Fight UK set to return in April 2017!

After a short break in 2016 FIGHT UK MMA returns to The Hermitage Leisure Centre in April 2017!! We will have a full action packed card comprising of amateur and professional MMA & K1 fights. Tickets are up for sale via the website and the fight card will be released in the coming weeks.



FIGHT UK can today exclusively reveal the preliminary incarnation of their upcoming card which is set to take place on March 7th from the Alfreton Leisure Centre in Derbyshire. Tickets are available now, click here for more info.

The card heralds the start of a busy campaign for the midlands based promotion who seem intent on continuing to uncover the stars of tomorrow, whilst delivering some of the best mixed martial arts action around. First emerging in 2010, FIGHT UK has consistently delivered some of the highest quality action in the busy UK scene and fighters like Leon Edwards and Vaughan Lee are just two examples of the standard of talent. 

The main event on March 7th will see highly touted Next Generation prospect Ellis Hampson look to galvanize his reputation as one of the best up and coming fighters in the UK as he locks horns with the always dangerous Max Cotton.


MARCH 7TH 2015


Professional Bouts
LW – Ellis Hampson (Next Gen) vs Max Cotton (EKBJJ)

BW – Joe Rice (Nottingham MMA) vs Kyle Connolly (Drop Zone MMA)

FLY – Jack Young ( Derby Alliance) vs TBA

LW – Tomasz Szymon Koszminski (Nottingham MMA) vs TBA

LW – Josh Layton (Tap or Snap) vs TBA

Amateur bouts

LW TITLE – Mark Stredder (Nottingham MMA) vs Aaron McDonnell (Manchester Predators)

MW – Jay Chadburn ( Derby Alliance) vs Dylan McLoughlin (Next Gen)

BW – Callum Abel ( Impact MMA) vs Ben Ford (Amber Valley MMA)

WW – Afzal Khan ( Fearless MMA) vs Krystian Ostrowski (Exile Gym Southampton)

WW – John Connely ( Derby Alliance) vs Josh Plant (Impact MMA)

LHW – Jason Musson (Tap or Snap) vs Edgar Graundins (Amber Valley MMA)

BW – Josh Mottram ( Derby Alliance) vs Adam Wilson (Next Gen)

MW – Ben Greensmith ( Amber Valley MMA) vs David Pollack (Strike or Submit)

WW – Danny Tyler( Derby Alliance) vs Russ Wall (Tap or Snap)

FW – Ash Flint (Amber Valley MMA) vs Carl Hemsley (Nottingham MMA)

LW – Nathan Rich (Impact MMA) vs Adam McCarthy (Dropzone MMA)

LW – Ash Begg (Fearless MMA) vs Chris Wardle ( Drop Zone MMA)

WW – Kelvin Edwards (Strike or Submit) vs Malachi Lowe (Nottingham MMA)

HW – Nathan Parker (Amber Valley MMA) vs Dave Chamberlain (Exile Gym Southampton)

STR – Carly Elliot (Amber Valley MMA) vs Polly Beauchamp (Trojan Free Fighters)

Bouts to be confirmed

LW – James Dixon (Lions Gym) vs TBA

LW – Jake Ocean (Sukata BJJ) vs TBA

WW – Mya Dore (Pariah) vs TBA

BW – Hamza Afridi (Pariah) vs TBA

BW – Cheya Saleem (Fearless MMA) vs TBA

LW – Kanan Scottney (Nottingham MMA) vs TBA

LHW – Russell Mason ( Nottingham MMA) vs TBA

FW – Jimmy Rae ( Drop Zone) vs TBA

BW – Chris Crow ( Dropzone MMA) vs TBA

LW – Luke Stout (Tap or Snap) vs TBA

MW – Daley Hitchin (Next Gen) vs TBA

Further bout information to be confirmed nearer to the event. Tickets are available now, click here for more info.




June 7th Event Update

May 20th 2014

Regrettably the event for June 7th has been postponed. The next event will be August 9th and will feature two one-night tournaments in the featherweight and Heavyweight divisions respectively.

FIGHT UK Matchmaker Alistair Pettitt, commented,

“Due to a steady stream of injuries to fighters over the last few weeks the fight card for this event dropped below the usual high standard we normally put on. With this in mind and not wanting to put a below par event on for our paying fans, the decision was a simple one to push the event to August. The scheduled last man standing featherweight tournament will now take place on August the 9th alongside the heavyweight tournament too. Again this demonstrates our commitment to the athletes competing and value for money for the fans.”



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(London.11th May 14) Safe MMA and the UK Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) are proud to be working with Leicester based promotion, FIGHT UK, as it becomes the latest show to join Safe MMA ahead of its historic 7th June event: The amateur fight night. ‘Last Man Standing’ will see FIGHT UK become the first promotion to work in partnership with the UKMMAF towards becoming a fully sanctioned show.

The UKMMAF recognises the good practice carried out by numerous UK promoters and initially will work in collaboration with them to evolve their shows’ practices to the highest standard. Such partnerships will equally help evolve UKMMAF sanctioning operations and services that can best meet the needs of UK promotions, ahead of the launch of formal sanctioning at the end of the year.

FIGHT UK promoters, Alistair Pettitt, David Ross and Ian Cox issued the following statement:

“Since preliminary discussions with the UKMMAF board in 2013, we are very pleased that the UKMMAF are now in a position to begin implementing sanctioning requirements on FIGHT UK events.

Starting with our show on June 7th, all future events will be under the guidance of the UKMMAF. Furthermore, by the end of 2014 we hope to have satisfied their criteria to be granted a full UKMMAF license. This is an exciting time not only for FIGHT UK but also for the future of MMA in the UK.

FIGHT UK are firm advocates of transparency and accountability, With UKMMAF licensing controls this can be achieved and the sport of MMA can take further steps to being recognised as a legitimate sport here in the UK.

Naturally medical safety requirements are standard procedure for the UKMMAF so we are also pleased to now also be registered as a SAFE MMA promotion. Growing the sport from the grass roots has always been the number one driver here at FIGHT UK, so now the steps are in place to educate all at the start of their journey in to MMA.”

UKMMAF Interim Board Member and FIGHT UK Referee, Leon Roberts said:

“Alistair and the guys at FIGHT UK always manage their shows in a very professional manner with thorough and complete attention to detail. It is a pleasure to work on their promotion and I am pleased that the UKMMAF has selected them to be the first UK based show to partner on sanctioning with the newly formed governing body.  I am sure that this will develop into a positive working relationship over the coming months. In my opinion FIGHT UK is a leading promotion in amateur MMA in this country and very worthy of being the flag bearer for UKMMAF.”


Harry Marple Becomes first FIGHT UK LMS Lightweight Tournament Winner

At the end of another stellar night of fights at The Athena, Leicester, "Dirty" Harry Marple stood on the top of the heap in FIGHT UK's first Lightweight LMS tournament, the second event of their 2014 Last Man Standing series. "Dirty" posted three excellent performances, including two submissions, to secure the title of FIGHT UK's Last Man Standing topping the field of 8.

His first opponent, Jake Ocean, could not escape Marple's submission savvy ground game and ultimately had to tap once Marple secured a beautiful D'Arce choke. Meanwhile Geof Ogendo and Sam Wilkinson outpointed their opponents John Dewis and Rob Vials to advance to the semi finals, while Richard Herbert booked his place with a Rear naked choke at the end of the third round.

Unfortunately it was not to be for Wilkinson, who was forced to withdraw before his scheduled bout with Marple. Instead Marple was faced with the challenging strength and dynamic takedowns of Krzysztof Adamczyk, who stepped up from the undercard to complete the semi final roster. It did not take long for Marple to gain control of the fight after an early takedown onslaught by Adamczyk, including a highlight reel slam, but after returning to his feet Marple began to wear on the Pole with knees from the clinch and crisp combinations as they separated. Eventually Marple took advantage of a single leg attempt to progress to his opponents back and from there, submitted his opponent with a textbook rear naked choke.

Meanwhile Richard Herbert and Geof Ogendo squared off for the other final place with Herbert winning a clear cut decision using a wide variety of kicks and punches, punctuating a smothering clinch game which kept Ogendo on the back foot. Herbert may have felt a finish was on the cards after a leg kick brought his opponent to the floor and shortly thereafter as a series of punishing knees to the body found their mark from the clinch, but Ogendo was hard to put away and managed to see the final bell.

Facing a strong grappler in Herbert, Marple had to turn to his striking to find victory in the final. He proved clearly that he has a very well rounded game, using his advantageous reach to get the better of almost all the longer range exchanges, particularly in the first round, landing a series of jabs and leg kicks, before setting up more powerful hooks and uppercuts. Herbert began to impose his clinch heavy game somewhat more successfully towards the end of the fight, controlling Marple against the cage for much of the third round. It was Marple, however, who got the crucial takedown in round two, using a Ko Soto Gake Judo trip. Once on the floor Marple proved to have the advantage, almost pulling off a second D'Arce choke of the night. Clearly deterred,  Herbert, created a scramble and used the opportunity to regain his feet and get a takedown of his own in the dying seconds of the round, but with no time to work from top position he was unable to gain much from it. Having edged rounds one and two Marple simply had to survive the final round to win the tournament. Round 3 was largely controlled by Herbert, using his excellent cage control in the clinch and landing damaging strikes from there, but Marple had already amassed an unassailable lead. Herbert's astonishment at the final decision was not entirely unfounded. Round three was clear cut while rounds one and two were a little less clear, but ultimately the judges made the right decision. Marple was the best man on the night, and with a well rounded and already highly developed skill set, has a bright future ahead of him.

FIGHT UK MMA will be holding four more Last Man Standing Tournaments in 2014 and with the first two providing such excellent entertainment and quality, the remainder are not to be missed. For more details visit the FIGHT UK MMA home page.

Click here for the FIGHT UK MMA Press Teams "Best of the Rest" detailing the highlights from the rest of the nights action, including two title fights, 3 epic KO's and 4 great submissions can be found here.

FIGHT UK MMA Press Officers, Owen Carey & Verity Stephens

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