UCMMA 17: Fight Card Confirmed (Official Press Release)
It’s no time at all before the last UCMMA show of 2010 and the anticipation is already rising. As winter tightens its icy grip around this fair isle, UCMMA plan to turn up the heat on December 4th with UCMMA 17: Kings of the Cage. It’s been a hectic ride to bring you this card but we’re all about opportunities and it’s never been truer to say that as one door closes another opens.
Neil Grove Relinquishes UCMMA Heavyweight Title for UCMMA 17
Neil Grove, the titanic powerhouse who cut his teeth back in the Cage Rage days, will be on hand at UCMMA Kings of the Cage. Neil will present the Heavyweight title to the winner of the main event; a fantastic bout between Ben Smith vs. Irving Daniels.
Grove, following a destructive run at Bellator that saw him dispose of two opponents in a little over two minutes, is making the chivalrous decision to vacate the title as he pursues further fights with the American promotion.
Ben Smith vs. Irving Daniels for the UCMMA Heavyweight belt, the third title fight on the card, is the main event at Kings of the Cage and both fighters will surely realise that the stakes just went up.
Millar Out, Zetolofsky Steps Up to Face Chapman
David Zetolofsky, fresh from his three round apocalypse with Jake Bostwick, answered the call and will step into the cage to meet The Headhunter. If thereis one thing that Zetolofsky showed us in his last encounter is that he is not about to be intimidated by big hitters. This one has got fight of the night written all over it; expect a train wreck.
Mark Potter Faces Colossal Challenge
Mark Potter, quite simply, has some of the most lethal looking punches that the sport has seen for a long time; a former EBF boxing champion with the stone cold eyes of a sniper and the accuracy to match.
A colossal challenge, however, is not just a catchy title as his opponent comes into the cage at a mammoth 170kg. Tomasz Czerwinski is a giant of a man in every sense of the word and a true super heavyweight who leaves the likes of Sapp and Butterbean looking upwards in awe.
The Gladiator Returns for Another Campaign
Long time fans amongst you will be aware of the legacy of Ross Pointon and the many wars that he has fought both domestically and internationally.
Its our pleasure to welcome The Gladiator to Ultimate Challenge but Michael Brown has plans to make his UCMMA experience a torturous affair. Brown has shown that he can bang with the best of them and, at Kings of the Cage, these two will go toe to toe from the opening bell.
Three Titles on the Line for UCMMA 17
Ben Smith vs. Irving Daniels will now be for the UCMMA Heavyweight title belt but the Featherweight and Bantamweight gold are also on the line.
David Lee vs. John Kelly for the Featherweight title and the crescent
Corey Tait against James Lutman for the Bantamweight belt, yes the kick kid himself Corey
Female Fighters Prepare for Battle
Kings of the Cage might be the last show of 2010 but it will feature the first female MMA bout under the Ultimate Challenge banner. Vicki Watts takes on Michelle Tyler in a bout that, because of its historic status in UCMMA, will undoubtedly bring the best out in both fighters.
Kings of the Cage, now in its final incarnation, is looking stronger and more action packed than anyone could have ever predicted. UCMMA is, and always has been, committed to giving the fans the fights they want to see and both fans and fighters alike are in for something special.
Platinum Tears hope to see you at the Troxy on December 4th for Kings of the Cage, we predict UCMMA 17 will be another great event from the Ultimate Challenge MMA team.