Article by Phoenix Wilson,
Fusion Fighting Championship is back with FFC 36 which takes place Saturday 25th February, at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey; with boasting 22 fights on the fight card and having Title fights in the mix to set the stakes high. You don’t want to miss this card as you will see rising stars made and veterans conquering, this is a must-watch!
Alessio Leoni vs David Cooke
This Fight is a Featherweight bout between a debut to professional MMA and retribution as Alessio Leoni is yet to pick up a win in his professional career. With having some tough matchups, he is looking to use his experience with professional MMA rule sets to try to overwhelm his opponent who will be debuting. Leoni’s biggest weakness in his game is his grappling as half of his fights have ended with him being caught in a submission, with also his last fight being four years ago in 2019. Will ring rust play a factor when facing a very active opponent who started his career in 2019? David Cooke is a rising prospect in English MMA as he had a perfect amateur career and he went 7-0 with a knockout rate of 86%. As mentioned earlier, Cooke started his Amateur career as Leoni had his last fight and in that time he had 7 fights, with him now turning professional. Cooke will overwhelm his opponents with strikes looking to put them to sleep and that makes for an exciting fight. Both fighters will be looking to put the other to sleep and have their hands raised as the victor.
Wez Crane vs Robert Pintille
This bout is for the K1 welterweight title as the ever-dangerous Wes Crane takes on the venomous Robert Pintille in the battle for supremacy. Wes Crane is a powerful fighter with heavy strikes landing at an unrelenting pace, trying to make his opponents wilt under the pressure and power he gives out. With being in his fair share of wars in his career, he is no stranger to dragging out the punishment throughout the fight and putting on striking spectacles in the meantime. Robert Pintille is a venomous striker with incredible speed and a master at executing the game plan. He and his cornermen set before the fight to ensure he doesn’t put himself at risk of losing the fight and the title. With both fighters having a game plan they will be looking to impose this is stylistically a great fight, as both men will look to punish one another with brutal combinations to try to win the Welterweight title and reign supreme on the throne of welterweights.
Hascen Gelezi vs Callum Stuart Pro lightweight
This is a highly anticipated bout in the lightweight division with two rising stars clashing in a battle of supremacy. Returning to the Fusion Fighting cage for the first time in four years is GBTT’s (Great Britain Top Team) Hascen Gelezi, who is currently on a winning streak of three with all three fights ending in a KO/TKO. With also only winning by KO/TKO this gives Gelezi an 80% finishing rate in his fights. His opponent Callum Stuart is a rising prospect and a grappling ace as he has only won by submission giving him a 67% submission rate. With none of Stuart’s fights making it out of the first round, this young athlete always looks to put on a show. He stated - “This will be my hardest fight to date and I’m looking to give my best performance and show off some new skills. This fight will be fireworks from the get-go.” With a grappler versus a striker matchup, it always makes for a good fight as both fighters look to use their preferred skill set to get the win but don’t be surprised if you see both fighters mix it up well and put on a show for the fans at home and in attendance. This is not a fight to miss!
Adam Mecrum Vs Ben Bailey
This next fight is in the lightweight division and is an amateur contest between two up-and-coming amateur fighters, looking to get first fight jitters out of the way. Adam Mecrum will get his amateur career off with a perfect start if he is to finish his opponent on his debut or pick up a decision. Believing that he has done everything he can in preparation for this fight and just looking forward to competing this young man, he has a good mindset to make his debut. His opponent has already had a fight and is looking to carry on his winning ways as he got a verbal submission in his debut fight. Showing his heart in his last fight, Ben Bailey is excited to get back in the cage and put on another exciting bout and walk away with his hand raised. Two young fighters so excited to get in and put on an amazing fight therefore you wouldn’t want to miss out on this fight.
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