Almighty Fighting Championship 13
Almighty Fighting Championship returns to its new home at the York Barbican on Saturday for another stacked card of amateur and professional bouts. After a highly successful AFC12 in Liverpool and a temporary return to their former home at the O2 Academy in Leeds for AFC11, the Barbican will play host to no less than 25 fights featuring debutants and established fighters throughout the regional UK MMA scene.
Having gone from strength to strength after relocating to York in April last year for AFC8, Almighty Fighting Championship is well known and respected for giving up-and-coming prospects a platform to showcase their skills, a fundamental in the AFC ethos. Throw into the mix a well-oiled production and high-quality venue and you’ve got a perfect mix.
Since its inception back in April 2016, the likes of Jack Grant (Cage Warriors), Fabian Edwards (Bellator), Justin Burlinson (Bellator), Aiden Lee (Bellator/Cage Warriors) and Jake Hadley (EFC) have all featured on AFC cards. With this kind of talent previously featuring, it’s no surprise that gyms across the UK want to have fighters compete on an Almighty card.
Almighty Fighting Championship 13 features the usual mix of amateur and professional fights which from the off, usually produces fireworks. The main event on Saturday sees Jack Cartwright take on professional debutant Damian Kieres in the bantamweight division.
Fighting out of SBG Manchester, Cartwright is unbeaten at both an amateur and professional level with 4-0 records in both respective classes. Fighting out of Torfiorze Team in Poland, Kieres comes into his pro debut with a 10-2 amateur record.
Tickets for Saturday’s event are available from the Almighty Fighting Championship website. Alternatively, you can catch all the action from Almighty Championship 13 live and exclusive via Proper Sport, with the first fight scheduled to begin at 3.30pm (GMT).
63.5kg Damian Kieres (debut) Torfiorze Team v Jack Cartwright (4-0) SBG Manchester
57kg Elliott ‘Toyboy’ Hoye (5-0) Gym 01/Kenshiro v Liam ‘Nightmare’ Gittins (3-0) Team Elite Southport
84kg Henrik Lie (0-2) Valhall Gym v George Smith (1-1) SBG Manchester
120kg Mick Parkin (debut) Dungeon MMA v Tomas Vaicickas (1-9) Matas Gym
61kg Darren ‘Funsize’ Castleton (2-5) Supergym MMA v Craig ‘The Slammer’ Skelton (1-1) Kao Loi Gym
70kg Chris Green (debut) The MMA Academy v Marc ‘The Pitbull’ Halford (debut) Body Tough MMA
77kg Szymon Broncel (debut) Torfiorze Team v Grant Gaunt (0-1) Team Fightpit
68kg George Staines (3-0) Fight Ministry Hull v Bronson Price (7-0) HAMMA
77kg Kye Stevens (5-1) Gym 01 v Krystian Kurzydlak (4-0) Torfiorze Team
70kg Mike ‘Lefty’ Thompson (3-0-1) The MMA Academy v Bartek Kepczyk (4-1) Team Fightpit
66kg Charlotte ‘Killercoops’ Cooper (2-0) 12 Gauge MMA v Lesley Hailey (3-1) Supremacy Fight Academy
61kg Lucas France (2-1) Fight Ministry Hull v Aaron Givens (2-0) Ace MMA
75kg James Hunton (debut) Made4the Cage Academy v Martin ‘Magic’ Hutchinson (debut) SBG Bishop Auckland
84kg Matthew ‘The Polish Hammer’ Straume (debut) Shay Walsh MMA v Elliot McGibbon (2-0) HAMMA
84kg Myles Spencer (debut) Porrada MMA/ SBG Chesterfield v Joe Ambler (debut) Submission MMA
57kg Charlie ‘The Rash’ Riccard (3-2-1) Gym 01 v Michael Heyes (debut) HAMMA
77kg Conrad Walters (debut) Porrada MMA/ SBG Chesterfield v Karl Dean (1-0) Fight Ministry Grimsby
52kg Ian Moogan (1-0) Aspire v Luke Penberthy (5-3) SBG Bishop Auckland
120kg Phil Bills (2-1) Supergym MMA v David ‘Wilky bear’ Wilkinson (debut) Body Tough MMA
80kg David Fox (debut) Shay Walsh MMA v Dan Neve (1-0) Fight Ministry Grimsby
61kg Luke Burns (1-0) Aspire v Daniel Bainbridge (1-0) Team Fightpit
66kg Georgi Stefanov (1-1) Shay Walsh MMA v Jordan ‘Cowboy Kid’ Lavelle (1-0) Next Generation
59kg Owen Kew (1-3) Gym 01 v Ali ‘The Prince’ Sohaiki (debut) Aspire
70kg Miles Emrys (debut) Nottingham MMA v Jason Roberts (debut) Kao Loi Gym
66kg Carrick Evans (debut) Charles Martin Martial Arts v Tom Maloney (debut) SBG Manchester