Two huge European title fights added to Made4TheCage 28: ‘KO Cancer’

Made4TheCage have added another two huge European title fights to their 28th card ‘KO Cancer’, which will see local favourites Shaj ‘Superman’ Haque and Kennedy ‘Machine 2.0’ Freeman returning to Rainton Meadows Arena on November 24th.

Haque returns to Made4TheCage for the first time in two years to defend his European Flyweight title against Swiss fighter Frederico Gutzwiller, in what promises to be a fast-paced clash of two highly skilled fighters.

Haque is also the holder of Made4TheCage’s bantamweight crown, making him the first dual-weight champion in the promotion’s history.

County Durham’s undefeated Freeman on the other hand is looking to capture the first title of her young professional career, as she faces Kelig Pinson for the vacant European Flyweight title.

The daughter of British MMA pioneer Ian Freeman, Kennedy is a highly rated prospect in the UK, placed 6th in the domestic pound-for-pound rankings, and will face tough competition in Belgium’s Pinson, who comes into the bout with an impressive 6-2-0 amateur record.

The show is a unique one for Made4TheCage, with part of the proceeds going to the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust, operated by Mark Solan, who will be competing in a special charity bout on the night.

Made4TheCage matchmaker Dale Percival said: “It’s a great feeling to have Shaj back on a Made4TheCage card, Superman Returns! He’s our first two-weight world champion and always puts on a show for the crowd. He’s in for a really tough fight against Gutzwiller.

“Kennedy will go a long way in the fight game but this certainly no walkover, Kelig Pinson is a terrific athlete and Kennedy will have to be at her very best if she wants that win.

“This event will be another great night of action and it couldn’t come at a better time. This event will shine a bright light on the work that Mark Solan and his team do at the Solan Connor Fawcett trust. Cancer is a horrible disease that touches everyone in one way or another and we’re glad to be doing our part.”

Following this latest announcement, Made4TheCage28 will now feature four title bouts, with Made4TheCage British Heavyweight Champion Tony Mustard looking to add the European Heavyweight title to his collection when he faces dangerous contender Andy Spiers in a monstrous clash.

Two top North-East prospects will also rematch for the British Featherweight title as Middlesbrough’s Harry Hardwick looks to avenge a controversial loss to rthe eigning 145lb king, County Durham’s Luke Ord.

The card will also feature a second charity bout with North-East MMA legend Curt ‘The War’ Warburton facing off against Liam Webstell. Top UK prospects Sam Robinson and Bailey Gilbert are also in action.

The night will begin with Made4TheCage’s trademark extensive amateur card as they look to further the grass roots foundations of mixed martial arts in the UK.

Tickets are available for purchase now and can be bought at 07972612384.

Full fight card:

Vacant European Heavyweight Title.
265lbs 3 x 5min Rnds
Andy Spires 5-2-0 vs Tony Mustard 8-4-0

European Pro Flyweight Title.
125lbs 3 x 5min Rnds
Frederico Gutzwiller 5-4-0 vs (C) Shaj Haque 9-4-0

European Pro Flyweight Title.
125lbs 3 x 5min Rnds
Kennedy Freeman 2-0-0 vs Kelig Pinson 0-0-0

British Pro Featherweight Title.
145lbs 3 x 5min Rnds
Harry Hardwick 3-2-0 vs (C) Luke Ord 7-2-1

Pro Featherweight Bout.
145lbs 3 x 5min Rnds
Rachid Haz 2-0-0 vs Bailey Gilbert 2-2-0

Charity MMA Bout
3 x 3min Rnds
Robert “Buzz” Berry vs Mark “Superman” Solan

Charity MMA Bout 80kg
3 x 3min Rnds
Liam Webstell vs Curt “The War” Warburton

Pro Flyweight Bout.
125lbs 3x 5min Rnds
Warren Mason 0-0-0 vs Sam Robinson 2-0-0

UAR Vacant Featherweight Title.
145lbs 5 x 3mins
Magdi Gereev 4-3-1 vs Mark Ross 3-0-0

UAR Welterweight Bout
170lbs 3 x 3mins
Jack Hardy 2-0-0 vs Cieran Stuart 2-0-0

UAR Lightweight Bout
155lbs 3 x 3min Rnds
Thomas King 0-0-0 vs Conor Allen 0-0-0

UAR Featherweight Bout
145lbs 3 x 3min Rnds
Owen Richardson 1-0-0 vs Aaron Givens 0-0-0

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