On Top Promotions will hold their second event this Saturday, June 18th, at the Bellahouston Leisure Centre in Glasgow where Some of Scotland’s best MMA competitors will take on challengers from all corners of the globe this Saturday.
On Top 2 features 14 professional MMA bouts, including a four-man welterweight tournament as the main event.
Dave from Sports Therapy Scotland will be behind the scenes looking after the fighters before and after their fights.We have covered all the Scottish Fight Challenge events and are looking forward to being involved with The On Top Promotions guys.
Scottish MMA has never looked healthier with quality professional shows taking place throughout the country. Fighter Match ups are vitally important to ensure “fair” competition and value for money for the fans watching.Gone are the days of an “Easy Ride” gladly something that is very rare in professional MMA.
The fighters are top athletes who are in fantastic physical condition with mental and nutritional preparation paramount in the fight plan. I have been involved with professional athletes for years and must say I am incredibly impressed with what these guys put themselves through in their meticulous preparation. We will be covering fight training and preparation soon.
Scotland should be proud of the world class coaching and fighters we have on our doorstep and get along to Bellahouston Leisure in Glasgow and enjoy a great night.
Below is an extract of Journalist David Batemans’ article from Fighters Only Magazine,-
“On Top 2 features a host of compelling fights with international appeal. Top ranked European featherweight Sergey Grecicho faces talented BJJ expert Marcos Nardini. Nardini is a mere 2-0 in MMA, but he holds a black belt under Amal Easton and is well known as a scary opponent to go to ground with. However, Grecicho is also known for his groundwork, being a 2-time world Sambo champion and holding seven submission victories. This fight is sure to be enthralling, especially given its consequences for the European featherweight division.
In a similar situation to Nardini is Sean Wright. Wright is a world class Muay Thai practitioner, but fairly inexperienced in MMA terms. He is being a little less ambitious than Nardini, taking on 2-1 American Richard Edwards, who is currently based out of Keddles gym. Wright will clearly look to keep the fight standing, and if Edwards is unable to get it to the ground he will face a near insurmountable task.
On Top 2’s main event has a similar international flavour, mixing rising Scottish prospect Steven Ray with Denmark’s Nicholas Musoke and Irishmen Cathal Pendred and Mervyn Mullholland. Edge MMA’s Ray (6-1) fighting Mullholland (7-3) will start the event and the second fight will be Pendred (8-2) v Musoke (6-1). Picking a favourite for the tournament is not easy after 8-1 Dinky Ninja John Quinn withdrew due to a thumb injury, and all competitors are very talented with little to separate them.
In an ‘Auld Enemy’ clash between Scotland and England, The Ultimate Fighter season 13 veteran Mick Bowman of the Wolfslair will take on Dinky Ninja Kieran Malone. Malone is hoping to bounce back from a loss at Cage Warriors 42 against Kevin Donnelly, and this will be Bowman’s first fight since appearing on TUF. Malone clearly has no reservations about taking on tough opponents. “
The card as a whole has many encounters that are sure to be exciting, complemented with great match-ups with real consequences for the future in UK and European MMA.
Full fight card:
Four man Welterweight tournament:
Steven Ray v Mervyn Mullholland
Nicholas Musoke v Cathal Pendred
Featherweight: Marcos Nardini v Sergey Grecicho
Lightweight: Graham Armstrong v Claes Beverlov
Bantamweight: Greg Knapp v Rob McCrum
Lightweight: Sean Wright v Richard Edwards
Catchweight: Darren Gilchrist v Mark Platts
Lightweight: Kieran Malone v Kyle Cassidy
Flyweight: Brian Hyslop v Barry McGuigan
Lightweight: Martin Delaney v Warren Mitchell
Heavyweight: John ‘Slugger’ McGurk v Andy Hillhouse
Featherweight: Darren Gray v Ryan Quinn
Middleweight: Alan Johnston v Alex Montagnani