• Tony Mustard after winning the heavyweight belt at Made4thecage 25. Photo credit: Angy Ellis Photography

    Exclusive: Tony Mustard Interview

    December 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

    North East MMA heavyweight Tony ‘Oosh’ Mustard(7-3-0) spoke exclusively to Sportsbyte ahead of his bout on BAMMA33 at Metro Radio Arena.     ‘Oosh’ is set to fight Darren Towler (9-8-0) and will be looking to secure his second win this year after his 1st round TKO victory against David Wilson at […]

  • Exclusive: Cal Pacino interview

    Exclusive: Cal Pacino interview

    December 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    FROM his brave and inspirational mam to the gym he treats as his second home, Sunderland-born fighter Cal “Pacino” Ellenor sees MMA as a family business. The 26-year-old featherweight is intent on rising quickly on both the British scene and further afield after a 6-1 start to his career which […]

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    BAMMA 33 to be aired on ITV4 in new broadcasting deal

    December 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    One of Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotions, BAMMA, has announced a deal with ITV4 which will see the broadcaster air their upcoming Newcastle fight night. BAMMA 33, takes place at the Metro Radio Arena and will be the first show to be aired on the channel. It has been […]

  • MMA promotion Rise and Conquer continues to impress with 4th show

    MMA promotion Rise and Conquer continues to impress with 4th show

    October 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    The new promotion on the block, Rise and Conquer hosted their fourth show since creation at The Point, Sunderland, showcasing some of the best talent the local area has to offer; both old and new. A controversial start to proceedings saw Aaron Givens win by unanimous decision despite opponent Lorenzo […]

  • Sunderland-based Made4thecage has become one of the top MMA promotions in the UK. Picture: Twitter.

    North East promoters set to join MMA World Cup

    March 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      North East MMA organisation Made4TheCage have been officially announced as the 21st team to compete in the first ever MMA World Cup. The competition, which begins May 13 in Russia, will see organisations from all over the globe go head-to-head in the tournament, the likes of which the world […]

  • Sunderland-based Made4thecage has become one of the top MMA promotions in the UK. Picture: Twitter.

    Lewis Garside turns professional to become latest fighter to join Made4thecage stable

    March 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Sunderland cage fighter Lewis “The Leprechaun” Garside, 11-2-0, is the latest fighter to join the Made4thecage roster after an impressive unanimous points decision win for the UAR (Unified Amateur Rules) Featherweight title against Welshman Scott “Demkhraft” Pedersen at Made4thecage 23 Carnage. It was announced that Lewis, who fights out of Spartan Gym […]

  • Sunderland stars Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe present James Mulheron with his heavyweight belt with Made4thecage co-owner Dale Percival (Right)  at Made4thecage 23 Carnage. Angy Ellis Photography.

    European heavyweight champion James Mulheron retains his belt at Rainton Meadows

    March 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

    James “The Juggernaut” Mulheron, now 11-1-0, showed why he is European Heavyweight Champion after retaining his belt against German Ruben “The Viking” Wolf, 11-9-0, in a unanimous points win, as Made4thecage returned to Rainton Meadows Arena for its 23rd installment, ‘Carnage.’ Mulheron’s only defeat inside the octagon came when the two […]

  • Tony Mustard, right, lands a knee to the ribs of Paul Taylor at Made4TheCage 19. Picture credit: Angy Ellis/Made4TheCage

    Top 5 North East breakthrough MMA fighters to watch in 2016

    December 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

    With North East MMA having had it’s most successful year to date, 2016 is set to be a huge 12 months for the sport in the region. With four huge Made4TheCage cards expected and various new promotions such as ICE FC and Machine MMA proving as brilliant cards for the […]

  • Top 5 North East MMA fights of 2015

    Top 5 North East MMA fights of 2015

    December 17, 2015 at 8:30 am

    When the North East puts on a Mixed Martial Arts card you know one thing that will happen for sure, you’re going to be entertained. Throughout the region fighters put their bodies on the line in the hope of climbing the ladder to greatness. Here are the five fights that […]

  • Tony Jefferies in action against Roy Meissner during the English Light-Heavyweight Title Fight at the Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland. Picture Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

    Tony Jeffries: More than a boxer

    December 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland’s Tony Jeffries admitted that winning a bronze medal at the Olympics was the pinnacle of his career, but since then he’s gone on to have a successful career as a model, actor, gym owner and personal trainer – not to mention an undefeated professional boxing career. ‘The Mighty Mackam’ […]