Monday, 18 March 2013

Three out of three for Fight Factory @ FCC 5!

Team Fight Factory had an awesome result at Adam Teh's brilliant Full Contact Contender 5, held at the Reebok on Saturday March 16th.  Three fighters from the Heywood based MMA gym stepped up to fight and all came away with submission victories.
Ali, Amir, YT, Ken and Jason
Amir Ghasemi was first to fight and after his customary double leg pick up and slam, Amir made short work of his opponent, finishing the fight with a rear naked choke; second up was Jason 'Goldi' Jacques, who was ripped up and ready to rock 'n roll.  After landing a solid leg kick to his opponent, the fight went to the ground, which saw Jacques in his opponent's guard; defending well against a number of arm bar attempts, Jason passed the guard and ended up reversed and against the cage. Jason managed to escape the position and sunk in a tight guillotine for win number two.
Andy Devent warming up Jason Jacques
Last up to fight was Fight Factory owner, Kenneth 'K Force' Richardson; the fight started with Ken trading punches with his opponent, before Ken took him down with a sweet single leg.  From the ground, Ken moved his opponent up to the cage right into our corner, softened him up with some heavy rib shots and took the third win of the night with a Peruvian Neck Tie.
With Jason Tan
Awesome achievements from all fighters, who have all trained hard leading up their fights and showcased everything that's good about MMA - crisp striking, effortless takedowns and jiu jitsu on the ground.  As their BJJ coach, I couldn't be more happier with all fights ending up with submissions, a variety of chokes, showcasing the diversity of the submissions available in jiu jitsu.
The whole event was well ran and it was great to bump into all my MMA buddies and catch up with everyone, as well as watching some top class MMA fights; big shouts out to the following people who I met on the night, hope I've not missed anyone out :-
With Tom Hanlon
Adam Teh, Gary Savage, Ozzy Haluk, Tom Blackledge, Matt Thorpe, Aaron Wilkinson, Ian and Andy Butlin, Darren and Michelle Sherlock, Andrew and Jo-el DeventTom Hanlon, Michael Stapleton, George Launders, Brad Wilde, Billy Glossop, Neil Hall and family, Jamie Hay, Matt Phillips, Jason Tan and FF boss lady, Carly Richardson.
With Tom Blackledge and Aaron Wilkinson
Special thanks to fellow cornermen Baz White and Ali Arish for doing a sterling job together with my good self; having one guy shout out for striking, one for wrestling and one for the ground made the job really easy and easy for the fighters to listen to one voice at a time.

Also huge shout to Kirsty Hollinworth from Premier Therapy NW, a Bolton based company, specialising in MMA/BJJ injuries; Kirsty gave my poor back some much needed TLC, more about Kirsty and her team in a future post.
Right now it's back to the drawing board at Fight Factory, getting the lads ready for their next fights.  See you cageside real soon!!

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