This has got to be one of the best shows we have ever
seen it could have been in Vegas on a Saturday night!
Lets get straight to it and get it out the way you will not get a better
fight than Alex Lohore vs Josh Collins it doesn’t matter if your a casual or
a hardcore fan that’s what you want its as simple as that skill , speed ,
power and most of all hearts of a lion! I told you these guys are going to
the top and im right. Alex took the win via unanimous decision but that just
doesn’t tell the tale it was a war. In the 1st they came out and both went
for the centre there was plenty of movement and and after a few exchanges
Alex land a huge body kick which immediately left a welt on josh’s ribs and
he drop his elbow after that but like a champ didn’t show any other signs of
pain for the rest of the first it was back and forth but the repeated kicks
left from Alex Lohore stuck in my mind albeit blocked a lot of them he stood
out as aggressor. As the 2nd started I noticed that both men had remembered
there balls of steel pills because they went to work, Josh secured a take
down and went on the offensive however Alex was putting in the work from the
bottom and got back to his feet they exchanged on there feet and then were
wrestling alot on the cage as josh was working for another take down a close
round to score but I felt Alex had Taken it. On my book it was 2 to nothing
and Josh needed a stoppage however that reads easier than it was to judge a
very close fight by any standard. Going in to the 3rd both men were tired
and this is were the heart comes in Josh Collins came out after it and went
to work they on the ground he was going after it, eventually Alex worked his
way back to his feet and after a few exchanges there was and accidental low
blow after a short rest they went back to it and in the last 20 secs they
TEE’D OFF. at the end off the fight I had it 2 rounds to 1 in favour to Alex
then I thought “This is why fighters are said to entertain the entertainers,
They have fought there heart out and are now going back in again to go at it
and in life people are not tested like this there not pushed to these
extremes because 99% shy away before it gets to this point not just combat
but whatever your extremes are yet these to gladiators not only embraced it
they did it with a smile , fighters are universally respected” Alex Lohore
and Josh Collins you are both universally respected by every person that
watched that fight congratulations to you both.
Pavel Doroftel claimed a 29/28 win over Andy Manzolo.
Pavel who is the only man to hold a win over UFC fighter Danny Roberts who
is now 2-0 in the UFC and is just a beast and a Great champion.
Jonathan Haggerty won Via Tko Head kick which to be honest was spectacular
last time I saw a kick like that was on Street fighter 2 HUGE head kick
This really was an unbelievable show from fight 1 with Bradley Portelli
taking home a unanimous decision victory over Jim Wyatt to an epic fight of
the night for me in Josh Collins vs. Alex Lahore.
There were so many great fights Mickey Millar took a 1st round ko win over
Paul dash to win the 70kg K1 title. This was also a good show of respect as
Mickey kept from celebrating as Paul was seen to by the medic, this is
something that not only shows professionalism but class aswell.
Another fighter I covered before the Event was Dawid Zoltaszek and big
powerful guy who bagged a 1st round TKO over Tomasz Wisniewski.
This was a solid performance For Dawid who Hurt Tomasz with several leg
kicks before securing top mount to ground and pound before the ref jumped in
and called a stop to the action.
I can only say to everyone who fought Amazing and you are all warriors.
Keep looking out and keep reading as I bring you more action reports from
the world of MMA
UCMMA 48 full results:
Middleweight title: Pavel Doroftei def. Andy Manzolo via unanimous decision
Welterweight title: Alex Lahore def. Josh Collins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
K1 Ban Title Johnathan Haggerty KO rd 1 .53sec
Paul Webster def. Ben Schneider via TKO (punches) in round one
Dawid Zoltaszek def. Tomasz Wisniewski via TKO (punches) in round one
Tony Giles def. Tommy Gunn via unanimous decision (29-24, 29-24, 29-27)
Javid Basharat def. Ionut Raducanu via submission (heel-hook) in round one
Wez Crane def Micheal Macvoy ko rd 1 15 sec
K1 Title 70kg Mickey Miller def Paul Dash ko rd 1 2.58
Martyn Harris def. Barry Ryan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Scott def. Tony Hall via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Owen Jones def. Ben Earls KO (punch) in round one
Chad Griffith def. Lukas Bienias via TKO (punches) in round two
Bane Dundavan def. Liem Johnson via submission (guillotine choke) in round one
Benjamin Veverita def. Calvin Petrie via KO (punch) in round one
Bradley Portelli def. Jim Wyatt via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)