This Saturday sees Almighty Fighting Championship 25 take place. A 20 fight card with both pro and amateur action. This will be a must-watch event filled with entertaining fights. Taking place at the Metrodome in Barnsley, fans can still buy tickets on the Almighty FC website.
Where and When to Watch?
For those of you who can’t attend live, don’t worry as you can watch the event live on Pay-Per-View. Available for just £12.99 you can buy and watch via MMATV.co.uk. The fights are set to start from around 3:30 pm and the 20 fights will run till about 10:30 pm.
Broken down into five sections, the action will be coming at a great pace to keep you entertained. Two breaks will be taking place the first after the prelims and the second after the amateur bouts.
The Fight Card
With 20 fights the card is stacked. From top to bottom here is the Almighty Fighting Championship 25 card that will be taking place Saturday. (Card is subject to change).
Amateur Title Bouts
Aaron Givens vs George Staines
Kyle Davies vs Teddy Adlington-Stringer
Sebastian Skroa vs Chris Hill
Joel Downey-Cave vs Simeon Otley
Luke Burns vs Ayoub Dahech
Sheldon Ryan vs Malik Basahel
Brooklyn Thomas vs Johnny Greenwood
Tommy Coyle vs Charlie Lynch-Spence
Dan Farrell vs Harry Kenworthy
Sebastian Pisarczyk vs Billy Powell
Dylan McGee vs Leon Parkinson
Charlie Hodgson vs Cole Gifford
Daniel Chadery vs Kevin Barth
Ethan Hill vs Jamie Cottier
Aaron Wilmot vs Eddie Burns
Jo William Haaland vs Charlie Smith
Steven Skelly vs Tommy Galbraith
Michael Dahlen vs Joe Ellias
Jordan Nikolov vs Jude Forder
EMMAA Qualification bout
Alfie Barber vs Callum Walker
Fights to Watch Out for
All 20 fights should be must-watch MMA but here are just a few that stand out.
The Amateur portion of the card will play host to a tremendous fight when Sheldon Ryan and Malik Basahel squad off. Taking place at 57kg, don’t blink as both guys are lightning-fast and can finish early.
Sheldon Ryan currently has a record that sits at 7-2. Losing last time out, Ryan will be looking to bounce back strongly in this one. Able to finish fights fast, Sheldon had won two fights in the first round via KO/TKO. Also holding skills to dig deep and take the fight into the later rounds five wins have come via decision.
His opponent Malik Basahel has an unblemished 5-0 amateur record. Riding a five-fight winning streak Malik has shown plenty of tools in that time. Finishing all of his first three bouts via KO/TKO. He has since won his last two via decision. Looking to make it six in a row Malik will be looking to make a statement.
Moving up just one fight you won’t have long to wait between these two. Also takes place as an amateur bout at 57 kg. These fights being back to back will be great fun for all watching.
This fight will be Burns’ return to the cage after his title loss last time out. On a two-fight skid, don’t count Burns out, full of talent and a top prospect, it’s only a matter of time before he’s back in the win column. 4-2 he holds three wins via submission, one in spectacular fashion with a flying triangle choke.
His opponent on the night will be Tunisian Ayoub Dahech. A kill or be killed fighter, with a record of 4-3. In just eight fights, five have ended before the final bell. Holding wins in a manner of ways, Dahech can hold his own wherever the fight ends up.
Kyle Davies vs Teddy Adlington-Stringer
Moving further up the card, we head towards the amateur title fight portion of the card. The first of which will see Kyle Davies take on Teddy Adlington-Stringer for 74 kg gold up for grabs.
Kyle Davis is currently 2-2, fighting out of Liverpool and training out of Next Generation MMA, he finds himself surrounded by some of the UK’s most established stars. Coming off an impressive submission victory last time out. Also having a boxing match under his belt Kyle can do damage on the feet.
The current champion is 21-year-old Teddy Adlington-Stringer. 12-6 he already has a wealth of experience despite being so young. Nine finishes in his 12 wins see Teddy as one of the most exciting fighters not only at the event but in the whole of the UK amateur scene. Expect fireworks when the cage door shuts behind these two.
George Staines vs Aaron Givens
Finally, competing for the 66 kg amateur title. Two very talented amateurs this fight is guaranteed to be a fantastic watch.
8-0 George Staines is unbeaten in his career and is the current champion. Starting his career with a bang, he won his first five all by stoppage in less than two rounds. Competent on both his feet and the mat, Staines is dangerous for the entire fight. This was shown in his last three fights when he got the decision nods.
Taking on the champ will be Aaron Givens. 10-3 he’s an experienced amateur as any and has been competing since 2016. Also, an all-rounder, Givens won’t mind competing in the striking or grappling department. Looking to get back to winning in a big way, claiming championship gold.
At the top of the card for a very good reason make sure you tune in on Saturday for the whole event.
What match-up are you looking forward to most at Almighty Fighting Championship 25?
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