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…on Cage Warriors 38

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Matt Veach

Matt Veach showed the sort of dominant wrestling for which his camp, the H.I.T. Squad, is known

Former UFC fighter and Ultimate Fighter veteran Matt Veach moved a little closer to his goal of returning to the big stage taking the Cage Warriors lightweight title with a five-round shutout decision victory over reigning champion, Danish kickboxer Kenneth Rosfort-Nees at Cage Warriors 38 in London’s HMV Forum. Rosfort let victory slip away, leaving himself a sitting target for Veach’s repeated takedowns in the main event of Cage Warriors’ first card since their takeover by the MMA Clinic. He showed a decent defensive guard but his tendency to hang in the pocket after striking and overcommitting with his strikes, saw him slammed throughout the fight. In the second round, Veach came closest to victory, passing Rosfort’s guard and attempting a kimura, though Rosfort escaped before Veach had it really synched. However, Rosfort may have effected a different outcome if he had been more attacking from his back. A more active guard could have changed the fight considerably and swung the judges in his favour.

Read the rest of this review at ukmmanews.com.

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October 2, 2010 at 1:17 pm

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…on Paul Daley

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Paul Daley - He needs to up his game

I know I shouldn’t feel this way about one of our best fighters but I have come around to thinking Paul Daley is an embarassment.  He defeated John Alessio with a second round TKO last Friday but the nature of the win was just so depressing. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2008 at 11:04 pm

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…on Cage Rage 23

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Julius Francis is a former British and Commonwealth champion but is best known for losing to Mike Tyson in his comeback fight in 2000

After EliteXC’s debut show in Hawaii, focus switched to the UK and Pro Elite’s UK affiliate Cage Rage, who present Cage Rage 23: Unbelievable this weekend. I cast a critical eye over the bottom-heavy show. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 21, 2007 at 5:19 pm

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…on ShoXC, Hong Man Choi and ignorance in Scotland

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July 31, 2007 at 3:50 pm

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…with thoughts on Cage Rage 22: Hard as Hell

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July 15, 2007 at 11:17 am

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…on Cage Rage 22 from cageside

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July 14, 2007 at 4:02 pm

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…on Sakuraba/Gracie II and MMA’s place in society

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May 15, 2007 at 1:11 pm

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