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Ultimate Fighter veteran Przemyslaw Mysiala detonated a nuclear right hand on the jaw of teak tough foe Yuri Andrei to lift the light heavyweight title in dramatic fashion at Contenders 26 last night.

One of the region's premier combat sports shows returns this weekend with a superb card featuring elite MMA action. Mark Heath previews Contenders 26.

Suffolk's Arnold Allen is set for the biggest fight of his life against legend Gilbert Melendez in the year's most high-profile UFC event in Las Vegas.

Ipswich heavyweight hope Fabio Wardley is ready for the toughest fight of his career on Friday night - and expects it to set him up for his first title tilt in the summer.

Cory McKenna underlined her status as one of the hottest prospects in European MMA at the weekend - and now she's taking aim at a fight in Colchester this month on her path to a world title shot by the end of 2019.

Craig Edwards won the much-anticipated Battle of Anglia at Cage Warriors Academy South East 23 in sensational style, submitting Scott Butters in just over two minutes at Colchester's Charter Hall.

One of the biggest and best MMA cards ever seen in this region happens in Colchester on Saturday. Mark Heath previews the action at Cage Warriors Academy South East 23, which is headlined by the huge 'Battle of Anglia' main event.

Entertaining talent Andre Goncalves will return to the cage for the first time in more than two years in the main event of Contenders 26 in Norwich next month.

Cage Warriors world middleweight champion James Webb will defend his title for the first time against Nathias Frederick at the Hammersmith Apollo - and he's predicting another highlight reel finish to add to his growing collection.

Mark Heath meets James Webb, the new Cage Warriors world middleweight champion - and the first ever MMA world champ from the eastern region.

Two local boxers will compete for a share of £50,000 and a major promotional deal in a prestigious one-night tournament which will be shown live on BT Sport.

Suffolk UFC star Arnold Allen will be the best featherweight fighter on the planet.

Suffolk's Arnold Allen improved his record to a perfect 5-0 in the world-famous UFC with a three-round shoutout of physical American Jordan Rinaldi at the O2 Arena.

Suffolk's MMA prodigy Arnold Allen knows a tough test awaits him at the O2 Arena this weekend - but he plans to show just why he's one of the brightest young stars of the fighting world.

James Webb fights to make history next week - and he hopes to inspire a whole generation of martial artists from the region in the process.

Cage Warriors contender Steve Aimable believes a career change holds the key to unlocking his true potential and moving him even closer to featherweight gold.

Norfolk prospect Chey Veal came up just short in his bold bid to move up a weight category and capture the first title of his promising fighting career at a superb Road to Contenders event in Norwich.

A new fight promotion launches this weekend in Norwich, aimed at putting amateur fighters from across the region in the spotlight. Here's a look at what you can expect from Road to Contenders...

Ipswich heavyweight talent Fabio Wardley has clocked up two highlight reel knock-out wins at the O2 Arena in just over a month - now he wants a title.

Suffolk heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley is back in action at the 02 Arena this weekend - and says he's "on the right path" to the top of the boxing tree.

Two of Europe's best flyweight prospects will clash on the stacked Cage Warriors Academy South East 23 card in Colchester later this year.

A new addition to the regional fight scene calendar launches next month - Road 2 Contenders.

It's not unusual to hear an athlete training for a big event say they 'live in the gym'. But for James Webb, as he prepares for a world title shot, that is literally true.

Two of the region's best-known fighters will go to war in a huge main event on Cage Warriors Academy South East 23 later this year.

It's been another tremendous year on the local combat sports scene, with our fighters making waves at international, national and regional level. MARK HEATH hands out his second annual Flying Knee Awards to the best of 2018.

Suffolk's rising UFC star Arnold Allen has his sights set on the biggest year of his career in 2019 - one in which he hopes to break into the world's top ten rankings and make his long-awaited American debut.

Ipswich heavyweight talent Fabio Wardley makes his debut on the big stage at the O2 later this month - and the Suffolk stylist believes he can 'definitely' win a world title one day.

A dream will come true for Ipswich heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley when he fights at the O2 Arena on December 22.

A spectacular come from behind knockout by Ryan Dennis capped an exhilarating night of fighting at Contenders 25 in Norwich.

Heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley's career is set to skyrocket after the Suffolk stylist signed with world-title contender Dillian Whyte.

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