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World championship fight to take place under-rules at Ryton Sports Connexion

Shaun Reynolds 12th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BARE-KNUCKLE fighters will fly from all four corners of the globe to contest at the Coventry Sports Connextion in Ryton this Saturday (January 16).

Hosted by UBBAD promotions, the evening will see a record 17 fights take place – all of which are legal and covered by a sanction with a full medical team in place.

The main event will see Ireland’s Jimmy Sweeney face Christian Evans from Wales for the World Middleweight Title.

Boxing legend, and former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Frank Bruno MBE, will be star guest of honour at the event which expects to attract 1500 spectators.

Stu Armstrong, head of media for UBBAD promotions, told The Observer that Saturday night will be the biggest bare knuckle fighting card held anywhere worldwide.

Armstrong added: “Lot’s of people associate Bare Knuckle fighting as being illegal, however we have all safety measures in place and the fights are fully covered by a sanction under the careful eye of our chief medical officer Mr Bill Ellis.

“All bouts will take place in a ring and we’re close to selling out.

“Having Frank Bruno as guest of honour is fantastic and great for our sport.

“With fighters travelling from across the globe to take part – some of which are former UFC fighters – it promises to be a special night and not an ocassion to miss.”

The first fight takes place at 7.30pm and over 1000 tickets have been sold to date.

For more information, and to book your own ticket – priced £30 – call 07776143334 or visit www.ubbad.co.uk

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