Martial arts

  • Team Sunderland’s Alnoumas excited for European University Championships

    Team Sunderland’s Alnoumas excited for European University Championships

    July 30, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      Team Sunderland’s Waleed Alnoumas is jetting off to the European Universities Combat Championships in Zagreb this week. The 20-year-old who is currently undertaking a foundation in engineering at the University of Sunderland will be competing in the Men’s Senior Kumite -75kg category for karate. Alnoumas said: “I’m so excited […]

  • Karate Union of Great Britain’s 2018 championship brings together the Karate talents of Sunderland, Durham and Easington

    Karate Union of Great Britain’s 2018 championship brings together the Karate talents of Sunderland, Durham and Easington

    December 18, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Sendai Kushiro Shotokan Karate is among the oldest Karate clubs in the Karate Union of Great Britain. And in its 2018 Northern Championship, young Karate masters from Sunderland, Durham and Easington, aged five to 15, came together to compete in the martial arts competition at Sunderland’s CitySpace.

  • October 14, 2018: Former UFC Champion Connor McGregor prior to the the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Shane Roper/Cal Sport Media/Sipa USA(Credit Image: © Shane Roper/CSM/Sipa USA)

    SportsByte Fight Podcast Episode 1

    October 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    What are we talking about this week? Khabib Nurmagamedov’s next fight Fury vs Wilder build up Weekends Boxing at York Hall and Metro Arena UFC 230 and UFC 231 And more!

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    Goodwin warns Macedo ahead of Cage Warriors clash

    April 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Perry ‘The Predator’ Goodwin has warned Rafael Macedo “You should of stayed at 145lb, I knock welterweights dead!” Ahead their Cage Warriors bout on April 28th. Goodwin is going into the bout after suffering a TKO defeat to Jack Grant in October last year. He feels he has used the […]

  • VIDEO: BUCS Nationals gold medalists Brett and Ross Billingham insight

    VIDEO: BUCS Nationals gold medalists Brett and Ross Billingham insight

    February 26, 2018 at 3:18 pm

     Fresh off their gold medal-winning performance in Mixed Team Kata karate at the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield, twins Ross and Brett Billingham join us to talk about their tournament. Whilst they didn’t find quite as much success individually as they did together, they put in some fantastic performances across […]

  • Sunderland's karate squad, including gold medalists Brett Billingham Ross Billingham and Maya Burns

    BUCS Round-up: Sunderland strike gold in karate

    February 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    A gold medal in the Mixed Team Kata was the highlight of an exciting weekend of sport as University of Sunderland’s athletes travelled down to Sheffield to compete in BUCS Nationals. The team of Ross Billingham, Brett Billingham and Maya Burns produced an outstanding performance to take gold in the […]

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    Kennedy Freeman signs to EFC

    January 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Kennedy ‘Machine 2.0’ Freeman has signed a 6 fight contract with Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC). MMA prospect Freeman, who boasts an impressive 6-1 UAR record, will be turning professional for her first fight on the South African Promotion. Freeman told SportsByte how the deal came about. “I’m signed to HD […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Fisher not ‘too bothered’ about a Stepanyan rematch

    December 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Andrew Fisher admits he is not ‘too bothered’ about a Akop Stepanyan rematch, hours after Stepanyan called out Fisher for his ACB ranking. The two met back at ACB 74, with Fisher taking the win via 2nd round TKO. He took control of the fight early on, walking Stepanyan down and landing well […]

  • Fisher didn't always have things his own way, losing on his ACB debut. Credit: ACB/Andrew Fisher/Facebook

    Andrew Fisher: Fights that make sense for 2018

    December 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Following on from an impressive upset victory over Absolute Championship Berkut ranked contender Akop Stepanyan, we analyse the potential opponents for Sunderland’s Andrew Fisher’s next bout. Following the Wearside native’s emphatic return to ACB in Sheffield, cruising to a unanimous decision victory over former UFC athlete Nicklas Backstrom, Fisher was up against […]

  • Ryan Scope (Left) takes on Mickael Lebout at BAMMA 33

    Ryan Scope full of confidence ahead of BAMMA 33

    December 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Lightweight contender Ryan Scope is full of confidence going into his headline bout at BAMMA 33. Scope faces Frenchman Mickael Lebout on 15 December for the vacant Lightweight belt, in a bout many feel could be fight of the night. Scope returns to the cage after suffering his first defeat […]