UCMMA 17: Kings of the Cage
December 4th, Live from Troxy, London
· Kelly V Lee (Title Fight)
· Daniels V Smith
· Millar V Chapman
· PLUS: Queens of the Cage go head to head in UCMMAs first female bout
(London, 29th October) Christmas has come early for MMA fans as UCMMA, the UKs top MMA Organisation, announces a stacked card for its final event of the year, UCMMA 17: Kings of the Cage – live from Troxy London on Saturday 4th December.
The card features two title fights, plus the first ever Ultimate Challenge female mma bout. UCMMA 17 features crowd favourites Ben Smith, Nick Chapman and Djo Lema alongside hot new prospect Cory Tait.
Fighting out of Shootfighters, Wokingham based former Thai Boxer, Michelle Tyler said: This is a fantastic opportunity for me to fight on the UKs most high profile MMA Organisation and Im training hard to do myself and Shootfighters proud. Ive been waiting so long for a fight and opponent. Im really excited about it… Now, its really about getting in the cage and seeing what happens from there.
Hull based Vickie Watts (managed by Rosi Sexton) said: This is going to be a really big test of my skills against a very tough opponent. It’s exciting to be a part of such a big promotion. Right now I’m not nervous but I’m sure as the fight comes closer the nerves will start to kick in.”
Sexton added: Previously UK fights have been mismatched and one-sided with someone less experienced being brought in to fight someone bigger. What stands out about this show is that it is really well matched. This is a big thing and a real sign of progress that we have got to a stage where we can see competitive female fights. This will be a chance to showcase female MMA at its best.
Weve also got the return of the man with the some of the most educated hands in UCMMA, Mark The Shark Potter. Coming off the back of an explosive performance at UCMMA Invincible, Potter is shaping up to be one of the UKs most destructive and devastating heavyweight prospects.
UCMMA Promoter Dave ODonnell said: Its going to be mince pies and black eyes on December 4th Christmas has come early for UCMMA. Were so glad to welcome back Ben Smith after his recent injury, hes hoping to prove that the unbeaten Irving Daniels will taste defeat at the hands of Big Ben and if rumours are true we are also bringing in the biggest ever MMA fighter in this country at 175 kilos … so watch this space. And look out for Millar V Chapman; the trash talk between these two has got the fans talking; Millar his mocking Chapman in a series of YouTube blogs and Chapman is promising his army of supporters that he’s going to re-arrange Millar’s face.
I’m also really excited about finally matching two girls on UCMMA, its been a long time coming but hopefully this will be the first of many female fights and these two girls are real warriors. Theres already a lot of hype around this and its going to be one of the most talked about fights this year.