We returned to Liquid/Envy Nightclub for FIGHT UK 4 on the 5th June 2011, for another top night of Amateur and Professional, Mixed Martial Arts action. The capacity crowd watched 15 fights, which included fighters from around the UK's top MMA Academys.
The night featured a return of Lewis Gannon and Andrew Shim, who battled out a draw in the last event FIGHT UK 3. This time though, neither wanted to end the fight in a draw. Shim's superior stand-up dominated the first round, as he was able to keep Gannon at range. The second round saw Gannon apply the pressure and take Shim to the ground, where he was able to dominate from above, and secure the decision.
Other highlights included our FIGHT UK regular, Yannick Bahati whose professional debut was against the experienced, Dan Watkins. Yannick however showed what he has learnt from his previous two FIGHT UK outings, and completely saturated Watkins approach with a flurry of straight punches and high kicks. This overwhelming performance took Yannick Bahati to a 3-0-0 FIGHT UK record.
The final fight of the night saw the FIGHT UK debut of UTC favourite, Vaughn Lee. His opponent and FIGHT UK favourite, Ian Cox, knew the dangers Lee possessed. However no one expected the outcome. Within 29 seconds of the opening round, Lee pressured Cox against the cage wall and swiftly applied and finished the fight with a standing guillotine. Leaving the capacity crowd stunned.
Professional - 3 x 5 mins Unified Rules
Vaughan Lee (UTC) beat Ian Cox (Team Wallhead) - FW Sub (Guillotine Choke) 0:29 RND1
James Hurrell (Rep Out) beat Kevin Webster (Motiv8) - HW TKO (Punches) 0:50 RND1
Roy Allison Jnr (Team Wallhead) beat Subaig Singh (Leicester Shootfighters) - FW TKO (Punches) 1:13 RND1
Eddie Podolski (Rough House) beat Joe Deeney (SSJ) - MW Sub (RNC) 3:09 RND1
Leon Edwards (UTC) beat Damien Zlotnicki (Libertys Gym) - WW TKO (Punches) 2:15 RND1
Dean Trueman (Bushido) beat Stewart Gilham (Poole Cage Academy) - TKO (Punches) 1:03 RND1
Yannick Bahati (UTC) beat Dan Watkins (John Skillens Martial Arts) - MW KO (Punch) 1:49 RND1
Tiahmer Lore (Team Dragons) beat Omar Arif - CW TKO (Punches) 2:07 RND1
Amateur - 3 x 3 mins (NSAC Rules)
Liam Corrigan (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Paul Jones (Eagles MMA) - LW Decision (Unanimous)
Lewis Gannon (Gannons Black Belt Academy) beat Andrew Shim (Team Wallhead) FW Decision (Unanimous)
Ranjeet Baria (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Andrew Smith (Combat Athlete) - LW Decision (Unanimous)
Charles Libor (Bushido) beat Simon Banajin (Dragon Team Elite) WW TKO (Punches) 1:36 RND1
Sean Kelly (UTC) beat Oprea Blaga Caius (Leicester Shootfighters) - FW Decision (Unanimous)
Amateur 3x3 mins (head shots standing only) - B Class
Chris Miles (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Adam Corbett (Combat Athlete) - HW Decision (Majority)
Amateur 3x3 mins (no head shots) - C Class
Jamie Molyneaux (Leicester Shootfighters) beat Limon Osmani - LW Triangle 1:58 RND1
Venue: Liquid Envy Nightclub, 97 Church Gate, Leicester, LE1 3AN, 0116 262 9720