MMA: Rochdale fighters make amateur debuts

Date published: 10 September 2021

Three MMA fighters from Rochdale made their amateur debuts at the Full Contact Contender 26 on Saturday 28 August.

Macaulay Donnelly, Trent Simms and Karl Fletcher – all of SGB, Queensway – weighed in against their opponents in feather- and lightweight rounds at the University of Bolton stadium.

Donnelly took his win against Kammy Uddin with a rear naked choke, whilst Simms won his bout against Zac Deacon in under 90 seconds.

Despite a strong start with well-executed low kicks and precise strikes, Fletcher was beaten by opponent Dec Fisher.

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.


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