• Ash Griffiths warns Aaron Chalmers “I’m back to that animal!”

    Ash Griffiths warns Aaron Chalmers “I’m back to that animal!”

    May 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      Sunderland MMA fighter Ash Griffiths believes he can be the man to beat ‘promoter’s wet dream’ Aaron Chalmers when the two meet at Bellator 200. “Bellator phoned me and offered me this fight. I bit off their hand to be honest, I feel like I beat this fool anywhere.”He […]

  • SportsByte Investigates: Should ring girls be next to go?

    SportsByte Investigates: Should ring girls be next to go?

    February 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Since Formula1 confirmed they would be scrapping ‘grid girls’ for the upcoming 2018 season, there have been calls for other sports to follow suit. Boxing and MMA have been criticised for their continued use of ring girls. Organisations such as The Women’s Sport Trust, have been vocal in the campaign to […]

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    Millward promises fireworks ahead of Lomas clash

    February 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

       MMA prospect Joe Millward (1-1-0) has warned ‘be prepared for a new breed of fighter’ ahead of his clash against Shaun Lomas (22-73-0) in Manchester on February 24th. Millward is going into his third professional bout and although still being new to the professional scene, he is keen to prove […]

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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 […]

  • Bellator 191 BAMMA 33 preview

    Bellator 191 BAMMA 33 preview

    December 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    One of the world’s biggest MMA promotions ‘Bellator’ is coming to Newcastle this weekend in a massive event at the Metro Radio Arena alongside fellow promotion BAMMA in a joint show. This is a big boost for North East combat sports and follows on the trend which Frank Warren set by holding the highly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]