Optimus Fighting Championship 1 The New Dawn
Sunday 18th April 2010
- Doors Open:
£35 Tiered, £60 Tables
Optimus FC is privileged to have such fighters taking part in the event at The Newcastle Metro Radio Arena which will include the likes of Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, trainer and UK MMA legend Dave 'Speedy' Elliott, and local fighters Scott Rogan and Robert Mills.
The first Headline Heavyweight bout sees Heavy hitter, Powerhouse and Ian 'The Machine' Freeman protégé Darren Towler from 'Team Machine' taking on The All American Wrestler, MMA Legend and UFC Hall of Famer which is Dan 'The Beast' Severn. This may well be the last UK appearance for this Pioneering MMA Veteran before drawing the curtain on a glorious and celebrated career which has spanned decades as he is set to retire from fighting in Professional Mixed Martial Events.
Jonathan Burn Optimus Promotions Manager said "With the growth of Mixed Martial Arts, not only in the UK but around the world, we here at Optimus FC think the North East with it's wealth of talented fighters and fantastic mixed martial arts training facilities is an ideal location to host an exciting new show. And there is no better location to host such a show than at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. We are looking forward to a spectacular 16 Open Weight Tournament with participants travelling from all over the UK and Europe taking part on April 18th 2010."
SEMI PRO RULES - Heavy Weights
Mat Tyrer vs Chris Holmes
PRO BOUT RULES - FEATHER WEIGHT
XXXXXXXXXXX vs Paul 'DeathWish' Hartley
PRO BOUT RULES - 77KG
Paul Cookie' Cooke vs David 'Speedy' Elliott
PRO TOURNAMENT RULES - 84KG
FRANK BELLS VS PETER YENDALL
SHAUN LOMAS VS ANDREW 'NO FEAR' HILLHOUSE
DAN MOVAHEDI VS LEWIS BARROWS
KEITH ELLIS VS CHRIS ALEXANDER
KEVIN THOMPSON VS STEVEN EVANS
ANTH 'GAFFA' JEFFERSON VS CHRIS PETRIE
XXXXXXXXXXX VS DAVE BROWN
KEN DUGAY VS MICKEY BURNS
CARD FIGHT - LIGHT WEIGHT 7OKG
JULES WILLIS VS GRANT THE FIGHTING FIREMAN BROTHERTON
CARD FIGHT - WELTER WEIGHT 77KG
RYAN THE BULL COPLAND VS ROB ROBCOP MILLS
CARD FIGHT - MAIN EVENT
'THE POWERHOUSE' DARREN TOWLER VS DAN 'THE BEAST' SEVERN
* Please note due to current flight restrictions Dan Severn may not feature in the main event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Tickets available now.