Ultimate Impact Championship 17 – Full Results

Ultimate Impact Championship returned for their seventeenth event at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester on Saturday, July 2, to a very warm and welcome crowd.

With a fightcard boasting of 11 MMA bouts and 1 K1 bout the night promised to deliver and that it did.

uic 17 main poster

Full Results


Jamie Sexton   DEF  Chris Astley via KO :29 seconds round 1

Richard Williams   DEF Brett Hassett  via Standing D’arce Choke  3:38 round 1


Craig Rawlins  DEF  Michael Corston via Unanimous Decision

Bradley Wills  DEF  Josh Ozanne  via Armbar  2:39 round 3

Ben Hughes DEF  Toddy Porter via KO  1:10 round 1

Peter Robson DEF  Matt Page via RNC  2:27 round 1

Callum Gilbert DEF  James Price via Unanimous Decision

Jo Doyle DEF  Michelle Nash via Unanimous Decision

Tony Mills DEF   Damien Friker  via  TKO :40 seconds round 1

Jack Eglin DEF  Shea Evans via Unanimous Decision

Novice Exhibition bouts (2 x 3 mins)

Ryan Mayes DEF  Tom Godber  via Unanimous Decision

Oban Eliot DEF  Nat Pohl  via Unanimous Decision


Results courtesy of South West Media



Ultimate Impact Championship 17 returns Saturday July 2nd at GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester

Ultimate Impact Championships returns for their seventeenth event held at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester this Saturday, July 2, with what promises to be another fantastic event for the local based promotion.

UIC 17

With a fightcard boasting of 11 MMA bouts and 1 K1 bout the night promises to be non stop action from the first bout.

Headlining the event will be Jamie Sexton who faces Chris Astley and the co-main event is Brett Hassett who faces Richard Williams.

Also on the amateur portion of the card will be Swindon’s Craig Rawlins who faces Michael Corston.

Here is the fightcard as it stands.

uic 17 main poster


Jamie Sexton v Chris Astley 80kg

Brett Hassett v Richard Williams 70kg


Michael Corston v Craig Rawlins 77kg

Bradley Wills v Josh Ozanne 77kg

Ben Hughes v Toddy Porter 75kg K1 Ammy (10oz glove and Shiguards)

Peter Robson v Matt Page 84kg

James Price v Callum Gilbert 74kg

Michelle Nash v Jo Doyle 66kg

Damien Friker v Tony Mills 70kg

Jack Eglin v Shea Evans 59kg Ammy (Shinguards)

Undercard Novice Exhibition fights (2 x 3min rounds)

Tom Godber v Ryan Mayes 62kg (2 round Exhibition, Shinguards)

Nat Pohl v Oban Elliot 70kg (2 round exhibition, Shinguards)


Tickets are available online:


Standard Ticket – £25.00 + booking fee

Cageside VIP Ticket – £35.00 + booking fee

VIP Table Seat – £45.00 + booking fee

VIP Table 8 – £360 + booking fee

Tickets available on the door:

Doors Open 4.30pm first bout 5.30pm

Where: GL1 Leisure Centre – Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT



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


UIC 16: A knockout night and two new champions with full results 14th November 2015

Ultimate Impact Championship held their sixteenth event on Saturday, November 14th at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester, for which also happened to be their 5th year anniversary as one of the South West’s leading Premier Promotions.

'Iron' Piotr Ptasinski New UIC 16 Middleweight K1 Champion
‘Iron’ Piotr Ptasinski New UIC 16 Middleweight K1 Champion

As well as having two Title fights for their main and co-main events, the rest of the card was nothing to be sniffed at quietly either with three exhibition fights, in which everyone was making their debut and one of those was a 0.23 second KO. I can easily say Dwight Edmonson has a very bright future in this ever evolving sport if that exhibition fight was anything to go by.

Whilst holding it down in the amateurs we were entertained to three exciting mma fights for which all went the distance, just proving that each and everyone that competed were evenly matched and fought damn hard, not forgetting the only amateur K1 fight which pitted 17-year-old Mason Carter against 22-year-old Josh Bishop.

Moving on to the PRO card and we got to see the current UIC female K1 title holder, Laura Handy compete in her 3rd MMA bout which was using semi-pro rules (No Elbows).  I for one can tell you that Laura will be one to watch out for in the female flyweight division, especially having witnessed first hand how much of a ‘beast’ she is with her rear naked choke.  Natalie Bee was no push over and tried to defend Laura’s RNC for a good 60 seconds before finally giving in and tapping.

Before we reached the two title fights we were in for a PRO lightweight treat between Aaron Khalid and former UIC lightweight champion Wayne Drake. From the outset you knew this was going to be a battle of whose submission game is the best and with a very evenly scored first round from both guys it was Aaron Khalid who came out in the second round with slick rear naked choke that made a very worthy opponent in Wayne Drake tap at the 1 minute 18 second mark.

First up for one of two title fights was the current UIC MMA Middleweight Champion Craig White competing against former Cage Warriors athlete ‘Iron’ Piotr Ptasinski in a PRO K1 title fight.  Kudos to Craig White coming out to ‘The Lion King – Just can’t wait to be king’ and having an excellent choice in his perfectly pedicured painted toe nails ;).  As expected we got to witness some  ‘beautiful violence’ in true K1 fashion with both athletes having their own fair share of the non stop action for the full five rounds.  It was, however, to be ‘Iron’ Piotr Ptasinski’s night as he was crowned the new UIC Middleweight K1 Champion via Unanimous Decision.

Jordan Miller New UIC 16 Lightweight Champion
Jordan Miller New UIC 16 Lightweight Champion

The final fight was now upon us and it was time for current UIC lightweight champion Marc Allen to defend his title against UK MMA veteran in that of submission expert Jordan Miller.

The round starts fierce with both guys aiming with high kicks until Allen goes in for a single leg takedown on Miller against the cage where the action stays for a while as Miller’s takedown defence is really strong and he is not giving an inch. Allen is also not walking away as he is now aiming to go for  a double leg takedown whilst both guys are battling for pure dominance but Allen perseveres and gets the takedown but not without getting himself caught up by Miller. Miller has Allen’s head and arm possibly looking for a head/arm choke to no avail and both guys scramble back to their feet.

Both up against the cage again with Allen trying to get a takedown and Miller looking for a kimora but to no avail and turns to land a few elbows to soften up Allen’s body.  With the action returning to the ground Miller manages to slide himself back towards the cage to sit up but Allen has Millers legs tied up.  Allen tries to sneak round-up and round to Millers back but as in doing so the submission expert Miller gets Allen in a Kneebar and he is forced to tap at the 4 minute 32 second mark of the first round.  We have a New UIC Lightweight Champion – Jordan Miller.


Here are the full results:

Exhibition fights

Ben Bassett  vs  Joe Macfield

Josie Dorse  vs  Emilia Posadzhieva

Tom Rubery  vs  Dwight Edmondson (0.23 second KO Round One)


Charles Mason Def  Donovan Smile Unanimous Decision

Dayle McCrae Def  Dan Kneil Unanimous Decision

Josh Bishop Def  Màson Càrter Unanimous Decision

Lukasz Marcinkowski Def  Will Jones Unanimous Decision

Semi-Pro MMA

Laura Handy Def  Natalie Bee RNC 2.00 Round One


Aaron Khalid Def Wayne Drake RNC 1.18 Round Two

Pro K1 – Middleweight K1 Title

Iron Piotr Ptasinski Def  Craig White Unanimous Decision

New Middleweight K1 Title – ‘Iron’ Piotr Ptasinski

Pro MMA – Lightweight Title

Jordan Miller Def  Marc ‘Suplex’ Allen  Kneebar 4.32 Round One

New Lightweight Title – Jordan Miller



Photo Credit 1: Paul Sutherland Facebook

Photo Credit 2: Jordan Miller Facebook

FURY MMA 14 – Event fight Results March 8th

FURY MMA held their fourteenth event on Sunday, March 8th at Studio 338 in London, with an action packed card full of MMA, K1 and Boxing.

With respected UK MMA referee Daniel ‘The Gentleman’ Movahedi, to whom is Co-Owner, Co-Founder & Fight Coordinator alongside Steve Doran, you know FURY MMA events will always bring you a first class experience and this event was no exception.

Dan and Steve FURY MMA 14
Dan and Steve FURY MMA 14

Flying in especially to corner his ‘Lions Pride Team’ was UFC fighter Jimi Manuwa who had four fighter’s on tonight’s card.

Lions Pride Team at FURY MMA 14
Lions Pride Team at FURY MMA 14

Having had the commentary team in place, for which was the job of Chris Hoekstra and UFC fighter Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett calling the action tonight, the only thing left to do was to introduce the third man into the octagon for which was the job of Ron ‘Bomber’ Frith and let tonight’s action packed event take place.

Chris Hoekstra and Brad Pickett commentating at FURY MMA 14
Chris Hoekstra and Brad Pickett commentating at FURY MMA 14




          Pro MMA 170lbs  WW: Simon Wright v Jacek Kaminski 

          Winner: Jacek Kaminski Via TKO referee stoppage due to GnP    Round one 0.39 secs

          Pro MMA 205lbs  LHW: Victor peixoto v Mark Jone

          Winner: Victor Peixoto Via guillotine choke Round One  0.12 secs

         Amateur A Class 145lbs FW: Jordan French v Dylan Edwards         

        Winner: Jordan French Via TKO referee stoppage due to   GnP Round One

        Amateur A Class 145lbs FW: Vitor Silva V Josh Onwardi

       Winner: Josh onwardi Via triangle choke Round One  2 min 23 secs

       Amateur A Class 185lbs  MW: Jay Tovee v Luke Lendrum

       Winner: Luke Lendrum Via Majority Decision

       Amateur A Class 17olbs WW: Korlos Kaminskas v Chris  Kemblaku  

Winner: Korlos Kaminskas Via Armbar  Round One 1 min 48 secs

       Pro 170lbs WW: Alex Lohor v Brendan Morgan

       Winner: Alex Lohor Via Tko Referee stoppage due to GnP  1 min 22 secs

        Amatuer A Class 145lbs FW: Sam Walker v Ayat Lorestani

       Winner: Sam Walker Via Split Decision 

       This fight was awarded #FOTN

       Amateur A Class 185lbs WW: Cameron Rice vMathew Nicholson 

       Winner: Mathew Nicholson Via TKO referee stoppage GnP    Round One 1 min 14 secs

       Amateur A Class 170lbs WW: Nerijus senavaitis v Arman   Rostam

       Winner: Arman Rostam Via Bull dog Choke  1 min 24 secs

       Amateur A Class 155lbs LW: Hayden Smith v Jessi Kila

       Winner: Jessi kila Via: KO Head Kick  0.27 secs

K1 3 x 2 Minute Round

       K1 : Darren Leston v Seth Mon 170lbs Welterweight

       Winner : Darren Leston Via Majority Decision

       K1 : Richard Keeler v Kirk Jackson 170lbs Welterweight

       Winner: Richard keeler Via Majority Decision

Boxing 3 x 2 Minute Rounds

       Boxing: Rickel Reid v James Nutbrown 205lbs LHW

       Winner: Rickel Reid Via Judges decision


The next FURY MMA 15 event – The Uprising, has already started to take shape, which will be held on Sunday May 17th click here for further details.

FURY MMA - The Uprising May 17th, Studio 338, London
FURY MMA – The Uprising May 17th, Studio 338, London


You can keep up-to date on everything FURY MMA related on their Facebook here.

You can follow Daniel ‘The Gentleman’ Movahedi on his Facebook Fanpage here.


Photo Credits: Jimi Manuwa Instagram

Photo Credits: FURY MMA

Photo Credits: Daniel Movahedi Facebook

Chi Lewis-Parry signed to GLORY; Debut April 3rd in Dubai

Chi Lewis Parry One FC Walk Out  [Photo Credit Cheryl Tay]
Chi Lewis Parry One FC Walk Out [Photo Credit Cheryl Tay]
British athlete, Chi Lewis-Parry  has signed with GLORY and will make his debut at the upcoming GLORY 20 DUBAI event on Friday, April 3rd.

The current ONE FC heavyweight athlete, who is 4-0 inside the cage, will debut against rising Californian talent Xavier Vigney (6-1, 6 KO’s) on the GLORY Superfight Series 20 section of the card.

Chi Lewis-Parry vs Xavier Vigney
Chi Lewis-Parry vs Xavier Vigney

Lewis-Parry stands at an astounding 6ft 9inches, weighs 265 lbs which also explains why he also used to be an ex-professional Basketball Player, (click here on earlier interview), he then transitioned into K1 early 2011 and eventually MMA. The rest we say is history.

I spoke with Chi earlier today who had this to say about his new signing:

Glory World series and myself are not too dissimilar. We’re both heavyweight at what we do.

Glory is the premier promotion for K1 competition in the universe and I come to smash.  I love this shit!

GLORY 20 DUBAI and GLORY Superfight Series 20 take place on Friday, April 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The former airs in the US on Spike TV at 10pm ET while the latter airs via tape-delay on the CBS Sports network on Friday April 10 at 11pm ET.

Uk viewers follow the link below:

Click here on how to watch GLORY 20 DUBAI

For the full fight card on GLORY 20 DUBAI click here.






On May 16th, London. Wembley Arena will play host to the first UK Super Fight Series, Cosmic Collision.

With a card stacked from top to bottom and a who’s who from the world of Kickboxing and K1. This is the event of the year and not to be missed.  Having five 4 man tournaments in different weight categories, with a cash prize for each of them in one night, this is one event you do not want to miss out.

Super Fight Series  Collision
Super Fight Series – The Face Off

Late last night [10.30pm] the draw was made for the four athletes in the 90kg Tournament division, to see whom would be facing each other of the £10,000 Winner Takes All Tournament.

Below is the outcome:

Micky Terrill Vs  Joe McGovan

Lyndon Knowles Vs Andrew Tate

Stay tuned for the rest of the announcements.


A female that needs no introduction in the world of mixed martial arts.

Here is a montage of Gina’s eight fights all finished by strikes.

Video Credit: Deadly Strikes



Laura Handy is a 28-year-old married mother of one who lives in Stourbridge with her Husband and daughter Ayva [2]. On Saturday 28th June she will be fighting for Ultimate Impact [UIC 12] K1 Flyweight Title against Cheryl Flynn at GL1 Leisure centre in Gloucester.

Born in Wordsley and raised in Blackheath, Laura and her older sister who both used to swim for Oldbury Swimming Club, would train for four/five times a week then come the weekend it would be Gala time, ‘I think that is where my competitive nature comes from, not necessarily with my sister, but as we were always used to competitions with other clubs’.

Competiveness, I would say runs in the family with Laura, who, also has a younger brother [Dan] who is a black belt in Judo and has represented Team GBR in Judo in his teens, ‘Dan has not competed in the last few years due to university commitments but has travelled to Germany and Belgium amongst other countries whilst representing Team GBR’.

Laura currently trains out of Fury MMA in Stourbridge under head coach Ryan Norwood, who is a veteran in the sport, having had 10 professional fights going back to as early as 2002.

Laura being the very supportive wife that she is [Luke and Laura have been together for 11 years married for four of those years] used to go and watch husband Luke play football, ‘When we first moved into our house Luke would go and play a lot of football and I would always go and watch; stand on the side-lines in the rain, snow, sometimes the sun [laughs] and all I would hear about would be football’.


Deciding she was getting real bored of football pretty quickly, Laura needed to do something for herself, in steps, Ryan Norwood, who was advertising his new gym Fury MMA, it happened to be just around the corner from where Laura lived, she thought she would give that ago ‘I was the only girl there and got on really well with Ryan and the other lads that attended, I then got addicted to it really and trained for fun for a year before having time off to have my daughter Ayva.  When I returned the same year [Oct 2012] Ryan asked if I wanted to fight, I was like ‘of course’ [laughs]’.

Having had no inter-club fights under her belt, Laura got straight into ‘fight’ training mode, for which Laura has already been making huge sacrifices for the sport she has now fallen in love with. Working full time [Thursday – Mondays] in Sales for a Building Contractor selling New Build Houses; her Husband Luke owns a Cleaning business in both the domestic and commercial field, whilst also spending as much quality time with two-year old Ayva as possible.

Laura fits her training in around the time Ayva has gone to bed and before she gets up in the morning so she is not missing out on spending time with her.  That in itself is dedication. But, Laura took it one step further and added in weight training to her usual regime ‘I started going because my debut fight with Asha Patel was at 62kg. I was struggling to stay at 62kg, with all the extra training the weight was just dropping off so I thought of just going to lift some weights and I got in touch with a friend of mine Em, who used to train some body builders and she started training with me’.

Laura had her first K1 fight for Ultimate Impact Fight Night 1 on 10th August 2013 against Asha Patel and won via Unanimous Decision.

Next up was Ultimate Impact 10 and Laura’s opponent was Sammy Donnelly, fighting at 58kg in a K1 fight, so again Laura incorporated her new found ‘dedication’ of weight training into her routine. ‘The shape of my body has changed so much from just weight training, I like the look, the way my muscles fill out, and it is a little bit addictive [laughs], as soon as you start to see your body change you get addicted to that.  At 58kg people said I looked scrawny and that was another reason, I wanted to build some muscle. I did not want to look scrawny or skinny at flyweight I just wanted to look toned and lean more than anything else.  I am competitive not just against other people but with myself.  Every time I go I like to do that very bit more, try a different thing just to push myself that little bit more, it’s all part of the training for me though, I wouldn’t go into a fight not knowing I haven’t put 100% in and I think that adds to my strength, agility and cardio. I find it does help with the weight cut as well. The more lean muscle you have the easier you have to drop your weight, well that is what I find anyway’.

Laura won her second K1 fight against Sammy Donnelly on 16th November 2013 at UIC 10 via Unanimous Decision. After that fight, it was announced that Laura would be fighting Anya Baker for the K1 Flyweight Title Eliminator on February 22nd 2014 on Ultimate Impact 11.

Laura fought Anya Baker on February 22nd 2014 at UIC 11 and won via Unanimous Decision, she would now be fighting Cheryl Flynn on June 28th at UIC 12 for the first ever female Flyweight K1 Title.


Learning from her past fights, Laura now knows how she is going to train for this title fight, ‘My problem with the way I dealt with Anya’s fight, was that I kept watching her fights over and over, therefore it did not help me with my nerves. This time my coaches will be the ones watching the tapes over and over and I will just go in their direction’.

Speaking of this Title fight I asked if Laura knew anything about Cheryl Flynn, ‘I know that she has had a couple of MMA fights lately and like I just said I’ve seen a couple of videos, I also watched the fight she had with Katie Sendall which was a while ago now and I respect anybody that is going to get in the cage and is going to fight anybody.  Cheryl is a respected fighter, a good fighter; she knows what she is doing; to go up in a title fight against someone like Cheryl Flynn who has had as many fights as Cheryl Flynn has, is good for me and is good for my career in K1. I am excited to fight someone like Cheryl Flynn.’

Knowing that Laura will be filled with emotion for her Title fight on June 28th 2014 she stated, ‘When it was announced that it was going to be a title eliminator against Anya at UIC 11, I was so nervous I couldn’t get it out my head. I just needed to get through this fight first then concentrate on what happens next, but I suffer a lot with nerves; I will be a bag of nerves on the day. I think if you did not get nervous, it does not mean enough to you’. Also adding ‘before the last fight against Anya, Chris Hipkiss, Ryan Norwood and Adam Cartwright had a little chat with me about my nerves just to get me through the first 15 seconds and then said you will be fine; all through the day they had to keep saying little things to me. I was close to tears all day but I got there in the end’.



‘As a girl, I do wear my heart on my sleeve and I do tell people how I feel. The fight was quite near the end of the night as well; it is the whole build-up of it that makes me nervous; if I could just get in there be the first one on, get in and out and get it done I would probably feel a lot better about it but it is all part of it. Once I am in there, and the ref says off you go, I love every single second of it. It is just getting past those nerves to begin with. I do not want to make a fool of myself or let anyone down. Every fight I’ve gone into I know I have trained my hardest, and I have put in every hour I possibly can’.

Laura also gives a lot of credit to Ultimate Impact, ‘It means a lot that Paul Sutherland and Dan Richards have thought enough of the girls fights to think they need recognition for what we have achieved so far. I think all the girls’ fights on all of the UIC shows everyone has enjoyed them. Every single fight has been worth watching and matched fairly, it means a lot that Paul and Dan have put that together and said you guys are good enough to have a title shot at UIC’.

Laura would like to thank the following people:

Ryan Norwood, Chris Hipkiss, Wayne Drake, Karl Evans, Matt Harthill, Lee Sherwood, Adam Cartwright everyone at Fury MMA, my husband who has been to all my fights and does not moan that I am off out training all the time and my New Sponsor Armour Wash. http://bodyarmour-uk.com/


Photo Credits: http://www.njfphotography.com/

Ultimate Impact 12 is this Saturday June 28th at GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester, tickets are available online on the below link.


Doors open 4pm

First bout 4.30pm UIC12 landscape

If you have missed any of Laura’s previous fights you can watch them here:

Laura Handy v Asha Patel UIFN1

Laura Handy v Sammy Donnelly UIC 10

Laura Handy v Anya Baker UIC 11

Meet Amateur Fighter Zowie-Marie Trevena – A True Pure Warrior!

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Amateur Female Fighter Zowie-Marie Trevena currently works as a Personal Assistant for her niece and mother in-law to help them with everyday tasks, as they are both disabled her niece also has health problems as well as ADHD and Asperger’s she is also a self-employed beauty therapist who can work between 30-40 hours a week with both jobs. Has two children and her partner Scott lives with her, but life was not so Rosie for Zowie. Here we get to find out about whom ‘Zowie-Marie Trevena is, but first we start at the beginning.

“It just goes to show you can achieve anything you put your mind too”   Zowie -Marie Trevena

EB. You are from Cornwall originally, what was it like for you growing up in what I would call a place I would go for a ‘British beach holiday’.

ZT.  I was a typical tomboy. Growing up on an estate I spent most of my time playing football, building camps or riding my bike to the beach to go surfing or my favourite past time… Cliff jumping!

EB.  You were also quite into your sports and very active during your teenage days. Can you tell me about what other active sports you did?

ZT.  I have always participated in football, rugby, rounder’s’, gymnastics, dance just to name a few, the only thing I could not do was long distance running, but that was back then!

EB. It was not all ‘fun’ for you growing up, you went through a ‘rebellious’ stage in your life. Can you tell me a bit more about this time?

ZT.  I was quite rebellious back then and always strived to be different from everyone else. Quite often, I would go home with a new piercing, tattoo, random coloured hair and some new crazy hobby!

EB. This is when you came across a love of mine as well ‘Modified Cars’, ‘Racing’, ‘Drifting’. Can you go into more detail?

Zowie drifting

ZT.  I first got into modified cars when I learnt to drive in an Mk 2 Astra GTE at the age of 15, my ambition then was to get my licence and first car ASAP. Over the years I’ve had cars such as Peugeot 106 GTI’s to Nissan Skylines, Subaru Impreza’s and a few Japenese RWD cars that I used to drift or do track days in.

 Zowie drift in car

EB. You also came across the well-known 90’s Rave scene and went off the ‘Rails for a while’. Do you think this was due to your ‘addictive personality’ and wanting to be ‘different’ from everyone else?

ZT. When I was 16/17 I got in with a bit of a tougher crowd and started going to all night parties and raves in Plymouth and Newquay, but to be honest, some of those moments were the best days of my life. The feeling of oblivion and dancing the night away was immense… It was all about “One Love”. To be honest I do not regret any of it.

EB. In 2002, you gave birth to a gorgeous Son, then in 2004 a gorgeous Daughter. Life must have felt quiet complete for you at this moment in time, two gorgeous children?

ZT.  It was after the birth of my daughter that I suffered in the hands of a physically and mentally abusive partner. I lost my confidence, my zest for life and my self-esteem. The only thing that kept me going was the children and the fact I was studying at college.

EB.  Was it as this point you decided you wanted to try out kickboxing?

ZT.   Yes it was. I joined WAKT (West Area Kick Thai) run by Al Oakley in Camborne Cornwall. I spent six months training at WAKT and during that time, I met and married a soldier, which meant I moved from Cornwall to Hampshire. I wanted to continue my love for kickboxing and joined Impact Martial Arts run by Wayne Timlin. I spent 3/4 years training with them and was only two belts away from black belt before yet another disaster struck.

EB. Can you elaborate about this time in your life?

ZT.  My marriage crumbled and my children and I found ourselves homeless.

For some reason, I had a gut feeling to move to Devizes in Wiltshire; to this day, I cannot explain it other than it felt right. It meant moving to an area where we had no family or friends, I had to change my job, the children had to move schools. It was a very hard and depressing time. However, it also gave me time to reflect on my life choices, the way I treated others, and a chance to put my children first before anyone else, including myself.

EB. You joined a new martial arts club, how was that?

ZT.  I joined a local martial arts school, made new friends, my children also joined and we trained together. I then progressed to an instructor I’d already won gold and silver medals in the national and southern championships, however, I did not believe in the ethics of the club so left and joined Revolution Gym in Trowbridge which is run by my now coach Scott Clist.

EB. What changed for you being at Revolution Gym?

ZT.  It is here that I began to think about fighting, and felt that even though I was 30 I had more to give. What also spurred me on was my ex said I would never be good enough to fight! Scott Clist is my coach at Revs, I joined Revs as the atmosphere was more relaxed and I could be who I wanted to be. Scott, has actively encouraged me to push myself, and never allows any self-doubt! Being part of Revs is like having an extended family! Sometimes with the hard training he gives us, it is nice to know you are not the only one vomiting at the end of a session!

team revs hoodie pic

EB. Sunday February 3rd 2013 was a huge achievement for you, can you tell me why?


ZT.  I entered my first inter club, at Spartans,  then in May 2013 I had my first K1 fight, and then I fought K1 again in August 2013 again.

zowie fight my pic

zowie sammy face off

EB.  You have another fight coming up this Saturday February 22nd at Ulitmate lmpact Cagefighting 11, GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester against Lea Fendt, do you know much about your opponent?

ZT.  I believe Lea, is trained by David Willmot, who has a fantastic reputation, so I expect my opponent to be tough! However, I am ready  I have been training hard  It has not been easy between working, running a home and spending time with my kids, but my partner and kids have been very understanding and a great support!

EB. The fight also co-insides the day before your 32nd birthday, how excited are you about this?

ZT.  Pretty excited about fighting on my birthday.  I Could not ask better people to spend it with. I have made many friends through fighting; these are people I admire and respect.

Zowie PW

EB. You have a female fighter that you really look up to as your ‘Hero’ can you share this with us?

ZT. My hero is  ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings, she is also a mum of two who has overcome a Domestic Violent relationship. She has fought in the Invicta championships and has now signed to UFC in the straw weight women’s division. It just goes to show you can achieve anything you put your mind too!


EB. Anyone you would like to Thank.

ZT. I’d like to thank my coach Scott Clist, the guys and gals at Spartans Gym for the additional training, Marc Smith at Pure Warrior for his support and last but not least, my partner Scott and my children. Without their support and understanding I wouldn’t be able to train so much. Oh and I’d like to thank my training partner and corner “man” Polly Beauchamp for teaching me to push past those barriers!

Quick Fun Questions

EB. Favourite Food?

Got to be a Cornish Pasty!

EB. What song are you usually singing in the shower/bath?

You will never catch me singing… I’ll leave that to my daughter!

EB. Most inspirational person?

There isn’t one person who particularly inspires me… I seem to admire many people for different reasons.

EB. Dream Car?

If I could have my dream car … It would be an Skyline R32 GTS-T , I love my old skool jap turbos!

I would like to thank Zowie for her time given to myself to do this Interview. Thank you.



Tommy Cook v Leighthan Benskin MW Title
Laura Handy v Anya Baker k1 title eliminator
Terry Doyle v Ryan Legge
Chris Astley v Toby Harman
Shane Riley v Jamie Richardson
Mark Finney v Karl Evans

Sammy Donnelly v Helen J. Harper k1
Aman Sakhizadeh vs Michael Jones
Matthew Kaufman v Steve Smith k1
Matt Sansom v Matt Harthill k1
Paulina Malina v Katie Elkova k1
Daryl Grant v Euan Wallace
Jay Grazier v Matt Michal Figlak
Lea Fendt v Zowie Trevena k1
Jack Shore v Jack Machete Price

VENUE   GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT

FEBRUARY 22nd 2014

Doors open at 5pm, first fight 5.30pm

Afterparty: Liquid Nightclub, Gloucester (next door)


Ultimate Impact Cagefighting 11 Standard seats

Standard Seats  £25.00

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Photo credit:  Zowie-Marie Trevena, Emma Bramford, Esther Lin and Steve Dyer, Ultimate Impact Events.