MMA: Kyran Sturrock to represent England at European Championships in Rome

Date published: 24 May 2019

A teenager from Castleton is preparing for the Mixed Martial Arts European Championships, which take place in Rome over a week in June.

Kyran Sturrock, 18, has been selected to represent England in the middleweight category at the championships between 17 and 23 June.

Mixed Martial Arts, also known as cage-fighting, is a full-contact combat sport using techniques from a range of combat sports and martial arts.

Sturrock, who plans to pursue the sport at a professional level, has been involved in the sport for six years, training at the Full Contact Performance Centre on Queensway and the SBG gym in Manchester.

His current record stands at eight wins and no losses, having won several British titles at amateur level.

His dad, Andy, said: “Kyran is over the moon to have been selected. He’s the most laidback person, the polar opposite of what you’d expect from an MMA fighter.”

The European Championships are held ahead of the World Championships which take place in Bahrain in October.

For Sturrock to go to the championships in Rome, he must fund his own trip. The cost of this will be £1,000 which covers his flights, accommodation, medicals and competition entry. 

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