Battle Arena set to be bigger and better in 2013
BATTLE ARENA are set for their biggest-ever year in 2013, with the UK promotion set to take their ethos of providing professional standard shows for amateur and semi-pro fighters to the next level.
From their humble beginnings holding their debut show at Northampton’s Lava Ignite Nightclub in November 2009, the Kettering-based promotion has grown to become the biggest of its kind in Europe.
That culminated in them putting on the UK’s first-ever outdoor amateur show in front of 2,000 people at Nene Park football ground last August, and now they have set their sights on conquering the world through a link with Fighters Source.
“We are able to offer amateur fighters in the UK a fight structure that can take a grass roots fighter all the way to debuting on the world stage,” said Battle Arena and Fighters Source UK CEO James Price.
“Through our stringent fight matching fighters are guaranteed a fair match up. Once fighters start to progress they can achieve belts from regional level all the way up to World Championship level.
“We believe that by investing in grass root fighters and giving them a structured career path, we can start to produce future champions with in major professional promotions.”
Battle Arena’s first steps into the global arena came in September when Price and head coach Gary Mills took a six-man team to represent Great Britain in the inaugural Fighters Source World Championship in Boras, Sweden.
There they faced a team from Denmark and emerged victorious. Team GB are now planning for the next Fighters Source event in Korea and, depending on sourcing sponsorship, looking to compete in Las Vegas in August.
Mills and Price are close to finalising the male representatives after two rigorous open trials days at The MMA Gym in Wellingborough, while there will also be a chance for female amateur fighters to compete for their country with another round of trials on Saturday, January 23.
On the domestic front, Battle Arena are putting the finishing touches on their 17th show at Leicester’s Club Republic on Saturday, February 23. The bumper card is set to feature five British title bouts and up to 20 contests in total.
“Battle Arena is setting a world-wide standard for amateur shows and in 2013 will be offering the brand to other countries around the world,” added Price. If the progress made over the last three years is anything to go by, then the future of amateur MMA looks very bright indeed.
Tickets for Battle Arena’s show at Club Republic in Leicester on Saturday, February are on sale now at £25 or £350 for a VIP table that seats ten. For more information or to get involved with Battle Arena on a local or international level, contact James Price via firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+44) 01832 731573.
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