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A pioneering Suffolk martial artist has claimed a world title again – more than 20 years after he won his first.

Stoppage machine Emrah Sonmez has warned foe Dominic Dillon that he needs to ‘step up his game’ if he hopes to have any chance of preventing him from becoming a two-weight champion at BCMMA 20 this weekend.

One of the region’s premier MMA shows, BCMMA, celebrates its 20th event this weekend with a bumper card in Colchester. MARK HEATH previews the action.

Next year promises to be a big one for Suffolk fighting prodigy Hannah Turner.

Heavy-handed MMA prospect Kerry Hughes is in no doubt that she’s the underdog when she steps into the cage with UFC veteran Cindy Dandois in Belgium next week - and that’s exactly how she likes it.

A young Suffolk fighter has the chance to announce herself as a force on the national stage when she steps into the ring later this month.

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.

Rising Suffolk fighting star Joe Le Maire will put friendship aside this weekend as he steps back into the ring to do battle with one of the country’s best in a bid to take another step up the fistic ladder.

Norfolk has a new double world karate champion.

The collapse of Monarch Airlines has hit the England under 21 karate squad to the tune of £18,000

Ipswich’s Jack Somers has just returned from competing at the WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championships, in Treviso, Italy.

It seems success is in the genes for one Lowestoft family after both father and son took gold at the World Martial Arts Games in Orlando.

Fast-rising MMA star Andre Goncalves says he’s ready for the big time – and he’ll prove it in enemy territory at Bellator 187 in Dublin in November.

Essex fighter Steve Aimable takes to the ring at the O2 tomorrow planning a performance which will earn him some December sun in Dubai.

A talented martial artist has overcome his disability to secure three gold medals at the World Martial Arts Games.

Double Olympian and two-time European Championships medallist Colin Oates has announced his retirement from competitive judo.

Fight fans attending the spectacular Contenders 20 show at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday got to witness a couple of spectacular knock-outs – and a proposal.

There was a huge shock in the main event of Contenders Norwich 20, to cap a thrilling night of fights at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday.

Mark Heath previews Contenders 20 at the Norfolk Showground this weekend, an event which boasts four title fights and the pro debut of one of the hottest MMA prospects in the UK.

The region has a new professional MMA fighter - and he’s targeting a run to the world-famous UFC.

Ipswich Judo Club will be hosting an evening of Masterclasses led by one of GB’s brightest hopes for a Medal at Tokyo 2020, tomorrow night (September 7).

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