First fight of the 4 man UAR 135lb Tournament is Adam Bramhald (5-1-0) and Craig Thomas Boyle (5-0-0). Boyle dominated the first round, demonstrating some brilliant wrestling, however, he tired in the later rounds and was almost caught by a triangle late in the second. Bramhald seized control of the third round picking off the Spartan fighter on his way to a Unanimous decision.
The first woman’s bout of the night was at the 135lb contest between Victoria Vidal and Flion Davies. Davies wasted little time, evading some vicious Vidal jabs and taking down the Frenchwoman, Davies then quickly passed guard and landed some heavy shots, making the referee stop the fight via TKO.
Then it was back to the UAR Tournament, this time with Aidan James taking on Christopher Edgar. This one wasn’t the three round brawl the first contest in the tournament proved to be. James caught Edgar early with a Guillotine choke after 22 seconds in the first round. Giving him a fatigue advantage over Bramhald when the two met later that night.
Matty Smith then defeated Romain Magnet via a 3rd round TKO making it 2-1 to Team UK. Smith dominated the entire fight before finally finishing his opponent late on.
Team UK then seized control of the night, with Michael Walton’s first round armbar; making it 3-1 on the night. Walton looked brilliant on the ground after Yann Martelli had seemingly got the better of the early stand-up.
Connor Brown then sealed the win with a first round Triangle Choke victory over Shaddy Boudjerra. Making it 4-1 to Team UK with only two fights left to go on the night. Brown who went into the fight with a 0-1-0 looked impressive in his debut win.
Things then went from bad to worse for Team France when Welterweight Jed Ramshaw took his record to 2-0-0, stopping Greg Beyon with a second round TKO. Taking the overall score for the Team UK vs Team France competition to 5-1 to the home-field fighters.
In the final fight of the undercard, Samu Boudjerra defeated debutant Kyle Fitzgerald by second round TKO. Boudjerra was lucky to get out of the first round after a barrage of ground and pound would surely have won the contest but the bell saved the Frenchman. Making the final score for Team UK vs Team France 5-2.