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Suffolk’s Joe Le Maire is one of the best young Thai Boxers in England. For the next year, he’ll be living and fighting in Thailand, the home of the sport, and he’s writing us a regular diary about his experiences. In part five, he discusses his latest win - and his current stitch count!

He’s unbeaten in the world-famous UFC after three fights, one of the hottest prospects in the sport and just 23-years-old - but Suffolk’s Arnold Allen thinks he’s behind schedule!

It’s often called the fastest growing sport in the world, and this region is a hotbed of mixed martial arts talent. MARK HEATH looks at fighters for you to follow in his latest Flying Knee column.

Suffolk MMA star Arnold Allen picked up the biggest win of his promising career last night.

Suffolk MMA star Arnold Allen intends to do his talking with his fists when he meets flashy Fin Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Fight Night London at the O2 Arena this weekend.

Champion Ylies Djiroun retained his European lightweight belt with a points win after 25 minutes of fascinating fighting with challenger Adam Boussif at Contenders 18 in Norwich on Saturday night.

Lightweight prospect Andre Goncalves intends to waste no time getting back in the win column after suffering the first-ever defeat of his career in December.

Youngsters have had a martial arts master class from an expert at the Wymondham Judo Club.

He may be fighting a man known for his guillotine choke, but Adam Boussif says he has no fear of going to the ground with Ylies Djiroun at Contenders 18 on Saturday.

A young martial arts star has taken up a new ambassador role and hopes to inspire a new generation to get into sport.

Titles changed hands and a vicious head kick knockout went viral around the world at BCMMA 18 in Colchester on Saturday.

Power puncher Kerry Hughes defends her BCMMA bantamweight title for the first time on Saturday – and knows that, for a change, she may not be the most physically-imposing female in the cage.

Despite a late change of opponent, exciting young MMA prospect Joe Harding plans on making a bit of history on Saturday night.

Two Ipswich karate kids are aiming for national selection after both winning at the JSKA UK Open Championships.

Rising Suffolk MMA star Corrin Eaton is planning a big year - starting with a stoppage of his next foe at BCMMA 18 next week.

Sudbury Karate Club held its first club grading for 2017.

Suffolk’s Joe Le Maire is one of the best young Thai Boxers in England. For the next year, he’ll be living and fighting in Thailand, the home of the sport, and every month he’ll be writing a diary about his experiences. Here, in part four, he has some exciting title news!

December 30, 2010 is a date that will be forever etched in Kerry Hughes’ mind.

Mixed martial arts prodigy Arnold Allen has said he plans to ‘put Suffolk on the map’ this year with his performances in the UFC cage.

Suffolk’s only UFC fighter, Arnold Allen, gets the chance to take a big step up the ladder at the world-famous O2 Arena in March.

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