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History was made under the stars in Norfolk on Friday night, as ambitious promotion Contenders brought fans back to sport with a groundbreaking drive-in fight show.

A piece of sporting history will be made in Norfolk on Friday night, as Contenders host the first fight event in the UK to welcome back a live crowd since lockdown. Mark Heath previews the groundreaking Contenders 30: Drive-in show at Taverham Hall in Norwich.

East Anglian promotion Contenders is aiming to be the first sports event in the UK to welcome back a live crowd when they put on two drive-in fight shows in a week in August.

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Jahreau Shepherd put on the best performance of his career to lift the welterweight title in the main event of an extraordinary night of fights at Contenders 29.

Ambitious promotion Contenders hold their last Norwich show this weekend before crossing the pond for an historic event in Florida in April - and they’re leaving the UK with a bang! Mark Heath previews Contenders 29, which boasts one of the best cards the region has ever seen.

Jahreau Shepherd will meet Quinten DeVreught for the welterweight title in the main event of Contenders 29 next month – the culmination of the biggest and best card in the promotion’s history.

East Anglian MMA promotion Contenders will make history later this year when it crosses the Atlantic for a ground-breaking show in Florida aimed at showcasing the best of British, European and American talent.

Stuart Austin underlined his credentials as one of the best heavyweights in the country with a dominant stoppage win over Yuri Andrey in the main event of Contenders 28 in Norwich.

Colchester’s James Webb lost his middeweight title to Nathias Frederick in dramatic fashion in a bitter grudge match at Cage Warriors 111 tonight.

Norfolk MMA star Scott Butters has announced his retirement from the sport after losing to Kingsley Crawford at Cage Warriors 111 at the O2 Arena this evening.

Cage Warriors 111 at the 02 Arena on Friday could be the biggest night in East Anglian MMA history, with four of our fighters in action, including two in world title fights. Mark Heath tells their stories...

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