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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.

The ever-worsening coronavirus pandemic has left us all battling uncertainty and worry. But what steps can you take to protect your mental health during the outbreak? Here’s some advice...

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...

Richard Mearns scored the biggest win of his career so far with a second round submission of hometown hero Scott Butters at Contenders 27 in Norwich.

Norfolk’s Scott Butters has the biggest fight of his career at the stacked Contenders 27 event this weekend. Mark Heath catches up with him, and previews the much-anticipated show, which will be shown live across the world on PPV.

Mixed Martial Arts continues to go from strength-to-strength in the region – so Mark Heath lists the top 15 fighters from the east and a few more besides to keep your eye on.

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