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Scott makes it 2 out of 2 as a pro

(Scott locks in a tight guillotine for the finish, photo credit: Brett King)

On Saturday 28th April, the Contenders promotion returned for ‘Contenders 23’ live from Epic Studios in Norwich for an 11 fight card consisting of Boxing, K1 and Mixed Martial Arts. In the main event of the evening, long time Team UFO sponsored athlete and Professional Lightweight Mixed Martial Artist ‘Super’ Scott Butters took on tough Frenchman Jonathan Templier. Scott, from Dereham, was looking to make it 2 wins out of 2 as a pro, having stopped Yohan Salvador via TKO in the first round in his debut back in November.

From the first bell it was evident that Templier, a five fight veteran, had come to spoil the party, opening with a series of powerful low kicks. Scott persevered and answered with a powerful left hook which appeared to stun the Frenchman momentarily. Scott continued to push the pace and, having absorbed a number of elbows in the clinch, Templier appeared to recognise the shift in momentum and attempted to switch up his attack with a takedown attempt. Scott, a noted grappler, avoided well and took advantage of his opponent’s mistakes to sink in a deep guillotine choke, to which Templier was forced to tap in a matter of seconds.

Now sporting a record of 2-0, both finishes in the first round, it won’t be long before the bigger national and international promotions take note.

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Another Win For Zaiphan Morris in Norwich

15/07/16- Professional boxing returned to the familiar surroundings of The Halls in Norwich with a stellar six fight card, which included some of the best up and coming talent this region has to offer. Among the hometown prospects on the bill, UFO’s own Zaiphan Morris faced Billy Parker over six rounds. Both men came in game to put on a show but Zaiphan, cheered on by ‘Team Z’, controlled the bout for the duration, outworking his opponent against the ropes and landing big shots that appeared to stagger Parker on a number of occasions. At the final bell, ‘Z Man’ was awarded the decision by a margin of 60:54. With the win Zaiphan pushes his undefeated streak up to an impressive 7 wins with 1 draw, and his continued success is sure to turn more heads and paint him into the title picture.

Other results:

Sam Sexton Def Hari Miles Via KO

Nathan Dale Def Stanislav Nenkov Via Un Decision 

Craig Poxton Def Jamie Quinn Via Un Decision

Dale Arrowsmith def Alan Ratibb Via TKO

Matty Parr and Andy Neylon Fought to a Draw 



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Norwich Pro Boxer Zaiphan Returns Home

After a successful venture down to Braintree in May, Zaiphan returns on July 15th in familiar surroundings at The Halls in Norwich. ‘Z Man’ now boasts an impressive record of 6 wins and 1 draw and hopes that victory number 7 will help fast track him on the path to the upper echelon of the British rankings. Zaiphan is known for his commitment to training and will be looking to put on a show for the home crowd. The bout is part of yet another massive night of pro boxing in East Anglia, with some of the best local talent on the card. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!



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Ultimate Boxing 21

A show that has been a hit with local fight fans for a number of years, Ultimate Boxing returned on Sunday 13th July for its 21st event, this time from Mercy Nightclub in Norwich. As always, fans were treated to a night of hotly contested bouts, including grudge rematches, title fights and a champion vs champion special attraction between two local favorites.

Here are some selected results from a great night of action:

David Elvin Def Liam Boylan Via Unanimous Decision (Champion vs Champion bout)

Eddie Dickerson Def Simon Crisp Via Unanimous Decision (Super Middleweight Title Bout)

Lee Cullingford Def Ben James Via Split Decision (Light Middleweight Bout)

Lewis Carr Def James Covell Via 1st Round KO (Heavyweight Bout)

Paul Hudson Def Danny May Via 2nd Round TKO (Welterweight Title Bout)

Jemma Thomas Def Stacey Henderson Via Split Decision (Womens Catchweight Bout)

Anthony Riley Def Lee Green Via Unanimous Decision (Crusierweight Title Bout)

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UCMMA Contenders Norwich 7

After a successful debut show in Ipswich earlier this year, the Contenders promotion returned to the open venue in Norwich for its seventh installment. The fight card had a great mix of MMA, K-1, Kickboxing and boxing bouts, and the fans were treated to some highlight reel submissions and knockouts, as well as three title fights.

Here are some of the results from what was one of their best events yet:

Andre Ostrovanu Def Juris Krivenco Via 1st Round KO (Pro K-1 Lightweight Title)

Dominic Dillion Def Ed Kelly Via 1st Round KO (Welterweight Pro K-1)

Jack Mezzetti Def Maris Ciprian Via 3rd Round Corner Stoppage (Semi Pro MMA Welterweight Title)

Krisjanis Loginovs Def Wez Jamus Via 1st Round Kimura (Lightweight Semi Pro MMA)

Mindaugas Mateliunas Def Pete Batson Via Unanimous Decision (Semi Pro MMA Middleweight Title)

Michael Ekondayo Def Chris Hayes Via 2nd Round Rear Naked Choke (Lightweight Semi Pro MMA)

Kuilick Alex Def Steve Gluckstein Via 1st Round TKO (Welterweight Amateur Kickboxing)

Chrissy Gabriel Def Nick Jones Via Unanimous Decision (Middleweight Semi Pro K-1)

Tom Whitton Def Patrick Gilding Via Split Decision (Light Heavyweight Semi Pro K-1)

Kyle Ward Def Jordan Sylvester Via 1st Round TKO (Welterweight Amateur MMA)

Danny Worrall Def Danny May Via Unanimous Decision (Lightweight Boxing)

Danny Wright Def Paulo Augusto Via Unanimous Decision (Featherweight Boxing)

Luke Worrall Def Josh Trent Via Unanimous Decision (Lightweight Amateur MMA)

Rob Fallen Def Adam Maddison-Ward Via Unanimous Decision (Welterweight Amateur MMA)

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UCMMA Contenders Ipswich 1

On 10th May 2014, UCMMA Contenders returned with their debut event at Trinity Park, UCMMA Contenders Ipswich. Judging by the quality already displayed on the Contenders Norwich shows, the fans were surely in for a night of top notch MMA, K1 and boxing action. They were not disappointed, with fifteen entertaining bouts which pitted some of the regions best fighters against one and other. Another great event for the UCMMA Contenders promotion and, as always, they have left us all eagerly awaiting the next one!!

Here are some of of the results:

George McManus Def Jake George via 1st round Guillotine choke (Amateur MMA)

Simon Frankish Def Joe Symonds via Unanimous decision (Amateur K1)

Sean Byrne Def Adam Spalding via Unanimous decision (Amateur MMA)

Tom Whitton Def Matt Bone via 1st round TKO (Amateur K1)

Danny May and Juris Krivenco fought to a Split draw (White Collar Boxing)

Dave Read Def Kevin Layne via 1st round Armbar (Semi Pro MMA)

Tom Mearns Def Ross Gallagher via 1st round Rear Naked Choke (Semi Pro MMA Title)