Shock n Awe 32 is right around the corner, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring you the fighters to watch.
Although this card is loaded to the gills, we limited our selections down to three. Without further ado, here are our fighters to watch at Shock n Awe 32 this weekend.
Elliott Hoye (7-2)
When Hoye last competed for Shock n Awe, he won the Flyweight Championship. Now, two and a half years later, Elliott has the chance to be victorious there again. Also in 2019, Elliott defeated a fighter known as Aaron Laleye with a second-round submission. His opponent this weekend, you ask? That same Aaron Laleye.
Although Laleye will come into this fight an entirely different fighter, Hoye has to be thrilled. Knowing you’ve defeated your opponent before often leads to a mental edge. Elliott didn’t only defeat him the last go around, he finished him. But here’s the thing, Laleye defeated Hoye as an amateur also via submission. This may seem like a rematch to some, but it’s an all-important trilogy bout. Both of these men want this one, and they want it bad.
In all of Elliott’s pro wins but the first, he’s been able to submit his opponent. In his first pro fight, he knocked his opponent out. Now, going into a trilogy fight with a man who’s both finished Elliott and been finished BY Elliott in the past, it’s time to see what Mr Hoye is made of. Should Elliott come through this weekend at Shock n Awe 32, then he’s cemented himself amongst the top of the UK Pro Flyweight scene once more. If not, then he’s in for a long road back. Don’t take your eyes off of this one.
Kye Stevens (2-1)
Kye Stevens is coming in this weekend looking to make a statement. When speaking to Combat Sports UK, Kye told us that he sees himself earning a knockout in the very first round. Should Kye pull it off, he’ll officially have his first professional winning streak. He currently stands 2-1 with a referee stoppage at the end of a round as his only pro loss. If we go back to his amateur days, the only other man to defeat Kye was Oban Elliott. That’s as good a loss as it gets.
His opponent enters with a 3-3 pro record but is on a two-fight winning streak. On the streak he’s on, one of the wins was a KO/TKO and the other a submission. Kye must be careful when fighting this wily veteran, as a man with this much experience is always dangerous. If Kye makes the wrong step, then he could see a very quick end to the night. His team is sure to have him ready.
With Kye’s goal in mind clear, it will be fascinating to see how his opponent responds to the early aggression. Should Kye deliver and put the lights out on a six-fight vet, then he’s definitely on the up and up. As confident as it gets going in, it’s time to see if Kye Stevens can deliver the goods at Shock n Awe.
Tommy Clarke (8-2)
The third fighter to watch on this card is Tommy Clarke. Currently ranked the number one flyweight on the UK amateur scene, Tommy looks to cement his positioning at the top. With the Flyweight scene heating up, it’s time for Tommy to show the rest what the top of the division is all about. Tommy is the clear favourite, and the fans are looking for him to get the job done.
The Cheese is currently on a four-fight win streak, with his four opponents having a combined record of 17-5. All eight of Tommy’s amateur victories have come via finish, exclusively by way of submission. If Tommy Clarke gets a hold of you, then you are done for. We could potentially be looking at submission number nine for the UK’s top Amateur Flyweight. With Joe Fields recently going full time into MMA and Shawon Choudhury recently becoming a Flyweight double champ, it’s time for Tommy to remind the world who he is.
With submissions with everything from basic Rear Naked Chokes and Armbars, to two of the rarest subs you’ll ever see in an Omaplata and an Inverted Triangle, Tommy shows up and shows out for the fans each and every time. At Shock n Awe this weekend, it shouldn’t be any different. We can’t wait to see what The Cheese has in store for us all on Saturday.
Shock n Awe 32 Goes Down This Weekend
Shock n Awe 32 goes down this weekend and if you’re unable to attend, then we’ve got you covered. Make sure you check out Combat Sports UK for all of your pre and post-fight content needed for the UK regional scene. We can’t wait for the show on Saturday.
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