The UK MMA landscape is ever-changing with an endless array of fighters and promotions vying to be the top dog in all of Europe. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to two ruthless steam rollers giving the European scene a crash course in all-out power.
A professional since August 2017 and representing Middlesbrough Fight Academy, George Hardwick owns a 4-1 record in five career bouts as a professional comprised of three decisions and one submission. Hardwick has competed on numerous stages in European MMA including Almighty Fighting Championship and Cage Warriors. In his MMA debut at Olympus Fighting Championship 1, he took on submission specialist Craig Edwards and defeated him via unanimous decision. At Made for the Cage 26 Fight Night Hardwick submitted Luke Dixon in the first round to pick up his first and only submission victory as a professional thus far. Then in his lone appearance with Almighty Fighting Championship at Almighty FC 9, he faced Ben Bennett and went on to defeat him via unanimous decision. Hardwick also defeated Robin Roos at Shogun MMA 2 via unanimous decision to score the third decision win of his professional career. European MMA without a shadow of a doubt has their hands full with this brutish bulldog of a prospect chomping at the bit and is itching to bust loose from his chain!
A professional since March 2019 and representing Point Blank BJJ, Cathal Manning owns a 1-1 record with his lone professional victory coming via knockout. Manning is currently 1-0 under the banner of Cage Warriors. In his debut appearance with Cage Warriors at Cage Warriors 110 in Cork, he faced Norway’s Ismar Blagoje and went on to defeat him via TKO in the second round to earn his first victory with Cage Warriors. The state of MMA in the emerald isle is in safe and secure hands with this solider of Saint Patrick!
Cathal’s round two TKO win at Cage Warriors 110