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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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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)


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UCMMA Contenders Norwich 6

Well it was that time again for another episode of UCMMA Contenders. And once again it was bigger than ever!! With a massive fight card which included a mixture of MMA, K-1 and Boxing bouts  with a top billing of two huge title fights, which involved fan favorites Bad Boy Bes and Andre Goncalves both fighting for the belts!! This was truly a great night of fighting action!!  We cannot wait for the next Norwich show on the 21st June!!!

Some of the results:

Brett Stanforth Def Bad Boy Bes via 2nd Round TKO (K-1 Middleweight Title)

Andre Goncalves Def Tom Mearns via 3rd Round Triangle Choke  (MMA Lightweight Title)

Marcin Pociecha Def Dan Davis via 2nd Round Arm Triangle Choke (Semi Pro MMA)

Connor Hutchin Def Ducan Djillali via 1st Round Armbar (Semi Pro MMA)

Sean Byrne Def Adam Ward via 1st Round KO (Amateur K-1)

Keir Allan Def Steve Cowham via Unanimous Decision (Amateur  MMA)

Adam Maddison-Ward Def Jordan Sylvester via 1st Round Armbar (Amateur MMA)


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UCMMA Contenders Norwich 5

On the 22nd  February the Open Venue in Norwich played host to the 5th installment of UCMMA Norwich Contenders!! And as usual it was full of amazing MMA, Kickboxing and K-1 action. With a total of 18 bouts ranging from Amateur Kickboxing all the way up to Professional MMA. On top of all this UFO were present with our amazing range of products on show!!! The cherry on the cake for this event, 3 MMA title fights! Which took place at Welterweight, featherweight and Middleweight respectively.

Here are some selected results :

Steve Gluckstein def Kial Turner via TKO 2nd Round  (Full Contact Kickboxing)

Nathan Edwards def Damein Sedgewick via Unanimous Decision (Boxing)

Adam Rogers def Ryan De Roy via Unanimous Decision (AM MMA)

Jack Mezzetti def Dom Dillion via Unanimous Decision (Semi-Pro MMA Welterweight Title)

Bad Boy Bes and Alan  Mackenzie  fought to a Unanimous Draw (Semi-Pro K-1)

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UCMMA Contenders Norwich 3

UFO were present for the latest installment of UCMMA Contenders in Norwich on the 21st of September and boy what a night of great MMA, K1 and Kickboxing action from amateur all the way up to pro with Ian ‘Badman’ Martell featuring in the main event. We are looking forward to the next show in early December at the OPEN venue in Norwich city center.