Fantastic Figtfactor

PUBLISHED: 09:02 11 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:20 24 May 2010

FIGHTFACTOR promoter Stuart Davies, in association with Warrior Gym and Weston Academy of Martial Arts and Boxing, held a night of fantastic martial

FIGHTFACTOR promoter Stuart Davies, in association with Warrior Gym and Weston Academy of Martial Arts and Boxing, held a night of fantastic martial arts action at Hutton Moor Sports Centre to promote the fighters and the fightfactor idea for next year's eliminators. Fightfactor is a national competition for any fighter from any background to compete for part of a major prize fund. www.fightfactor.com has all the information and fighters can apply on line. This showcase will be aired on TWC channel 427 on Sky sports network in mid-December. There were fighters from Bristol, London, Weston, Newport, Port Talbot, Cardiff, Birmingham and Gloucester which made the night a huge success.The event kicked off with the awesome Silver Dragons world champion display team. The fights included mixed martial arts, Thai boxing, low leg kickboxing, and professional kickboxing.First up from Weston was Gary Bettle, challenging the current IKF British champion for the title. Gary stuck to the game plan for the first two tight rounds, but was uneasy on his feet due to a water spillage in his corner in the third. Gary was unhappy the referee would not allow him to wipe his feet as he could not get his footing and this really affected him in the last two rounds as he kept slipping over. This was a points decision to the champion Ollie King who pressured Gary throughout. Gary has requested a rematch in a boxing ring as he feels frustrated with the result due to the water spillage. Gary was sporting and congratulated the champion and has given up his WUMA title belt to Ollie King as a matter of respect. The Weston fighter makes no excuse for the decision, but feels that he deserves another crack in a boxing ring.The 32-foot cage favoured the more mobile fighter and Paul Hill and Kevin Ludick were out-pointed. Both camps have agreed rematches in a boxing ring for these fights on the February 27 at the popular full contact Fightclub event at Weston. Pete Devanny showed some excellent kicking ability and won his fight as his opponent could not continue due to a dislocated shoulder. The fastest win went to Matt Stone of Goshin Jutsu Bristol as he stopped his opponent in 38 seconds of the first round. The fights were all of a high standard and included five world champion kickboxers and three British and European champions. Thanks to WUMA and Richard Hopkins, Mark Weir and all officials and sponsors for making the night fantastic and professionally run. For information regarding Fightfactor, Weston Academy, Warrior Gym, boxing and kickboxing, please call 07976 538497 or visit www.wama.co.uk

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