It’s the hottest day of the year so far and the temperature has gone through the roof here at the Troxy (and we’re not just talking about the Cage Girls) as fight fans prepare for the UCMMA 28 main event. Before that though, there is the small matter of an impressive undercard to get through.
After looking down the fight card, it’s hard to know where to start with previewing this weekend’s UCMMA 28 event at The Troxy in London with such the quality of the both the main and undercard.
He may be known as “beautiful” but Gloucester, England welterweight fighter Che ‘Beautiful’ Mills returns to the cage at UFC 145 this weekend with MMA fans knowing there is more to this man than just looks. Roll the clock back to November 5th 2011 and UFC 138 where Mills took on and destroyed San Diego brawler Chris Cope in just under 40 seconds of the first round of his UFC debut. Talking ahead of that fight, Mills admitted he was “living his dream” and with only four defeats out of nineteen bouts, you wouldn’t bet against the British battler this weekend.
UCMMA returns for its next event at London’s Troxy Arena this weekend as nations collide with the UK taking on the USA as “Big” Ben Smith is challenged by New Yorker, Neil “King Kong” Bittong for one step closer to the Light-Heavyweight title. Fight fans can also expect more fireworks when Middleweight K1 champion Louis “KO” King once again looks to take another title as he takes on kickboxer AJ Woodhall for the vacant Light Heavyweight K1 title.
With the atmosphere in the NIA was electric as fight fans wait for the main event between Tom ‘Kong’ Watson and Jack Marshman, there is just the small matter of an equally impressive undercard to get through.
Ahead of their 24th March event, BAMMA promoters have announced two changes to their impressive fight card. The BAMMA 9 event will now see Matt Ewin replace Nick Nembhard and Mark Tucker replace Lewis Long. Matt Ewin will be stepping in to face Leeroy Barnes; while Tucker is set to confront Tom Breese.
With less than five weeks to go, BAMMA organizers have announced that both Sam Hooker and Rus Smith will not be appearing at the event on March 24th.