RAGED X – The rise of the MMA fight scene in Swindon


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*

Amateur

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

Professional

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

*Fight card subject to change at anytime

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Raged UK MMA 4 – Quick Results


Raged UK MMA 4, took place last night at Swindon  M.E.C.A to an electrified crowd. With 11 MMA fights on the card including two title fights and one professional K1 bout the crowd were treated to a beautiful night of violence.

raged 4 poster

Official Results

Pro Fights

Kenton Kauppinen Def Matt Da Silva via Leg Strikes  0:46 seconds round 1

New Heavweight Champion

Warren Kee Def Phil Wells via TKO 4:57 round 1

New Welterweight Champion

Nemo Llewellyn Def Michael Piszczek via Tap out to Strikes 0.35 seconds round 1

Kes Mumba Def Chris Ogden via Heel Hook  1:57 round 1

Simon Squires Def Ray Skellern via TKO 2:58 round 1

Sami Salem Def Matthew Williams via TKO (unable to continue) 2:53 round 2

Amateur Fights

Craig Rawlins Def  James Prenderville via Armbar 1:09 round 2

Tom Enstone Def Tommy Taylor via Unanimous Decision

Dean Hart Def Matthew Ryan via RNC 2:56 round 1

Lusaz Moszeynski Def Anthony Neil Williams via TKO (GnP) 0.29 round 1

Lewis Hawkins Def Kane Goldup via Guillotine 0:18 round 1

Robert Kasprzak Def Nikolay Ryzhko  via unanimous decision

Raged UK MMA 4 Returns Saturday, June 4th at Swindon M.E.C.A


Raged UK MMA will be taking place this Saturday,  June 4th at M.E.C.A in Swindon, for their fourth event which will showcase professional and amateur mixed martial arts whilst also having the addition of a professional K1 bout.

raged 4 poster

Swindon based promoter Gary Turland and Trainer Michael Osbourne will be bringing mixed martial arts back to the town of Swindon after the success of the first three events over the last year. Also attending the event will be two special guests; former BAMMA athlete Alex Reid, who will be taking part in Bellator’s first UK event on July 16th and former UFC and Cage Warriors athlete Che Mills will also be in attendance.

The event is headlined by Kenton Kauppinen who faces Matt Da Silva for the Heavyweight title and Co-Main event is for the vacant welterweight title between Swindon’s  own Phil Wells who takes on Milton Keynes’ own Warren Kee.

Full Fight Card

Pro Fights

Kenton Kauppinen vs Matt Da Silva – Heavweight Title

Phil Wells vs Warren Kee – Welterweight Title

Nemo Llewellyn vs Michael Piszczek

Kes Mumba vs Chris Ogden

Simon Squires vs Ray Skellern

Sami Salem vs Matthew Williams (Pro K1)

Amateur Fights

Craig Rawlins vs James Prenderville

Tom Enstone vs Tommy Taylor

Dean Hart vs Matthew Ryan

Anthony Neil Williams vs Lusaz Moszeynski

Kane Goldup vs Lewis Hawkins

Robert Kasprazak vs Nikolay Ryzhko

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)

Limited tickets on the door which will be subject to a surplus.

Doors Open: 6.30pm
Venue: MECA Swindon, Regent Circus, Swindon, SN1 1PR