The nights are closing in and the year is coming to an end with the competition season almost done with. I say almost because there is one big show left on the calendar and with the announced line up of fights this could certainly be a case of saving the best until last.
On the 6th December the who’s who of the UK’s finest grappling talent, including a former UFC alumni and two IBJJF World Champions, will descend upon Medway Park in Kent. Organisers John Jarvis and Lee Johnstone have certainly pulled together a card that promises some action packed bouts and some very interesting match ups
Despite having to rearrange the line up due to injuries the replacement fights are just as intriguing.
The current card is almost set after a few injuries, but so far it looks great:
Then the main card boasts one blue belt match with the exciting Taylor Pearman taking on Jake Archer. At Purple belt the match ups really heat up with Igor Terreco vs Robert Galluccio, Lee Ambler vs Brad Wheeler and Adam Watts vs Bradley Hill.
At brown belt Rosi Sexton will take on Vanessa English in a not to be missed clash and the black belt category will see Alain Pozo vs Austin Gardner, Luiz Tosta vs Mark Stephenson, Luiz Finocchio vs Michael Russell and Tom Barlow vs Paul Bridges.
In addition to these, they have two exhibition matches which will see the best of the junior talent given the opportunity to test themselves on the 32 foot platform. Kayne Issac and Ramon Silva will do battle and this will be followed by Cameron Hibbert versus Tommy Simkin in what will be a huge experience for these kids and a nice touch by the TUFF guys to include them.
Now if that wasn’t enough for you, I can tell you I have heard rumblings of another fight which may be added to the card and if it turns out to become a reality it could easily be fight of the night.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased here and are either £25, £35 or £50 for a ringside seat.
Stay tuned to BJJ Latest for any updates and interviews between now and then and a full round up of results.