Yannick Bahati: The ‘Black Mamba’ of MMA – Team Renegade Story

Yannick Bahati: The ‘Black Mamba’ of MMA – Team Renegade Story – Former BAMMA & EFC world champion, Yannick Bahati, fights at Bellator Birmingham tonight, live on Channel 5.
With the support of close friends, Leon Edwards & Tom Breese in developing his fighting career, Yannick Bahati shares his story so far with Team Renegade; from having witnessed some of the atrocities of the Congo civil wars as a child, to becoming a multiple world mixed martial arts (MMA) champion and much more.

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Yannick Bahati & Damien Trainor for filming at K-Star Legacy Gym, Birmingham.
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Perseverance of a MMA Fighter: Ashleigh Grimshaw Documentary (Part 2)

Perseverance of a MMA Fighter: Ashleigh Grimshaw Documentary (Part 2) – After 16 years as a professional MMA Fighter, Ash Grimshaw was finally signed-up by Bellator MMA (in 2018). The British featherweight had been widely touted for a UFC call-up over the last 10 years which, surprisingly, never materialised for reasons unknown.

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This video is part two of the Ashleigh Grimshaw Documentary in which, Grimshaw’s perseverance over two decades as a Mixed Martial Artist, is fully explained and the noteworthy status he’s established for himself in British MMA.

Fighting out of Team Titan alongside close friend & UFC veteran, Brad Pickett, Grimshaw’s recollection of his trials and tribulations from his 16 years of fighting leaves no stone unturned.

CREDITS:

Edited, filmed & interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

Find Ashleigh Grimshaw on Instagram @whitewolfmma

Featuring/special thanks to: Tim Izli, Jude Samuel, Nathaniel Wood, Brad Pickett, Urban Kings Gym & Titan Fighter Gym.

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From Cage Fighting to MMA: Ashleigh Grimshaw Documentary (Part 1)

From Cage Fighting to MMA: Ashleigh Grimshaw Documentary (Part 1) Ashleigh Grimshaw is a British Mixed Martial Artist & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt signed to Bellator MMA. Fighting out of Team Titan, Grimshaw’s MMA career spans across two decades from being actively involved in the old skool Cage Fighting & Vale Tudo days in London, to a multi-billion dollar industry around the world.

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Ashleigh Grimshaw has shared a large part of his MMA journey with UFC veteran & close friend, Brad Pickett; from when the two of them started training together when there were only two MMA gyms in London. The two friends are still very close, working and training together in helping the current and future generations of British MMA fighters establish themselves such as UFC fighter, Nathanial Wood and many more.

This video is Part 1 of The Ashleigh Grimshaw MMA Documentary series.

CREDITS:

Edited, filmed & interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

Find Ashleigh Grimshaw on Instagram @whitewolfmma

Featuring/special thanks to: Tim Izli, Jude Samuel, Nathaniel Wood, Brad Pickett, Urban Kings Gym & Titan Fighter Gym.

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“The Best Lightweight” in European MMA: Terry Brazier

“The Best Lightweight” in European MMA: Terry BrazierBAMMA two-weight world champion, Terry Brazier prepares for his Bellator MMA debut against Chris Bungard at Bellator Europe 1 on February 9, 2019 in this mini-documentary video filmed at, NFM Windsor on Boxing Day.

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Terry Brazier (10-1) won the BAMMA welterweight and lightweight world championships by defeating Alex Lohore and Rhys McKee, respectively, in 2018 before signing for Bellator MMA.

Having made British MMA history in a relatively short professional MMA career over the last three years, Brazier who, previously served in the British Army, has set himself some serious goals for 2019 and beyond at Bellator, including: winning his Bellator debut before intending to beat former UFC champion, Benson Henderson in America and then becoming the new Bellator lightweight champion by defeating the current champion, Michael Chandler.

However, first and foremost, Brazier has to defeat Scottish MMA fighter, Chris Bungard at Bellator Europe 1 and in this video, we see Terry Brazier training and sparring with his his team-mates at NFM Windsor, before flying out to Phuket, Thailand for the remainder of his fight camp for his Bellator MMA debut.

Credits:

Edited, filmed & interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi
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Find Terry Brazier on Instagram @terrybrazier
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Additional footage courtesy of, BAMMA.

Jab, Cross, Hook Combinations: Damien Trainor’s Boxing for Kickboxing Training

Jab, Cross, Hook Combinations – Damien Trainor’s Boxing for Kickboxing Training – Multiple world champion and renown Kickboxing & Muay Thai coach, Damien Trainor, demonstrates (whilst training at K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham) some good old jab, cross, hook combinations that won’t disappoint you when practising your boxing for kickboxing technical skills.

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Damien Trainor is a modern day coaching pioneer for MMA Striking, Kickboxing & Muay Thai and is a much sought after coach around the world by elite fighters in: GLORY Kickboxing, Lion Fight, Bellator Kickboxing, Bellator MMA, Cage Warriors, BAMMA and the UFC including, UFC Flyweight Champion, Henry Cejudo.

Credits:

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

With thanks to: Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103) and K-Star Legacy Gym.

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Fighting Adults as a 16 Year Old (Part 1)

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Fighting Adults as a 16 Year Old (Part 1)Damien Trainor is a former two-time Muay Thai world champion from the UK; Now co-owner of K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham and a much sought after international striking coach by elite fighters in the UFC, Bellator and the world of Muay Thai and Kickboxing.

This video is the part one of a new Muay Thai documentary series on Damien Trainor’s journey as a martial artist, becoming a professional fighter and multiple world champion from: the early days of being coached by, Steve Logan at K-Star Thai-boxing Gym; and how Trainor’s Muay Thai career kicked-off fighting adults 10 years older than him as a 16 year old boy and much more.

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Credits:

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

With thanks to: Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103), Steve Logan, K-Star Legacy Gym and K-Star Thai-boxing Gym.

Photo Credit (Thumbnail): The original photo (the one I used is a screengrab from one of Damien Trainor’s YouTube videos) was actually by, Rob Cox – Instagram @rcoxphoto – at The King of Thailand’s Birthday, many years ago.

Additional Footage sourced via:
Stuart Tomlinson/Warrior Colective
K Star Thai Boxing Academy
CSA Gym
Muay Thai Grand Prix
Damien Trainor

Rico Verhoeven vs Phil de Fries: “Can You Imagine That? Bloody Good Fight!”

K1ANOOP argues Rico Verhoeven vs KSW world heavyweight champion, Phil de Fries, should of headlined GLORY 54 Birmingham. After all, “can you imagine” the scale of British media attention “that” would’ve gained for such a “bloody good fight” compared to, the Rico Verhoeven vs Mladen Brestovac rematch?

Phil de Fries was recently crowned the KSW world heavyweight champion but the British MMA fighter has a huge fanbase especially in the north-east of England and has proved his technical proficiency with his MMA striking skills in past fights.

This clip is taken from a recent episode of, The K1ANOOP Show which, is a podcast about all things happening in Kickboxing and MMA; and provides an interesting perspective on niche combat sports from a UK perspective and much more.

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Why Bellator 200 “Has Come Under Fire” in the UK

Bellator 200 London “has come under fire” in the UK for many reasons and not just because the fight card started to fall apart in fight week due to well reported injuries/pull-outs; and is now headlined by, Rafael Carvalho vs Gegard Mousasi. You’d think with the second biggest MMA promotion in the world returning to London would be delivering a much anticipated and huge event.

However, when compared to UFC Liverpool and reflecting on the the wider scale of operations for both MMA and Kickboxing promotions, both globally and especially here in the UK, there are some deeper issues influencing matters.

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Paul Daley vs. Michael ‘Venom’ Page: How Aaron Chalmers Has a Role to Play

Paul Daley vs Micheal Venom Page is one of the most anticipated grudge matches (previously targeted for Bellator 200 London and has frustratingly been delayed) but how does Geordie Shore reality star turned fighter, Aaron Chalmers have a role to play on Daley vs Page happening at Bellator?

All this and more is revealed by Andreas Georgiou and Anoop Hothi on the most recent episode of The K1ANOOP Show.

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Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths | Bellator 200 preview

Aaron Chalmers vs. Ash Griffiths features on Bellator 200 London on May 25 which, Andreas Georgiou and K1ANOOP preview on this video as Chalmers MMA career hits new heights so rapidly. The Geordie Shore reality star, Aaron Chalmers, has won his first three professional MMA fights in a row, fighting previously for BAMMA but now steps-up to the world stage against, Ash Griffiths who’s fight record consists of, four wins but six losses from his previous fights.

Could Ash Griffiths derail Aaron Chalmers’ Bellator future and scupper a potential showdown for the Geordie with Kevin “Babyslice” Ferguson? Or, will Chalmers continue his winning streak and surprise the British MMA community and general public?

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