WHEN Friday 25th November 2016
WHERE Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar
It’s nearing that time of year when Gibraltar’s annual Cage Fighting competition gets underway and we cannot wait! Last year saw a fantastic turnout of young & old, male & female and people from all walks of life for a thrilling night of action packed entertainment!
The evening will have MMA Cage Fight Night; 6 Semi- Pro Fights and the first local Professional Fight (Title Belt).
Most of the local lads fought at last year’s event and two of the fighters (Leeroy Ruiz and Francis Cabrera) recently fought in the Don Principe Fight Night on Saturday 1st October (Click for Review). Leeroy Ruiz put on a brilliant effort overcoming opponent Nicolas Makiki’s superior reach with solid defence and quick footwork, striking back fast with body and headshots to eventually win on points over 3 rounds.
Jyl Pozo will be squaring up to Cristian Castro who fought Francis Carreras at last year’s event and won by technical knockout.
Taking it up a notch this year again, Anthony Joaquin and the MMA Team Gibraltar have worked tirelessly to get the recognition the Sport deserves. So they have succeeded in getting the Tercentenary Sports Hall, Victoria Stadium as a venue!
Entertainment on the evening will be provided by dancers from Urban Dance with refreshments available on site.
Check out some of the shots from last year’s event.
MMA Youth 16 Year Old Exhibition Fight
(1.) Fernando Gamboa (Sutemi Sevilla MMA) Vs. Juan Gallardo (Taz Academy Team Toro Almeria) 60/65Kg
MMA Main Event Running Order of Participants
(2.) Leroy Ruiz (MMA Gibraltar) Vs. Jesus Blanco (Sutemi Sevilla MMA) 65 Kg Cancelled due to fighter injury .
(3.) Steven Pardo (MMA Gibraltar) Vs. Miguel Martinez 66/67 Kg
(4.) Nazart Abdeslam Vera (Kuro MMA Melilla) Vs. Paul Albertini (Taz Academy Team Toro Almeria) 77 Kg
(5.) Francis Cabrera (MMA Gibraltar) Vs. Roberto Gomez (Team Quadrilatero Jaen) 67/68 Kg
(6.) Shane Moreno (MMA Gibraltar) Vs. German Torres (Taz Academy Team Toro Almeria) 70 Kg
(7.) Jyl Pozo (MMA Gibraltar) Vs. Cristian Castro (Sutemi Cadiz MMA) 77 Kg
(8.) Ivan Histrov (MMA Gibraltar) Vs. Ruben Abdeslam Vera (Kuro MMA Melilla)
1st Gibraltar Pro MMA Title Belt Fight
(9.) Luis Ernesto Ribera Suarez Vs. Alex Herrera