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OMMAC 10 Live

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Coverage as it happens- live from the Olympia in Liverpool.

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OMMAC 10 Live

We are live from sun drenched Liverpool. Nice and cool in the Olympia, but a bit foggy due to testing the smoke machine.

A nice looking card tonight. A Wayne Murrie win in the main event would push him closer to the big show and plenty of old faves and up and comers from some of the best camps in the country also feature.

19.35 Slight delay getting started. Dangerous, as it is giving me too much time to think of Britain’s Got Talent and weak English defence gags to put into the fight reports.

19.38

We’re off. The first two fighters make their entrances.

1. WW JACK GRANT VS COLIN FARICKER
FIGHT MINISTRY HULL KAOBON

After a hard clinch exchange, the pair went to the mat. Grant grabbed a leg and earnt the tap with a toe hold.

2. WW DARIUS KUNEVICIUS VS JAMES BURROWS
ANTANAS GYM 1-4-0 QUIGLEYS GYM 0-0-0

36 seconds in, in the first serious action, James Burrows takes the Lithuanian’s back and applies a Rear Naked Choke. Game over.

3. WW STEVE BEHAN VS STEVE DINSDALE
GODS OF WAR 0-2-0 NEXT GENERATION 1-0-0

Steve Dinsdale worked from side control and half guard. Although not too many damaging strike were landed- they started to add up and Behan rolled over for relief. Dinsdale gratefully accepted the Rear Naked Choke to finish the fight in the first round.

4. 73Kg EDVARDAS PETRUSIS VS CHRIS STRINGER
ANTANAS GYM 1-3-0 KAOBON 8-8-1

Before the fight, Petrusis had the demenour of a kid who’d been forced into an interview by the jobcentre. As soon as the bell rang, he came to life, windmilling and going for broke. On the ground, he launched a couple of illegal knees to Stringer’s head. Referee Roberts called time and gave him a quick rules lesson. Stringer declined time to recover. Instead, he opted to keep his position and quickly slapped on a Rear Naked Choke. Petrusis tapped hard. Instant justice.

5. WW TAUTVUYDAS LILEIKIS VS CHRIS HOBAN
ANTANAS GYM 1-3-0 ATHERTON 4-4-0

Hoban threw multiple left hands from side control, then transitioned seamlessly to pull of another win by way of North/South choke. Another quickie- clocking in at 84 secs.

6. WW DAI JENKINS VS STE HODGSON
TILLERY COMBAT 0-3-0 NEXT GENERATION 1-1-0

Dai Jenkins looks like Wayne Rooney after a successful hair transplant. The Welshman put on a relentless display of agressive grappling for to take a split decision win over Ste Hodgson. Hodgson took the third and had an argument for owning a share of the first, but Jenkins’ more convincing submission attempts and sustained periods of control meant he deserved to get the verdict.

7. WW ARUNAS KLIMAVICIUS VS NEIL DUTSON
ANTANAS GYM 1-5-0 BLACKLEDGE MMA 0-1-0

Fight put back to after the interval. The Lithuanian had gone heavy on the Thai oil and has been sent for a bath.

8. LW DAN JAMES VS RICHIE DOWNES
SWANSEA PREDATORS 4-3-0 KAOBON 5-1-0

Richie Downes stuck Dan James up against the fence and let him have it. In the clinch, he switched between elbows and knees to bust up his game opponent. After a couple of restarts, James had flashes of hope, but Downes was simply too good on the night. Swansea mauled on Merseyside- it’s a headline you’re probably going to hear a couple of times this coming football season. Dan James; corner pulled their man out at the end of the second to save him from taking further punishment. A good performance from all concerned. Bravery beyond the call of duty from James and pure class from Downes.

Interval

Atmosphere warming up nicely. The pick of the main card is the ARTEM LOBOV VS UCHE IHIEKWE clash. Uche was everyone’s top prospect till he came unstuck last time out. He needs a convincing performance to regain his momentum. Opposing him is the Dublin based Lithuanian who pulled off the UK MMA shock of the decade when he beat Dave Hill at Cage Warriors the other week, With his Naseem Hamed affectations on the feet and a functional ground game- he is not the ideal fight for a youngster with any self doubt. Uche to win, but it’s not a formality.

21.42- We’re back on.

9. MW AURILIUS KERPE VS JOHN GILLIES
ANTANAS GYM 9-13-0 L4 FIGHTCLUB 0-2-0

As you’d expect, both wanted to make this a pure kickboxing bout. Kerpe held centre cage and pushed the pace, but Gillies gave as good as he got and dropped the Lithuuanian with a right hand. The fight was called on a Doctor’s stoppage at the end of the first. In an early exchange, Gillies had sustained foot damage and was unable to go on.

10. FW BRETT HEALY VS DANNY SWEENEY
COVENTRY M.M.A.F.I.A 0-0-0 NEXT GENERATION 2-0-0

Danny Sweeney intertwined his legs behind Brett Healy’s neck and went for a triangle. Over the next few minutes, he struggled to finish his man, supplementing his sub attempt with some nasty elbows. Eventually, enough was enough and the Next Generation fighter secured the sub win.

7. WW ARUNAS KLIMAVICIUS VS NEIL DUTSON
ANTANAS GYM 1-5-0 BLACKLEDGE MMA 0-1-0

Takedown – pass to mount- bash – Armbar- Dutson wins.

11. FW RYAN PHELPS VS SHAY WALSH
TILLERY COMBAT 5-1-0 LANCASTER AND MORCAMBE MMA 6-0-0

Shay Walsh’s level of opposition gets stiffer, but the results remain the same. The unbeaten Lancaster fighter out muscled Phelps early on. Once he was on the hook there was no way out. The end came as Walsh battered his man from back mount. Phelps could do nothing but cover up as body shots followed barrages of punches to either side of the head. Another impressive turn to take him to 7-0 as a pro.

12. LW LOUIS CHAPMAN VS LAWRENCE FITZPATRICK
FIGHT MINISTRY HULL 3-0-0 KAOBON 1-0-0

Louis Chapman impressed early- then he found himself planted in the Kaobon corner.The crowd chanted LOZZA, Terry Etim directed and Fitzpatrick obeyed- unleashing heavy elbows to order. A cut opened, claret flowed freely and the fight was stopped.

13. LHW ROLANDOS CIZUASKAS VS TONY MORAN
ANTANAS GYM 2-2-0 WOLFSLAIR 5-3-0

Tony Moran was poked in the eye- and he was far from happy. After instigating his own time out- he let everyone know that his opponent was going to pay. After the reset- the former pro boxer dropped bombs and had the Lithuanian tapping like he was playing the tom toms. Referee Goddard had to drag the furious Moran off or he’d still be thumping Cizuskas now.

14. LW ARTEM LOBOV VS UCHE IHIEKWE
S.B.G DUBLIN 1-1-0 KAOBON 3-1-0

Artem Lobov is the prospect killer. With his bizarre mix of Wincobank boxing and aggressive jits- he Triangled the highly rated Kaobon fighter early in the third. Uche looked to have solved the puzzle in the first- slowing the unorthodox footwork with leg kicks. Lobov hung in there and went for takedowns- rather than being a sign of desperation- these were the key to his success. Ihiekwe looked uncomfortable on his back and Lobov clearly took the second round. When the end came in the third- Uche screamed with disappointment. Back to the drawing board for an undoubtedly talented fighter. As for Artem Lobov- anything can happen when this guy’s in town. 

15. MW JACK MARSHMAN VS LEE CHADWICK
TILLERY COMBAT 6-0-0 HUYTON MMA 10-8-1

Jack Marshman kept calm in a tight spot- that spot being on the canvas underneath legendary Scouse hardman Lee Chadwick. Marshman executed a picture perfect sweep and started to give ‘The Butcher’ some of his own medicine. With nothing coming back- the ref was forced to wave it off. Marshman remains unbeaten and, on this form, a threat to anyone in the UK Middleweight division.

16. LW DANNY WELSH VS CHRIS FISHGOLD
DS PROMOTIONS 2-5-0 NEXT GENERATION 4-0-0

A by the numbers win for Fishgold. As soon as the pair hit the deck it was over. The pass to mount and punches were all leading to the obvious conclusion. Welsh rolled and the Rear Naked Choke followed.

17. WW ALI ARISH VS WAYNE MURRIE
STOCKPORT MMA 11-1-0 KAOBON 12-3-0

Ali Arish stunned the Olympia with a second round one punch KO of Wayne Murrie. Arish had relied on his wrestling- scoring multiple takedowns but never achieving anything further. Murrie wanted to drag him into a fire fight. He finally got his way. Be careful what you wish for. They traded punches. Ali landed a right hand on the button and Murrie was out before he hit the ground. A massive bounceback win for Arish after his recent showing on Cage Warriors.

For more OMMAC 10 coverage- go to:

OMMAC 10- The Fab Four

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