Author: Chris Emmanuel

Malin Hermansson – The Davies Interview

We turned to the subject of who she would like to fight in the next year “Yeah there are a few actually, one of them is the up and coming Swedish flyweight Cornelia Holm, that match up would be a crazy fight for the Cagewarriors show in Sweden in April, but as much as Cornelia claims she wants the fight, we’ve still had no approach. She seems to like talking more than fighting”.

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Duncan Djilalli: You’ve got to think you’re special

The name Duncan Djilalli is one that’s bounced around the amateur scene for 3-4 years now. The Prime MMA student has had more ups and downs than Bitcoin on FOREX; however, 2017 has seen a huge shift in attitude, aptitude and results, making the Dunstable native one of the most talked about bantamweights in UK MMA right now. I caught up with him as he prepares for his last bout of the year on Fightstar 13, this Saturday against Omar Sargent. “I’m so calm for this fight, it’s the calmest I’ve been yet”, Duncan said. “This will be fight...

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The one to watch: Malin Hermansson

Set the date in your diaries, folks; Saturday 2nd December. To most, this is the date when Christmas decorations are either excitedly or grudgingly pulled down from the loft and festive seasons begin. However, this year it stands for something different. This year Stockholm’s Eriksdalshallen hosts Superior Challenge 16, a card headlined by the men’s featherweight title bout between reigning champ Diego Nunes and challenger Michel Ersoy. So what? You might say. Let me tell you why. Further down the card, Superior have snuck in a fight featuring one of Scandinavia’s top female 125lb prospects, Malin Hermansson when she...

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Danny Batten: Flying under the radar

The past five years has seen the explosion of the ‘supercoach’. Regular viewers of the UFC historically heard Goldie and Rogan waxing lyrical about Mark DellaGrotte, Duke Rufus and ‘The Wizard’ Matt Hume; but outside of that triumvirate, the majority of coaches on the scene have been quietly going about their business with little to no recognition. This changed when Greg Jackson and Faraz Zahabi started churning monster after monster off of the Albuquerque and Montreal conveyor belts respectively. All of a sudden fans and fighters alike started wondering, how and why? Was there a secret formula? And most...

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Preview: Fightstar Championship 12

Fightstar returns to the Fountain Leisure Centre in Brentford, London this weekend for their twelfth event. The card features seventeen fights, headlined by a professional lightweight title bout with an international flavour. Fightstar head honcho Raj Singh has brought unbeaten Icelandic prospect Thor Palsson (3-0) over to face Roger Gracie alumni Qamar Hussain (6-2) . As always, the Fightstar team have lined up some intriguing bouts, with the curtain jerker for the main card looking particularly tasty; the FSC Amateur Flyweight Title. Earlier this year Joe Harding made global headlines for all the wrong reasons. The young Essex based...

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