The United Kingdom has taken one big step in elevating the combat sports in the country.
The UK recently hosted its inaugural bare-knuckle mixed martial arts featuring two exciting fighters in Paul Webster and Aaron Jones. The first-ever fight may have ended quickly but its success will surely pave the way for bigger shows in the future.
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Darren Till, Michael Bisping, and Conor McGregor are some of the best products of Great Britain and Ireland, who took the sport by storm. These fighters have established big names in the world’s most prestigious MMA promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Bisping was a former middleweight champion but has decided to hang his gloves after a pair of loss at the expense of Georges St-Pierre and Kevin Gastelum. Till, meanwhile, currently competes in the same division, carrying a 17-1-1 win-loss record. His most significant victory was his win against Donal Cerrone in UFC Poland last year.
The Irish star, McGregor, is probably the most popular among the three and remains as the biggest box office draw in the promotion. He recently fought Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight belt in losing efforts but their clash made history after it shattered all pay-per-view records.
While these personalities have already made a case for themselves, other local fighters continue their quest for money and glory. And things got more dangerous as some of them have dipped their toes to bare-knuckle MMA, a competition that does not allow fighters to wear the four-ounce gloves. Last Tuesday, UK fans were treated to a rare sight as two fighters clashed in the country’s first-ever bare-knuckle MMA bout. Watch it in the video below:
Paul Webster v Aron Jones – UCMMA 57 – first Bare knuckle MMA fight in the UKtickets for next show -https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucmma-58-tickets-52482055240
Gepostet von UCMMA am Dienstag, 13. November 2018
Paul Webster came out victorious as he made quick work of Aaron Jones via first-round stoppage. It was just the first of the many bare-knuckle MMA fights to come but fans have already embraced the thrill and violence of the sport.
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