• FIGHT UK 9: Dino Gambatesa vs. James Saville headlines on April 20

  • Fight UK 9 Poster 212x300 FIGHT UK 9: Dino Gambatesa vs. James Saville headlines on April 20Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, Fight UK, have confirmed the fight card for their upcoming Fight UK 9 event, which features a headline bout between current bantamweight champion Dino Gambatesa and title challenger James Saville. The show will take place at Athena in Leicester, England, on April 20.

    Fight UK officials recently confirmed the fight card and headliner with themmareview.co.uk.

    Fight UK 9 will also feature a heavyweight title fight between current champ Michał Andryszak and Adam Parkes. For ticket information and further details on the event please visit: www.fightukmma.co.uk

    Dino Gambatesa last fought at Cage Warriors 49 in October 2012, where he dropped a first round submission loss against Martin McDonough. Prior to that he suffered a first round KO loss against Olivier Pastor at Cage Warriors Fight Night 6 in May 2012. Gambatesa’s last victory was against Karsten Lenjoint at Fight UK 6 in February 2012, where he scored a first round TKO victory. Dino now has the chance to get himself back into the win column with a good performance against Saville.

    James Saville was last in action at Shock’n'Awe 13 earlier this month, where he scored a second round submission victory over Martin Sheridan. That win snapped a two fight losing streak, which included losses to Martin Svensson and James Brum during 2012. Prior to that James had been on a six fight winning streak, defeating notable fighters such as Niko GjokaLeigh Remedios and Thomas Hytten. Saville will no doubt look to begin a new winning streak by defeating Gambatesa on April 20th.

    The full Fight Card for FIGHT UK 9 is below:

    Pro Main Card

    - Dino Gambatesa (champ) vs. James Saville (BW Title Fight)
    - Michał Andryszak (champ) vs. Adam Parkes (HW Title Fight)
    - Matt Hallam vs. Nick Nembherd
    - Karsten Lenjoint vs. Nad Naramini
    - James Hurrell vs. Chris Konieczny
    - Max Cotton vs. James Samuda
    - Josh Foster vs. Mark Handley

    Amateur Under Card

    - Maciek Slonina vs Andy Clamp (LHW Title Fight)
    - Jack Young vs. Kanan Scottney
    - Josh McManus vs. Ahmed Asward
    - Patrick MacDonald vs. Shayne Flaherty
    - Mark Stredder vs. Saul Hall
    - Jack Cartwright vs. Mark Stewart
    - David Dixon vs. Dave Roberts
    - Luke Skillen vs. Arvis Anderson
    - Tayo Odunjo vs. Kit Naughton
    - Kev Flanigan vs. Michael Santo Domingo
    - Will Foster vs. Balal Mann
    - James Dixon vs. Paul Windsor
    - Mya Door vs. Kevin O’Kane

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     FIGHT UK 9: Dino Gambatesa vs. James Saville headlines on April 20