Fighters will compete in smaller promotions in order to make bigger and better ones come calling. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two of the top prospects in Europe who do not toy around when it comes to their professional careers.
A professional since April 2018 and representing MXP Fitness, Chris Duncan holds a perfect 4-0 record comprised of three knockouts and one submission. Duncan has competed with On Top Promotions and Bellator MMA. He is currently 1-0 under the Bellator MMA banner. Duncan has finished all four of his victories as a professional. In his MMA debut at Unity Fighting Championship, he submitted Pietro Colonna via guillotine choke in the second round. Then in his debut outing with On Top Promotions at On Top Showdown Duncan defeated Steven Moore in the third round. He also defeated Niall Smith at On Top 21. In his debut appearance with Bellator MMA at Bellator 217 in Dublin as part of the promotion’s efforts to continue growth in the European market, Duncan defeated Samuel Slater in round one to earn the third knockout win of his professional career and secured his first victory under the Bellator MMA banner in the process. The win also extended Duncan’s perfect streak to four to four to begin his professional career. With numerous and notable names of Scottish MMA being picked up by promotions like Cage Warriors, Scotland’s flame in the European scene is burning stronger than ever before!
A professional since April 2018 and representing Gym 01 under head coach Brian Adams, Elliott Hoye holds a perfect 3-0 record comprised of two knockouts and one submission. Hoye has competed with Shock N Awe and BAMMA. He has finished all three of his wins as a professional. In his MMA debut at Shock N Awe 27, he defeated Mark Wade via TKO in the second round. Then in his only outing with BAMMA at BAMMA Fight Night London Hoye defeated Luke Shanks via TKO in round three to earn his second knockout win as a professional. At Shock N Awe 28, he tapped out France’s Abdel Lif in the first round via rear naked choke to extend his perfect streak to three to begin his professional career. With a 100% finish rate, Hoye is letting the world know that MMA is not child’s play!