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MMA prospect Scott Butters has vowed to come back better than ever – and potentially in a lighter weight class – next year after tasting defeat as a professional for the first time.

Norfolk MMA prospect Scott Butters suffered his first pro defeat in the main event of a superb Contenders 24, which also featured a potential KO of the year and two tremendous title fights.

Promoter Steve Newman is hoping he he can find the next big fighting stars from the region after opening a new gym in Norwich.

Mark Heath speaks to lightweight prospect Scott Butters ahead of his tough main event fight at Contenders 24, plus previews the rest of what promises to be a superb card.

Friday night’s championship boxing show at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich has been postponed.

In his latest Flying Knee column, Mark Heath looks at the incredible few months of big-time boxing and MMA shows we have to look forward to in the region.

The Greatest Show on Turf kicks off in Russia this week, bringing with it all the emotion, heartache and joy that every football tournament does. Mark Heath takes a look at what we can expect in the next month.

If you’ve watched MMA anywhere in this country over the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Dan Movahedi in action. After years of hard work and honing his craft, the respected referee made his debut on the big show at UFC Liverpool last month. He told MARK HEATH about his journey so far.

Ipswich Town have this morning announced Paul Hurst as the club’s new boss.

Local star-in-the-making Scott Butters capped a wild night of finishes with a nasty first round guillotine choke win in front of a raucous, packed crowd at Contenders 23 last night.

One of the region’s premier mixed martial arts promotions returns again this weekend, with one of the best cards they have ever put on. Mark Heath previews the action at Contenders 23.

The talented stable of fighters from Norfolk’s Heros Gym were the unquestioned stars of the first-ever Contenders Kickboxing spectacular, held at the Epic Studios in Norwich last night.

One of the region’s premier combat sports promotions launches a new era this weekend - Contenders Kickboxing. Mark Heath previews the action.

On a wild night of first round finishes, Ben Woolliss claimed the 66kg pro K1 title with a ruthless stoppage in the main event of Contenders 22 at the fittingly-named Epic Studios in Norwich last night.

One of the region’s premier fight sports promotions returns this weekend for Contenders 22 in Norwich. Mark Heath takes a look at the card and previews the action....

After having almost 150 fights in his decorated career, Liam Cullen is in no doubt as to what is most important to him when he goes into battle – entertainment.

In his latest Flying Knee column, Mark Heath chats to Scott Butters about his impending pro debut at Contenders 21 in Norwich next week, plus looks at the other fights on the card.

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