When Corrin Eaton decided to walk away from MMA last year, he said he'd fallen out of love with the sport. Now, it's love that's bringing him back.

Mixed Martial Arts continues to go from strength-to-strength in the region - so Mark Heath lists the top 15 fighters from the east and a few more besides to keep your eye on.

Suffolk heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley came through the toughest test of his career with flying colours at the O2 Arena on Saturday, stopping tough Argentinian Mariano Ruben Strunz in the sixth round.

He's one of the hottest prospects in British boxing, and fights for the third time at the O2 Arena this weekend - but Fabio Wardley has his eyes on one day filling a stadium much closer to home.

Two of Europe's top female fighters will clash for strawweight gold and Polish bragging rights at Contenders 27 this September.

Suffolk's Arnold Allen says he doesn't fear anyone in the UFC featherweight division after confirming his status as one of the hottest prospects in all of MMA with a dominant win over legend Gilbert Melendez last weekend.

Ipswich MMA star Arnold Allen faces the biggest fight of his life against legend Gilbert Melendez in Las Vegas this weekend - and is expecting to have the advantage 'everywhere' in the clash.

Cage Warriors world middleweight champion James Webb has vowed to finish Nathias Frederick in a rematch after the duo shared a controversial draw at the massive Night of Champions event.

Two of the region's top pro MMA prospects will meet in a crossroads clash at Contenders 27 in Norwich this September.

Champion will face champion in a superfight to determine the best amateur featherweight in the region at Cage Warriors Academy South East 24 in Colchester this October.

Two of the region's finest fighters both made their case for world title shots with sensational victories at Cage Warriors 105 in Colchester.

"Mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu saved my life." When Josh Palmer tells you that, you can't help but sit up and take notice.

The biggest MMA event ever held in this region happens at the Charter Hall in Colchester this Friday. Mark Heath previews the action and tells you everything you need to know about Cage Warriors 105.

Sean Carter admits he never dreamed that he'd one day headline a major promotion in his hometown - but now that he is, he fully intends to put on a show.

Suffolk's Arnold Allen believes fighting MMA legend Gilbert Melendez in Las Vegas will bring out the best in him - and take his career to the next level.

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.

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