Event Reports

July 18th 2011

UK: Mills bounces back at Total Combat 41

There were two British titles on the line at the Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday night as another full house played host to the 41st instalment of Total Combat.Rob Mills challenged Kyle Redfearn for his British welterweight title in the main event. The young title holder came out at the bell all guns blazing, throwing big punches and clinching with the much more...
April 18th 2011

Scottish Fighting Championships 4: Results and report

Steven Ray won the SFC Welterweight title in an outstanding back-and-forth fight against Scott ‘The Body’ Ward.  The 20-year-old from Edge MMA was badly beaten in the first round by the much larger Ward, who secured a tight rear body lock for the duration of the round. Ward landed blow after blow on Ray and worked hard for a finish, but there...
March 8th 2011

UK: Young prospect Scopes continues winning ways at OnTop 1

On Top Promotions debut MMA event was a resounding success, with several outstanding fights and performances for fans to behold. Victors Robert Whiteford and Ryan Scope produced particularly praiseworthy showings.   In a much-anticipated fight rescheduled from SFC 2, Whiteford fought Gladitorial Combat’s Davie Galbraith, winning via a brutal knockout...
February 27th 2011

BAMMA 5: Daley, Ricco Rodriguez victorious

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley made short work for his Japanese opponent Yuya Shirai in the headline fight of BAMMA 5 in Manchester, England.Daley was landing a stiff left jab early that was noticeably rocking Shirai. One such effort dropped Shirai but that was most likely because Shirai was attempting a kick at the time.Nonetheless Shirai was being staggered...
January 23rd 2011

UFC Fights for the Troops 2: Main card review

Melvin Guillard vs. Evan DunhamWhen Dunham got Guillard’s back about 40 seconds into the first round it looked like a quick finish could be on the cards, especially when he then translated that into a takedown against the fence. But Guillard scrambled like mad and was able to regain his feet - well, one foot - and turn the tide of the fight.While balancing on...
December 17th 2010

WEC 53 play by play / report

Fighters Only staffer Gary Alexander was on the scene in Las Vegas for WEC 53, the promotion’s final-ever show before shutting down and folding into the UFC. Here’s the play by play he wrote up live from cage side…RENAN BARAO VS. CHRIS CARIASORound 1 -A touch of gloves to start the night off. nice counter left hook from Renan. Chris is dropped to...
December 6th 2010

Henderson stops Babalu, likely to get title shot

Strikeforce commentator Mauro Ranallo christened Dan Henderson’s right hand as ‘The H-Bomb’ last night. Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral knows why.Babalu failed to land anything of note - excepting perhaps a left head kick - on Henderson as they stood and circled in the opening period of their fight. Henderson stalked and pressed forward, right...
September 23rd 2010

UK: Total Combat 36

Rainton Meadows Arena18.09.2010Report by Steven LockREAR NAKED SCOPE!For any one familiar with the domestic UK scene, specifically in the North East, the name Ryan Scope may sound familiar. That's because Ryan has been competing for many years now, the scary thing is, this kids only just turned 19. Scope (3-0) is a training partner of UFC fighter Ross Pearson...
August 12th 2010

OMMAC 6 Report: Two New Champions Crowned

By Dean Parr On Saturday night, John Maguire became the OMMAC Welterweight Champion, after narrowly outpointing the existing Title holder Wayne Murrie, and emerging victorious via split decision. The first was fairly tentative, with Maguire (77kg) opting to stand with Murrie (77kg), and both being reluctant to overcommit. A close session, but perhaps Murrie was more...

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