MMA

  • 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’ […]

     
  • Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman confirms Kimbo Slice rumours

    Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman confirms Kimbo Slice rumours

    December 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    North East MMA legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman has said that he would still ‘smash’ any old school fighters from his era and confirmed reports that Bellator asked him to fight Kimbo Slice. There were rumours going around mid-year that Freeman was interested in fighting former backyard brawler and internet […]

     
  • Mulheron, right, has his sights set on the UFC in 2016. Picture credit: Angy Ellis/Made4TheCage

    Mulheron targeting UFC after successful return

    December 11, 2015 at 10:30 am

    James ‘The Juggernaut’ Mulheron is targeting a call up to the world’s premier MMA promotion after a successful return from injury last month. Mulheron was well on his way to a UFC call-up last year before a horrible leg break saw him lose both his unbeaten record and seven fight […]

     
  • We’ve set the benchmark for North East MMA, says Made4TheCage promotor

    We’ve set the benchmark for North East MMA, says Made4TheCage promotor

    December 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Made4TheCage promoter Steven Scott says he welcomes competition amidst rumours that other top promotions may be targeting the North East for shows. Scott, who’s promotion delivered yet another stellar card last month, has been vocal in the past about the companies policy to raise the UK MMA scene and it […]

     
  • Fletcher beat Del Guerro at Made4TheCage 19. Picture credit: Angy Ellis/Made4TheCage

    Colin Fletcher: I’ll fight for whoever gives me the most opportunities

    December 8, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Sunderland Mixed Martial Artist Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher has said that he will only fight for a company that gives him the most opportunites. ‘Freakshow’ has been heavily critical in the past over his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s leading Mixed Martial Arts Company, previously stating that he […]

     
  • Quinn guarantees win at Made4TheCage: Karma

    Quinn guarantees win at Made4TheCage: Karma

    November 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    North East fighter Tommy Quinn has guaranteed a win over Matt Inman saying the result won’t be a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ as they prepare to fight at Made4TheCade 19: Karma. Quinn will face the Manchester fighter at Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday and is highly confident of putting on […]

     
  • Sunderland's Phil De Fries tries to defend himself against Todd Duffee. Picture credit: David Becker/AP/Press Association Images

    Sunderland’s Phil De Fries targets UFC return

    January 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Phil De Fries is looking to make a huge statement in UK Mixed Martial Arts as he takes on Thomas Denham at Made 4 The Cage 16: Invasion. De Fries made an impressive return to domestic competition after a spell in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, with a dominant first round […]