So with the forum now getting a dedicated area for MMA I figured a dedicated UK show/stuff thread might be a good idea, it's a bit of a funny one shows over here, the major promotions are kinda infrequently promoting events, to few to warrant each promotion a dedicated thread IMO, they seem to go through spurts of being popular over here to absolutely zero interest whatsoever. I partially blame down to pricing, but also do get that MMA events aren't cheap to put on, but I can go see a UFC event for nearly the same price as an event in my local community hall featuring nobody's. I'm not choosing the latter really am I? But maybe it'll be a bit more interesting with a dedicated area to discuss, if not this one can always just be put in the bin
Anyway I'll kick it off with the most recent Cage Warriors show, I know it was mentioned but kind of got brushed over in the 'Other' thread, anyone catch it? Paddy Pimblett looked the absolute business in his fight and at age 21 he's UFC bound for certain if he carry's on that way. Scott Clist also performed a superb comeback to win his fight via TKO right on the buzzer in round 1. Fun show for what I saw and it's great they've got TV and a fight pass deal over here.
They've got another show on the 4/06 in Newport which will likely be worth checking out.
BAMMA have a few shows coming up to, they've got one during May with the return of Freakshow who's always fun to watch, they're also putting on a title superfight during that show.
BAMMA's in a bit of a lurr otherwise though right now, TV deal's a bit shit and there so infrequent with there events it's hard to catch-on with unless you follow there social media religiously. They've also got little to no stars, a few years back they had some decent and not so decent 'name' fighters on there cards, Tom Watson, (Love or hate) Reid, Daley, right now I barely know a bloke on there roster, which indicates they've not really progressed even though they've got a TV deal on a more main-stream channel. They had an event here in Southampton a year or so ago that was sparsely attended in a O2 concert hall, a hall that acts like Bob Dylan, Neck Deep, Jamie T, Motorhead have all sold-out, it was way to big and likely expensive for what they achieved, I landed a couple of comp tickets fortunately but £40 was the cheapest ones going, and half the fight's where semi-pro bouts. I'd imagine about 75% of the audience which must have just been under 250 people where likely friends and family. Askham was on the card, the rest again relative nobody's. Was a fun show but £40, fuck off.
Anyone else get to many local shows or that on here? It's rarely discussed, whether that's because people just don't go or whatever I don't know, I've been meaning to check out Shock 'N' Awe down here in Portsmouth which is just up the road for me, they seem to have a decent little setup production wise and regularly sell out events in decent sized arenas, but I'm yet to attend, anyone here been to one of there cards?
Edited by seanz25, 22 April 2016 - 10:55.