On March 6th Leicester was host to its first Professional MMA Event, at Liquid Envy Nightclub. 800 spectators crammed the arena for a night of Semi and Professional Mixed Martial Arts.

The night was headlined by the first FIGHT UK MMA Championship fight, Fraser Opie vs Matt Wise. Fraser Opie took the FIGHT UK Lightheavy Weight title by defeating Matt Wise by KO 2:25 in round one.

Matt Howard vs Lloyd Clarkson, this was a war. Both fighters led with their hands and looked for the KO, Lloyd Clarkson's cast iron chin drew gasps from the crowd, however Matt Howard found a way through and landed a strike worthy of the best in the business. Matt Howard took the victory by KO 4:45, round one.  

The matching of Karsten Lenjoint (Leicester Shootfighters) vs Dean Reilly (Dinky Ninjas) lived upto all expectations. With Dean starting strong and looking to control the fight, Karsten's head was cut open, this didnt stop him though. Through a tight clinch and some brutal knees, Karsten floored Dean and saw victory as the referee stopped the fight due to TKO in round two.

A full card review will be posted soon.

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Sunday - March 6th - 2011

Under card bouts starts at 4pm and Pro card bouts at 7pm.

Venue: Liquid Envy Nightclub, 97 Church Gate, Leicester, LE1 3AN, 0116 262 9720


Pro Line up

93kg -
Fraser Opie (SSJ) beat Matthew Wise (BST) KO 2:25 RND 1
84kg - Matt Howard (Team Wallhead) beat Lloyd Clarkson (Skillens Martial Arts and Poole Cage Academy) KO 4:45 RND 1
65kg - Karsten Lenjoint (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Dean Reilly (Dinky Ninjas) TKO (GNP) 2:21 RND 2
77kg – Damien Zlotnicki (Lybertys Gym) beat Samir Medjdeur (BST) TKO (G'N'P) 3:05 RND 2.
65kg - Subaig Singh (Leicester Shootfighters) v Thiago Macedo (Wolfslair) No Contest/Ref Stoppage due to accidental Knee
84kg – Andrew Domagala (UTC) beat Tihamer Lore (Team Dragons) Submission (Triangle) 3:40 RND 1
61kg -
Mahmood Besherate (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Stewart Gillam (Poole Cage Academy) TKO (Dr’s Stoppage due to cuts) 5:00 RND 2
77kg - Craig Turner (Rough House) beat Aranus Klimavicius - TKO (G'N'P) 1:45 RND 1


Semi Pro A (3x3 with GNP)

77kg -
John Robinson (Combat and Exercise) beat Jack Hill (Coventry MMA) - Unanimous Decision
70kg -
Liam Corrigan (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Kieron Rolfe (BST) - TKO 1:55 RND 1
84kg - Yannick Bahati (UTC) beat JD Hylton (Leicester Shootfighters) - Submission (Kirmura) 2:02 RND 1
65kg - Steven Taylor (UTC) beat Dan Swan (Leicester Shootfighters) - TKO 0:44 of RND 1

Semi Pro B (2x5 head shots standing only)

65kg - Andrew Shim (Team Wallhead) v Lewis Gannon (Gannon’s Black Belt Academy) - Majority Draw
70kg - Andrew Smith (Combat Athlete) beat Ed Pang (Leicester Shootfighters) - by Majority Decision

Amateur (3x3 no head shots)

77kg - Courtney Rawle (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Carl Murphy (UTC) - Split Decision



Fight UK Commissioner – Mark Woodard

Referees – Mark Woodard and Leon Roberts

Fight Co-ordinator – Clayton Costelow

Judges – Ben Cartlidge, Chris Watts and Mark Collett

Master of Ceremonies – Aaron Chatfield

Commentators – Dave "B52" Butlin and Andy Butlin

Comprehensive Medical Team comprising of Dr, State Registered Paramedics and fully equipped Ambulance.

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