24th March, Singapore, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, signed UK MMA athlete Chi Lewis Parry to ONE FC and will be making his debut later.
Parry is the current UK Heavyweight champion for promotion Dynamite Fight Series and UK K1 Heavyweight Champion for promotion UCMMA. He has amassed an undefeated record of five wins and no losses.
Parry stands at a huge height of 6ft 10in tall and prior to competing in mixed martial arts, was a professional basketball player in the British Basketball League.
He has one of the longest reaches in the ONE FC Heavyweight division, and, will of course; use that to his advantage, to propel him to victory in the ONE FC cage.
I spoke to Chi to who had this to say.
I’m thrilled to be part of the exciting ONEFC family. I plan on rapidly taking over the Heavyweight Division, reigning as the ONEFC Heavyweight Champion. Good times ahead and I can not wait to get started.
You can follow Chi on twitter https://twitter.com/ThebossmanCLP
Keep up-to-date on his personal journey through his own website www.chilewisparry.co.uk
For more updates on ONE FC , follow on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER https://twitter.com/ONEFCMMA also www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA
For booking contacts for Chi, contact www.mmgmtv.com ‘SID’ AT ‘MOGUL MANAGEMENT’
Photo © Mogul Management, ONE FC, Chi Lewis Parry
Bellator have added a new UK heavyweight to their growing roster of talented fighters.
CEO Bjorn Rebney tweeted:
Fighting out of the well known Trojan Free Fighters in Cheltenham, Stuart Austin (7-0) , known for his ‘He-Man’ style in appearance; the undefeated heavyweight had his busiest year to date fighting three times, including defending his Heavyweight Title Belt at Pain Pit Fight Night 7 – Collision in Wales and just coming off a . 40 second KO win against Lewis Tynan at Ultimate Impact 10 on November 16th.
Austin has finished six out of his seven opponents with only one going to a decision, which was his second pro fight back in 2011; his first pro fight lasted 1 min.12 sec back in 2010 winning via TKO.
Being signed to Bellator is certaintly what Austin deserves, and the big step up in competition he will be facing is clearly one he and his team, along with Head Coach Paul Sutherland are fully committed to taking; after all Austin now gets to join the ranks of fellow team mate Mark Godbeer in the Bellator MMA heavyweight ranks.
No official date or opponent has been confirmed as of yet, but it is expected that the debut will be in the spring for his first outing and NOT part of the tournament format to begin with.
Photo Credit: Huw Fairclough (Short&Round)