Mixed martial arts promotion, Celtic Gladiator, are spreading their proverbial wings and branching out from their home base of Ireland, as they look to build their brand and reach internationally.
The first stop on their scheduled tour of multiple nations will be in London on November 4th, at the world famous York Hall. To do justice to such a revered venue, they’ve put together a strong European fight card features fighters from the UK, France, and Poland.
There will be a plethora of top ranked athletes taking to the cage, showing just how much they mean business in the new territories.
Topping the bill will be Bellator veteran Przemyslaw ‘Misiek’ Mysiala, taking on Spaniard Jose Daniel Toledo Canellas.
Przemyslaw ‘Misiek’ Mysiala has been in and amongst the UK’s top 10 for around a decade, with victories over the likes of Arunas Andriuskevicus, Anthony Rea and Ross Pointon, he has consistently faced top opposition in his career. With feature bout in Bellator, CWFC, BAMMA and more, there’s no doubt he has the elite level experience that his 19-9-1 record shows.
As a Polish fighter with his home in London, we expect ‘Misiek’ to bring good support on the night, making the ask for his opponent Jose Daniel Toledo Canellas an even bigger one.
Canellas has fought in enemy territory before in the UK and Denmark, as well as his home in Spain. He is a true kill-or-be-killed type fighter, who comes to knock his opponents out or go out on his shield trying.
He has three big KOs to his credit, and he’ll hope he can add another to his resume against his toughest opponent to date.
Also on the bill is Ashleigh Grimshaw vs. Souk Khampasath, with popular Londoner Grimshaw in action close to home.
Grimshaw (16-11-1 1NC) has faced off against many of Europe’s top fighters, and can count victories over the likes of Vaughan Lee, David Lee and Phil Harris.
He will take on experienced French battler Souksavanh Khampasath (9-8-1), who fights out of the renowned Team Pythagore.
After a disappointing 1-4-1 start to his professional career, Khampasath has surged and grown as a fighter by taking on tough opposition. Now with three wins from his last four, he is well placed to try and disrupt the favourite in his hometown.
With 22 of their 25 combined victories coming by way of knockout or submission, both men have the ability to get the job done inside the distance.
These are just two of the feature bouts that promise explosive action. You’ll also see the likes of Tomasz Gargula vs. Shaun Lomas and Krzysztof Kulak vs. Vincent del Guerra, which are good enough to grace the cards of any European MMA promotion.
It all goes down at the York Hall, November 4th.
Plus don’t miss #TeamDailySport ring girls who will be strutting their stuff on the night too.