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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.

Last time she set foot in the cage, Kerry Hughes was the victim of one of the worst stoppages seen in the sport in recent times – but rather than be bitter about it, the heavy-handed bantamweight says she’s learned from the experience.

Aylsham youngster Cameron Panday has been chosen to take his karate talents to Finland.

Ipswich UFC star Arnold Allen is riding one of the longest winning streaks in his division – and taking aim at a huge fight in Las Vegas next.

The University of East Anglia Sportpark is preparing to welcome more than 1,000 competitors from around the globe to take part in the European championship of Kuk Sool Won on Friday and Saturday.

Suffolk’s Arnold Allen steps into the cage for the biggest fight of his career on Sunday – and he feels it’s his time to shine.

Ipswich MMA prodigy Arnold Allen has been tipped to be ‘one of the pioneers of the sport’ by UK fighting legend Dan Hardy.

Some fighting stars of the future showed their skills in the ring at a ground-breaking show in Suffolk.

A 20-year-old heavyweight athlete from Norfolk has been selected to represent Team GB in Russia this year.

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.

Essex MMA star Jack Mason suffered a gruesome cut in his defeat to Hakon Foss at Cage Warriors 93 in Sweden last night – with boxing legend Lennox Lewis taking to Twitter to call it the worst he’d ever seen.

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.

He may have had almost 50 fights in a 13-year professional career, but Jack Mason believes that he’s never been better – and plans to prove it when he steps back into the cage in Sweden this weekend.

Suffolk’s MMA prodigy Arnold Allen is planning to change the habit of a lifetime if he gets a win in his next fight at the much-hyped UFC Liverpool event next month.

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.

Suffolk fighter Joe Le Maire has already ticked Las Vegas off his list of dream destinations to do battle, and now he’s taking aim at the spiritual home of his sport.

Ipswich’s Corrin Eaton enhanced his reputation as one of the finest featherweights in Europe in a fight of the year candidate with Dean Trueman at Cage Warriors 92 on Saturday night.

He’s one of the brightest young stars in the mixed martial arts galaxy – and Arnold Allen dreams of one day bringing the world-famous UFC to Ipswich.

Fighting a vastly experienced opponent at an iconic British sporting venue in front of a live TV audience of 100 million is not what you’d expect from your average 18-year-old.

Ipswich MMA talent Corrin Eaton knows he faces the biggest fight of his career this weekend - but it could change his life.

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