Three events explodes on to the UK fight scene!
The UK fight scene saw a crazy amount of talent put their bodies on the line at various locations throughout the British Isles. Saturday saw three events happen, MTB: Muay Thai Boxing, Contender Promotions presents Contender Fight Federation and CoreFit UK presents ROAR Combat League. A combination of Muay Thai and K1. Below is a brief run-down of what happened, and the results will be updated on the Fight Record Events pages (when it launches).
Muay Thai Boxing
John O’Brien’s Muay Thai Boxing took place in Scotland. This saw a night of young up and coming fighters right through to A-Class bouts with fighters from all over Scotland. Fight Record featured fighters Callum McGowan and Davy Sinclair both featured on the event.
Davy Sinclair fought Fraser Linnie from OB Gym. Taking the win by stoppage by some savage knees in the first round. Davy adds another win to his record and looks forward to getting in the ring again soon. A couple of weeks prior to his fight on MTB, he fought on the UKMF Open a couple of weeks ago and came away with a gold medal, to then get back in the ring two weeks later and fight again. Since our visit up to The Griphouse gym in Glasgow, Davy has gone on to fight three times, adding three wins to his record!
Next up was Callum McGowan. He won his bout comfortably on points, taking on Peter Scott from Aberdeen Fitness and Combat Centre. Pete took to social media and said “Last night, I lost a very close hard-fought fight on points to Callum McGowan. Been told by people they thought I won and it was a 50/50 fight. Either way, regardless of the result, fights like last night is what fights should be like and why Muay Thai is the best sport in the world.” Evidently, both fighters did themselves and their gyms very proud.
Contender Kickboxing 32
Contender Promotions took place at the Middlesbrough Events Centre (MEC) this weekend. An evening of K1 action, with a title on the line, a 4-man tournament and heavyweights all going at it, it was set for a great night of entertainment. Garry Bell, Contender Promotions’ promoter took to social media and said, “still can’t believe we pulled this event off, and to be a massive success, feedback from everybody I mean everybody is amazing.”
After a rocky journey on the run-up to this event, the cancellation of the 4-man and the rollercoaster of emotions a promoter has to go through to put on an event, it was fantastic that the show went ahead. 100’s of people attended and were entertained. With Christian Jopling putting on a performance against Jay Counsel, Kay Szoma from Chok Dee dominating his opponent, Richard Szucs.
ROAR Combat League 9
This even saw Henry Cleminson and Steve Broome come together to bring one of the UK’s most exciting events to the Midlands. There were three featured fighters on this event, Rajan Swali, Macauley Coyle and Sam Omomogbe. A mixed bag of results for PCS, but all representing their gym in impressive fashion, Rajan Swali stepped in on late notice to fill in for Dasi. Unfortunately for Rajan, he did not get the win but he should hold his head up high that he took the fight to his much more experienced opponent, Joe le Maire.
Macauley Coyle added another impressive win to his resume against a tough opponent, Meca Kiatphontip. The size difference was evident in the bout, Meca weighed in a kilo underweight and Coyle came in on the dot. Coyle put the pressure on from start to finish and brought back a dominant win to Pra Chao Suua.
Sam Omomogbe fought Nathan Epps, in a K1 bout as the main event of the evening and put on a performance for the crowd at Edgbaston Cricket ground. Omomogbe adjusted his game plan throughout the fight to avoid Epp’s counter-attacks, utilising his footwork and combination attacks.
All in all a fantastic night for the Pra Chao Suua clan, a special mention to Simon Forrest who fought a long-time friend, Jonno Chipchase and won. Jack Maguire fought a wicked fight against Liam McGrandles but got cut in the fight and it came to a close early in favour of McGrandles. Finally, Dani Fall, gave away lots of experience to French opponent Yolande Alonso to come out victorious.
A fantastic weekend of fights to end the first quarter of 2018 on the UK fight scene. Going into the second quarter sees some fantastic events coming up and top line-ups in the pipeline. HGH is back in Leeds, Muay Thai Jam returns in Scotland, Muay Thai Mayhem and MTGP in the south of the country. There will be upset. There will be fireworks. Make sure you get subscribed to Fight Record across all social media to keep up to date with what is going on in the world of Muay Thai!
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