The Ultimate Warrior Fighting Championship is back again.
And combat sports fans are in for yet another treat as 18 MMA, Muay Thai and white-collar boxing bouts will be on display at the True Muay Thai Gym in Bree Street on Saturday night.
Following its successful inaugural event in April, co-owner of UWFC, Gary Barrett is expecting part two to deliver some fireworks in Cape Town’s CBD.
“I am looking forward to quite a few fights," Gary says.
“Renette Coetzee (Thaiholics) vs Nuraan Noordien (True Muay Thai) is one of them, Nuraan is one of my students, she has not fought in three years, so this will be her comeback bout."
This ladies light welterweight fight will be the build-up bout ahead of the main event which will see TMT’s Nedo Gomba take on Thaiholics’ Rafel Wozniak in a pro Muay Thai welterweight fight.
Coach Gary and his partner, Anthony Kettle have been putting on events since 2012, however, after a trip to Thailand, the team are ready to provide some more platform for pro-amateurs, amateurs and professional fighters in Cape Town.
Without consistent and proper stages, athletes get stale and distracted. And it is key to offer them that stepping stone to prosper in their disciplinesKru Gary Barrett
So we are striving to get as much support as possible for the events to help us put on regular shows.
We are doing another show on the 30 November, and next year we are looking at doing another four to six shows.
There has been a massive spike in the numbers in terms of interest in MMA, Muay Thai and boxing - basically combat sports as a whole - of late, and with it comes the self-defence angle, which is quite popular among corporates and institutions across Mzansi.
Shane Deacon Ultimate Warrior Muay Thai Full Fight August 2019
PRO MUAY THAI
Nedo Gomba (TMT) vs Rafel Wozniak (Thaiholics)
Ashley William Robinson (TMT) vs Lamin Souayah (Impact)
light Heavy Weight Light Heavy Weight
Renette Coetzee (Thaiholics) vs Nuraan Noordien (True Muay Thai)
Light Welter Weight
Devin Rae Gouws (Campfight) vs Yolandie Botha (Nakaeng Muay Thai)
Feather Weight pro-am
Shane Deacon (Thaiholics) vs Lyle Adriaans (Top Gym)
63.5 - 67kg Welterweight Amateur
Luan Venter, Male, (Two Brothers Combat Institute) vs Kheran Kindala (Takedown)
catch 72 kg Amateur
Nathan Le Pare (Contenders Gym) vs Saint Dumas (Tricore)
Light Middle Weight Amateur
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Khalid Small (PFC) vs Emmanual Sita (Takedown)
68 kg catch
Ray (Mecs) vs David Grace Ngoyi (Fighters Inc)
Ocean Sono (PFC) vs Jason Mac Kay (PFA)
Andrew Bezuidenhout (Supreme Martial Arts) vs Jeffrey Christ (HBMMA)
Joshua Abrahams (HBMMA) vs Andre (Two Brothers Combat Institute)
Amber King (HBMMA) vs Aneesha Mayman (PFA)
51kg catch weight
Lukas Kibunda (Contenders Gym) vs Lewis Mataya (SBG CT)
Keenan Slimmart (HBMMA) vs Darrion CyborgBunny Ravenscroft (Silverback)
Mutsawashe Richard Chiwururwi (HBMMA) vs Aldriques Jacobs (Silverback)