Gloucester, Saturday, April 26th and Ultimate Impact were holding ULTIMATE IMPACT FIGHT NIGHT 2 at Liquid Nightclub. A card full of eleven fights consisting of six amateur MMA, three k1 and two Pro MMA fights, with a packed club, full of buzzing atmosphere it was time to get the event underway.
MC Darren Rees was holding down the centre of the cage, whilst the third men in the cage for all of the action tonight were Ron ’Bomber’ Frith on duty for the MMA action and David Willmot for the K1 action.
In the words of Darren Rees……”It’s time for War” as the first fight of the night is announced.
UNIFIED AMATEUR 3X3 MINS
BRAD WELLAWAY MAD DOGS 2-2 JACK BRYANT TROJAN 1-0
Rnd 1 Jack Bryant is straight out and in for the TD, Wellaway gets an attempt at a guillotine and Bryant is trying to fight to get himself out for which he succeeds, he then procedes to lands headshots on Wellaway, all the while Wellway is looking for a sub but to no avail. Bryant on top maintaining control, adding in some GnP but Wellaway is working well of his back and looking to set up an armbar in the dying few seconds of this opening round only to run out of time.
Rnd 2 Jack Bryant straight out and in with jabs, then shoots in and gets TD, Wellway manages to roll out of position and gain top mount briefly only for Bryant to be back on top and in control, being very dominant on top using short sharp shots.
Rnd 3 Jack Bryant shoots straight in leaving his neck exposed for which Wellaway sees and attempts a guillotine but to no avail. Bryant is landing shots on Wellaway and both young guys are giving it their all, Wellaway attempts to go for an armbar near to the close of the round for Bryant to get out of. This had been one awesome opening fight from two seventeen year old lads who futures are very bright. WINNER JACK BRYANT VIA UD 29-28
LEWIS CLAPHAM M.M.A.A 3-0 MATT FIGLAK TROJAN 3-0-1
Rnd 1 Matt Figlak comes out and a gets TD, Clapham has wrist control and Figlak is struggling to break free, he does so then proceeds to dominate in top position although not a lot of movement or action in this opening round.
Rnd 2 Matt Figlak is straight out with a one, two then takes Clapham down, Clapham gets back to his feet although not for long as Figlak is back in top position landing body shots when he can, Clapham holding down Figlak trying to gain control.
Rnd 3 Matt Figlak straight in and Clapham clinches up with both guys trying for a TD, after a brief struggle it was Figlak who got the TD in the end landing in side control. Clapham is working hard up against the cage, even nearly having an armbar, but using his toes in the cage as leverage referee Ron Frith warns Clapham and with a slight tap on his arm to get his toes out of the cage, he loses the armbar, Figlak capalizes on this raining down blows but Clapham weathers the storm only for Figlak to see an opportunity and grab Claphams back to sink in a RNC.
WINNER MATT FIGLAK 1MIN 47SEC RND 3 VIA RNC
K1 3X2 MINS
BEN HARRIS W.A.K.T. 2-1 CJ ABDULAFUR GLOUCESTER MARTIAL ARTS TEAM XTREME DEBUT
Rnd 1 Both guys are straight out but it’s CJ who is landing first, in what appears to be an all-out war from both guys. CJ drops Harris who gets a standing count from referee David Willmot, Harris comes back with full intent along with a very game CJ in this full on opening round.
Rnd 2 Ben Harris opens up with kicks and moves nicely onto knees as CJ comes in with punches, it appears that Harris is getting the better of CJ in the opening part of this second round, pinning CJ against the cage. CJ moves away off the cage and goes down (appears to be from back pain), referee David Willmot checks CJ is okay, the fight carries on, Harris is straight in with a full on jab catching CJ clean in the face just before the end of the round.
During the end of the second round it was clear CJ was in pain from the earlier back injury, therefore he could not continue into the third round.
WINNER BEN HARRIS VIA TKO RND 2
UNIFIED AMATEUR MMA 3X3MINS
WILL STEPHENSON TROJAN WORCESTER 0-1 ADAM GREENE TOJAN FREE FIGHTERS 1-0
RND 1 Adam Greene comes out first landing punches and tags Stephenson who goes down, Greene capitalizes on this and has Stephenson up against the cage and goes for his neck in attempting to gain a submission but to no avail. Stephenson gets back to his feet briefly as Greene lifts Stephenson with a big slam TD, Greene landing big shots on Stephenson as he looks up to the ref, Greene still working hard on Stephenson even taking his back in the final 15 seconds of the round, but a gallant Stephenson hangs on in there to see the round out.
Round 2 Adam Greene is straight out with a one, two combination and gains Stephenson’s back, taking him down, continuing on his back raining down blows. Stephenson reverses the situation after weathering the storm, in gaining Greene’s back and sinking in a tight RNC.
WINNER 2MIN 04 SEC RND 2 VIA RNC WILL STEPHENSON
TALASI MAY MAD DOGS COMBAT 4-0 JOHNNY BRYANT TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS DEBUT
Round 1 Johnny Bryant Comes out and gets the TD, both guys are grappling for top control for which Bryant gets in the end, in doing so May has left his neck exposed, Bryant see’s this and attempts an guillotine for which May escapes, Bryant grabs May’s arm whilst seeking to escape the prior guillotine attempt and attempts an armbar for which May answers back in raining down blows and grabs Bryant’s back, Bryant transitions out and gets mount briefly only for May to gain top position in this awesome display of grappling from both guys in the opening round.
Round 2 Talasi May is out gains mount, Bryant is trying to buck off May as he is landing punches, all the while gaining himself back to his own corner from his opponents corner to hear instructions from his own corner. Bryant slowly gets back to his feet but all the while under pressure from May in this second round. (Bryant managed to get from one side of the cage to the other with May in full mount raining blows so he could get instructions from his own corner – a well-educated, cage aware young man).
Round 3 Both guys are out and straight up against the cage, fighting for dominance, Bryant gets a TD and lands in top position, both guys are working hard in this final round but its Bryant that is the more dominant one being in top position and controlling May. It goes to the judges for a decision.
WINNER VIA UD 29-28 JOHNNY BRYANT
K1 3X2 MINS
JAMES HALL SILVERBACK MMA DEBUT MATT KAUFMAN TROJAN WORCESTER 2-1
Round 1 James Hall Is landing the cleaner of the kicks and appears to do more damage. Attempting an occasional spinning move but it is clearly not working. Kaufman in with teeps trying to keep Hall at distance but Hall is persistence and keeping the pressure on Kaufman.
Round 2 Matt Kaufman comes out fired up straight away in the opening of this round, Hall still putting on pressure and doing the ‘odd’ spinning movement which does not result into anything. Kaufman now finding his range and rhythm, getting his movement going a lot more in the last thirty seconds, using the clinch several times.
Round 3 Hall Putting on the pressure as soon as this final round is under way, unloading shots, referee David Willmot steps in and gives Kaufman an eight count then waves the fight off as Kaufman was in no position to continue.
WINNER JAMES HALL RND 3 0.40SECS VIA TKO
UNIFIED AMATUER MMA 3 X3 MIN
MARTY WOLF ELITE TRAINING CENTRE 1-2-1 MICHAEL FIGLAK TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 4-0
Round 1 Marty Wolf is straight in first and both guys are battling it out for dominance, Wolf using knees and drops Figlak slightly as the action goes to the ground. Wolf attempts for a triangle, which looks pretty tights from where I am sitting but Figlak weathers the storm and holds out until the end of the round.
Round 2 Michael Figlak comes out of this opening second round with a lot more fire, Figlak gets a TD landing in top position, Wolf trying to work a submission of his back, both guys keeping it busy throughout the second round but its Figlak in the more dominant position.
Round 3 Both guys keeping it standing for the first thirty seconds of this final round, Figlak shoots in for the TD and gets it, Wolf attempts another triangle and throwing in odd punches to try to soften up Figlak but to no avail. It goes to the judges for a decision.
WINNER MICHAEL FIGLAK 30-27
AHREN FOSTER COMBAT ATHLETICS 0-1 CARL SWABY TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 1-0
Round 1 Carl Swaby straight in from the off is all over Foster. Swaby catches Foster coming forward with what looks like a throw but one thing is clear Foster goes down and does not get back up, it’s all over.
WINNER VIA KO 0.44 SECS RND 1 CARL SWABY
K1 3X 2MINS
THEO ARTHUR SILVERBACK MMA DEBUT STEVE SMITH GLOUCESTER MARTIAL ARTS TEAM XTREME 3-0
Round 1 Theo Arthur using his kicks to start then pressuring with punches, Smith is pushing forward, pressuring Arthur with his own punches, finding his range and rhythm towards the end of the round with his own kicks.
Round 2 Steve Smith opens the round coming in with teeps then punches, Arthur giving back the same. Smith starts working in the clinch, Arthur catches Smith with a nice right hook, which does not faze him and Smith is setting up his teeps followed up by punches straight afterwards. Arthur is coming in with jumping push kicks, which he is telegraphing and rushing in as doing so, but as a debut fighter, he is holding his own.
Round 3 Steve Smith straight in opening up with kicks, Arthur in with his jumping kicks, Smith is now landing knees and both guys are very game in this final third round. Smith lands a nice straight right on Arthur and both give it there all. (For a debut fighter Theo Arthur has a great set of tools to go far).
WINNER VIA UD 30-27 STEVE SMITH
PRO MMA 3X5 MINS
MICHAEL OLIVER INDEPENDENT FIGHTER 0-3 CHRIS ASTLEY TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS 1-1
Round 1 Chris Astley comes out and gains the TD landing in side control, Oliver had Astley’s leg trapped, Astley landing knees into Olivers side which breaks his leg grip. Astley moves into full mount, raining punches and Elbows with intent, referee Ron Frith steps in and stops the fight.
WINNER 1MIN 37SEC RND 1 VIA TKO CHRIS ASTLEY
SHANE RILEY BROTHERHOOD MMA 2-3 CHRIS HIPKISS FURY MMA 6-5
Round 1 Chris Hipkiss comes straight in with a great punch to Riley, both struggle for dominance then Riley gets Hipkiss against the cage and throws some hard knees and foot stomps, Riley takes the action to the ground. Hipkiss gets out and lands in side control then moves to mount landing some shots all the while Riley is well aware of Hipkiss’s arm as he is looking for an armbar for which he gets and succeeds.
WINNER 3MIN 59SEC RND 1 VIA ARMBAR SHANE RILEY
#FOTN THEO ARTHUR AND STEVE SMITH
# SOTN SHANE RILEY – ARMBAR
# KOTN CARL SWABY
Next event is ULTIMIATE IMPACT CAGEFIGHTING 12 on June 28th at GL1 LEISURE CENTRE GLOUCESTER – INCLUDING 3 TITLE FIGHTS
FIGHT CARD VERBALLY AGREED AS IT STANDS NOW: ***CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
Phil Wells v Adam Boussif ww pro title
Laura Handy v Cheryl Flynn flw k1 title
Wayne Drake v Terry Doyle Lw pro title
Craig White v Jon Williamson mw pro
Mark Finney v Rhys Parker 68kg catchweight pro
Chris Astley v Toby Hartman ww pro
Bryony Tyrell v Paulina Malina 53kg Ammy
Jack Shore v Piotr Egert Lw Ammy
Carl Swaby v Aerion Orme 68kg Ammy
Matt ‘George’ Hartill v Bryn cooper Lw k1
Cadre Abdulafur v Duane Barnes 73kg k1
Greg artis v Thomas Karpinski fw b-class Ammy
Mason Carter v Nathan Powell 58kg b-class Ammy
Raymond nelmes v dan reeves ww k1 Ammy
Camille Sch v Sophie Tidey 55kg k1 Ammy
Jacob Davies v paul Livingston fw b-class Ammy
Lawrence Coates v jack price 72kg k1 Ammy
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