UK Amateur MMA Team Revealed For 2015 IMMAF European Championships


The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) has announced the UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA.

UKMMAF Team Picture

Try-outs had taken place over the past few months and welcomed competitors from all over the UK.

The 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships will take place in Birmingham (UK) from 19th – 22nd November 2015 at the Walsall Sports Centre at the University of Wolverhampton.

The last  two years running has seen the UK team medalled at the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas (USA). The recent 2015 World Championships saw the UK earn its first gold medal as Josh Ellis titled in the Men’s Lightweight division. Middleweight James Duckett earned silver, while Jake Constantinou scored bronze at Welterweight.

With the European Championships able to permit double entries per weight class, it now opens up opportunities for more competitors on the squad. Additionally, not all of the 2015 World Championships team will be returning for the European event, including most notably IMMAF Lightweight World Champion Josh Ellis, due to injury.

For the first time the UKMMAF will be entering competitors into the Men’s Flyweight, Men’s Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight categories.

Returning athletes to the UK team are James Duckett (2015 IMMAF World Championships silver medallist), Carl Burton (2014 IMMAF World Championships bronze medallist; 2015 IMMAF World Championships participant), Aidan James and Amy O’Mara (2015 IMMAF World Championships participants). Also re-entering is Ross Gallagher, who was selected to represent the UK for this year’s World Championships but was forcedto withdraw due to injury.

Below are the full UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships:

UKMMAF Amateur MMA Team – 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships*

 

Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Warren MasonAge:  20

Hometown: Doncaster

Gym: The Unit

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-4-0

Name: Jake BondAge: 24

Hometown:  Leigh

Gym:  Team Colosseum

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Bantamweight – 61.2kg (135lb)
Name: Carl BurtonAge: 27

Hometown: Cheshire

Gym: 12 Gauge MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-3-0

Name: Josh NealAge: 21

Hometown:

Gym: Warriors MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Featherweight -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Name: Aidan JamesAge: 21

Hometown: Swansea

Gym: Chris Rees Academy

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-1-0

Name: Manny AkpanAge: 22

Hometown: Manchester

Gym: SBG

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-0-0

 

Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Name: Ross Gallagher  Age: 29

Hometown: Corby

Gym: Siam Gym

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 14-7-0

Name: Jack ShoreAge: 20

Hometown: Gwent

Gym: Tillery Combat

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-0-0

 

Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Name: Hardeep RaiAge:  19

Hometown: Hounslow

Gym: Carlson Gracie

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-0-0

Name: Tom MowleAge: 21

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Name: Tom CrosbyAge:  27

Hometown: West Yorkshire

Gym:  AVT MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-3-0

Name: James DuckettAge:  24

Hometown: Manchester

Gym:  Predators

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 11-4-0

 

Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Name: Matthew FindlayAge:  27

Hometown: London

Gym: Team Titan

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0

Name: Danny DutchAge: 32

Hometown: Liverpool

Gym: Next Generation

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Heavyweight: -120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Name: Jack BurtonAge: 19

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0

Name: Shawn KennyAge:  29

Hometown: Liverpool

Gym: Next Generation

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0

 

Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Name: Polly BeauchampAge:  28

Hometown: Wiltshire

Gym: Trojan Free Fighters

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 1-2-0

Name: Amy O’MaraAge: 27

Hometown: Cheshire

Gym: 12 Gauge MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0

 

Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Wendy McKennaAge: 35

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-2-0

 

For full information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation event, to be broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS, visit: http://www.immaf.org/2015-immaf-european-open-championships/.

For more information about the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) visit:http://www.ukmmaf.org.uk/

For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) visit: http://www.immaf.org/

Follow the @UKMMAFed and @IMMAFed on Twitter

*Please note that due to the current unregulated status of the sport in the UK, no centralised or official fight records system exists in the country. The stated Amateur records include only the fights that the UKMMAF has been able to verify. However, the fighters may have had more fights that have not been recorded publicly and that it has not been possible to verify at this stage. All fight information is to be submitted to Sherdog and MMA.tv. The UKMMAF will continue to update the competitors’ records as further fights can be verified. 

Photo Credit: Odin Lowry

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UK AMATEUR TEAM NAMED FOR THE 2015 IMMAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


 
The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) is proud to announce the UK team selected to compete in the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA at UFC® International Fight Week, in Las Vegas from 6th – 11th July.
UKMMAF Team Picture
Hosted by the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, the Championships are to be held on the renowned Las Vegas Strip as part of the world’s largest one week combat sports festival.
The event finals are to take place at the UFC Fan Expo® at the Sands Expo and Convention Center and the tournament will be broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS.
The UK team was selected from eligible applicants through an open application process, that included regional tryouts and a final selective squad training weekend.
 
MEET THE 2015 TEAM
Name: Amy Omara  –  Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Age: 26
Hometown: Stockport, Cheshire
Gym: 12 Gauge MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-0-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: kick-boxing, No-Gi grappling
Fighting Style: MMA
 
AMY UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name:  Connor Hitchens –  Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Fight name: Chopsticks
Age: 18
Hometown: Preston
Gym: Reps MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 9-0-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: wrestling, No-Gi grappling, Amateur boxing
Fighting Style: striker/ grappler
Twitter: @ConnorHitchens1
CONNOR UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name: Carl Burton –  Bantamweight: -61.2 kg (135 lbs)
Fight name: Honeybadger
Age: 28
Hometown: Macclesfield
Gym: 12 Gauge MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-2-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: Contestant in the 2014 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA
Fighting Style: grappler
Twitter:  @carl86burt
 Carl  UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name: Aidan James –  Men’s Featherweight: -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Age: 20
Hometown: Swansea, Wales.
Gym: Chris Rees Academy
Verified Amateur MMA Record:  6-1-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts: Made 4 the Cage Amateur Title (135lbs)
Fighting Style: mixed/ orthodox
Twitter: @AidanJamesMMA
AIDAN UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name:  Ross Gallagher   Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Fight Name: The Boss
Age: 28
Hometown: Corby
Gym: Siam MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 14-5
 ROSS UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
Name: Jake Constantinou  Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Age: 24
Hometown: Leicester
Gym:  Leicester MMA Academy
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-2-0
Other combat sports experience/ titles/ belts:
  • MMA C-Class 12-3, Submission Wrestling, Amateur K1 – 2-0, RINGS UK Team Member (J-MMA)
  • ISKA and Battle Arena English National Lightweight Champion (A Class)
  • ISKA Northern Area Lightweight Champion (A Class)
  • ISKA England Squad member (C Class)
  • 2x ISKA English National Gold Medalist (C Class)
  • Clash UK Gold Medalist (C Class)
  • Submission Wrestling
  • IBJJF International Open Silver Medalist (Blue Belt)
  • Grapple Nation Gold Medalist
  • Ground Control Gold Medalist
  • GoToTheGround Gold Medalist
Fighting Style: submission wrestling and boxing
Twitter:  @JakeTinou
JAKE UKMAAF 2015 UK Team
Name: James Duckett  Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Age: 24
Hometown: Manchester
Gym: Predators MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 9-­3
Fighting Style: boxing
James UKMMAF 2015 UK Team

Name:  Steve Steward  Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)

Age: 33
Hometown: Peterborough
Gym: Fightstar MMA
Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-2
Twitter:  @Steve_Fightstar
STEVE-S UKMMAF 2015 UK Team
For more information about the IMMAF World Championships visit: http://www.immaf.org/championship-2015/
For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation visit: http://www.immaf.org/
Follow @UKMMAF on Twitter or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ukmmaf
Main Photo Credits Official Photographer: D.Lowry/ Odin Photography
Photo Credit of James Duckett from his Facebook
 
UKMMAF Team Picture
 
ABOUT THE UKMMAF
 
The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) is a Non-Profit Organisation registered as a Limited company by guarantee. The purpose of UKMMAF is to further the development and recognition of the sport of mixed martial arts in the UNITED KINGDOM, enabling Amateur National Competitions, education of coaches and officials, supporting affiliated member clubs and regulation of sanctioned events, ensuring the highest safety standards for all those involved in MMA. The current board of directors is an interim board put in place to govern the UKMMAF until the first general assembly  and the UKMMAF will operate as a democratic organisation where its affiliated members will get an equal say through their elected representatives.
 
The UKMMAF has been accepted by the IMMAF as the National Federation for the UK (Observational membership) and under the guidance and support of The National Federation Establishment Committee we are working towards full membership. 
 
The UKMMAF works with Safe MMA as its independent medical subcommittee. For further information see  http://www.ukmmaf.org/Home.html
 
 
ABOUT THE IMMAF
 
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is the international democratic governing body for the sport of MMA, representing MMA worldwide towards all stakeholders – athletes, coaches, referees, governments, athletic commissions, sports confederations, international organizations, professional promoters and more. Founded from within the MMAcommunity for the MMA community, the purpose of the IMMAF is to protect and further the development and recognition of the sport of MMA on all levels, enabling international competition through the organization of non-profit, democratic national federations.
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UIC 14 Full Fight Results


Ultimate Impact held their fourteenth event last night at the GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester, in what was to be there best card yet.

Here are the full results:

Ultimate Impact 14 Event Poster
Ultimate Impact 14 Event Poster

WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BELT 

Adam Bousiff  Def  Shane Riley via Modified Guillotine Round One   #AndStill   Welterweight Champion Adam ‘Boa’ Bousiff

LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BELT

Marc Allen  Def  Terry Doyle  Via  Referee Stoppage due to Injury (shoulder dislocation)  Round One  #AndtheNew  Lightweight Champion

Marc Allen - UIC 14 Lightweight Champion
Marc Allen – UIC 14 Lightweight Champion

 

Steve Smith  Def  Dave Conlon  Via  Unanimous Decision   K1 Pro

Lee Russell  Def   Ian Dalby via Armbar Rnd One   Flyweight pro

Ffion Davies  Def   Laura Handy via RNC  2 mins 36 secs Round One Bantamweight ammy

I’m Extremely blessed to be part of such a strong team of competitors and coaches.  I can’t wait to do it all over again in Sunderland next week!

 

Amy O’Mara  Def  Paulina Malina Via Split Decision   Strawweight ammy

Harry Davis Def  Olly Myers  Via  Unanimous Decision  Welterweight ammy

Bryony Tyrell  Def Jemma Jacques via TKO (GnP)  Round Two  Flyweight ammy

My coach has decided that my fight name should be ‘Killa Bee’ from now in, since after two subsequent wins by Ground N Pound the Gazelle is no longer.  I would also like to say a big thank you to my coaches and all the people who came up to support me

 

Andree Warbrick  Def Ashleigh Johnson  Via  unanimous Decision  K1 ammy

Polly Beauchamp Def Charlotte Freeman Via Split Decision Strawweight ammy

Will Jones  Def Jordan Patey Via  T/KO Round One

Mack Stevens Def  Josh Ozane Via RNC  Round Two

Bartosz Rusiecki Def  Laurence Coates Via  Unanimous Decision  K1  ammy

Dave Tibbetts  Def  Pat Benson Via Guillotine Round Two

 

Photo Credit: Matt Corey Spike Walton

ULTIMATE IMPACT 14 – ‘2 TITLES ON THE LINE’ FEBRUARY 21ST, GL1, GLOUCESTER


Ultimate Impact returns to the GL1 leisure centre, Gloucester, on February 21st for their 14th event.  With two pro MMA Title fights on the line, a pro flyweight bout, along with 1 pro K1 fight, four female amateur MMA fights, one female amateur K1 fight and four male amateur MMA fights, one amateur K1 fight it is safe to say this is there best card yet.

 

Ultimate Impact 14 Event Poster
Ultimate Impact 14 Event Poster

 

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Fightcard:

  1. SHANE RILEY V ADAM BOUSIFF 77.2kg Welterweight Title
  2. MARC ALLEN V TERRY DOYLE 70.4kg Lightweight Title
  3. STEVE SMITH V DAVE CONLON 78kg Catchweight k1
  4. IAN DALBY V LEE RUSSELL 56.8kg Flyweight pro
  5. LAURA HANDY V FFION DAVIES 61.3kg Bantamweight ammy
  6. PAULINA MALINA V AMY O’MARA 52.2kg Strawweight ammy
  7. HARRY DAVIS V OLLY MYERS 77.2kg Welterweight ammy
  8. JEMMA JACQUES V BRYONY TYRELL 56.8kg Flyweight ammy
  9. ANDREE WARBRICK V ASHLEIGH JOHNSON 54kg Catchweight k1 ammy
  10. POLLY BEAUCHAMP V CHARLOTTE FREEMAN 52.2kg Strawweight ammy
  11. JORDAN PATEY V WILL JONES 90kg Catchweight ammy
  12. MACK STEVENS V JOSH OZANE 74kg Catchweight ammy
  13. BARTOSZ RUSIECKI V LAURENCE COATES 72kg Catchweight k1 ammy
  14. DAVE TIBBETS V PAT BENSON 90KG Catchweight ammy

 

DATE:  21st February 2015

TIME:  Doors open at 4pm

WHERE: GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester, GL1 1DT

COST:  £360 VIP table of 8 (£45 per head), £35 Cageside seating & £25 Standard Ticket

More details here on tickets.