RAGED UK MMA 11 – FULL RESULTS


CAGED 11

 

Saturday, September 21st, 2019, RAGED UK MMA hosted their 11th event at the Oasis Leisure Centre, in Swindon.

For the first time, they had Pay Per View company mmatv.co.uk streaming the event live all around the world.

Firmly putting Swindon on the map as a ‘fight town for mixed martial arts’ the promotion has gone from strength to strength with athletes competing from all over the UK.

 Amateur Card 3X3 Minute Rounds

Rhys Lloyd vs Frankie Mercer – Winner Frankie Mercer 1:57 RNC (GNP) rnd 2

Day Gamble vs Leuan Mckenzie – Winner Leuan Mckenzie 1:02 RNC Rnd 1

Liam Mckintosh vs Ben Gregory – Winner Liam McKintosh Unanimous Decision

Declan O’Callaghan vs Joe Wood – Winner Joe Wood Split Decision

Brad Sexton vs Jack Dedames – Winner 1.33 Jack Dedames Armbar

Jay Thomas vs Andy Bear – Winner Andy Bear 1:23 TKO (GNP) Rnd 1

Josh Gilman vs Benji Smith – Winner Benji Smith 2:37 TKO (GNP) Rnd 1

Yannick Mezepovs Jones vs Rikki Wyatt – Winner :03 Rikki Wyatt KO rnd 1

AMATEUR RAGED Featherweight Title 3×3 minutes

Rich Lukacs vs Kirk Heely – Winner #ANDSTILL AMATEUR FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMP Kirk Heely 1:30 Arm Triangle Rnd 2

Karol Zdank vs Gary Trevett – Winner Gary Trevett 1:30 TKO (GNP) Rnd 2

VACANT RAGED AMATEUR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE  3×3 minutes

Adam Ay vs Grant Ogbourne – Winner  2:29 Grant Ogbourne Guillotine Rnd 1

NEW RAGED AMATEUR LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP

Pro Card 3×5 minute rounds

Michael Cutting vs Partick Blight – Winner 2:27 Michael Cutting Guillotine Rnd 1

Tyler Thomas vs Matt Figlak – Winner 2:30 Matt Figlak TKO (GNP) Rnd 1

Hugo Kirkwood vs Romek Sim – Winner  :11 seconds Romek Sim Rnd 1

Keitano Fourniller vs Constantin Radoi – Winner  :27 seconds Constantin Radoi TKO(GNP) Rnd 1

Jan Lysak vs Dante Hawkins – Winner 2:33 Dante Hawkins TKO (GNP) Rnd 1

Danny Tyler vs Craig Rawlins – Winner Split Decision Danny Tyler

PRO RAGED MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE 3X5 MINUTES

Adam Chetnik vs Lukasz Marcinkowski – Winner  : 33 seconds Lukasz Marcinkowski TKO (liver shot) #ANDSTILL CHAMP

PRO RAGED LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE 3X5 MINUTES

Michal Figlak vs Bernie Gomm – Winner Unanimous Decision Michal Figlak #ANDNEW RAGED LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMP 

PRO RAGED VACANT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE 3X5 MINUTES

Dan Ballard vs Chris Ogden – Winner Chris Ogden :21 seconds Guillotine Rnd 1 #ANDNEW RAGED WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP

PRO VACANT RAGED SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE 3X5 MINUTES

Jake Blyth vs Mario “Rudeboy” Saeed – Winner Unanimous Decision #ANDNEW RAGED SUPER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP Mario Saeed

RAGED UK MMA 11 FULL FIGHT EVENT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2019


The Oasis Leisure centre in Swindon will once again be hosting RAGED UK MMA 11 on Saturday, September 2019.

Packed with a fight card of 21 mixed martial art fights, the night is not to be missed.

Having two amateur title fights between Rich “The Hungarian Barbarian” Lukacs vs Kirk Heely to decide who will be the amateur featherweight champion.  Also, Adam Ay will face Grant Ogbourne to decide the Light Welterweight Champion, plus 10 other amateur fights.

The pro main card has 10 fights, including a middleweight title clash between Team Savage Weston supermare fighter Lukasz Marcinkowski who will be aiming to keep his belt when he faces Adam Chetnik; also Team Trojan fighter Michal Figlak will be seeking to steal the belt from Bernie Gomm the current champ and Sweatbox prospect.

Also, Roger Griffin will take on Chris Ogen from A3 gym for the vacant welterweight title.

The main event is for the super welterweight title from Trojans Gloucester fighter Mario Saeed vs Jake Blyth from Range Martial Arts Academy Gloucester.

In total there will be 11 amateur fights and 10 pro fights for which you can definitely experience a lot of beautiful violence in one night.

If you are unable to make the event, MMATV.CO.UK will be streaming the event from 7pm, at a bargain price £9.99.

Registration is easy all you have to do is sign up and click the button BUY NOW ONLY £9.99.

 

 

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Ticket prices: Standard £25 (£5 extra on the door)

                          Ringside £35 (£5 extra on the door)

Doors open 6.30pm first fight 6.45/7.00pm

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a guardian and only allowed in the balcony area

Please note the venue is CARD PAYMENTS ONLY at the bar

‘With each fight I compete in I keep growing’ – Chris Astley on BAMMA Debut


Chris Astley [2-2] will be making his BAMMA  debut at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday April 25th facing Harry Marple [1-0].

Chris Astley RNC Win By NJF Photography
Chris Astley photo by  NJF Photography

The 29-year-old from Bristol, who trains out of arguably one of the best gyms in the South West ‘Trojan Free Fighters’, under the tutelage of owner/head coach Paul Sutherland for whom is an accomplished athlete within his own rights (ISKA Kickboxing Title Winner, Cage Warriors Lightweight Title, Ultimate Combat Lightweight Title and of course an Official UFC Judge), has only been training and competing in Mixed Martial Arts for three years and is still learning the trade.

“I used to play quite a lot of football and it is what I did all my life. I then fell out of love with the sport as the game was changing so I found a local MMA club in Bristol at the time (BCL – Bristol Combat Legion) for which I did a bit of boxing just for fitness.  It was then I decided to do an Interclub at Trojan Free Fighters with no headshots. The adrenalin and the buzz from winning out weighed anything the football ever did and I clearly got the bug for the sport. At the end of the football season I hung up my boots and have never looked back.  To this day I have never touched a football and went into MMA.”

Racking up an official amateur record of four wins and one defeat including winning the Throwdown 3 Welterweight Title against Chay Ingram, aptly named: Taste the Pain in June 2013, Chris then decided it was time to venture into the Pro ranks.

Wining his Pro debut he then took a huge step up in opponent, which is a testament to the fighter Chris has become in fighting rising welterweight athlete Adam Boussif [3-2 at the time], it was not to be Chris’s night. This by no means dampened Chris’s spirits or soul as he was straight back into fight camp and competed in two more scheduled fights before taking a long overdue break.

“Having had some time out and not having the pressure of fight camp I have enjoyed training more.  I am now able to play with my technique and open my mind up more than what I was doing whilst in back to back fight camps. I am still in my early days of my fighting career, so with each fight I compete in, I am growing”.

Refreshed from last year, Chris is more than ever ready for his new challenge, which comes in the form of Harry Marple [1-0] for which he will be facing at BAMMA 20 on Saturday, April 25th at The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham and he is looking forward to welcoming Harry to the Welterweight division.

Harry is stepping up from lightweight to welterweight. He is of similar build to myself, long and rangy. Regardless who you fight, every time you fight someone its a different fight and anything can happen. I respect him, I respect his record, but it’s not something I fear, it’s not something that enters my mindset, if anything, people may think I am the underdog which I am more than happy to accept and I am comfortable with. I am looking forward to Saturday night as I know I am confident wherever the fight goes”

Chris Astley - Team Trojan
Chris Astley – Team Trojan

Family is everything to Chris, literally and figuratively. After all, spending so much time at the gym  it has become a second home, so making sure the gym he trains at is full of motivation, inspiring people to help push him through those hard days when he feels he does not want to be there is a tough ask of anybody. But at Trojan Free Fighters they know how to get the best out of all of their students, especially owner/head coach Paul Sutherland who has a unique way that he can connect to all his athletes on so many different levels and he is able to get the results that show many a time again.

“Paul has everyone’s respect before he even talks to you. He holds that respect within the gym and he looks after everyone, whether you are there to fight or whether it is your first time in the gym. He will hold that respect and in return will expect that respect back. Paul is a straight talking person if you need to work on something or if he is not happy with something he will tell you in the right way, if you’re doing well he will also tell you in a positive way. We have a good vibe in the gym which produces  great attitudes, and a very good work ethic in the gym, and a  great family atmosphere. It is my second home, my home from home. We are a family unit. A team. We are all quite close and look after one another”.

Being a regular on Ultimate Impact Events and also a fan favourite. I’m sure there will be a lot of noise in the Barclaycard Arena for the debut of Chris Astley and for all of his fans watching at home on SPIKE TV in the UK for which BAMMA 20 will be airing from 10pm and the live prelim stream on the Lonsdale Facebook page from 7pm.

Chris Astley UIC by Seth Bates
Chris Astley at UIC by Seth Bates

Chris would like to give an honorable mention to Mario Saeed for whom has been by his side throughout his journey thus far, and been there through thick and thin with him.

And last by no means Chris would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters.

“Everyone at Trojan, All my Sparring partners, All my coaches, SCI-MAX, Marc Allen, Mario Saeed, The Boss – Paul Sutherland, Kate James my nutritionist, All my family and friends and BAMMA for giving me the opportunity to compete on their show”.

Side note: Chris Astley is not related to Rick Astley although he is ‘Never gonna give you up’  🙂

You can keep up-to date with Chris by following him on his Twitter account here and Facebook page here.

Photo Credit: NJF Photography

Photo Credit: Seth Bates Photography

Photo Credit: Steve Dyer

MARIO SAEED THE ‘ARM COLLECTOR’ IS TAKING NAMES! HE’S BACK FROM INJURY AND RARING TO GO CWFC 67


Pre catch up with Mario Saeed – Interview was carried out on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 before his Cage Warriors Debut on April 12th 2014.

Mario Saeed (5-1) from Bristol and riding a four fight-winning streak will be making his long over-due debut for promotion Cage Warriors on Saturday April 12th at The LC, Swansea, Wales.

Coming back from a career threatening injury sustained back in October last year, whilst training for what was going to be his then debut fight for Cage Warriors in Jordan.  Mario sustained a Fractured Neck, since then Mario has been under strict instructions to take things easy, let time heal his injuries with the proper help and guidance.

Training, out of Trojan Free Fighters in Cheltenham, with the guidance of Head Coach and Mentor Paul Sutherland .  Managed by UI Management,  I managed to catch up with, a full of beans, Hyper active, fully motivated Mario Saeed for our scheduled interview – judging by the very good mood he is in, I have no idea on, how serious at all I can get him to answer every single question I have for him, but here is the final cut for you all to read.

Look out for the one motivational ‘quote’ that was put in nicely by mario ;)

 

EB. Hey, Mario thanks for your time. It has been awhile since I have spoken to you how, are you?

MS.  Hello Emma, I am doing great now thank you.

EB. The last time we spoke you were about to have your last fight for the promotion Ultimate Impact Cage fighting against Wayne Drake.  How did that go?

MS. It went very well thank you, it was a real hard fight but I got the win in the end.

EB.  Prior to that fight, it was then announced that on June 19th, you had been signed to fight for the promotion Cage Warriors, with your debut to be in Jordan on October 25th, but a serious training injury occurred just two weeks before. Can you talk me through what happened?

MS. Everything  was going great until 2 weeks before the fight, I suffered a fracture in my neck, this meant I had to take a break from training for quite a while!  Now I am back stronger than ever.

EB. Being a very positive and motivated person that you are, what kept you going through the ‘dark times’ you would have experienced on your road back to recovery?

MS. Everything happens for a reason. I believe in myself and this keeps me staying positive. I am looking forward to my next fight.

EB. Your teammate Mark Godbeer had also gone through a very similar experience to yourself; did you take advice from him on any part of the recovery process?

MS. We are all teammates. We help each other and sh*t happens. We all motivate each other. Teammates stick together no matter what.

EB. You also took to posting a few updates via a video blog on your Facebook of your recovery in the very early days.  Have you watched any of them back at all? Alternatively, are they too painful memory for you to watch?

MS.  I would not say they are too painful to watch, I have not watched them back.  I do not look back I always look forward.

EB. What was your rehab/recovery process like? Did you try to rush the process?

MS. Laughs!  I listened to the doctor’s advice and took plenty of time out and now I am good to go and ready to fight again.

EB. Once you were all cleared to leave the hospital and take it easy, I heard you were back at the gym sat watching your teammates train.  Can you tell me how you were feeling at this point?

MS.  A mixture of frustration and just glad that I was there, also I was happy to support the other lads, but I did want to be fighting myself; I had to be tied to the chair to stop me from moving!  (Laughs)

EB. Motivation, dedication and hard work have got you where you are now.  I mean it is not everyday someone fractures their neck and 6 months later they are back doing what they love.

MS.  I am very lucky to be coming back stronger than ever doing what I love; these things test you in life, and it is all about how bad you want it, how hard you are willing to work for it. I cannot wait to show the world what I am about.

EB. On April 12th, you have your long overdue debut for Cage Warriors in Swansea, what are you looking forward to the most.

MS. I am looking forward to every minute of it, Cage Warrior’s is a great show and I cannot wait to get back in the cage and get the big W.

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EB. Do you know anything about your new opponent Sean ‘Sexy Curls’ Carter?

MS. I know that he comes from a great gym and I am friends with a few of his teammates. He is a good fighter but I am a great fighter, come fight night, he will find out.

EB. Now, that your Co- Main event does that, put any more pressure on you? (you’ve crept up the card and now you’re Co-Main Event)!

MS.  Co- Main, it makes no difference, as I have been main event before. It is just another fight to me.

EB. With a late change in opponent, (1 week before fight day) does that change anything in you as a fighter and the fight you have already prepared for? (original opponent was Rikki Fortuna 2-2-1)

MS. Not particularly as I train to fight and it does not matter who I fight. I will fight anyone who Cage Warriors choose to put in front of me, but remember my name WILL BE going the Cage Warriors GOLD!

EB. Being, the Champion at Ultimate Impact Cage fighting, is there any pressure to be the Champion at Cage Warriors or is that the Goal/DREAM?

MS. No, it is just a matter of time!

EB. Sean has had nine fights, and his only loss was for the lightweight title, if you win against Sean on April 12th do you see yourself in title contention?

MS. Hell yes I will be after that belt.

EB. This will be your first fight back since your training accident, some may say in at the deep end. What would you say?

MS.  I am a very good swimmer.

EB. What is it about the promotion Cage Warriors that keeps fighters on their roster?

MS. Cage Warriors are the best promotion in the UK and Europe. Cage Warriors, is viewed by millions around the world, the promotion speaks for itself.

EB. You are ‘known’ as ‘The Armbar Collector’ would you like to be ‘known’ for more than just that one awesome submission.

MS. I am an all-round fighter, but the armbar is my signature move! The best is yet to come. “Don’t fear the man who does 1000 techniques; fear the man who does 1 technique 1000 times”.

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EB. You have crazy fans that I for one have witnessed. Can you tell me of a time when things have been just a little bit too crazy at one of your fights?

MS. When I fought and won the UIC title, my fans rushed to see me, to congratulate me in the cage, let us hope Cage Warriors have plenty of security, Laughs!

EB. Training to you is second nature, what keeps you going and motivated?

MS. My family and friends, the fact I love what I do and I get to do it every day.

EB.  Is there anyone you would like to thank?

MS. I would like to thank my coach who is my mentor, Paul Sutherland, my best mate Chris Astley and all my teammates at Trojan and finally my sponsors DiscountMMA, BRITISHF1GHTER, SynergiFitness, SCIMX.

Cage-Warriors

 

You can follow Mario Saeed on Twitter, who in my opinion is well worth the follow, if for just all the motivational quotes he tweets everyday on @MarioRudeboy7

You can watch Mario ‘Rudeboy’ Saeed take on Sean ‘Sexy Curls’ Carter at The LC, Swansea, Wales, Saturday April 12th for those of you who have purchased tickets, alternatively you can watch the Main Card via www.cagewarriors.tv which is FREE this weekend for UK viewers.  Main Card is at 9pm. Who will be showing 6 out of the 7 fights in total for FREE that night. Any more information go towww.cagewarriors.com

This event is now SOLD OUT so unless some of the fighters have any spare tickets left that will be the only way you will be able to see the whole event LIVE.

 

PHOTO CREDIT 1,2,3 – HUW FAIRCLOUGH

PHOTO CREDIT 3 CAGE WARRIORS

Last post for 2013 – A lot of Thank You’s and some pictures :)


2013 1

It’s been a challenging year for me but I wouldn’t change it for one second, after all I got to do what so many of you still want to do and I have achieved all of it in the six months that I started this harsh challenge – which fell into my lap purely by coincidence (you will have to refer back to my very first blog read about that one)!

I will however give a big shout out to the person who got me started not only in writing my own blog but who introduced me to what I currently do, and that is Jonathan Millard, for whom I am forever grateful to.

What alot of people, more than likely do not know about me, is that I have been in the ‘combat sport industry’ for just over 20 years now, so I have legitmately worked my way up the ladder  – although, it’s fine for you to believe whatever you choose to believe, I personally don’t give a shit, again those that really know me, know that also!

I got to cover local grass root shows, which to me I have always been a great fan of and will always take time out of my schedule to go cover them as much as I can, I  covered Pain Pit 3 times, Ultimate Impact,  Into The Cage, Neilson Promotions White Collar Boxing then I also covered Cage Warriors, BAMMA and UFC Manchester, not bad even if I do say so myself!

Then a great event happend for UKMMA – The UKMMA Expo in Manchester and I got to be part of the only Media Team that had Access All Areas and when I say that, I truly mean that; not like all the other Media people that came in, the team I was with we were set up in the ‘Green Room’ with all our equipment and at one point their was one great surreal moment that I for one will never ever forget 🙂

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It was a great run event by Darren Sherlock and Paul Crossley and of course Darren’s wife Michelle, all timed perefectly for when Michael Bisping would be in the UK, Manchester as it happens (his own town) and just after being announced he would be facing Mark Munoz, here also in Manchester in October (unfortuntaly due to Michael needing eye surgery he was forced to withdraw from the bout and Lyoto Machida replaced him)!

There were UFC athletes, Guest athletes, Guest speakers, Seminars to train with some of the  Guest athletes and stalls for the MMA community to come together and show there products of to the public; also there was the stall for SAFE MMA – for which I personally went over to Izzy Carnwath and spoke to her to see SAFE MMA  was all about, how promotions could get involved and WHY they should. I had such a better understanding afterwards.

Here is mine and Izzy’s SAFE MMA interview we also talk BAMMA 13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGFMXpvdHE

There was also a big NoGi BJJ competiton on, running throughout the Sunday which was awesome and six females took part amongst the hundreds of men.

At the show I managed to Video Interview (yes that was a very first for me) The Legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman straight after his MMA Seminar – let me tell you know this guy is 100% gentleman when talking to him, Ian made my first video interview effortless (well I thought) 🙂

Here is mine and Ian’s interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLO5WYrGcCM

I would however like to say a very big thank you to all the athlete’s I have worked with (so far)  without you giving up your time I would not of had your stories/journeys to write about and some very memorable moments to say the least, so in list of when  they were interviewed  here they all are:

Leigh Remedios

Alexei Roberts

Mario Saeed

War Machine

‘Rowdy’ Bec Hyatt

Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman

Hector Lombard

Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher

Bryony Tyrell

Aaron ‘Smackwell’ Blackwell

Jack ‘The Hammer’ Marshman

Lew Long

Jorge ‘Michelan’ Bezerra

Rosi Sexton

Faisel Ghazghazi

Mark ‘The hand of’ Godbeer

Lauren Murphy

And of course it would not be me, if I did not add in afew pictures of me with some of the athletes I had met 🙂

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Have a great New Year.

Emma

PS I’ve kept all my boxing ones out of this one but look out for it next year  🙂