Adrenalin Fight Night – 6th December 2016
4 members of Fightworx MMA team made their debut MMA fights in Swansea on Saturday 6th December
Jay Hunt, Zak Bloomfield, Andy ‘Kenny’ Barlow and Paul Dryburgh all made weight and represented the club professionally and with great sportsmanship
Jay had a back & forth battle, showing his all round game with some good striking skills and ground game, and winning a unanimous decision against a worthy opponent
Zak was next and fought an absolute war in the first round, working well in the clinch and landing some heavy knee strikes but also taking a few strong shots which wobbled him at one point. The second round started off with more of the same with Zak trying to keep his distance throwing kicks and knees when close in. Eventually his opponent managed to get Zak down, where he asserted his ground dominance by mounting and earning a TKO finish by Ground & Pound
The third fighter representing was Kenny, who had some previous Muay Thai experience, so the plan was to keep the fight standing. However, when the fight hit the ground, he showed his much developed ground game by sweeping, reversing positions, escaping well and attempting submissions. Upon achieving dominant positions he landed heavy, hard strikes to earn the victory by unanimous decision
Finally, Paul Dryburgh stepped up against an obvious local favourite (judging by the crowd response). Paul started well landing some good leg kicks. However, he got caught by a big overhand right which put him on the floor against the cage. While not badly hurt he wasn’t given a chance to recover by his opponent who swarmed on him and caused the referee to stop the fight in the first round.
Well done to all the team for stepping up and doing a great job. Onwards and upwards