Luke Bradbury (Sepoy Freestyle) vs Philip Duthie (Inde)
Round 1) Both guys eyeing each other over, Duthie the first to strike with a low kick, and again but this time with some venom and follows up with a flurry of punches. Bradbury takes a few minutes after receiving an unfortunate groin kick, Duthie shows his respect and off they go again. Superman punch from Duthie, Bradbury firing back now but his punches seem to lack accuracy as Duthie walks straight through them and blasts in another outside low kick. Bradbury needs to start checking them or he’ll suffer later in the rounds. Duthie looks composed and solid, biding his time, low kick after low kick slam home. Bradbury pawing out his jab, Duthie returns with right and left hooks that have Bradbury backing up again. Big leg kick again and Bradbury’s hands are starting to drop in anticipation, he is not liking these one bit and Duthie knows it. Duthie working the clinch well with a mixture of knees but Bradbury looks lost and has no answer until the bell ends round 1.
Round 2) Bradbury looks tentative, throwing almost half-power kicks compared to Duthie’s tree cutters, nice 1, 2, 3 from Duthie and Bradbury is on the backfoot winging unconventional punches in a hope of catching his dominant opponent off guard. Huge low kick off the back leg again from Duthie and goes up top with a lead roundhouse. Bradbury’s hands are low, he’s either tiring fast or getting a little disheartened or both as he can’t seem to find a way in. Bradbury is backing away now and Duthie can sense he’s got this one in the bag, Bradbury throws out a loose jab again, Duthie slams in 2 more low kicks, nice deep though the middle from Bradbury but Duthie is teeing off now with punches coming from all angles. he might be looking for the finish now but Bradbury lives to fight another round.
Round 3) Bradbury again paws out his jab and Duthie goes straight to work with a combination of punches that sends Bradbury into the corner, Duthie grabs the clinch and unloads with knee after knee. Bradbury breaks out and lands with a right hook, Duthie follows and blast in another low kick, Bradbury is stuck in the corner and BOOM, Duthie connects with an almighty head kick that puts Bradbury onto the canvas and out cold. The referee signals the end of the fight at 35 seconds of the 3rd round for your winner by K.O, Philip Duthie.
Mikie Roper (Pitbull MMA) vs Luke Gifford (Gorilla Muay Thai)
Round 1) Gifford pawing out a jab, Roper looking calm but then explodes and drives in looking for a possible early takedown, Gifford commands the clinch and fires in a knee followed by straight 1-2. Roper responds with some clubbing punches and a deep which lands a little low. Gifford wants straight back in, working his jab, body kick from Roper but Gifford piles on the punches and gets Roper backing up, Roper firing back now but Gifford is finding the mark with volume and accuracy. Gifford means business picking his shots but Roper is tough as hell and soaks them up. Big leg kick from Gifford and Roper is circling away now, looks like that onslaught has taken its toll. The last 10 seconds left in the round is spent with Gifford stalking his man down finished with a big body kick. Looks like the first round goes to Gifford.
Round 2) Roper comes out a BOOM, takes Gifford by surprise with a big rear teep to the face, Gifford again working low kick and jabs and looking to set up the big shots. Roper comes back with a side kick, Gifford fires the jab, low kick to uppercut combo. With 200kg+ in the ring these guys are hitting hard, nice liver kick from Gifford, and again, he seems to be after sucking any air out of Ropers lungs right now. Roper seems to be on the blackfoot now and Gifford can smell blood, pacing his man down. Gifford really working his angles well and with limited shots coming back from Roper he can pick and choose at random. Roper looks for a clinch but Gifford shakes him off immediately and pounds in with multiple uppercuts and hooks, the referee is looking hard and steps in to give Roper his first standing 8 count. Roper continues but Gifford isn’t going to let him off the hook that easily and goes straight back to work hitting Roper with everything in his arsenal. Roper is in real trouble now as Gifford continues to drop bombs on his cornered opponent. The referee has seen enough and steps in to save Roper from anymore unnecessary damage resulting in your winner by REFEREE STOPPAGE at 1:46 seconds of the 2nd round, Luke Gifford.
Sophie Luxton (Impact MMA) vs Laura Lang (Combat & Exercise)
Round 1) Luxton opens up with a jab, and another, and another that all snap Langs had back, Luxton picking her punches well and each one seems to be finding its mark. Lang tucks her chins and throws back but Luxton is well in command already. Big head kick from Luxton followed by a stiff jab, Lang is far to hesitant letting Luxton get off first every time. Luxton bouncing around and gaining confidence with every second as another head kick lands. Lang is backed into a corner and Luxton goes to work with a combination os head and body shots, Lang clinches to avoid any more damage and Luxton breaks out. Luxton working her jab again and everyone is getting through, Luxton is landing at will now following up with well placed leg kicks, Lang just doesn’t seem to be able to answer anything at the moment. Big uppercut form Luxton and a straight right has Lang back stepping now and with 35 seconds left in the 1st round the referee is calling for Lang to fight back, more jabs to low kicks and then a switch up top has Lang in all sorts of trouble as she staggers back. The referee has seen enough and calls a halt to this fight at 1:35 seconds of the very first round, declaring your winner by REFEREE STOPPAGE, Sophie Luxton. Big props to Laura Lang that actually asked for this fight knowing full well of Luxtons amateur record and capabilities, just a little to much to soon but we hope to see her back in the ring soon.
Slav Wojcik (Stafford Thai Boxing) vs Berti Baker (Independent)
Round 1) They touch gloves for the first round and Wojcik opens with an outside low kick, goes for another and gets checked by Baker, Baker comes back now with his hands and Wojcik covers up. Wojcik goes low again followed by a head kick, Baker pushing forward with a combination of searching punches. Neither fighter really committing 100% just yet, Baker again with a 4 punch flurry and they clinch up, Wojcik working his knees now. Wojcik looks for the body kick and gets caught by Baker looking to sweep his standing leg but just can’t connect. Baker moves in now, lands a body shot and a over hand right clips Wojcik behind the ear. Wojcik is stunned and stops dead, Baker is confused looks to the referee who has no option but to give Wojcik a standing 8 count to get himself together. Baker comes in blasting now but Wojcik seems to have composed himself now and starts throwing back. Wojcik drops for a double leg and Baker catches him with an unfortunate knee on the way in. Wojcik goes down and is unable to continue and so this fight will be deemed a NO CONTEST.
Ben Murrell (Full Impact Thai Boxing) vs Lee Johnson (MJ Muay Thai)
Nathan Rich (Impact MMA) vs Reece Smith (Nottingham MMA)
Ashleigh Bray (Full Impact Thai Boxing) vs Antonio Louca (EWFMA)
Geoff Ogendo (Nottingham MMA) vs Ryan Donald (Sanshou UK)