As well as a stacked preliminary card full of young prospects looking to impress on their debut. The main card was also packed full of pure unadulterated organised violence from start to finish.
It didn’t take long within the first round for Theo to take control of the bout, submitting Colossus via head and arm triangle. Taking his record to 3-3-0.
I caught up with Stelios right after his victory to find out exactly how much this submissive display meant to the warrior of New Wave Academy.
I’m here at Fightstar Championship 20 at the Crystal Palace national sports centre with Stelios Theo of New Wave Academy. How do you feel after that phenomenal first-round victory?
“Feels amazing, I just proved that I can submit people as well as knock them out. I just proved I can compete in the bigger fights, even though it was a late stand-in from Dom, I think I did prove that I can do everything man.”
That thunderous takedown straight off the bat, that was amazing. It shook the whole arena.
“I think I heard it when I slammed him, he didn’t have a tight grip on my neck and he had his arms down as well so I was thinking I’m just gonna whack him down.”
After the drop you seemed like you wanted to submit him, was this going through your mind when the fight went to the ground?
“I prefer a KO, but I didn’t wanna risk it, we don’t get paid for overtime lol, so I just thought let’s go for it, man.”
Congratulations on your victory Stelios, before you go, is there anybody you’d like you’d like to give a shout-out out to?
“I’d like to give a shout-out to all my family and friends, everyone in Cyprus. To my little daughter, and everyone watching the cage tonight I appreciate it, man, I hope you enjoyed my fight.”