Cage Warriors Academy Wales came live from The Newport Centre, Wales tonight March 4th.
Boasting a fight card with 18 fights, including twelve amateur undercard fights and six professional main card fights, it was the fans who were in for a treat this evening.
Main Card Professional Results
Aaron Khalid defeated Phil Wells via Submission (Guillotine Choke) :56 round 2
Jack Shore defeated Alexandros Gerolimatos via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) 2:03 round 1
Richard Williams defeated Gracjan Bak via KO :59 round 1
Damo Weeden defeated Joe Orrey via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) :39 round 1
Josh Ellis defeated Daniel Hodor via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 4:05 round 2
Ethan Charlesworth defeated Nathan Ford via Submission (Triangle) 1:53 round 1
Undercard – Amateur MMA
Josh Hudson defeated Jack Tucker via Unanimous Decision
Michael Corston defeated Christopher Radcliffe via Majority Decision
Pedro Cardosa defeated Tom Karpinski via Unanimous Decision
Rob Bennett defeated Marcus Stevens via Split Decision
James Amos defeated Sami Hashim via Unanimous Decision
Christian Duncan defeated James McClean via TKO 1:25 round 1
Chris Smith defeated Keiron Bennet via Submission (Rear-naked Choke) 2:50 round 2
Oban Elliot defeated Callum Hanman via KO (head kick) :46 round 1
Ben Ellis defeated Franco Tenaglia via TKO 2:05 round 3
Jamie Boyle defeated Ragine White via Submission (head and arm choke) :58 round 2
Alun Yhnell defeated Karl Redding via KO :59 of round 1
Joel Collins defeated Chris Mardon via Split Decision
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.
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
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
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 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.
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
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)
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.
Swindon based promoter Gary Turland and Trainer Michael ‘Oz’ Osbourne will be bringing Professional and Amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) back to the town of Swindon after the success of the first two RAGED UK events last year.
RAGED UK will be taking place this Saturday, February 27th at MECA, Swindon which will host a fight card of six amateur MMA bouts along with five professional MMA bouts. Although it will be headlined by Swindon’s Phil Wells and Alex Brunnen, I can guarantee that with the addition of the first ever female bout on the card between Bristol’s L.J Adams and Kent’s Emma Delaney, both of whom are former Cage Warrior athletes, it will be these two females who will be stealing the show.
Full Fight Card
Guy Lewis (70.2) vs Alex Brunnen (70.2)
Brad Watchorn* vs Kenton Kauppinen (93.9)
Shane Riley (77.1) vs Phil Wells (77.1)
Emma Deleaney (63.3) vs L.J. Adams (63.3)
Jordan Patey* vs Krystian Gowik*
Chris Bucksey vs Tom Enstone
Aaron Laleye vs Dean Hart
Mark Ince vs Mateusz Ginter
Oliver Harry Campbell vs Lewis Hawkins
Freddie Allen vs Dale Thompson
Sam James vs Kyle Bayliss
*Will weigh-in on the day with the amateur fighters
Tickets are £20 and £40 VIP available from all fighters, The Forum, The Khyber; alternatively you can buy online at www.swindontickets.co.uk or click on their social media pages Facebook/Twitter.
Tickets are subject to a surplus charge on the door.
RAGED UK MMA will be staging their second event at the M.E.C.A on Saturday August 1st following on from a great sell-out crowd of their first event back in March earlier this year.
With MMA coming back to Swindon, RAGED UK MMA has been able to benefit directly from securing the second show which is able to boast twelve fights, including four title eliminator bouts.
The event is headlined by Swindon’s Phil Wells, training out of SVT/Scorpion Gym who faces Josh Collins from Huddersfield, training out of AVT under the tutelage of Ex-UFC Fighter Danny Mitchell.
The Co-Main event is Swindon’s own Alex Brunnen, training out of SVT/Scorpion who faces Bracknell’s Brad Watchorn who also happens to be a professional Ice Hockey Player aswell, he fights our of the Fight Science Gym in Aldershot.
Here is the remainder of the card and running order:
10 – Dale Thompson Vs. Craig Rawlins 3×3 mins Amateur
9 – Jay Tovee Vs. Chris Ogden 5×3 mins PRO
8 – Danny Nash Vs. Tom Enstone 3×3 mins Amateur
7 – Billy Glossop Vs. Guy Lewis 3×5 mins Pro
INTERVAL & RAFFLE
6 – Lee Curry Vs. Dave ‘NEMO’ Llewellyn 3×5 mins pro
5 – Oliver Harry Campbell Vs. Dean Hart 3×3 mins Amateur
4 – Tyler Thomas Vs. Shane Mansfield 3×5 mins Pro
3 – Chris Esworthy Vs. Nico Fabri 3×3 mins Amateur
2 – Jay Thomas Vs. Lawrence Jordan Tracey 3×3 min Amateur
1 – Wes Thomas Vs. Kevin Rodzeiwicz 3×3 mins Amateur
Tickets available from all fighters, The Forum, The Khyber, DREAMLOUNGE, Sailor’s grave or www.swindontickets.co.uk £20 0r £40 V.I.P
There maybe some limited tickets available on the day but could be subject to a surcharge.
Ultimate Impact takes place for their fifteenth event this Saturday night at the GL1 Leisure centre in Gloucester for which promises to be one of their most action packed cards to-date.
With 3 Pro MMA bouts including 1 Title bout, 2 Pro K1 Title bouts, 8 amateur MMA bouts including 1 female amateur MMA bout and a female amateur K1 bout, Ultimate Impact Events keep going from strength to strength.
FULL FIGHT CARD AND RUNNING ORDER
Tommy Cook v Craig White MW Pro MMA Title
Dawid Masel v David Willmot WW Pro K1 Title
Greg Reeves v Jon Spoors BW Pro K1 Title
Danny T Joel v Phil Wells WW Pro MMA
Philip Kite v Jack Shore LW Ammy MMA
Jaiah B Turay v Jake O’Hagan 86kg Catchweight Ammy MMA
Mitchell Head v Mark Finney LW Pro MMA
Andrew Brew v Will Jones LHW Ammy MMA
Lukasz Marcinkowski v Greg Summers MW Ammy MMA
Jessica Mawby v Andree Warbrick 54kg Catchweight Ammy k1
Monica Nix v Polly Beauchamp Strawweight Ammy MMA
Liam Fulford v Ryan Mendez FW Ammy MMA
Marcus Stevens v Jay Garrington LW Ammy MMA
Jesse Wright v Isaak Falzon 86kg Catchweight Ammy MMA
It is also worth noting that Mark Finney is donating all of his Fight Purse and 75% of his ticket sale commission towards the Hollie Garrard Trust whose life was tragically cut short at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. Click here for further details about Hollie and click here to contact Mark for direct ticket sales via his Facebook account.
Also David Willmot is donating his fight purse to The Nelson Trust Drug and alcohol Rehab Centre in Brimscombe, Stroud. You can additionally help by going to David’s ‘Just Giving’ page here and donating whatever you can to help out. Below David left this message on his Facebook page.
So I’m fighting Saturday in Gloucester, the purse I’m donating to the Nelson Trust Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre in Brimscombe, Stroud to help people beat the demon that is addiction. The more we can raise, the more lives we can save. Addiction destroys lives, families and communities, one person can’t do everything but together we can do something. I’m not fighting for me, I’m fighting to make a difference.
If you have not purchased tickets yet and still need to, you can obtain them from Ultimate Impact Events Online here, any of the fighters mentioned above or there are limited tickets available on the door.
Standard Tickets £25.00
Cageside Tickets: £35.00
V.I.P Single Tickets £45.00
Please note that tickets on the door may be subject to a surcharge.
RAGED UK MMA, held their first event (under their new promotion name) last night [March 7th] at MECA Swindon to a new breed of sports fan in the town.
The event which was billed to showcase local, amateur and professional fighters, was also to highlight the growing sport of MMA in Swindon.
With local gym Swindon Vale Tudo/Scorpion Kickboxing Gym being the host club, having five fighters compete on the night; which was meant to be six but 20 mins before Craig Rawlins was due to go out, his opponent Mathew Thorn, withdrew, citing a shoulder injury during warming-up the host club did not let the home fans down, securing five out of five wins.
The night was a huge success for everyone and Promoter Gary Turland really did pull out all the stops for his second show, so much so, RAGED 2 is now already starting to be matched for their summer show.
Below is my play-by-play account of all the action that happened on the night.
Disclaimer: Although every effort is given to give a clear and precise account of actual events, due to the nature of where I am seated, it is at times difficult to view every aspect of every fight through everyone’s angle, therefore this play-by-play is my account from my view.
Tommy Taylor vs Jake Oliver Amateur 89kg 3×3 mins
Round 1 Jake Oliver open ups the round straight on the attack and straight in with punches, Tommy Taylor comes back with leg kicks and a spinning leg kick. Oliver goes in and clinches up with Taylor, Taylor trying to avoid this leaves his neck out and Oliver tries for a standing guillotine to no avail. (referee Nathan Webb stops action briefly as the standing guillotine was curving on Taylor’s spine which is not allowed), action continues for which both men are landing with their own shots, back and forth in some great exchanges. Oliver manages to get the takedown and is angling for a submission but Taylor is no easy feat as he himself is trying to get a submission and attempts an Armbar just as the round closes out.
Round 2 Tommy Taylor playing it smart and keeping Oliver on the end of his punches, Oliver does a spinning kick and follows through with a superman punch. Taylor gains ground control and he is on his back as Oliver is dishing out punches to Taylor’s face, he let’s Taylor stand back up and both guys once again exchange shots back and forth in this exciting fight. After a scramble the action is back on the canvas as Oliver attempts an Armbar in the final few seconds in this second round but he gives up on the submission to end the round off on top of Taylor dishing out some GnP.
Round 3 Tommy Taylor is straight out with a sense of urgency and manages to get Oliver towards the cage fence and is kneeing Oliver. Oliver is holding his own as Taylor is now trying for a single leg but the attempt fails for which Oliver returns with a great kick followed by a one, two punch combination. Taylor manages to get Oliver to the canvas but Oliver lands on top in top position and starts dishing out some GnP, Taylor rolls to his side to try to evade Oliver’s shots and ends up trying to turtle with Oliver still firmly attached to Taylor as Oliver has him in a figure four body lock, all the while still raining blows anyway he can on Taylor. Taylor manages to reverse out of the body lock position in the final few seconds of this third round to end up in top position, on top of Oliver.
Winner Jake Oliver Def Tommy Taylor Via UD
Wes Thomas vs Dean Hart Amateur 64kg 3×3 mins
Round 1 Dean Hart is straight out and is straight in with vicious leg kicks to Wes Thomas. Thomas tries to grab Hart’s leg to take him down for which he succeeds briefly as Hart pops straight back up. Hart lands another vicious leg kick which buckles Thomas who goes to the ground and referee Nathan Webb stops the fight.
Winner Dean Hart Def Wes Thomas Via Strikes (Leg) 0.54 seconds Round one
Jay Thomas vs Guy Lewis PRO 73kg 3×5 mins
Round 1 Jay Thomas comes out and tries to get Guy Lewis against the cage, both guys scramble with some great reversals from both and ultimately Thomas ends up on bottom in a side position, all the while punching and using short elbows, trying to gain top postion on Lewis. Thomas rolls onto his back, with Lewis in a dominant position he is pummeling on shots. Thomas is in no position to defend himself as Lewis is raining down shots and referee Nathan Webb calls a halt to the action.
Winner Guy Lewis Def Jay Thomas Via Strikes (GnP) 2 mins 31 secs Round One
Jim Lane vs Tom Enstone Amateur 77kg 3×3 mins
Round 1 Tom Enstone is straight out first with fierce leg kicks, he then manages to take Jim Lane down leaving his neck exposed for which Lane capitalizes on and catches Enstone in a Guillotine. Enstone is trying hard to get out of the guillotine by walking round on his side which eventually pays off as he manages to escape Lane’s hold and gain’s top position, once out Enstone is not holding back as he throws down furious and vicious punches and hammer fists, he then attempts an Armbar for which is not fully locked in at first attempt so he slightly adjusts himself and then finds Jim Lane tapping to his awesome Armbar.
Winner Tom Enstone Def Jim Lane Via Armbar 2 mins 28secs Round One
Terry Webster vs Dave ‘Nemo’ Llewellyn PRO HW 3×5 mins
Round 1 Terry Webster comes out fast and so does Nemo but its Webster who knocks Nemo down, Nemo is down straight away and for a brief moment Webster manages to throw some leather, but Nemo gains top position, he losses position briefly but regains it, then Nemo starts to unleash his brutal Elbows, throwing punches which opens up a huge cut above Webster’s eye with vicious GnP. Referee Nathan Webb calls a halt to the action.
Winner Dave ‘Nemo’ Llewellyn Def Terry Webster Via TKO (GnP) 1 min 03 secs Round One
Reece Pearson vs Adam Little Amateur 66kg 3×3 mins
Round 1 Adam Little is straight out with a hard leg kick to the thigh of Reece Pearson followed by a straight jab, a few more leg kicks follows by a kick to Pearson’s head, who then instantly falls face first into the canvas, Little does go off for a premature celebration and to his and everyone around’s astonishment Pearson gets back up of the floor and stands up, Referee Nathan Webb says continue and from that moment, Little is like a Bull in a China shop. He rushes over to where Pearson has just stood up, straight in with ferocious punches hoping, this time to finish the job off. Pearson attempts to grab at Little’s leg for a takedown but leaves his neck out and Little capitalizes on this and sinks in a Standing Guillotine for which Pearson has no time to ‘Tap’ too as he goes to ‘Sleep’.
WINNER Adam Little Def Reece Pearson Via Standing guillotine 0.45 secs Round One – This was my #FOTN
Tyler John Thomas vs Alex Brunnen PRO 73kgs 3×5 mins
Round 1 Tyler Thomas comes in and fakes a low kick, looks to take Alex Brunnen down, pushing him up against the cage. Brunnen gains underhooks and pushes Thomas back off. Brunnen lands a front kick for which lands on Thomas’s head who again is in the middle of an attempt for another takedown of Brunnen, pushing towards the cage, Brunnen has a great position of Thomas to his left side, placing himself seated on the canvas with his left arm still positioned firmly around Thomas’s right side, all the while he is landing the odd shot with his right fist. There is a scramble as Thomas is pushing Brunnen a lot more against the cage but both fighters mange to get back to their feet. Brunnen in again with a front kick followed by a few punches, Thomas looks for yet another takedown but Brunnen is wise to his game. Both fighter’s exchange a few more punches before Thomas once again comes in, this time charging, with an attempt at another takedown for which Brunnen is pushed across the octagon and up against the cage; with his wide defence stance and tight grip of Thomas, Brunnen again seats himself onto the canvas, adjusting his position, after sensing that Thomas has left his neck out (just like he did on the last takedown attempt), rolls him slightly to his right to gain the victory via Power Guillotine.
Winner Alex Brunnen Def Tyler John Thomas Via Power Guillotine 1 min 32 Secs Round One
Jesse Jarvis vs Phil Wells PRO 77kg 3×5 mins
Round 1 Jesse Jarvis is first out and boy he is like what a red rag is to a bull, he comes rushing out at Phil Wells, rushing him against the cage, throwing wild punches for which a few land, he attempts a standing guillotine but Wells is far to slick and the attempt fails. Wells then picks up Jarvis and slams him to the canvas for which the crowd erupt into a chant of ” Wellsy, Wellsy, Wellsy”, Wells is then in top position for where he lands vicious Ground and Pound with his elbows cutting open Jarvis. Wells carries on the onslaught of pounding and pounding, viciously until referee Nathan Webb had finally saw enough of the action and called a stop to the fight.
Winner Phil Wells Def Jesse Jarvis Via GnP 2 mins 39 secs Round One
RAGED UK MMA, held their first event last night at MECA Swindon to a new breed of sports fan in the town.
The event which was billed to showcase local, amateur and professional fighters and also to highlight the growing sport of MMA in Swindon.
The night was a huge success for everyone and Promoter Gary Turland really did pull out all the stops for his debut show, so much so, RAGED 2 is now already starting to be matched for their summer show.
Here are the Official Results with a full event report to follow shortly:
Amateur 89kg Jake Oliver Def Tommy Taylor Via UD
Amateur 64kg Dean Hart Def Wes Thomas Via Strikes (leg) 0.54 secs Round One
PRO 73kg Guy Lewis Def Jay Thomas Via Strikes (GnP) 2 mins 31 secs Round One
Amateur 77kg Tom Enstone Def Jim Lane Via Armbar 2 mins 28 secs Round One
PRO HW Dave ‘Nemo’ Llewellyn Def Terry Webster Via TKO (GnP) 1 min 03 secs Round One
Amateur 66kg Adam Little Def Reece Pearson Via Standing Guillotine 0.45 secs Round One
PRO 73kg Alex Brunnen Def Tyler Thomas Via Power Guillotine 1 min 32 secs Round One
PRO 77kg Phil Wells Def Jesse Jarvis Via TKO (GnP) 2 mins 39 secs Round One
Adam Little is a 26 year old amateur fighter from Swindon, who at the weekend will be making his home town debut at local MMA promotion RAGED UK.
Adam who is currently 2-0 and trains out of SVT/Scorpion Gym in Swindon and works full time, decided to push his own career one step further and co-train in London at Titan gym at his own expense to get the best out of his training, it also happens to be the home of UFC fighter Brad Pickett and Joseph Duffy, along with BAMMA fighter Ashleigh Grimshaw.
I got to speak with Adam about his up coming fight this Saturday, where we talk about his boxing, wrestling, Brad Pickett, plus some other exciting stuff…..take a look!
Adam Little and Brad Picket
It’s been a while since I have caught up with you, which was when I last saw you fight at ITC 8 against Wayne Alden where you won in a stunning 0.48 second TKO (GnP) victory. Can you talk me through what you have been doing since then.
Since ITC 8 I felt that my boxing and takedown defence was lacking leading up to that fight so I went away and worked on that area of my training.
I have had a couple of white-collar boxing fights in which I have won, in turn I feel that my stand up game has improved massively.
I now feel confident in myself in the areas that I have been working on, especially my wrestling aspect of my game. I just feel like I have managed to evolve my whole fighting style adding in a lot more technique to my arsenal of weapons, to fully complement what I already had in my skillset.
Working full-time, training here in Swindon at Scorpion Gym/SVT and finally finding another home at Team Titan in London. How do you find enough hours in the week to fit everything in?
It can be an extremely long week but I’m thankful that I have a good employer who lets me take time of when I need to, especially when I am in a fight camp. I also try to fit in my runs, cardio before work in the mornings so I can focus more on technique and actual fight training in the evening.
For you then, this ultimately is a long-term career plan?
For sure, I’m not here just to make up the numbers im here to win fights. I’m looking to get a few more wins under my belt and compete a lot more regularly.
You’re now 2-0 in your amateur MMA career. When do you think it will be a good time for you to turn pro and when do you think that will happen, realistically?
If everything goes to plan and this time next year I’m still doing well then I will speak to my coaches and see where we are all at.
You’re facing Reece Pearson this Saturday, March 7th on RAGED UK at the MECA in your home town Swindon, which will also be your first time fighting in front of a home crowd. How are you feeling?
I’m feeling brilliant leading up to this fight. My training has been the best it ever has been. I can’t wait to get in there and show everyone watching what I can do.
Being the home town fighter, on home soil, how much does it mean to you to have support behind you?
The support is brilliant. My other fights have been out-of-town so it obviously makes it a lot harder for people to attend. This time I will have all my friends and family there and I’m sure they will raise the roof for all of the homes fighters on the card.
Training out of Swindon’s Scorpion Gym and SVT, you get to train with a wealth of combined knowledge in Michael ‘Oz’ Osbourne and Dan Hughes, along with Saturday night’s two main event fighter’s Phil Wells and Alex Brunnen. What is it like training with all that combined knowledge in your local gym?
It’s brilliant training with guys like that. They’re not just coaches they have been there and done it. I’m learning more with every session and I can not thank them enough, as well as the other lads for the time and effort they’ve put into my fight preparation.
You also stated Team Titan is part of your home aswell, which is also home to UFC fighter Brad Pickett, newly signed UFC fighter Joseph Duffy and BAMMA fighter Ashleigh Grimshaw amongst many other elite athletes to say the least; Is it quite fair to say that this training camp for your upcoming fight is going pretty well then?
Yes the training camp is going brilliantly. Everything has gone to plan and the lads in London are all at elite level. Even the amateurs down there are champions and as far as I’m concerned being on the mats with people like them is priceless.
Being mentally prepared for a fight I would say, is as paramount as much as the physical aspect of training, if not, more so. How much do you believe in having a strong mental attitude for your fights?
I think that mental strength and toughness is a massive part of the fight game. With the lads that I train with at both SVT and Titan I don’t think you have any choice but to be mentally tough and ready. Oz and Dan wouldn’t have it any other way.
Do you know much about your opponent Reece Pearson or the challenges he could pose on the night?
I don’t know a great deal about Reece, I leave that up to my team to research him but I do know a lot about myself!
Where do you feel that you will be stronger in this fight and where do you feel it may end up?
I know that I will be stronger and better in any area where ever this fight goes, therefore I know that I will win this fight where ever it ends up!
Lastly, is there any sponsors or anyone you would like to thank?
I’d like to say a massive thanks to Oz and Dan down at Scorpion/SVT, as well as all of the other lads in the gym. Also want to say a big thank you to Brad Pickett for looking after me and making me feel so welcome down at Titan. Dave Pixton, Pat Reeves and Jaime Murkin at Gracie Barra Swindon.
Lastly I want to say a massive thank you to Picture House Tattoo Studio in Chippenham for giving me some great tattoos, Better Option and Platinum Security for helping me out with equipment.
You can keep up to date on Adam on his Facebook page here.