC, Bellator and Invicta, Felice was finally signed to The Ultimate Fighter season 20 in 2014.

Michelle transitioned to MMA in 2007 with help from Donald Cerrone at the time and “The Karate Hottie” competed at strawweight and atomweight in which she won the Invicta Atomweight Belt before being signed to the UFC in the strawweight division in 2015.

After Felice’s third win in a row against Justine Kish in 2017, she called out Michelle Waterson citing “she had already been offered the fight and accepted it, but it got taken away from her.”

With Felice Herrig being ranked #9 and Michelle Waterson being ranked #8 in the UFC fighter rankings and given both their shared history, this is one fight not to be missed.

Who will be The Baddest Motherf*cker – Diaz vs Masvidal UFC 244?


On Friday, November 2, 2019, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making their 500th live event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York for UFC 244.

Headlining the event will be a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz for the newly created ‘Baddest Motherf*cker’ in the game belt.

After a three-year hiatus, Nate Diaz returned on August 17th, 2019 at UFC 241, with a winning performance over Anthony Pettis reminding us (those that needed reminding), why he is regarded already as one of the ‘Baddest Motherf*ckers’ in this sport by hardcore fans.

Watching cage side was Jorge Masvidal, who by all accounts wasn’t that impressed with Nate’s performance, so when Nate called out Jorge, it was music to his ears.

Coming off a five-second win via knockout of Ben Askren, Jorge Masvidal has of late been surging through the welterweight division this year with back to back violent knockout wins, and in the process, gaining more casual MMA fans due to his aggressive winning style.

The fans and the whole MMA community were begging for this matchup to be made, and to everyone’s delight, it was confirmed that Nate Diaz would face Jorge Masvidal for the Baddest Motherf*cker belt on November 2nd, 2019 at Madison Square Garden.

With both men having similar losing records Diaz (20 wins), 11 losses, one knockout, one submission, nine decisions, and Masvidal (34 wins) 13 losses, one knockout, two submissions and ten decisions, it comes down to who is the real BMF in this sport.

Although some fans will see this fight as a submission artist in Diaz, having had 11 of his wins come via submission, and knockout artist Masvidal having had 15 of wins come via knockout – a grappler vs striker fight, this couldn’t be further than what it seems on paper.

With official early betting odds coming in as Jorge Masvidal being the favourite over Nate Diaz, with odds ranging from -165 to -179, as stated by Sascha P from Sports Betting Dime, it was only fair that I asked a few other people who they thought would win the BMF belt.

The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar – TUF 1 finalist and UFC Hall of Famer says:

“I’m leaning on Masvidal because he’s been wrecking guys.”

Matt BaileyThe MMA Bible and superfan says:

“Masvidal has shown explosive skills recently, however, I feel Diaz will be all too familiar with this, opting to keep distance early on but will close the distance as the fight goes on.  I expect this to be a stand-up affair but feel that Diaz will look to turn to his grappling in the latter stages of the fight, and it may well hit the canvas.  I’m expecting a lot of clinching and cage work in this fight with Diaz getting the better of Masvidal in these exchanges.  Both fighters have exceptional stand-up skills in which I see it being a very fast-paced chess match style. With all of the above said my official prediction is – Nate Diaz via decision.”

Mark Baldwin of FightPost says:

“It’s a difficult fight to pick a winner.  Masvidal, after a career slump, is riding into this fight after highlight-reel knockouts of Darren Till and Ben Askren.  Masvidal is on the verge of a title shot.  A win over Diaz should give him that chance sometime in 2020.  The odds slightly favour Masvidal, and that’s the way I see it also.  There is every chance Diaz could be too busy, and for me, he has more ways to win.  But I think Masvidal gets it done, probably on points, although a late stoppage in his favour can’t be ruled out.”

And as for me, well, if Masvidal can get it done within three rounds he can win, otherwise, as Nate is known as a slow starter and comes alive more as the rounds go on, I see Nate taking it over the five rounds and wins via decision.

RAGED UK MMA 11 FULL FIGHT EVENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2019


The Oasis Leisure centre in Swindon will once again be hosting RAGED UK MMA 11 on Saturday, September 2019.

Packed with a fight card of 21 mixed martial art fights, the night is not to be missed.

Having two amateur title fights between Rich “The Hungarian Barbarian” Lukacs vs Kirk Heely to decide who will be the amateur featherweight champion.  Also, Adam Ay will face Grant Ogbourne to decide the Light Welterweight Champion, plus 10 other amateur fights.

The pro main card has 10 fights, including a middleweight title clash between Team Savage Weston supermare fighter Lukasz Marcinkowski who will be aiming to keep his belt when he faces Adam Chetnik; also Team Trojan fighter Michal Figlak will be seeking to steal the belt from Bernie Gomm the current champ and Sweatbox prospect.

Also, Roger Griffin will take on Chris Ogen from A3 gym for the vacant welterweight title.

The main event is for the super welterweight title from Trojans Gloucester fighter Mario Saeed vs Jake Blyth from Range Martial Arts Academy Gloucester.

In total there will be 11 amateur fights and 10 pro fights for which you can definitely experience a lot of beautiful violence in one night.

If you are unable to make the event, MMATV.CO.UK will be streaming the event from 7pm, at a bargain price £9.99.

Registration is easy all you have to do is sign up and click the button BUY NOW ONLY £9.99.

 

 

Subscribe to get the digital streaming service for MMA TV: Subscribe Monthly To MMA TV All Access

Ticket prices: Standard £25 (£5 extra on the door)

                          Ringside £35 (£5 extra on the door)

Doors open 6.30pm first fight 6.45/7.00pm

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a guardian and only allowed in the balcony area

Please note the venue is CARD PAYMENTS ONLY at the bar

RAGED UK MMA 11 is back in Swindon with full streaming service PPV September 21st, 2019


Saturday, September, 21st, 2019, RAGED UK MMA will be hosting their 11th event at the Oasis Leisure Centre, in Swindon.

For the first time, you can live stream the event, as they will be making the event Pay Per View on streaming service mma.tv.co.uk.

Firmly putting Swindon on the map as a ‘fight town for mixed martial arts’ 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 they have implemented two new weight divisions, 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”.

With ‘Raged’s’ inaugural event which took place under the name of ‘Caged’ on Saturday 5th October 2013 and had just eight fights on the card.  Michael ‘Gip’ Cutting won the belt against Shane Mansfield in the third round via armbar.

With an event card of 21 fights including 10 professional fights including 4 title fights, let alone 11 amateur fights including another title fight, the whole event is stacked from top to bottom.

“MMA TV has been around for just over 4 years, it’s recognised as one of the top streaming platforms for mixed martial arts” COO Sid Deans stated “it is also trusted for its High Definition streaming and ease of use.

” You can purchase live pay per views, and you can also subscribe for live MMA events and videos on demand, just hit the button on the mmatv.co.uk website for subscription or click on the event for the pay per view.  It’s easy to use and has a lot of events and additional content to watch.”

 

Raged UK MMA 11 event will cost £9.99 or if you subscribe to an annual pass it is £49.99 and a monthly pass at £4.99 where you can view latest events, videos’ on-demand and pay per view events.

 

Follow the link below, all you have to do is register for an account:

Subscribe to get the digital streaming service for MMA TV: Subscribe Monthly To MMA TV All Access

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 6.45/7.00pm

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a guardian and only allowed in the balcony area

Please note the venue is CARD PAYMENTS ONLY at the bar

Meltdown Fighting Championships back in Bristol on Saturday, June 15th, 2019


On Saturday, June 15th, 2019, Yate Sports Centre, Bristol will host Meltdown Fighting Championship 3.

Boasting a card of seven junior (cadet) fights, four novice fights, eleven amateur fights and four professional fights.

The event is one of the first in the South West to be showcasing pure grassroots martial arts starting from the juniors up to the pros.

It is a day not to be missed.  Doors open at 3 pm.  Venue: Yate Sports Centre, Kennedy Way, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4DQ

 

Full Fight Card * subject to change at anytime

MELTDOWN FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 3

Pro fights

CRAIG BALE   V   JAMES AMOS  70KG PRO 3 X 5

MATTHEW THOMAS   V   CHRIS ASTLEY   82KG PRO 3 X 5

CRAIG ALLEN   V   ADAM WEBB   77KG PRO 3 X 5

PATRICK BLIGHT    V    MATT FIGLAK  77KG PRO 3 X 5

 

Amateur Fights

HENRIJS BURKA   V   KRYZTOFF GAGALA  93KG AMA 3 X 3

AAERION ORME   V   LIAM NASH   70KG AMA 3 X 3

LIAM SHOTBOLT   V   ARAMANDS GRUZNOVS   77KG AMA 3 X 3

KACPER ZDUNCZYK    V   DAYLE MCCRAE 75KG AMA 3 X 3

LIAM MCKINTOSH   V   ELLIOT TAYLOR  66KG AMA 3 X 3

GREG WILLIAMS   V   RAFAL NEUBURG  84KG AMA 3 X 3

KIERAN WILLIAMS   V   JORDAN PETERSON  77KG AMA 3 X 3

CHARLIE CLARKE   V   RAFAL BARNUS  65KG AMA 3 X 3

JORDAN WALTERS   V   ANDREW STOKES  70KG AMA 3 X 3

JORDAN LITTLE   V   JORDAN TAYLOR  77KG AMA 3 X 3

LUKE NEWLAND   V   JASON FOWLER-HILL   HW AMA 3 X 3

Novice Fights

JODIE POINTER   V   DANIELLE LANE  54KG NOVICE  3 X 2

ROBERT VIZITU   V   JERUM AGBUDE   72KG NOVICE  3 X 2

RYAN SOUTHERN   V    LUKASZ KUTKO   70KG NOVICE 3 X 2

DINO OLISCHUK   V   KASCPER KOCIA  72KG K1 AMA 3 X 2

 

Cadet (junior) Fights

BLAKE PLACKETT   V   KLORENCE DEDJA  73KG CADET 3 X 2

PHILLIP BOWLAND   V   MAX FEENEY  30KG CADET 3 X 2

LOUIE WHAYMAN   V   ARCHIE TUCKER  50KG CADET 3 X 2

JAMES LINDSEY   V   AARON SUTHERLAND  35KG CADET 3 X 2

DANNY MITCHELL   V   TORIN RIDDOCH  47KG CADET 3 X 2

JACK BOWLAND   V   JAYDEN PRICE  26KG CADET 3 X 2

KIRSTY GAYNOR   V   NICOLA KRAWCZYK  53KG CADET 3 X 2

Raged UK MMA 8 returns Saturday 26th May 2018 at The MECA in Swindon


Raged 8 poster

Raged UK MMA has been going from strength to strength and is back for their eighth instalment this Saturday, May 26th at The M.E.C.A, Swindon.

Headlining the event is Wales’ own Lew Long (15-5) who faces Sheffield’s Shaun Lomas (23-74) in a catchweight 80kg bout.

Also on the card is Swindon’s own Craig Rawlins (6-2) who will be defending his Amateur Welterweight belt for the first time against Wales’ Elliot Chilcott (6-2-1).

Full fight card

Amateur Fights:

Amateur Welterweight Title Bout

Craig Rawlins Vs Elliot Chilcott 77kg

Ruslan Vrabije vs Matthew Rahman 63kg

Jordan Miller vs Richard Lukas 66kg

Jamie Tungate vs Craig Trevorrow 80kg

Sami Bousri vs Day Gamble 70kg

Jesse Mccann vs TBC

Thomas Young vs Andy Bear 73kg

Dean Hart vs Kirk Heely 65kg

Nick Ballard vs Stephan Todman 80kg

Robert Kasparzak vs Chris Connolly 77kg

Luke Lubega vs Connor Elliott 77kg

Tom Enstone vs Reiss Jones 80kg

Nando Borralho vs Matt Davies 80kg

Pro Fights:

Chris Astley vs Will Ciarns 80kg

Lawrence Jordan Tracy vs Dom Colossus 73kg

Bernie Gomm vs Matthew Williams 75kg

Adam Webb vs Brad Watchorn 77kg

 

Paul Reed vs Tyler Thomas 77kg

Lew Long Vs Shaun Lomas 80kg

 

Doors open at 18.30 – till late

Tickets: Standard £25 available from any of the athletes or £30 on the door

V.I.P £40 available from any of the athletes or £50 on the door

V.I.P tables £500 (limited availability)

Tickets also available at http://www.raged.co.uk

 

If you have a V.I.P ticket you also gain access to watch the Champions League final in the V.I.P bar

*Fight card subject to change

 

 

 

 

Gunnar Nelson is injured and out of UFC Liverpool against Neil Magny


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Gunnar Nelson released the news him self today, (rather than all the ‘hear say stories), that due to injuring his knee during practise last week, for which he will have to undergo surgery on, he has and rightly so pulled out of the co-main event at UFC Liverpool.

Nelson said “I’m sorry to my family, my opponent, my teammates, the fans and the UFC.

“This is a huge blow to me and I’m at a loss for words to describe the disappointment I am feeling. I was really feeling up for this fight, the training camp was going great and everything was just perfect until this happened. When all is said and done this is the fight business and injuries are sometimes an unfortunate part of it given the physical rigors us athletes put our bodies through. I will keep on evolving as a fighter while I’m on the sidelines and I’ll be back as soon as I can”. – we here at fiveroundswithemma, wish Gunnar a speedy recovery.

There is speculation that Neil Magny will still be on the card and a new opponent is being sought after as I type this statement.

Stay tuned to see who his opponent will be for the co-main event in UFC Liverpool on Sunday May 27th.

 

 

 

Raged UK MMA 5 returns Saturday December 3rd at Swindon M.E.C.A


Raged UK MMA will be taking place this Saturday,  December 3rd at M.E.C.A in Swindon, for their fifth event which will showcase professional and amateur mixed martial arts.

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Swindon based promoter Gary Turland and match maker/trainer Michael Osbourne will be bringing mixed martial arts back to the town of Swindon after the success of the first four events over the last 18 months.

The event is headlined by Kenton Kauppinen who makes his first defence of the Heavyweight title against Krystian Gowik.  Also on the card is Welsh welterweight Lew ‘The Foot’ Long who takes on Kes Mamba.

Full fight card

Pro fights 3 x 5 mins

(C) Kenton Kauppinen vs Krystian Gowik  Heavyweight Title

Kes Mamba vs Lew Long

Luke Morton vs Dante Hawkins

Jamie Reynolds vs Antanas Jazbutis

Wesley O’Neil vs Lawrence Jordan Tracey

Amateur fights 3 x 3 mins

Daniel Hunter vs Craig Rawlins

Ben Robsen vs Dale Thompson

Chris Stirling vs Dean Hart

Lee Harvey vs Robert Kasprzak

Nomi Baig vs Tom Enstone

Dan Richards vs Bernie Gomm

Russell Mason vs Jack Chinnery

Aaron Blakemore vs Nikolay Ryzhkov

TBC vs Cameron Clarke

 

Standard Tickets £20 & VIP tickets £45 available from all of the fighters or alternatively you can buy online at www.swindontickets.co.uk (booking fee applies).

Children may attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult over 18 years old.

Limited tickets on the door and will be £5 more.

Tables £550.

Doors Open: 6.15pm
Venue: M.E.C.A Swindon, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PR