August 6th, 2010 No comments
What with all the hype for UFC 117 this weekend, time has gotten the better of me to type up an entry for UCMMA 14: Invincible – the mammoth fight card happening on home soil.
There is a good chance tickets will still be available, so go see the live event, this Saturday in London, then watch Silva vs Sonnen on ESPN afterwards.
If unable to make it along, catch it on Sky Sports, Wednesday August 11.
Read the low-down in the press release below, including words from Dave O’Donnell:
UCMMA 14: Invincible - August 7th, Troxy, London
· VALINTINO PETRESCU V JIMI MANUWA – Title Fight
· Featuring: FRANCIS HEAGNEY, JAMAINE FACEY, MARK WEIR & MARK POTTER
· Debuting: IAIN MARTELL & JOHN PHILLIPS
· Broadcast on Sky Sports: Wednesday 11th August, 10pm
(London, 19th July) UCMMA, the UK’s Leading MMA Organisation, presents UCMMA 14th: Invincible at Troxy, London on Saturday 7th August.
Featuring the mouth-watering title fight that everyone has been waiting for – undefeated UCMMA Light Heavyweight Champion Jimi ‘Poster Boy’ Manuwa V the stone faced and equally undefeated Valentino Petrescu. Both previously unconquerable, one man must leave the Cage having tasted defeat.
UCMMA veteran Mark ‘The Wizard’ Weir takes on John Phillips in a hotly anticipated Middle Weight clash, crowd favourite Jamaine Facey will be squaring up to Edgelson Lua, Francis Heagney will be looking to take out Brad Wheeler and the UK’s hottest unlicensed boxer Mark ‘The Shark’ Potter faces up to Ian ‘Monster’ Hawkins – a man who wreaks devastation whenever he enters the Cage.
Dave O’Donnell said:
“This event definitely has the right name. There are a lot of fighters on this card who actually believe they are invincible. Jimi Manuwa and Valentino Petrescu are both unbeaten; Giorgio Andrews, Mark Potter– both un-beaten. These guys have never tasted defeat and have no appetite for it. Other guys who do know the bitter taste of defeat are Jamaine Facey, John Phillips and John Kelly, but they’ve vowed never to look back and are now ready to prove that they too are invincible.”
“Mark Potter is the best pound for pound heavyweight in the country, but with Ian Hawkins standing at 6’6 and not afraid of the Devil himself, this promises to be a stand up war. At the other end of the spectrum, Edge Lua, a quiet but pitiless Mixed Martial Artist faces up to the extremely vocal and talented Jamaine Facey. This fight has already set tongues wagging … “.
“After Jake Bostwick’s amazing win over Denniston Sutherland he decided to drop to Middleweight. Now, facing up to Earl Brown, who went an amazing two rounds with Paul Cahoon, Jake will be looking to take out Earl quicker than Ben Craggy to prove he’s at the very top of his game.”
“This card is stacked with powerful fighters who are determined to prove they’re invincible, so it’s certain to live up to the hype.”
VALINTINO PETRESCU V JIMI MANUWA (LHW TITLE)
JOHN PHILLIPS V MARK WEIR (MW)
EDGELSON LUA V JAMAINE FACEY (WW)
BRAD WHEELER V FRANCIS HEAGNEY (LW)
JOHN JOE ELLISS V JOHN KELLY (FW)
IAN HAWKINS V MARK POTTER (HW)
EARL BROWN V JAKE BOSTWICK (MW)
PAUL CAMPBELL V GIORGIO ANDREWS (BW)
SIMON GOULD V DEAN BRAY (LW)
KES KPOKPOGRI V DAN MOVAHEDI (MW)
JOE HOLDER V MICHEAL BROWN (WW)
STEVE O’KEEFFE V ALEX HARVEY (FW)
RORY OSBORN V IAIN MARTELL LHW (UK-1)
DAN SHORTMAN V TOM DIXON (FW)