Ares Fighting Championship, who are hosting their inaugural combat sporting event on Saturday, March 31st at Clacton Leisure Centre has announced the first installment of their main card for the event which will feature both Professional & Amateur MMA, K1 & Muay Thai.

Main Event

Bellator Veteran Rafal Cejrowski (2-1-0) will face exciting Norwegian opponent Kristian Lapsley (2-4-0) for the Ares FC Professional Light Heavyweight MMA Title in the main event of the evening.

Cejrowski formerly part of the Olympic Polish wrestling team made a huge impact when making the transition to MMA going 4-0 as an Amateur to progressing to a 2-1 as a professional including victory over his opponents countryman Joseph Karim.

Lapsley comes into this fight after dropping a controversial decision loss to Pelu Adetola but the Sarpsborg Fighter who is never not in an exciting contest will bring his greater MMA experience to the cage against Cejrowski looking to take the Ares FC gold, Lapsley is a durable and tough opponent and has gone to the distance in 4 out of his 6 professional contests.

Other Contests

Ares FC Main Card will also feature two additional professional MMA contests, first up in the Light Heavyweight division once again where Jay Whyte from Southend Combat Academy (5-5-0 as an amateur) will make his long-awaiting debut against Szymon Szynkiewicz from Kimura Hamar Gym (1-2-0 as a professional).

In the Welterweight Division, Rough Diamonds MMA coach Jamie Crisp (7-2-0 as an amateur) will make his long-awaited Professional debut against popular Tilbury prospect Rocky Stenning (1-2-0 as a professional) in what promises to be a “one to watch” on the main card.

Headlining the stacked undercard on the event will be an Amateur Light Heavyweight Title contest between two guys looking to move into the Professional ranks soon after so the win is of significant importance, Steve Steward (5-2-0) known for his KO abilities will go head to head against Romanian Judoka George Neague (2-1-0) whose only loss is to that of Main Event headliner Cejrowski.

Elsewhere on the card confirmed bouts for Ares FC on Saturday, March 31st are as follows:

Christian Knight vs Jamie Schramm – Amateur Welterweight MMA
Ingus Dzenis vs Andrew Herrmann – Amateur Lightweight MMA
Ross Stott vs Jamie Crisp – Amateur Welterweight MMA
Gary Townley vs Bobby Bridgeman –  Amateur Welterweight MMA
Callum Shaw vs Anthony Hollyman – Novice Muay Thai 78jg
Ashley Baldwin vs Daniel Marlow – Novice Muay Thai 71-73kg

More fights in both the Professional & Amateur ranks will be announced in due course via

Ares Fighting Championship has also introduced new weight classes across the Amateur division including Super-Lightweight, Super-Welterweight & Super-Middleweight in order to make a positive step towards fighter safety and weight cutting, look out for fighters looking to take advantage of this new initiative.