Andrew Punshon begins his domination of the middleweight division

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Andrew Punshon (12-7-0) bagged his first win of 2013 over Stu Tyrie and sent a message to the rest of the division.

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Punshon displayed aggressive strikes and a confident performance at Made4TheCage9: Night of Champions, the middleweight fired a flurry of combinations that sent Stu Tyrie to the mat in a matter of seconds and then worked a guillotine from mount to finish the fight after landing some devastating ground n pound.

Punsh said: “ I was really happy with my performance, I could see improvements that I have made over the last few months and it’s good that I can get submission wins over top ranked BJJ guys.”

Punshon and his coaches were prepared for wherever the fight ended up and they were not surprised by the way the fight played out.

‘The Predator’ looked more aggressive than ever, dropping bombs from the very first bell.

He said: “ I felt a lot calmer and more focused than aggressive.I have been working on keeping focused and not getting carried away in the fight. So controlled aggression was the key to this one”

The North East lad and crowd favourite is now back to winning ways having begun his 2013 campaign on a high.

The predator said: “ having my home crowd behind me is such a great feeling, it makes me extremely motivated on fight night, and it is such a nice feeling to know how much support I have.”

Punsh is in talks with his management team: Made4TheCage to see what his next move should be, but it is likely that he will be placed on the M4TC 10 card.

We asked Punsh if he had any thanks to give he said: “I Would like to say thanks to Stu Tyrie for the fight, thank you to my family fiancé management team at Made4TheCage all my coaches Warren Oliver, Spartans fighting arts , Craig Jose northern kings Thai boxing, Barry Gibson grapple fit. The fight pit all my team mates.

“My sponsors fightsore MMA,Revgear,extreme nutrition,Owens jewellers, funky gums, Platnum physiotherapy,capolagy,smuggling duds, Ian Jackson treemasters.”