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A Storming Night of MMA at Total Combat 26

Anyone who knows anything at all about mixed martial arts competition organisation, also knows that the end fight list is often different to the starting list. For one reason and another fighters often pull out or are pulled out of a fight, quite often because of injuries, medical failure and sometimes personal reasons. Peter McQueen had no less than 13 fighters pulled from his original list for Total Combat 26, but this just shows the determination and the measure of the man, as Total Combat 26 turned out a storming night of MMA action to a packed house and delighted crowd at the Rainton Meadows Arena.

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Excited fight fans watched a mixed card of amateur, semi pro and professional fighters get it on with featherweight - amateur - Tom Hodkin from Caged Steel taking out Craig McCormack from Ferryhill MMA Club with a triangle choke halfway through round two.

Local boy and semi pro Gary Conlon from Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club beat Rhys McAlester of Shildon Phoenix Thai Boxing Club, in their featherweight bout. Conlon ended the fight with a neatly executed arm-bar only one second from the end of the first round.

Adil Malik made the entrance of the night with his dance routine, but was less impressive in the cage. David Grant of Ferryhill MMA Club beat him in 32 seconds of round one.

Pete Hill of Combat Base in Pontefract walked away with the Semi Pro British Lightweight Title after beating a disappointed Ben Ashman.

Rob Davison of Westoe Shootfighters in South Shields beat Scarborough MMA's Dave Daubney in what has become dubbed (unofficially) a re-match. Daubney contested the result of Total Combat 25 when the referee ended the fight calling a tap out. Dave said he hadn't actually tapped. There was no doubt this time though as Davison dominated the professional heavyweight bout. For a man of his size he moved around the cage like a gazelle - landing punches, elbows and kicks in the standing game and plenty of ground and pound on the ground. Eventually three and a half minutes into round one, Dave tapped out, putting an end to the controversy following their fight at TC25.

The night ended in style with Andrew Fisher of Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club, winning the Professional British Lightweight Title fight against Mancunian Will Burke, by back hammer-lock, round one in the fifth minute.

Complete Fight Results from Total Combat 26

Amateur MMA Fight

Tom Hodkin (WINNER)
Caged Steel
v
Craig McCormack
Ferryhill MMA Club

Featherweight
Fight Time: Round: 2, 1 mins 46 secs
Ended: Triangle Choke

Semi Pro MMA Fights

Gary Conlon (WINNER)
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club
v
Rhys McAlester
Shildon Phoenix Thai Boxing Club

Featherweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 4 mins 59 secs
Ended: Armbar

Andy Ogle (WINNER)
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club
v
Scott Merrington
Scarborough MMA Club

Welterweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 4 mins 33 secs
Ended: Guillotine Choke

David Grant (WINNER)
Ferryhill MMA Club
v
Adil Malik
Sunderland Ju-Jitsu & MMA Club

Featherweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 0 mins 32 secs
Ended: Armbar

Adam Steele (WINNER)
Sunderland Ju-Jitsu & MMA Club
v
Thomas Tyres
Kirkmerrington MMA Club

Featherweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 2 mins 42 secs

Ended: Armbar

Lee Heley (WINNER)
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club
v
Rob Hughes
Middlesborough Team Akurei

Middleweight
Fight Time: Went the distance.
Ended: Unanimous Decision

 

Karl Fowley (WINNER)
Lancashire Ultimate Fighting Academy
v
Wes Kaine
Sunderland Ju-Jitsu & MMA Club

Featherweight
Fight Time: Round: 2, 0 mins 18 secs
Ended: T.K.O

Terry Winters (WINNER)
Sherburn MMA Club
v
Michael Connolly
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju-Jitsu Club

Middleweight
Fight Time: Went the distance.
Ended: Unanimous Decision

Pete Hill (WINNER)
West Yorkshire Combat Base Pontefract
v
Ben Ashman
Sunderland Ju-Jitsu & MMA Club

Lightweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 2 mins 16 secs
Ended: T.K.O

Avi Jack (WINNER)
Manchester Predators MMA Club
v
Darren Wardle
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club

Middleweight
Fight Time: Went the distance.
Ended: Split Decision

Gareth Pugh (WINNER)
Kirkmerrington MMA Club
v
Anthony Jefferson
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club

Light Heavyweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 4 mins 3 secs
Ended: Achilles Lock

Steve Watson (WINNER)
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju-Jitsu Club
v
Scott Fairclough
Manchester Predators MMA Club

Light Heavyweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 0 mins 52 secs
Ended: Armbar

Pro MMA Fights

Stuart Dowding (WINNER)
Thornley Kirkmerrington MMA Club
v
Dave Wilson
Jarrow Team Viking MMA

Heavyweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 2 mins 14 secs
Ended: Tap Out

Rob Davison (WINNER)
Westoe Shootfighters South Shields
v
Dave Daubney
Scarborough MMA Club

Heavyweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 3 mins 27 secs
Ended: Tap Out

Paul Thompson (WINNER)
Carlisle Stuart Hall's Vale Tudo
v
Russell Burns
Cumbria Whitehaven Hybird Submission

Middleweight
Fight Time: Round: 2, 0 mins 57 secs
Ended: Rear Naked Choke

Andrew Fisher (WINNER)
Sunderland Combat Forum Ju Jitsu Club
v
Will Burke
Manchester Predators MMA

Lightweight
Fight Time: Round: 1, 4 mins 12 secs
Ended: Back Hammerlock

Report: 21 September 2008

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