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Thetford's Andre Goncalves makes his return at Contenders 18

The card for the next Contenders Norwich is taking shape – and it looks to be a cracker, packed with local talent.

Kevin Jervis with Kukkiwon president Mr OH Hyun Deuk. Picture: SUBMITTED

A taekwondo expert from Norwich has become an eighth Dan Grandmaster after passing a test at Kukkiwon, the World Taekwondo headquarters in South Korea.

Great Britain's Judo player Gemma Gibbons (top) throws France's Audrey Tcheumeo during the London 2012 Olympics. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

Want to try a new sport in 2017? Gail sings the praises of judo, where ‘the females always fight harder!’

Joe Le Maire had to battle a forehead cut for the second straight fight, in Las Vegas. All photos: JOE PIC PHOTOGRAPHY

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 three, he talks about fighting in Las Vegas.

Colin Oates won the under-81kg class at the British Judo Championships 2016. Picture: PA/Barrington Coombs

Norfolk Olympian Colin Oates stepped up two weight categories at the British Championships in Sheffield at the weekend – and still came away with a gold medal.

Jason Radcliffe won the Contenders middleweight title belt at Contenders Norwich 17. 
All photos: JERRY DAWS/CONTENDERS LTD

Jason Radcliffe lifted the middleweight title in bizarre fashion at Contenders Norwich 17 on Saturday night.

Jason Radcliffe, left, and Wilfred Edmund face-off after weighing in earlier today.

Hostilities threatened to commence early when the protagonists for the main event of Contenders Norwich 17 came face-to-face earlier today.

Jamie Powell fights at Contenders 17 on Saturday night

Jamie Powell is a man on a mission - and he sees Saturday’s fight at Contenders Norwich 17 as another step on the road to stardom.

Colchester's Craig Edwards celebrates his win at BCMMA 17. Photo: Adam Bright

An outstanding submission win and fine victories from a fighting mother and daughter were the highlights of the latest BCMMA show in Colchester.

Jonathan Drane has announced his retirement. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Jonathan Drane leaves a sport with his head held high – and with praise ringing in his ears.

Andre Goncalves
 returns to the cage on Saturday

Rising Norfolk MMA star Andre Goncalves has vowed to put on a show on his return to the cage this weekend.

Corrin Eaton, centre, fights on Saturday

Exciting Suffolk fighter Corrin Eaton is taking inspiration from a visit to the world’s greatest gladiatorial arena as he prepares to set foot back in the cage this weekend.

Colchester's Sean Carter will headline BCMMA 17 against Jordan Miller

All-action Colchester fighter Sean Carter will now headline this weekend’s BCMMA 17 event, which showcases some of the best talent the region has to offer.

Jason Radcliffe locks in the fight-ending choke on 
Pasquale Coluccio at Contenders 16 
Photo: Jerry Daws/stillfocused.co.uk

The card for Contenders Norwich 17 is set – and it looks like being the best show they have ever put together.

Joe Le Maire got cut for the first time in his fourth fight in Thailand

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 his second diary entry, he has exciting news.

Contenders 17 will be held at the Norfolk Showground on December 10

It is already one of the biggest and best MMA promotions in the country.

And the next Contenders Norwich card, at the Norfolk Showground on December 10, looks set to be an absolute cracker.

Kerry Hughes is 3-1 as a pro.  Photo: Ian Heffer

If you want excitement, watch Kerry Hughes fight.

Joe Le Maire

It is a sporting story straight out of a Hollywood script.

Kickboxer Alfie Lynch, 14, from Brandon, has been selected to compete in the World Martial Arts Games in South Africa. Pictured with his trainer Billy Brown, of Billy Brown Kickboxing Club.

A young martial artist is celebrating success in an international competition.

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