Rising Tides – featuring Budo Fighting Championships fighters Matthew Bonner and Jason Woods

There are countless promotions throughout Europe that are fit to burst with prospects who are making waves on their professional MMA journeys. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two tidal waves looking to continue their torrential assault on the professional ranks in European MMA.

Matthew Bonner – A professional since May 2017 and representing Supremacy Fitness Centre and MMA Academy, Matthew Bonner owns a 4-3 record in seven career professional bouts comprised of two submissions and two decisions. Bonner has competed for Shinobi FC, Cage Warriors Full Contender, and Budo Fighting Championships. In the main event of Cage Warriors Academy North West 2, he defeated James Sheehan via unanimous decision. Then at FCC 19 Bonner submitted Lukasz Pilch in the third round via rear naked choke. For his debut outing with Cage Warriors at Cage Warriors 90, Bonner tapped out Mick Stanton via rear naked choke in the second round. In the headlining event of Budo Fighting Championships 30, he defeated Scotland’s Graham Armstrong via unanimous decision. Even though he is only seven fights into his professional MMA journey, Bonner has proven his worth on some of Europe’s biggest MMA stages and there are still plenty of chapters to be written along the way!

Jason Woods – A professional since October 2016 and representing Higher Level Martial Arts under the guidance of head coach James Doolan, Jason Woods owns a 3-2 record in five career professional bouts comprised of two submissions and one decision. Woods has competed for On Top, Headhunters FC ACB, United Combat Championship and Budo Fighting Championships. In the headlining event of On Top Face Off, he submitted Greece’s Theodoros Torlachidis via brabo choke in the second round. Woods also tapped out Kev Lobban at UCC 1. At Budo Fighting Championships 30, he defeated Johan Hallberg via unanimous decision. This submission specialist is proving to be the talk of the town in European MMA circles!

Bonner v Pilch FCC 19

Matthew’s unanimous decision victory over James Sheehan in the main event of Cage Warriors Academy North West 2

Jason’s second-round submission in the main event of On Top Face Off

Myles Painter
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