Featherweight Experience in London Saturday Week 4 January 2002
Attendance 206 ($19,034) Critical Rating 75% Commercial Rating 30%
Commentary by Robyn Bleasdale, Broadcast by SportTube
Opening Bout Featherweight
Freddy “The Ax” Lomax V Edgar “Tank” Hawkins
25 Years Old, 5’7” V 35 Years Old, 5’5”
From Warwickshire, England V From London, England
Style MMA V Style MMA
Pro Record 7-0 V Pro Record 11-18
Freddy Lomax beat Edgar Hawkins by submission (Armbar) at 3:52 of Round 1.
The Fight was rated as Great
2nd Bout Featherweight
Edgar “Ox” Robertson V “The Boilermaker” Clifford Carvill
27 Years Old, 5’6” V 22 Years Old, 5’8”
From Scotland V From Northern Ireland
Style MMA / Kickboxing V Style Taekwondo
Pro Record 5-4 V Pro Record 1-0
Edgar Robertson Beat Clifford Carvill by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28) after 3 rounds.
Clifford Carvill loses his undefeated record.
The fight was rated as Decent.
3rd Bout Featherweight
Craig “The Lone Wolf” Bisping V Cody “The Bear” Abbott
26 Years Old, 5’9” V 36 Years Old, 5’10”
From Scotland V From Manchester, England
Style Vale Tudo V Style MMA
Pro Record 10-12 V Pro Record 19-15
Craig Bisping beat Cody Abbott by TKO (Strikes) at 4:15 of the first round.
This was a big upset as Cody Abbott had been pretty heavily favoured by the bookies.
The fight was rated as Great.
4th Bout Featherweight
Daniel “The Gibbon” O’Brian V “Batman” Shawn Windham
25 Years Old, 5’5” V 22 Years Old, 5’5”
From London, England V From Newcastle, England
Style Submission Wrestling V Style Wrestling
Pro Record 6-4 V Pro Record 5-5
Daniel O’Brian beat Shawn Windham by Submission (Arm Triangle) at 3:06 of Round 1.
This fight was rated as Great.
5th Bout Featherweight
“Sabretooth” Roland Corbett V “The Punishment Machine” Jeffrey Dooey
18 Years Old, 5’7” V 19 Years Old, 5’8”
From Newcastle, England V From Birmingham, England
Style MMA V Style Taekwondo
Pro Record 1-0 V Pro Record 2-0
Roland Corbett beat Jeffrey Dooey by Submission (Guillotine) at 1:30 of round 1.
Jeffrey Dooey loses his undefeated record.
The fight was rated as Great, Roland Corbett won Submission of the Night.
6th Bout Featherweight
Swithens Corcoran V Louie “The Featherweight Phenom” Sullivan
23 Years Old, 5’5” V 24 Years Old, 5’6”
From Belfast, Northern Ireland V From Sunderland, England
Style Boxing V Style Boxing
Pro Record 4-0 V Pro Record 7-0
Swithens Corcoran beat Louie Sullivan by TKO (Strikes) at 2:15 of round 1
Louie Sullivan loses his undefeated record.
The fight was rated as Great.
Swithens Corcoran called out Duey Rickert
7th Bout Featherweight
Duey Rickert V Philip “Warhammer” Cope
30 Years Old, 5’6” V 19 Years Old, 5’7”
From Liverpool, England V From Northern Ireland
Style Striking V Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Pro Record 9-5 V Pro Record 3-0
Duey Rickert beat Philip Cope by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) after 3 rounds.
The result was an upset as Philip Cope had been pretty heavily favoured by the bookies.
Philip Cope loses his undefeated record.
The fight was rated as Great, It won Fight of the Night.
Philip Cope sustained a Broken Wrist during the fight.
Duey Rickert answered Swithens Corcoran’s call out and it was announced they would meet at the Summer Rumble.
The Main Event, Featherweight
Jefferson “The Hitman” Mndawe V “The Leech” Alexander Bloxsome
23 Years Old, 5’9” V 18 Years Old, 5’7”
From Lagos, Nigeria V From Manchester, England
Style Kickboxing V Style MMA
Pro Record 7-0 V Pro Record 2-0
Jefferson Mndawe beat Alexander Bloxsome by Knockout (Head Kick) at 1:09 of round 1.
Alexander Bloxsome loses his undefeated record.
The fight was rated as Good, Jefferson Mndawe won Knockout of the Night.
After the fight Jefferson Mndawe called out Swithens Corcoran
A good first event for Grenadier with a few rivalries starting and a couple of upsets.
The next event will be the Spring Rumble in March.
Fighter Showcase (Featherweight)
Jefferson “The Hitman” Mndawe
23 Years Old, 5’9” from Lagos Nigerian and with a Pro Record of 8-0 (1-0 Grenadier) as a Kick Boxer.
One of the few African fighters around, Jefferson “The Hitman” Mndawe is a good kick boxer who can give most opponents a torrid time standing. He is particularly noted for his powerful head kicks, being a master of knocking people out with that strike. Seeking better competition, Mndawe moved to England and now resides in London
This kid has a lot of talent and he can go far as a fighter. Our aim for him is to keep him active and keep pushing him to improve. I think Swithen Corcoran should watch out because when these two meet it will be explosive.