UFC Fighters To Face
Featured News | 16th August 2012
Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) fighters John "The One" Maguire, Che "Beautiful" Mills and Jason "Shotgun" Young will attend Notts Outlaws’ Clydesdale Bank 40 match against Durham Dynamos on Sunday, 19th August, ahead of their much anticipated event at the Capital FM Arena, in September.
The British trio have bouts scheduled for the 29th September, which will also feature Nottingham-born welterweight Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy as co-main event.
Sunday will see them challenge Nottinghamshire's fastest bowlers during the pre-match build up before undergoing an obstacle race with the Club Mascot, Nuts The Squirrel.
“We’re used to full contact but we’ll need to be on our guard when we’re facing a cricket ball travelling at 90 miles per hour,” said Che Mills, the Gloucester-born welterweight.
“Mixed martial arts and cricket are very different but we’re competitive people and we’ll be trying to make big hits.”
Former Kent captain Dave Fulton will host Sunday’s match which starts at 1.45pm with appearances from the UFC athletes at 1.20pm and 4.25pm.
The UFC® is the world’s premiere Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion. MMA is an incredibly technical and sophisticated sport, with athletes specialising in a variety of disciplines; from Karate to Jiu-Jitsu, Olympic Wrestling to Judo and Muay Thai. UFC® programming is now broadcast in more than 150 countries and territories, reaching more than a billion homes worldwide in 21 different languages.
Dan Hardy, a regular visitor to Trent Bridge, will face Amir Sadollah in front of a home crowd on Saturday 29th September.
“I’m really looking forward to fighting in my home town, it’s always an honour to perform for the Nottingham crowd; the fans there are on a whole new level,” he said.
“It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to compete in the UK. The fact that the UFC has decided to come to Nottingham is the icing on the cake for me, so I jumped at the chance.”
Tickets for Sunday’s match are now on sale from trentbridge.co.uk with tickets for the UFC® event available from capitalfmarena.com