Steve and Ray came up with the idea of forming an MMA promotion in 2015. With them both being heavily involved with MMA for a number of years it made sense to pull all the resources together and bring high level MMA to Leeds.
Steve and Ray first met in 2014, at Elland Road, in a Cage. They both put themselves through a 20 week training camp losing a combined 7 stone to step into the cage and compete. With both guys being as unskilled as the other they fought a very competitive fight with Steve winning by decision.
With that bond formed we come forward to 2015 and the forming of Almighty Fighting Championship. The aim is to give a platform for all the local gyms and fighters to compete at a high level as they move up the ladder and hopefully on to the big stage.
With the O2 Academy in Leeds being our venue and with its perfect location in the Leeds town centre we are ready to raise the roof. Also, With Steve and Ray being huge fans of MMA, We aim to make our events fair and enjoyable for both fans and fighters. We are using independent experienced referee's, judges and officials. Fighter safety is paramount, we will have pre and post fight medicals with doctors and paramedics cageside.
Steve is a huge MMA fan and has an eye for talent. He used to runs his own custom made fightwear brand (Almighty Fightwear) and also sponsors up and coming fighters. Fighters he sponsors or has sponsored includes:
Arnold ‘Almighty’ Allen
Saul 'Tha Hangman' Rogers
Sean 'Sexy Curls' Carter
Ray has been involved with MMA media for about 7 years. He has reported live from UFC events and attended press conferences all over Europe.
He has also interview and who’s who in the world of MMA including fighters, promotors, ring announcers, referees and commentators. He was also part of the media teams for international promotions MFC and XFC.
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