England Vs Portugal

Well, it's confirmed, the next show I'll be shooting will be the Fight Sport Industries, England Vs Portugal Fight Night on Sunday 20th February. Promoter Dan Green always pulls out the stops to put together some excellent matches and this show is no different.  

Looking at the card, for me there's two stand out bouts featuring two of my favourite UK fighters - Dean James and Andy Thrasher -  both fighting against overseas opposition.  

Dean James
Dean's opponent, Fernando Machado, fought both Andy Howson and Paulo da Silva back in 2007, losing to both, but comes back to these shores a much tougher prospect with those extra years of experience behind him. Personally, I think it will be a good day at the office for Dean (currently ranked UK # 1 at 55kg), but it's going to be interesting to see how much Fernando's extra years of experience and newly found run of form will bring to the table.

Andy Thrasher
Andy hasn't seen action in the UK since his devastating win at the M.E.N arena in Manchester, last year, against his Dutch Opponent, Hedsey Van Assen. In that match, broadcast on Sky TV, Andy broke Hedsey's jaw with an elbow that made people in row Z wince! Andy has since parted company with his long term trainers at GFC Muay Thai and has been working hard, training in Bangkok  at the ever popular Jitti Gym as well as  setting up his own gym "Erawan". I have to admit, I don't know anything at all about Andy's opponent, but as any UK Muay Thai fan knows, when Andy is on form, opponents fall, and they fall down hard.

This match will be fought under K-1 rules.

Full Fight Card after the jump

  • Dean James (Pra Chao Sua) vs Fernando Machado (Portugal)
  • Andy Thrasher (Manchester) vs Mirko Moissar (Estonia)
  • Paige Farrington (Warrington Kickboxing) vs Monica Santos (Portugal)
  • Craig Jose (The Faktory) vs TBA (Portugal)
  • Dave Armstrong (super Gym) vs John Kaufman (Fortitudo)
  • Seb Long (2 Technical) vs Mike Dagley (Stockport Thai Fighters)
  • Ryan Rutter (Majestic Gym) vs Ryan Clarke (Stockport Thai Fighters)
  • Gemma Coast (Peles Gym) vs Maria Chu (Kiatphontip)
  • Jack Fallon (Franks Gym) vs Oliver Smith (Majestic Gym)
  • Luke Potts (2 Technical) vs James Hawkesworth (Wigan Thai)
  • Ste Foy (Fortitudo) vs Anthony Shelton (Gaz Mcallister)
FightSport Industries

Standard tickets are £25, ringside are available for £60.
Phone or text 07973 43 1818 for more details.
Tickets are also available from any gym or fighter on the show.

Parr Hall, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, WA1 1BL


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