Ultimate Challenge MMA, is a mixed martial arts promotion in England. The organization was formed in 2008 by Ray Ramnath and former Cage Rage executive Dave O’Donnell following the demise of Cage Rage’s parent company, EliteXC. To date, all of its events have been hosted in at The Troxy in London, England.
(kmede) HELLO MR.O’DONNELL AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SPEAK WITH US TODAY…
(ODonnell) Thank you for having me guys.
(kmede) Former UFC fighter Paul “Tellies” Kelly will not be making his debut at UCMMA21 on June 25th , GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS…
(ODonnell) After doing over 60 events, its not unusual for fighters to drop out, this is the toughests sport in the world and I have had the main event pulled out 2 days prior to the show, where Bob Sapp pulled out and we flew Tank Abbott
in that very same day to take his place. This card is so stacked that it hasn’t dented the show in anyway; it hasn’t even been mentioned as much as we expected, and the show is still being branded as the best card of the year.
(kmede) ALSO GOING DOWN AT UCMMA 21 ON JUNE 25TH IS A WELTERWEIGHT BATTLE BETWEEN FORMER TUF FIGHTERS ROSS POINTON VS DEAN AMASINGER..TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THIS FIGHT…
(ODonnell) You defiantly aint the first person to ask me this, its great to have 2 TUF contestants fighting each other on our cards, not to mention, Dan Hardy & Paul Daley
in Amasingers corner, he has got a lot to live up to.
If you was a gambling man, this is probably the worst fight for you to gamble on, if there is any advantages, it would go to Dean as Ross has been out for a longtime, BUT this is MMA.,
(kmede) WITH TWO HUGE TITLE FIGHTS ON THE UCMMA 21 CARD HOW DO YOU PLAN ON KEEPING THE ROOF ON THE TROXY?
(ODonnell) At the moment we are trying to supply every ticket with a free seatbelt and we have actually taken the roof off the building to let all the testosterone out of the building LOL
(kmede) OK NOW FOR THEBIG ONE.. TELL US ABOUT JIMI”POSTERBOY” MANUWA VS NICK”HEADHUNTER” CHAPMAN.. CAN YOUGIVE US A POSSIBLE FIGHT DATE?
(ODonnell) Nick has atitle fight on July 2nd on another promotion, which if he wins that fight thenPoster Boy Vs Head-hunter will be scheduled for the main event title fight,UCMMA 23 – 17th September.
(kmede) NOT ONLY DO I SPEAK FOR THE DAWGPOUNDMMA BUT ALSO FOR THE THOUSANDS OF UCMMA FANS HERE IN THE U.S. WILL WE EVER SEE A UCMMA EVENT ON U.S. SOIL?
(ODonnell) It very nearlyhappened in Canada, but it just went wonky at the end, what I would like andyou maybe able to help, we need a U.S channel to air our events to startbuilding out events over in the states, but for all you fans in the U.S whohave iPhone and iIPads, you have been blessed, UCMMA KOs is now available fromthe App store
(kmede) WITH SO MANY GREAT FIGHTERS NOW AND IN THE PAST..GIVE US SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FIGHTERS THAT YOU ENJOY WATCHING FIGHT AS A FAN OF THE SPORT?
(ODonnell) We have had some huge names fight here in the UK
under my name, here are some ofthe special fights which have stayed of mine and fans heads for ever,
Cyborg vs MelvinManhoef,
Tim Raddlcliffe vs Michael Pastou,
OliThompson Vs Ben Smith,
ScottJansen Vs Phil Baroni,
AlexReid Vs Jack Mason,
KenShamrock Vs Robert Berry,
MichaelBispingVs Mark Epstein,
MarkWeir Vs Paul Daley,
BradPickett Vs Dave Lee
And the mostdevastating finish that anyone has ever soon is Anderson Silva Knocking outTony Frykland with a huge Back Elbow strike.
(kmede) TOPPING THE UCMMA 22 FIGHT CARD
AUGUST 6.. IS TOM WATSON VS LUKE SINES..YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS FIGHT?
(ODonnell) These 2 guys are the best strikers in the UK, both coming from a K1 Background this fight is set to be a stand up war, I think the only winner in thisfight is the fans as both fighters have promised to deliver the knockout punch.
(kmede) OK MR.O’DONNELL YOU MAY TAKE THIS TIME TO GIVE ANY SHOUTOUTS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE..
(ODonnell) I would like to thank my team that works hard in the office day in day out, my family who put up with me and again to all fighters, coaches and managers who help make the MMA scene what it is today and of course thanks to DawgpoundMMA for having me. Also guys don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @cageragedave and the team @cagerageuk
THANK YOU AGAIN MR.O’DONNELL FOR TALKING TO THE DAWGPOUNDMMA…