We will crown our first ever OKTAGON MMA flyweight champion
in a bout that headlines
our debut show in England!
OKTAGON 48 goes down inside AO Arena, Manchester, on Saturday, November 4 and signals the opening of a brand-new division in Europe’s leading MMA promotion. Aaron Aby will fly the Welsh flag with pride while hunting for gold in the biggest fight of his career when he collides with UFC veteran, Elias Garcia.
Aby (15-7-1) has one of the most inspiring and courageous stories in the whole of MMA. He was born with Cystic Fibrosis and his parents were told it would be unlikely he’d live beyond his teenage years. After overcoming these odds to become a professional athlete well into his adult life, he was hit with more devastating news.
Aby was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer which later developed into a large stomach tumour but yet again, he showed dogged determination and grit to battle through, fully recovering from his illness. Now he has the chance to complete the ultimate comeback story and prove that everyone can achieve their dreams, no matter what obstacles they face.